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Windows 7: Backup does not complete - Help


04 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Backup does not complete - Help

First Post!

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (Windows 7 64-bit) and am pleased with it thus far. I have successfully created a system image on DVDs (Using Windows utility).

Twice I have tried the Windows Backup utility to back up all user files (what Windows selects) to DVDs and it does not complete! The utility gets to 66% or 67% running for approx 4-6 hours and does not prompt to insert another DVD (the 2nd). The total size of data to backup is approx 11GB. The second time I disabled the antivirus software (MSE) hoping that was causing the problem.

Any suggestions or solutions?

I'd like to backup to DVDs as I have plenty and do not have an external HD available.


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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcg1275 View Post
First Post!

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (Windows 7 64-bit) and am pleased with it thus far. I have successfully created a system image on DVDs (Using Windows utility).

Twice I have tried the Windows Backup utility to back up all user files (what Windows selects) to DVDs and it does not complete! The utility gets to 66% or 67% running for approx 4-6 hours and does not prompt to insert another DVD (the 2nd). The total size of data to backup is approx 11GB. The second time I disabled the antivirus software (MSE) hoping that was causing the problem.

Any suggestions or solutions?

I'd like to backup to DVDs as I have plenty and do not have an external HD available.
Hi and welcome MCG

First I have to tell you backups to dvd is a bad idea. If they get scratched, or whatever the data is lost and you wont know until it is too late.

If you insist in using them, you are going to need a third party app (like norton ghost or acronis (my preference)) to handle the disk spanning.

Hope this helps


Kenn J+
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05 Dec 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcg1275 View Post
First Post!

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (Windows 7 64-bit) and am pleased with it thus far. I have successfully created a system image on DVDs (Using Windows utility).

Twice I have tried the Windows Backup utility to back up all user files (what Windows selects) to DVDs and it does not complete! The utility gets to 66% or 67% running for approx 4-6 hours and does not prompt to insert another DVD (the 2nd). The total size of data to backup is approx 11GB. The second time I disabled the antivirus software (MSE) hoping that was causing the problem.

Any suggestions or solutions?

I'd like to backup to DVDs as I have plenty and do not have an external HD available.
I tried the same thing as you and experienced the same problem. I did research on this forum and found that it was a frequent problem. Further reseach indicated, that regardless of the information provided by MS, saving to a disc is not really a viable alternative, bottom line it does not work.
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04 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Vista's backup seemed to delete the files to make room... go win 7!
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