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Windows 7: I am unable to start Windows-7 Backup - It just does nothing?

29 Mar 2020   #1
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
I am unable to start Windows-7 Backup - It just does nothing?

I would like to run a Backup.
I go to the Control Panel and then Backup your Computer.
Nothing happens!
Any help will be appreciated.
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29 Mar 2020   #2
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Maybe "Backup your Computer" is not a MS Windows CP? When I goto All Control Panel Items there is a Backup and Restore, and when I select that I see "Back up or restore your files" within which is a Set up backup button with a shield on it.

Hmm wait if I select "View by: Category" for the Control Panel area, I see what you see. Try to change Category view to Large Icon view, then Backup and Restore icon?

This isn't exactly right for you but maybe it or the links at the bottom with help you:

Backup User and System Data Files - Enable or Disable
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29 Mar 2020   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

copy and paste this into the run box or command prompt

%windir%\System32\sdclt.exe /BLBBACKUPWIZARD
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11 Apr 2020   #4
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I received: 0x80070005

How should I proceed?
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11 Apr 2020   #5
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It failed with: 0x80070005.

How should I proceed?
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11 Apr 2020   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could do

a) system restore to a point before you had the problem

OR

b) system file check (sfc)

OR

c) repair install
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11 Apr 2020   #7
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did a) but no success or change of behavior.

Will do b) and c) and report back.

Being afraid, I am considering trying an In Place Upgrade to Windows-8.

What are you thoughts on this?

I am happy with Seven but if I could do Backup's and Restores with Eight, maybe!
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11 Apr 2020   #8
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Tried b) No change of behavior.

Waiting for a MSE Scan to end and then I will try a repair>
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11 Apr 2020   #9
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Scan ended, nothing found.

Tried to do a repair, started it and then thinks went South.
The repair started to ask unusual question, ones I have never seen on other Windows Installe.
I am attaching the results of the repair attempt.
I think I am in deep trouble.
Please note there is no F: Drive
Please see the two Attachments.


[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Mike's/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/windows/upgrade/images/alert.gif[/IMG] The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
  • There is not enough free space on partition (F:). A total of 15 megabytes (MB) of free disk space is required. Try Disk Cleanup, or moving files to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive, and then restart the installation.


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11 Apr 2020   #10
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I tried all the options, nothing worked.

I have noticed that NON of the USB Ports are being recognized.
The reports I attached indicate Windows is looking for an F: Drive.
There is no F: Drive but there may have been a USB Drive running off of the F: Drive months ago.

No USB Ports, No way to satisfy the Repair, YIKES this looks very bad.

I will wait for your response until Noon my time tomorrow, then I will attempt the Windows 8 In Place Upgrade.

Thank you in advance for your responses / help.
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