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Windows 7: Backup continuously fails, "The RPC server is unavailable"

17 Feb 2012   #1

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Backup continuously fails, "The RPC server is unavailable"

Basically what the title there says, the quotations show the only information given to me on this issue. I've turned off Comodo as I read on a different help topic that they can sometimes interfere, but that didn't help.

I'm using Home edition, 64 bit, if that helps at all.

Any tips or suggestions? Perhaps an alternate backup software to use perhaps? Basically, my computer has had issues with it before (some that have completely stumped even my most tech-savvy friends!) and after multiple instances in the past solved only by a full re-install, I'd like to make sure it -stays- functional, without me having to wipe my drive due to some inexplicable error and fully re-install again.

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18 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That wouldn't be RPC service would it? If it is service, rather than server, then I would expect you would have more problems than just backup.
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18 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Please throw light on the type of back-up you are trying to do and the software that you are using for it.
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18 Feb 2012   #4

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
That wouldn't be RPC service would it? If it is service, rather than server, then I would expect you would have more problems than just backup.
Nope, just checked again. it definitely says RPC server on the error report.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Please throw light on the type of back-up you are trying to do and the software that you are using for it.
Just a basic system backup, so that if something goes wrong at any point, i can just load it to the previous point. all of my main programs, including the OS, are installed on a small solid state I have for my C: drive, while all of my programs beyond basic ones (eg. games, third party programs, movies, etc.) are on a regular 1T hard drive. It's convenient so I can safely do a full wipe of my C: drive and not lose all of my data, but it's still been a pain all of the times I've had to do said re-installs, so I figure a backup would save time. Right now I'm just using windows 7's natural data backup/restore feature, so the issue hasn't to do with any other backup programs (though a friend of mine suggested using Norton Ghost or Acronis).
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18 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I'm pretty sure Windows Backup relies on the RPC Service. Probably worth looking in Services for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) to check that it is not stopped or disabled. You should see its startup type set to "automatic" and its status as "started".
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18 Feb 2012   #6

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Well, I'm pretty sure Windows Backup relies on the RPC Service. Probably worth looking in Services for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) to check that it is not stopped or disabled. You should see its startup type set to "automatic" and its status as "started".
I just went to check in services, and I can confirm that yes, that service is started and set to automatic.
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