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Windows 7: W7 backup fails every time

05 Jul 2012   #1

32 bit ultimate
 
 
W7 backup fails every time

Although originally working, now Windows 7 backup will not work.
I am running 32bit Ultimate

I have emptied the backup drive, the back up starts ... runs to about 80% of progress bar ... then fails with message Backup failed to complete.

The error code is ox81000015

This says that Windows could not zip a file ... and remove any of 3 listed programs ... none of which I have installed.
To be safe I also removed 7zip (even though not listed) another 2 Hr attempt and again fails.

Anybody any idea how to resolve ? ... Windows 7 was supposed to be better at backup compared to Vista

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05 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sargan,

You might see if the KB article from Microsoft below may be able to help.
"0x81000015" error message when you back up files in Windows 7
In addition, you might also download and merge the ZIP option in the tutorial below. It will reset the associations for ZIP files back to default, and hopefully help.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Jul 2012   #3

32 bit ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sargan,

You might see if the KB article from Microsoft below may be able to help.
"0x81000015" error message when you back up files in Windows 7
In addition, you might also download and merge the ZIP option in the tutorial below. It will reset the associations for ZIP files back to default, and hopefully help.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
Shawn

I don't have any of the 3 apps they say to remove installed ... so KB not much help.
I did remove 7zip just in case.
reset zip & tar file associations ... will try backup again
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05 Jul 2012   #4

32 bit ultimate
 
 

OK ... tried again after fixing file associations .... and removal of all my compression programs ... still the same ...
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05 Jul 2012   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Worth a Try

I solved this one time by changing the permissions on the directory that it was writing the backup file to. It is worth a try. You can reconfigure you backup in Win backup and that may help. Or you can go to the directory where the backup is stored (that is if you have had a successful backup previous.) and take possession of the directory and files in it.

You may also find this tut useful.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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05 Jul 2012   #6

32 bit ultimate
 
 

I deleted all folders, so it is an empty HDD, so not a folder permissions issue.
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05 Jul 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you have not already, go ahead and format the HDD as well to make sure it's not a drive permission issue and see if you have the same issue afterwards.

In addition, it wouldn't hurt to run a sfc /scannow command to see if there are any issues with your system files.
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06 Jul 2012   #8

32 bit ultimate
 
 

I did that - no issues .
Looked in event viewer for failure .. it gives extra comment that drive windows is installed on does not have enough free space drive and needs at least 400MB ....windows is on a 232GB partition with 192GB free .. so loads more space than needed.

So it is complaining about the source drive not destination drive.
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06 Jul 2012   #9

32 bit ultimate
 
 

I just limited back up by removing music & pictures ... backup reduced by several GB ....
Now just OS and My documents.
Still fails.
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06 Jul 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sargan,

You might consider using Macrium Reflect Free to do your backups with instead. It's a great free reliable program.

Imaging with free Macrium
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