Quote: Originally Posted by ThumperSD
Hi, Im not sure where to post this but here it goes.
Every time I try to backup my files to my external HDD using Windows 7 backup utility, I keep getting this error:
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\School. Error: (The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))
This "School" folder was never located here in the first place. It is located in C:/Users/David/School. How can I make Windows 7 backup to stop thinking that that folder exists?
I have only managed to successfully use Windows Backup after a clean install, before making any changes at all. Once I install programs, etc, I have gotten a number of errors similar to the ones you describe preventing me from using this feature.
After researching it at length, I found that most people pointed to the secondary partition Windows 7 creates during installation. It's a 100 MB partition which is marked as "System Reserved". Once the free space on this is less than 70 MB, errors begin to occur. My solution was to revert to a third party backup utility (Paragon) which has it's own proprietary "Hot-Swap" technology. The nice thing about using it is that one can use it with or without having to load into the OS. It's up to how you want to run it.
I'm experimenting now with forcing a Windows 7 install on a predefined partition, making it unable to create this secondary partition. It's that little pesky 100 MB that seems to have given users so many headaches...
PS. I used to use Ghost 10... but I doubt it works on Win 7.