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Windows 7: Win 7 backup fails to complete because of unnamed Fat32 partition

16 Oct 2013   #31

Windows 7 Enterprise 64

Nailed it. Problem was the USB 3 driver.

I'd added a USB 3 external HD for backups when I re-installed the OS and that's what was causing the wake up fault. The fault disappeared when the disc was unplugged or plugged into a USB 2 port. I've installed a new driver and that's fixed it.

Thanks very much to all those who've helped. Everything seems to be working now and I'm progressively re-installing software. One day when I have the time and energy I'll do it all again from the ISO image to see how much easier it could have been.

One last question. What's the best utility to check performance as I add programs??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2013   #32


You can use benchmarking software to compare performance if you want to be technical. I use my own judgement as to how a program's install has impacted performance.

The steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 compile the steps, tools and methods to get and keep a perfect install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2013   #33

Win7 Ultimate X64

Dont forget to take a system image when your up and running and you will never have to clean install again
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Oct 2013   #34

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Dont forget to take a system image when your up and running and you will never have to clean install again
I do this and it makes sense. However, on 3 PCs I've never used it because I believe my "stable" point moves with time. I have quite a bit of free and paid software which have updates plus new software installs.
So I think storing multiple images staggered over a period of time is a good strategy. I think it would be unlikely that you would need to go back to a system image more than a couple of months old.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2013   #35


I agree with Michael and prefer a more recent image if available too. But keep the baseline image made after reinstall since it will be pristine.
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