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Windows 7: Back up error

25 Feb 2012   #1
Gliss7

Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Back up error

When I back up windows, system image and files. I got this error: ErrorThe system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002).

Running windows 7 Ultimate. C: Drve only drive, solid state. I have an external drive for back up.

I ran disk chk. Is my only fix to restore toan earlier point?

Thanks in advance
Doug


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25 Feb 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Please tell us about the program that you are backing up with. Each back-up program has its experts on this forum.
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25 Feb 2012   #3
Gliss7

Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I am using windows Backup and restore.

Hope that helps. I found some posts with the same error number. I will take a look at those.
Thanks
Doug
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25 Feb 2012   #4
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I never use Windows Backup and Restore but use Acronis 2011 instead. Therefore I am sorry I don't have the answer.

Windows Backup and Restore protagonists shall soon see your message and are going to help you out pronto.

Best of luck.
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26 Feb 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a very strange error message in this context - see here.

But in general, Windows imaging is not a good tool for the purpose - too many headaches and VERY unreliable. If you want a free, easy, fast and safe imaging program try this: Imaging with free Macrium
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26 Feb 2012   #6
Gliss7

Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Here is the complete error: Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\Doug\Documents\Links. ErrorThe system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002

I am using Widows Backup and system restore. I donothave a folder under Documents named links as the error says??

Hope this helps
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26 Feb 2012   #7
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Hi Gliss7,

I checked on Google and found this:

This problem is due to one or more profiles under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList with missing ProfileImagePath.

To check whether you have missing profiles:

1. Open regedit, navigate to the above registry key. (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList). Expand the list

2. Click on each of the profiles listed. The first 3 profiles should have ProfileImagePath value of
%SystemRoot%\System32\Config\SystemProfile, %SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService, and %SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService respectively.

3. Starting from the 4th profile, the ProfileImagePath should contain path to the user profiles on your machine, such as C:\users\Christine

4. If one or more of the profile has no profile image, then you have missing profiles.

To work around this, delete the profile in question (Caution: The registry contains critical settings that are necessary for your system to function properly. Take extra caution while making changes)

1. First, export the ProfileList key for safekeeping. (Right click on the key, choose “Export”, and save it to the desktop.)
2. Right click on the profile in question, choose delete.
3. Try backup again.

Hope this helps. But the best course would be to follow what WHS has suggested. Dump Windows Backup and Restore and use a robust third party program for imaging.
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26 Feb 2012   #8
Gliss7

Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Wanchoo,

I did the registry thingie ( technical name) now it is fine. I also have Acronis for my image BKP. I also use windows just incase. I never had a problem.Until now.

Thanks for the help, appreciate it.
Doug
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26 Feb 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Doug,

You are most welcome.

Amarnath Wanchoo

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gliss7 View Post
Hi Wanchoo,

I did the registry thingie ( technical name) now it is fine. I also have Acronis for my image BKP. I also use windows just incase. I never had a problem.Until now.

Thanks for the help, appreciate it.
Doug
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