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Windows 7: Windows 7 backup freezes at 58%

26 Sep 2012   #11

windows 7 pro 64 bit

Further MJF, I don't see the problem downloading 117GB onto a 160GB HD. I don't have 50+ dollars to waste on another HD. Thanks again, Max

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26 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaxPluton View Post
Frankly MJF, I'm fed-up. I've wasted way too many hours trying to fix this problem.
We spend many more hours attempting to give FREE advice often to novices who provide little guidance.
You could try different imaging software such as free Macrium Reflect.
Someone else may be prepared to help you.
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26 Sep 2012   #13

windows 7 pro 64 bit

FREE???? $127.00 for Windows 7 Pro, and I get transparent screens and a bum backup! Ok, back to the problem. The following is what Microsoft Answers sent me today. I had already done them all. Plus some. (You must put up with a lot of crap, MJF!)
Your question on Microsoft Answers has received a reply:
Windows 7 backup freezes at 58%

1. Were there any recent changes to the system prior to the issue?
Method 1
We recommend you to cross check if the backup and restore services are started and their status is correct. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Login as an administrator. ClickStart, type ‘services.msc’ and hitEnter.
2. From the list of items, double click onWindows Backup and Volume Shadow Copy services.
3. Set their startup type toAutomatic and start the services.
4. Apply the changes.
Method 2
Run check disk to find and fix errors on the backup drive.
1. ClickStart, type cmd, right click on cmd and click Run as Administrator.
2. On the prompt, type chkdsk /f /r and hitEnter on the keyboard.
3. Try to backup and check the result.
For more information, refer to this link:Check a drive for errors
Important: While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive when chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost
Method 3:
Follow the link mentioned below, disable the antivirus and check if you can perform the backup
Disable antivirus software
Note: Make sure you enable the antivirus software once you are done with the troubleshooting.
For more information refer:
Let us know if it helps.
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26 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

[QUOTE=MaxPluton;2111480(You must put up with a lot of crap, MJF!)
Only now and again.

You do realize don't you that:
1) We are not part of Microsoft.
2) We are not paid. ie. we are volunteers.
3) Our motivation is to help people.

So venting against MS here serves little point.
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26 Sep 2012   #15

windows 7 pro 64 bit

Holy crap! Do I feel like an asinine newbee! My sincerest apologies. I must now erase my next message. Again, sorry, and sincerest thanks for all your help. Now, pretty please, fix Microsoft's mistake? lol
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