Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Backup has not been set up.

01 Nov 2015   #1
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows Backup has not been set up.

I have my backup scheduled every week - and it has been backing up this way for months now.

Sometimes I will open the control panel so that I can click on the "progress" button to see where the backup is at. Tonight when I did this, I just see "Windows Backup has not been set up."

And when I click on "Set up backup", the wheel just spins and nothing happens.

What could be causing this? And if there is a topic on this already I apologize. I looked but did not find one.

Windows 7 Starter - Toshiba Netbook NB505


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Nov 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello scoostraw,

You might see if resetting Windows Backup to default may allow you to set it up and use again.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2015   #3
LordSnow

Windows 10 32bit
 
 

If you cannot fix it. you can write a script using WBadmin command to set up a backup. then use Task Scheduler to run the script.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Nov 2015   #4
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink. Thanks for the reply.

I downloaded the reg file and merged it as was shown. It did not change anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2015   #5
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LordSnow View Post
If you cannot fix it. you can write a script using WBadmin command to set up a backup. then use Task Scheduler to run the script.
Thanks LordSnow. I am not computer literate enough to be familiar with writing scripts.

Besides not being able to do my backup tonight, I am really troubled that this happened. What would come to mind as a possible cause of the scheduled backup being gone - and then not being able to backup manually? I'm worried that I have some malware or virus.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2015   #6
LordSnow

Windows 10 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoostraw View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LordSnow View Post
If you cannot fix it. you can write a script using WBadmin command to set up a backup. then use Task Scheduler to run the script.
Thanks LordSnow. I am not computer literate enough to be familiar with writing scripts.

Besides not being able to do my backup tonight, I am really troubled that this happened. What would come to mind as a possible cause of the scheduled backup being gone - and then not being able to backup manually? I'm worried that I have some malware or virus.
run CMD as administrator, and enter one backup command and press Enter to see if it works.
wbadmin start backup –backupTarget:Z: -include:C: -quiet
(Z means the partition to store the backup)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2015   #7
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Retrieving volume information...

I hear the target hard drive spin up every 15-20 seconds or so. But nothing else is happening.


Attached Images
Windows Backup has not been set up.-backup.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2015   #8
LordSnow

Windows 10 32bit
 
 

sorry, I don't have a solution for this. I can only guess it should be a vss problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoostraw View Post
I'm worried that I have some malware or virus.
If you haven't already, run a full scan with an AV program like Malwarebytes Free to see if it detects anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Backup has not been set up.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file
I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup...
Backup and Restore
Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup
I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to...
Backup and Restore
(windows Backup) deleting old backup states simple question
I got a simple question, let me explain it like an example: Let's say I backup 100GB of data with Windows Backup and over the time where I do all my backups there is like only 30GB of data which changed from those 100GB and also new files were added. Now my external drive is full. When I now delete...
Backup and Restore
When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed
My Win 7 x64 machine (Dell) has three hard drives in it. The original 2TB Seagate with the operating system on it, C:, a 2TB WD used for data storage,F:, ..and a 1TB Seagate repurposed from the XP computer it replaced. That last drive contains only data as that was its purpose in the previous...
Backup and Restore
Backup takes 800GB? Manage Windows Backup Disk Space
How do I control how much disk space my Windows Backup takes up? I have a 1TB external disk for backups and other files. My computer's HDD only has about 250GB capacity. I don't know why my backups file got so bloated. What should I do? I see that I can delete the older backup file: 22-Oct to...
Backup and Restore
system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?
Hi From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup. I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App