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Windows 7: Backup to External drive

08 Jan 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qim View Post
Well, now I am havinbg problems with scannow. If I enter the commands in the 'Run' nothing seems to happen and ceratinly I get no results. If I open the Dos window it tells me that I am not an administrator. I am!

The computer is new (two weeks old) and I would be surprised if there is any corruption already.

Right click on the cmd shortcut and "run as administrator" then type the command SFC /SCANNOW and hit enter.

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08 Jan 2012   #22

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit

No problems with SFC. Any other ideas?



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08 Jan 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Did you choose whilst setting your backup properties "let windows choose whats best to back up".
Whilst searching that error others say that they solved it by choosing themselves what to back up. Just manually select all your user folders etc and try that. If not I will ask for some more help here mate

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08 Jan 2012   #24

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit

I tried several options under the 'let me choose' but with no success. I keep getting the same message.

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08 Jan 2012   #25

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

It's difficult to add to what Danny has said but a couple of things.
I have my system protection setup like this
Backup to External drive-sysconfig.jpg
F: is a partition on an external HDD I stored Windows images and file/folder backups on. I recommend you turn protection off if you had it on.

I would do a file system check on your external HDD partions
Computer>right click on partition>properties>tools>check now>automatically fix file system errors.

If all ok then you may need to go into Backup & Restore, go back into change setting and make sure you have set the backup partition. In my case it would be F:. As Danny said use the "let me choose" option and untick create a system image. System images are best mad manually by using the "Create a system image" from the main Backup & Restore Window (IMO).

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08 Jan 2012   #26

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit

Tnaks MJF

In the process of following your instructions I came up upon a new possibly related problem: when I went into Control Panel/ back up your computer an error came up

Backup or restore your files

( RED Cross) An internal error has occurred

The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)

Any further help appreciated.


Meanwhile I found this link, but can't understand it...
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09 Jan 2012   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Also you may try this see if that helps - Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

The only other thing I can come up with is to remove the data from that external drive to another and format the disk. Then reset your partitions and try again.
Windows backup can be unpredictable, maybe the best bet at this point is to try Macrium (Link in previous post)

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