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Windows 7: Backup and Restore not working

24 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Backup and Restore not working

When I access Backup and Restore (via Control Panel) and click on 'Backup now' nothing happens. I get a similar non-response when I try to 'Manage space' or 'Change settings'.

Any ideas please?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Hello Ken and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this problem just recently started you could try rolling back your computer to an earlier time using System Restore.

System Restore

If System Restore doesn't help it's possible your computer may have damaged or corrupt system files. Try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan at least three times and reboot the computer immediately following each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I ran the System File Checker scan and that showed no problems.
System Restore produced a message asking me to change Backup settings, so I did and thought that had solved problem, but currently Backup and Restore shows "Windows Backup has not been set up", but clicking on "Set up backup" does nothing, so problem remains unsolved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Ken try this Imaging with free Macrium it is an alternative for the Windows feature and can be set to do regular images.
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