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Windows 7: Backup of System State fails 0x80070013

26 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
Backup of System State fails 0x80070013

Back Up's been working fine for me for over a month. However my scheduled backup on Tuesday failed, and so have subsequent backups.

This is only related to backing up System State - backups of anything else work fine. I get an error code: the media is write protected - 0x80070013 at about the 27% mark when trying to backup SS.

No hacks or new software installed or and Event Log gives me no clues. Backup in my Vista partition works perfectly.

Googled the error code and get no leads.

Any ideas, anyone?

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26 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I had the same problem on Vista today and I did an sfc /scannow and rebooted and then it installed fine.
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26 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)

Didn't work for me. Scannow found nothing, and System State backup still fails at the 27% mark.

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08 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7
RE: Backup of System State fails 0x80070013


This is not expected.

It would be good if you could post this issue in our technet forums so that it can be better tracked here:

To help investigate this issue, can you pl. collect the backup traces under %windir%\Logs\WindowsBackup, zip them together and send them across?

You can send the ZIP across to (remove the -nospam when sending mail).

Also, pl. mention the build you are running (assuming you are running Windows7 Beta, pl. confirm).

Sriram [MSFT]
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08 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)

This was resolved quite a while ago by upgrading my 7000 build to 7048. Since then, I've had no more backup issues.
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21 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC

I had the same issue with my windows 7 RC 7100 installation. Luckily i got it fixed and i blogged about it here:

Fix Backup and Restore in Windows 7 RC build 7100 (Error: 0x81000101)
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