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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup Fails to Start


07 Oct 2011   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm at a loss to help I'm afraid.
Someone may come along with a bright idea.

Even if you end up using different non Windows backup the situation would still be unacceptable for me.

...so if it was me I know Windows 7 SP1 shouldn't be that fragile. So I would start from scratch and do a clean install with just Disk 0 installed. Then move on to check the backup capabilities are working.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Oct 2011   #22

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I'm at a loss to help I'm afraid.
Someone may come along with a bright idea.

Even if you end up using different non Windows backup the situation would still be unacceptable for me.

...so if it was me I know Windows 7 SP1 shouldn't be that fragile. So I would start from scratch and do a clean install with just Disk 0 installed. Then move on to check the backup capabilities are working.
Thanks very much for trying!

Regards, Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2011   #23

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Remove Disk 2.

Backup your your C to Disk 1.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Oct 2011   #24
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Remove Disk 2.

Backup your your C to Disk 1.
The inability to do that is what the thread is about.

Edit: He was already advised to disconnect disk 2. see post #19. Result = no go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #25

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Precisely. Just sit back and be in awe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Remove Disk 2.

Backup your your C to Disk 1.
Disk 2 is a SATA drive in an external case connected to an external SATA port. It has it's own power supply. I can turn off the power and Windows no longer sees it. That is the way it was all along. I powered it on to see if Windows Backup would see it. It didn't. I powered if off again and Windows Backup still fails with the same error message.

Thanks for your patience and help, Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #27

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Good afternoon. You must have Administration privileges to do this. If you do have Admin. rights turn off you computer, then disconnect the drive you are trying to install the backup on. Start your computer, once that is done plug your drive back in and see if windows picks it up. And I still don't see your specs in the lower left hand side of you post. The reason we need this is because every time some one tries to help they don't have to search through your post looking for your specs. Once done correctly you specs will be at the lower left of every one of your post. Check out my specs on this post and it will give you a good idea what we need.
You want me to plug the HDD in while the computer is running? Please tell me what benefit this gives over uninstalling the HDD via Device Manager, then rebooting so that Windows has to re-install it.

Thanks for your continued help, Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #28

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let's not worry about what if or what makes sense.

Let's get your backup.

However, before we even tackle that:

An fully and completely up-to-date Win 7 is imperative.

Update your Win 7.

Please carry out all steps of the following:
UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL UPDATES

WIN | type WINDOWS UPDATE | ENTER |
Change settings (left-hand column)
|
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK
button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

INSTALL CRITICAL UPDATES
Check for Updates
(left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.

INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all optional updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with a list of about 34 language updates.
You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates. When you click on 34 optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.


UPDATE GOLDEN RULES

Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).

UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!

You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #29

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Remove Disk 2.

Backup your your C to Disk 1.
The inability to do that is what the thread is about.

Edit: He was already advised to disconnect disk 2. see post #19. Result = no go.
As in post #4
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2011   #30

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Let's not worry about what if or what makes sense.

Let's get your backup.

However, before we even tackle that:

An fully and completely up-to-date Win 7 is imperative.

Update your Win 7.

Please carry out all steps of the following:
UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL UPDATES

WIN | type WINDOWS UPDATE | ENTER |
Change settings (left-hand column)
|
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK
button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

INSTALL CRITICAL UPDATES
Check for Updates
(left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.

INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all optional updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with a list of about 34 language updates.
You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates. When you click on 34 optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.


UPDATE GOLDEN RULES

Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).

UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!

You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
Done. There were 5 optional updates.

Now what?

Thanks, Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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