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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup


06 Feb 2012   #1

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Windows 7 Backup

I am unable to backup a 1gb system disk to a 1.5gb external drive with 1.3gb free.
get the following screens when I attempt to backup. I saw an older post concerning this with Vista. All help appreciated.

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06 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Can you post some screenshots? or specify the error correctly.
Take Care
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06 Feb 2012   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Tiniest external drive I ever heard of.

Tiniest system disk I can recall.

I don't see any screens.
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15 Feb 2012   #4

Windows
 
 

This screen shot is of the message that pops up when trying to set up backup.

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I am trying to backup a 1gb WD drive to a 1.5gb Seagate.
Please disregard the screen about update that failed.
I am having trouble getting this post corrected.


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15 Feb 2012   #5

 
 

Check the shadow storage size for the target drive to receive the Backup.

Control Panel > System > System Protection > highlight your drive and click on the tile (Change settings or whatever it is). Observe what it is, and then slide the slider to max space.
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20 Feb 2012   #6

Windows
 
 

I did as you suggested. I enabled system protection on the backup drive; shows 1.3gb of free space. I set for maximum for backup. After this, I got the same image pop up about insufficient space for shadow image......
I'm in over my head on this I know, but would like this backup to be possible.
Thanks for your previous input.
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20 Feb 2012   #7

Windows
 
 

I noticed an error code on this screen shot.


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20 Feb 2012   #8

 
 

error code suffix 0x0019 is "The drive cannot locate a specific area or track on the disk."
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20 Feb 2012   #9

Windows
 
 

OK Jim, what shall I do next? I'm completely lost here. Is it workable? Would reformatting the backup drive help?
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