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Windows 7: Windows Backup did not complete successfully

07 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows Backup did not complete successfully


i keep getting an error when running a windows 7 backup. it backs up to a linux server on the network. network sharing is correct.

at the very end of the backup it says some files were skipped. when i check on the linux server the hard drive is full of files so it has access so i donít think it is a network problem.

i had a look at the log files in "C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsBackup" at the file "Backup Files 2010-02-07 190008_error.txt"

it says "Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Websites. ErrorThe system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

i have made a Library in my Library folder called websites containing website files.

What does the error mean and how can i fix it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

I already asked for this to be moved to the Maintenance section. They look after backups over there.

That said have a look at this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7

nope didnt work, can anyone help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Check the image profile path

To check whether you have missing profiles:
1. Open regedit, navigate to the above registry key. (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList). Expand the list

2. Click on each of the profiles listed. The first 3 profiles should have ProfileImagePath value of
%SystemRoot%\System32\Config\SystemProfile, %SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService, and %SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService respectively.

3. Starting from the 4th profile, the ProfileImagePath should contain path to the user profiles on your machine, such as C:\users\Christine

4. If one or more of the profile has no profile image, then you have missing profiles.

To work around this, delete the profile in question (Caution: The registry contains critical settings that are necessary for your system to function properly. Take extra caution while making changes)

1. First, export the ProfileList key for safekeeping. (Right click on the key, choose “Export”, and save it to the desktop.)
2. Right click on the profile in question, choose delete.
3. Try backup again.

Also, try a good ol' sfc /scannow or use a 3rd party backup tool
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7

done all that, the profile image is pointing in the right direction. and the scan now did nothing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 64-bit

if i only backedup 6 dvds 32% of my computer can i use those cds to reinstall whatever was backed up, i didnt need to backup everything that is on my hard drive i have 250gbs of music that i dont need
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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