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Windows 7: Do I have a problem and if so what is it?

11 Jul 2010   #31
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Hello Anak,
Thanks for joining the party. Its kind of you to find that out. Yes I had allway synch. Don't use it. You have given me the freedom to delete that folder. Appreciate your time and assistance. Take care Sir!
glennc
Your welcome glennc, some day you may be able to repay the favor; If not to me, then to someone else that needs a hand....

And to you also, take care.....Steve....aka....Anak


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11 Jul 2010   #32
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Again to all,
Success has a sweet taste. The second try at formatting took approx. 2 1/2 hours and came out fine. Just finished getting everything copied over. Now a paranoid AV scan and then a backup. Thanks to all and to all a good night!
glennc
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12 Jul 2010   #33
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Hello Again to all,
Success has a sweet taste. The second try at formatting took approx. 2 1/2 hours and came out fine. Just finished getting everything copied over. Now a paranoid AV scan and then a backup. Thanks to all and to all a good night!
glennc
Get some sleep.
Well done.

You are welcome, we are 24/7 to help.
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12 Jul 2010   #34
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Good Day,
Hello my name is glennc and I'm a wuss! After the successful format and install, I endeavored to install 2 backup programs. Well I don't know what I was thinking but these programs were very automated and vigorous. Before I knew it my E: drive said it was only 696 GB instead of 1 TB. Worrying that I inadvertently caused a failure somehow, began investigating. I was going to do a thorough AV check and Malware and then use the product to backup. Well with my casual permission it had created a large hidden partition for itself on my drive and that is why it was reporting itself as smaller than it was. I can only claim tiredness. It also began to backup my drives without asking and I could not get it to stop. So I had to wait for it to finish. Then in a panic, I uninstalled the programs as they were not seen by Revo and hoped that they would play nice and let my partition return to the fold. No luck. So I set it formatting the drive for the third time that day and went to bed. Farck. This morning the spatial emissions were with me and it formatted perfectly. I am now AVing it. Then a backup of a great machine "Black Beauty".
Immense quantities of thanks and respect for those who had my back.
glennc
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12 Jul 2010   #35
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well my luck is holding.... After 3 unsuccessful backup attempts with system image and one without and a 0x80070002 error, I did manage to make a seemingly successful system image. It will not backup with or without system image.
Looking online the error seems to have something to do with an unfinished download. Did Windows update and after checking for new updates, I download a windows defender definitions. I thought I had it turned off, but it was just not running resident.
I remember MS Baseline Security saying I had an unfinished download and after several attempts of rebooting and checking updates, I thought it was a glitch.
So I am presently unable to use Windows 7 Backup.
Does anyone have any idea?
glennc
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12 Jul 2010   #36
gregrocker

 

Did you take all of that unnecessary security crap off of there, turn on the Windows firewall and install Microsoft Security Essentials?

From what you described earlier you had it strapped down so tightly I'm surprised anything runs.

Your best backup method is to drag your active User files to the storage drive, as backup programs that do the work for you will waste a lot of space.
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12 Jul 2010   #37
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

gregrocker,
You may be right. But it has never failed me previously. I understand your point though and will take it under serious consideration. For now though I would like to get the backup program working or find out why its not. Macrium had no problem. So as usual I out of my depth. Thanks for your insightful advice.
glennc
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12 Jul 2010   #38
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

As gregrocker may have a good point, does anyone know of a good program that will check the files in different folders and just copy the new or changed ones? That will be helpful in any case.
Hope you can assist. Take care.
glennc
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12 Jul 2010   #39
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

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12 Jul 2010   #40
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I'm using the windows firewall, and MSE.

Last patch Tuesday win update told me I had an update for MSE along with a few others.
All went well except for the MSE definitions update. It failed installation, but gave no numerical code. When I ran the update though the MSE program it passed.

Moral?
From now on I only update MSE through itself, any mention of updates or patches from win update are refused (unchecked).

I use macrium, profdlp's Cobian is another good one, but you may want to have a look at this first:
Windows 7 backup error, unable to do system backups

You may also want to go over these Backup Restore tutorials to make sure your system is reacting properly to what you want it to do, and your seeing what your supposed to be seeing:
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums[2]=Backup Restore

glennc, I don't know why the link won't complete, maybe someone on the board can explain why?
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