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Windows 7: Error Code 0x8078002A & Partition Issue

23 Jun 2015   #1
Swampus

Windows 6 64 bit
 
 
Error Code 0x8078002A & Partition Issue

Hi and thanks for letting me join the forum,

I am the proud owner of a Compaq CQ5047UK-M PC which Ibought in April 07, itís getting old now I agree but to be honest its works absolutelyfine and does what we need it to do

(Hope that I havenít spoken to soon).

Itís running Windows 7 64 bit and I have upgraded the ram to8 gig, I like to run backups on a daily basis as we have lots of pics andvideos etc that we would hate to lose, sothis is done to an external drive.

I like to change these external drives every few years just incase they develop a fault, so recently I bought myself a Toshiba DWC130 3Tbexternal drive, whilst I was at the suppliers I also bought a USB 3.0 PCIexpress card to speed things up.

Back at home computer cover removed and given a good cleanup with the vacuum, USB card installed, cover on drivers loaded and all workingok.

I then ran windows backup to the new external drive andafter some 3 or so hours I get error code 0x8078002A, had a Google and afterlooking at several web sites (this one included) I find something on the linesthat Window backup doesnít like drives over 2.5 Tb and advises to run Windows partitionto partition the drive.

I did this and left the sizing, settings etc to the wizard,ran backup again only to find the same error code to pop up.

I thought right letís reduce the size of the new main driveto under 2Tb (currently 2048.00) but all that happens is a new partitionappears within that partition. The remainder of the drive is

746.52 And is described as unallocated and if I should rightclick on it all that I can get are Properties and Help...

Now I am far from a computer wiz but I can normally get todo what I set out to do after reading up on a forum or web page but this hasstumped me.

So what I was wondering is, how can I get back my 746.52GBís that I have lost and how can I set up the new external hard drive tobackup my data with out to much hassle.

Many Thanks in advance Swamps




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23 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Before someone actually comment about your issue: Try another product like Macrium free? It should have support for GPT drives. If you mix it with a file/folder sync software like FreeFileSync it should be pretty solid.
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25 Jun 2015   #3
Swampus

Windows 6 64 bit
 
 

I take it that this is a difficult one then

Thanks Gokay I shall have a look, am I correct that this is a backup programme

Swamps
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25 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know if it is difficult or not I am not using Windows Backup.

Most people here use Macrium free without any issues, and yes it is a backup/imaging software. Imaging with free Macrium
However, I believe free version doesn't do file/folder backup. You can use FreeFileSync to backup your data files/folders.
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25 Jun 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Do you not get a 'New Simple Volume' option when right clicking on the unallocated space?
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25 Jun 2015   #6
Swampus

Windows 6 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Do you not get a 'New Simple Volume' option when right clicking on the unallocated space?

Hi Boozad, no I wasn't, that's what confused me but I'm pleased to say that all has been sorted now with EaseUs partition master (free version)
Nice bit of software that's easy to use, recovered the partition that basically couldn't do nothing with.

So all I need do now is sort out some backup software ....

Many Thanks for your reply.

Regards Swamps
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25 Jun 2015   #7
Swampus

Windows 6 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I don't know if it is difficult or not I am not using Windows Backup.

Most people here use Macrium free without any issues, and yes it is a backup/imaging software. Imaging with free Macrium
However, I believe free version doesn't do file/folder backup. You can use FreeFileSync to backup your data files/folders.
Thanks GoKAy,
Yes just had a look and your correct.
I need to be able to backup folders/files etc , thanks all the same

Swamps
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