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Windows 7: Backup Constantly Fails

31 Aug 2010   #21
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I liked that comment. By lost each other I meant we were one on one, until a few others came by.


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31 Aug 2010   #22
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Question your disk management screen shot only shows one disk and one optical drive?

Do you have another screen shot that shows something else?

You trying to backup the C-drive (OS) and save the backup to your D-drive, bad idea!

I also use Macrium and find it more user friendly. You will still need a second physical drive.

Good luck!


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31 Aug 2010   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use MS imaging and file/folder backup as well as Macrium (as a backup- excuse pun). Irrespective of the virtues of putting images/backups on a seperate partition of the same drive the fact is that you should be able to. If it was me, I wouldn't be happy until I found out why MS backup wasn't working.
Given that you seem to tried most things I guess you've scanned your HDD for bad sectors?
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01 Sep 2010   #24
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
This is what you do. Make a back up and put it away and forget about it.

Make weekly backups in a separate location
Right on! Doing this has saved me 100's of hours of manual restoration.

~Maxx~
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01 Sep 2010   #25
WitchKing9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I liked that comment. By lost each other I meant we were one on one, until a few others came by.
Oh right! Sorry about confusion!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I use MS imaging and file/folder backup as well as Macrium (as a backup- excuse pun). Irrespective of the virtues of putting images/backups on a seperate partition of the same drive the fact is that you should be able to. If it was me, I wouldn't be happy until I found out why MS backup wasn't working.
Given that you seem to tried most things I guess you've scanned your HDD for bad sectors?
You're right: I really want to find out why it isn't working, when it should. Did scan for bad sectors in all drives, and no errors found.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Question your disk management screen shot only shows one disk and one optical drive?

Do you have another screen shot that shows something else?

You trying to backup the C-drive (OS) and save the backup to your D-drive, bad idea!

I also use Macrium and find it more user friendly. You will still need a second physical drive.

Good luck!
That's all there is on my computer. Screenshots are all there. One disk partitioned. Please read my earlier posts! I explained why I'm only doing this temporarily and explained how aware I am of my temporary decision!
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01 Sep 2010   #26
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

One final long shot...
under services.msc my "Volume Shadow Copy" has startup type as "Manual" and I vaguely recall this setting being suggested somewhere.
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01 Sep 2010   #27
WitchKing9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
One final long shot...
under services.msc my "Volume Shadow Copy" has startup type as "Manual" and I vaguely recall this setting being suggested somewhere.
No luck here! It was set to 'Manual' when I initially used it. I then changed it to 'Automatic' to see if it was any help - and it was of no help! So, I now have it switched back to 'Manual' - same disappointing result.

Thanks anyway mjf!

I will try Macrium Reflect later and report back on results.
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01 Sep 2010   #28
WitchKing9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, I tried Macrium Reflect and was happy with the result.

A 19.2GB of space used on C: was created into an image of 11.8GB (using default settings of free version).

I finally got my backup via other means of those which I had hoped, but the problem still lingers with Windows 7 Backup.

If there is a solution out there, come find me - I will be waiting! Maybe a solution will materialise in SP1 (whenever that may be). I hope it won't be rushed! "All good things come to those who can wait".


Thanks very much to everyone who helped! I really appreciate everyone's input.
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01 Sep 2010   #29
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Its great to hear that your Macrium Reflect backup went well. As far as the problem with the Windows 7 System Image goes I was having some problems a while back myself until I restored the registry after getting a little zealous with Revo Pro and now it works just fine.

~Maxx~
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02 Sep 2010   #30
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

One question does it also fail if you just choose to Create System Image, by itself?


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