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Windows 7: Backup and Restore non-functional

16 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Backup and Restore non-functional

Hi Everyone,

I'm having the same issue as the person here:

except that I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. I've opened the logs for Backup and Restore and got the following diagnostic info:

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   - <System>
     <Provider Name="" Guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" /> 







    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-16T15:53:19.756622400Z" /> 


    <Correlation />  

    <Execution ProcessID="2464" ThreadID="3960"  ProcessorID="1" KernelTime="0" UserTime="0" />  

    <Channel />  


    <Security />  


  - <DebugData>

    <FlagsName />  

    <LevelName />  

    <Component />  

    <SubComponent />  


    <Function />  

    <Message>GUID=b7d39042-6284-b652-5fe6-32f60e0380e6 (No Format Information  found).</Message> 


That repeats (except the GUID, File Line, and System Time change) for each time I've clicked the "Backup Now" button. Seems like the diagnostic info is a bit lacking!

I've reset the registry keys (as the prior article states) twice with no effect. It is extremely important that I get this working. I upgraded to Windows 7 specifically to utilize the shadow backup capability. This is a week-old install of that OS, and I'm very disappointed that it is already failing. Especially since I can't backup! Ugh...

Thanks in advance,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Was the backup not working from the start, or did this problem arise after you installed sometime?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

There have always been problems with Backup/Restore in Vista, and now in Win7. I think they never got that 100% to work. Plus there are certain programs that seem to get into the way of the restore (e.g. Norton). That's why I was always using OEM products. First Ghost and Paragon, but both are quite complex. Now I use free Macrium which works really very well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Re: When it began, it did at one time work, at least it appeared to do so... I attempted to perform an overnight backup after I installed, but after 48 hours the progress bar was stuck at about 10 percent. It has never fully performed the backup. I looked at the disk usage and it was actually about 10% of my C: drive.

The amount of time I have sprent researching this and attempting to fix it, along with the potential for data loss should my disk fails is frustrating. Why does Microsoft advertise a feature that is non-functional?

I guess I'll go third party...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I guess I'll go third party...
That would be a wisw move. See my link above. That works - and fast.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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