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Windows 7: Windows Backup not working since SSD cloning

11 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
Windows Backup not working since SSD cloning

Windows backup is not working since I cloned the O/S hard drive. Before I did this, my system setup was as follows. Sandisk 240 SSD as boot drive and a Seagate 1 TB drive as my data and backup drive. All backups to the Seagate have worked on a daily basis. I bought a new Intel 530 120 GB SSD to use as a boot drive and have the 240 SSD as my data drive and the Seagate strictly as my backup drive. I cloned the 240 using the latest Acronis program that is designed to be used with the Intel drive (with no issues that I am aware of). The system started no problem and I was able to copy all of my data off the Seagate drive and onto the Sandisk drive. When I tried to do a backup to the Seagate drive, it failed with the msg, 'Windows backup skipped backing up system image because one of the critical volumes is not having enough free space.' From reading other posts of similar issues, I checked for viruses and spyware, new and/or unwanted programs, did several defrags of the Seagate drive, did a disk wipe of all free space on the Seagate drive, I even reformatted the entire Seagate drive, and I still get the same error msg. I disabled the 1 TB drive, hooked up an empty 500 GB drive via USB and tried to do a backup and got the same error message. I have very little information on the combined other two drives, so space should not be the issue. Any suggestions I can try to resolve this issue? I really don't fell like starting from scratch to fix this.

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13 Nov 2013   #2
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Have a look at this.
Windows 7 Backup Fails with Erroneous "Insufficient Space" Message and Error Code 0x81000033

This assuming you have a system reserved partition.
But the easiest solution is get free Macrium or another system backup utility, and use that instead of the Win 7 imaging utility.
As you've found out, the Win 7 utility has "issues."
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14 Nov 2013   #3

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

with Victor mate the Macrium is by far and away the best for any form of backup though I have done it with Partition Wizard but that is again not as good as Macrium. The PW may be able to help out with sorting the partition s if you try. Also PW has a data recovery toolkit now which is very handy. I use this program a lot it has many functions in addition the partition stuff too Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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