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Windows 7: Bckup and restore: can't accomplish task on WIN7 64

04 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Bckup and restore: can't accomplish task on WIN7 64

Hello everyone,

The only time I could backup was with Ghost 15.
With Win7 built in tool I can't! I used a Toshiba External HDD USB 3.0 and now a Iomega one and allways the same message (please see jpeg).
My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra R840-16J running on Win7 professional 64bit.

Any advice?


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04 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1

I googled this and seems like a common problem with windows 7 backup utility. Try these:

This can happen if your virus scanner (or another heavy disk activity application) is accessing the drive. You could try running chkdsk in safe mode:
Start your computer in safe mode

If you run chkdsk in safe mode and you're still having trouble backing up, try preforming a clean boot to disable any third party applications and then test backing up:
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

I once tried this myself and got an error so I just now use a program called "syncback" which is freeware and works great.

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04 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I'm not sure if it is vendor specific or if it's a Windows thing, but I had the same problem with my Seagate 3TB hard drive. The solution was to format it. I can't remember the reason why, but I think I can't use it with Windows XP. This happened sometime ago so my information could be incorrect, but after I reformatted my external drive, I was able to backup.
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05 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks for the tips?
I use MSE now (But with N360 2 days ago the same happened).

Anyone else experimented this problem?

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05 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Problem solved!
Bckup & Restore possible in a old 500 GB USB2.0 portable Buffalo MiniStation wich is formatted withh 512 Byte clusters!
The Iomega Prestige USB 3.0 is formatted otherwise!!!

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05 May 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

With Windows7 backup/imaging and on the high seas you never know what is going to happen. Use some OEM imaging program - anything is better than the Windows7 facility.
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