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Windows 7: Backup fails with error 0x8007007B

18 Dec 2009   #11
Cavsfan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Wow! It came close to finishing before it got the same error - 0x8007007B.
I logged on as administrator this time and followed derekimo's procedures for
resetting the backup to default. It ran for about 2 hours and got at least 87%
done before it got the same error.

There is no other solution out there, because if it isn't on the 1st page of Google
results, it is not going to be there period.
The only fix I saw was the already suggested double listing of C: drive and another
perosn mentioning to use Acronis...


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18 Dec 2009   #12
Cavsfan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

If you search on Google for "windows 7 error 0x8007007B", this thread is the 3rd one down.
Hopefully, someone will resolve this issue because not being able to resolve any problem
as important as this one is a travesty.
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18 Dec 2009   #13
Cavsfan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

OK, I tried something that I thought might help and installed the previous
version of Ubuntu's bootloader program Grub. I had seen somewhere like on page 3
of google search for "Windows 7 error 0x8007007B" that the problem had something
to do with the fact that the windows drive was not "active".

But that did not work as I logged in as administrator, reset your backup to default
as derekimo had suggested, but still to no avail! I hope someone can come up with
a solution pretty quick that doesn't involve spending more money on someone
else's software. I still cannot backup my files!!!


Thanks in advance.
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18 Dec 2009   #14
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
OK, I tried something that I thought might help and installed the previous
version of Ubuntu's bootloader program Grub. I had seen somewhere like on page 3
of google search for "Windows 7 error 0x8007007B" that the problem had something
to do with the fact that the windows drive was not "active".

But that did not work as I logged in as administrator, reset your backup to default
as derekimo had suggested, but still to no avail! I hope someone can come up with
a solution pretty quick that doesn't involve spending more money on someone
else's software. I still cannot backup my files!!!


Thanks in advance.
I feel your frustration cavsfan, when I searched google for my error code it also led me right back to my post here. It would seem that there are as many error codes as there are people who get them. I wish I had an answer for you besides a 3rd party software which sounds like what most people prefer to do. I am close to doing a clean install just to be done with that error code. Anyway good luck with yours and sorry the reset deal didn't work for you.
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18 Dec 2009   #15
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Here are some System Recovery Options: What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?. As for dealing with automatic backup errors, have a look at this: Set up or change automatic backup settings.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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18 Dec 2009   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ,

Sorry you are having that trouble. If you want to make an image right now - for safety - at least until you ( hopefully) get Windows Sys Img working, you might try one of the apps. I suggested.

Macrium Does incremental /differential with the paid version ( not with the free one ).

No idea what reviews you refer to - I have used Macrium extensively, it is an excellent program and all the reviews I have seen have been extremely positive.

Paragon B&R10 Free - does differential image backup - ( you need the paid version for separate file/folder backup, Virtualization Manager, WinPe cd , etc.) The Paragon products are superb - I currently have the DB10 Server Edition.

The free versions of either will at least do an image now , so you have something to fall back on if necessary.
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19 Dec 2009   #17
Cavsfan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Thanks Derek, Tara and SIW2!
At least I know someone is looking into this problem.
I absolutely do not want to do a fresh install. I believe that would be a last resort.
Even though the data backup (user files) itself fails with this error, I was able to
create a system repair disc via Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore.

Hopefully, some smart person there at Microsoft will be able to identify what issue will
cause error 0x8007007B on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
I had not seen this error before and did not know that Vista users also had
encountered this error.
The only 2 solutions on the web (forums, search engines, etc.) that I have found
(which pertain to Vista) refer to either one of these 2:
1) "Complete backup does NOT work if Vista system partition is not Active. So
3rd party boot managers effectively DISABLE Complete PC Backup"

2) the other is about a check box being beside "C: Missing" instead of "Local Disk C:"
In Windows 7 there is no check box where there apparently was with Vista.

Even though I set Ubuntu to use an older bootup manager, can anyone tell me how to
determine if the windows 7 partition is "active"? I got into Disk Management and
when I right click on C:, the option to "Mark partition as active" is greyed out, which
I take as it is already active. Would this be correct?

Thanks for each of your responses, I appreciate it and hope some one can figure this out.
I cannot be the only one in the world with this problem.
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22 Dec 2009   #18
Cavsfan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Still nothing? No answers? Vista didn't even get this error, so why is Windows 7 getting it?
And I like Windows 7 soooo much better than I did Vista!
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23 Dec 2009   #19
Peter g3hee

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Cavsfan,
You are quite right,the backup system is or should be an integral part of Windows 7 Home Premium.
I have pretty well the same problem using the 32-bit system, Windows 7 Home premium in my case was purchased as an upgrade to the Vista system which was pre-loaded onto the Acer X1300 machine purchased just over a month ago.
As the upgrade was supplied by Acer support is provided (!?) by them, not Microsoft.
I have experienced an unbelievably poor level of support from Acer, it was so bad that I finished up Writing to the CEO enclosing 7 printed pages of the dreadful incompetent e-mail advice that I had endured and suggested that he "Knock some heads together " and sort it out.
A week after I wrote I received a letter from Acer`s complaints dept. apologising and telling me that I have been assigned a "Case Officer" charged with resolving the problem within 10 working days (sounds like something out of a John Lecarre` novel, "The computer that came in from the cold " ? )
That was 3 days ago, I await developments and will keep you posted.

Regards Peter
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23 Dec 2009   #20
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Guys might I suggest you also search here. There is some possibilities here Windows complete PC backup error 0x8007007b - Vista Forums


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