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Windows 7: Window 7 Backup Failing

16 Jul 2010   #11
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Steve,
Thanks maybe I will. Everything looks right in Explorer so it isn't a real problem. Just what I would call an inconsistency. Right now I am enjoying W7 for the first time since I built the machine. It has no (fingers crossed) issues and if Windows Backup is (now I'm getting some differences of opinion on it's reliability) reliable. Should anything happen I can get back to running without a problem. So I as happy as pigs in slop.
I'll get feisty about it eventually but not for a while. I appreciate the thought and your help.
glennc
Your welcome, Glenn

I did the "required" recovery and back-up disks when we first aquired this PC, but after I got rid of the crapware I have gone on to make two more complete back-ups and images with macrium, no sense putting that stuff back on if I don't have to.

Yea, settle in with 7 go back over your posts you never know something in there may jog your memrory.

Before you get too feisty search for what your about to do, and add win 7 ultimate to the search query. That's what I did when I searched for assignment problems, and that's when I saw the link with the SATA CD/DVD drives

I tried it with your amd processor and there didn't seem to be much relation to your situation. What I found there was concerns about overheating.

Try searching all your hardware with your OS added. You just might be able to shake something out of the tree.


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16 Jul 2010   #12
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy Steve,
Another none user. Hmmmmmm. About the overheating, for me using PC Wizard, all the temps look good to low. As to the hardware they are WD drives, Lite-On DVD, thats about it. I wrote Gigabyte about it to see if they could explain and they haven't responded.
BTW I have put the MY System Specs in so you'all can see what I'm running and possibly know of any inconsistencies.
Being behind the curve or slow or just missing something, but I have devices that if you block the internet they fail. The hard drives, the DVD Drive. What is causing that?
It seems IMDO that if you take the computer off the internet, these devices may stop functioning. When you go into properties of the driver, only driver description is assessable, update, rollback, uninstall are all greyed out. This is new and surprising to
me if it is true.
Is it me or is that the way it is supposed to work?????
glennc
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17 Jul 2010   #13
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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I have devices that if you block the internet they fail. The hard drives, the DVD Drive
This may seem a little off the wall, but paste this into your search box _ ActiveSync _ See if you get any results.

There is more on it here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/synchronize/activesync-usb.mspx
I'm wondering if I have it so I checked my system to see, and I do, but no conflicts.

If you do, then click on View sync results Then View sync conflicts, From there if you do you can resolve them there.


If you’ve combined your hard drives in a RAID, make sure you have installed RAID-compatible drivers.
Check the pin settings on your HDD's.

Check all your connections in/outside the box.

Check Device Manager again for any conflicts.
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17 Jul 2010   #14
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy Steve,
Had a fun night last night. My friend who just got his + Certification and is angry at me for listening to people on this forum as he put it, are either 16 year olds or unqualified. Last night he was over and we had a donnybrook, about his demeaning attitude of me and my disrespectful attitude toward him for deviating from the exact same software he uses as he lives and breathes computers 24 hours a day and is certified as of two weeks ago and has built 15 systems for people. he told me that Windows Backup is the best most reliable software and has moved it and rescued a system or two using it and the repair disk. It was fun, although I don't think he enjoyed as much as I did. So thanks a lot.
That was interesting because I never heard of active synchronization before. When I used Zonealarm as my first firewall I lost the usb, and the SATA hard drive. When I looked in their drivers section all options were greyed out except the Display Driver. I google problem Zonealarm and Windows 7. I got many hits describing the same problem, ZA was closing a now necessary port, and I don't have the experience or knowledge to go in and make rules and exceptions for it to work so I did uninstall and Advanced System Care to clean it up. It did not clean it up and several other programs that were incompatible were removed the same way. So I followed the forums advice to do a clean install. After saving a known minimum working system to System Image with backup (which now began working again perfectly) I installed drivers from a disk to load my printer and scanner. Well it didn't like the scanner install and gave me the error to connect to the SATA DVD drive. I did a restore point prior to that software installation and it came back up without the software and the drive was now working properly. Unfortunately some functionality of picking options with the mouse popped up. So I went back to the System Image and started reinstalling the stuff again. This time I only loaded the Scanner driver and none of the extra software Arcsoft bundle. Ran like a champ and still is. Having no experience past XP Pro, prior to the SATA interface I never thought that if I turned the devices on a let Device Manager install new device, that it supposedly would have downloaded the drivers without me needing the driver disks for both devices. Is that true?
Thanks again for the time you give me freely, to assist me to get running. I appreciate it.
So is it possible that because the USB and hardrives are actively synchronized that is why they failed to initialize properly without internet access? Take care.
glennc
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17 Jul 2010   #15
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Steve,
As a follow up I currently show no synch errors in view of ActiveSync. And no I am not running RAID of any kind. So I guess I'm good to go. If you would indulge me, where did you find the Version of your active synchronization software?
glennc
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17 Jul 2010   #16
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Steve,
Searching Windows 7 help from startup menu for ActiveSync, it stated that my version of Windows does not have ActiveSync, seemingly IMO inferring only mobile devices have it. Although a display came up saying no synch errors????
glennc
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17 Jul 2010   #17
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Steve,
As a follow up I currently show no synch errors in view of ActiveSync. And no I am not running RAID of any kind. So I guess I'm good to go. If you would indulge me, where did you find the Version of your active synchronization software?
glennc
I searched for it first, but it's also in my _ Control Panel _ .
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Steve,
Searching Windows 7 help from startup menu for ActiveSync, it stated that my version of Windows does not have ActiveSync, seemingly IMO inferring only mobile devices have it. Although a display came up saying no synch errors????
glennc
I don't think it's necessary unless you have a smart-phone to hook up to your PC. Its probably just an extra on mine, but I do run my camera through one of my 6USB ports.

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This time I only loaded the Scanner driver and none of the extra software Arcsoft bundle. Ran like a champ and still is.
I had arcsoft years ago, and never liked it. Very limited functionality. It's like lexmark, fairly good printers, but bloatware.
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Having no experience past XP Pro, prior to the SATA interface I never thought that if I turned the devices on a let Device Manager install new device, that it supposedly would have downloaded the drivers without me needing the driver disks for both devices. Is that true?
Yes. I believe, but don't quote me I'm not +certified.
Windows98 to present started adding drivers to its OS to help users install devices.

It is always advisable though to use the devices install disk, and then go to the web site to upgrade.

I have done it both ways....I've let the OS install or I've used the device install disk, but I've always checked for any upgrades to the software.
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Thanks again for the time you give me freely, to assist me to get running. I appreciate it.
Your welcome.

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So is it possible that because the USB and hardrives are actively synchronized that is why they failed to initialize properly without internet access?
Do you mean are or are not???
It's quite possible. Ever since USB came out its been well documented 'bout conflicts.

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Take care.
Not so fast. Let's get to the good part.

Your “friend” who is wise and experienced beyond his/her years shows up and gives you a load of crap, but doesn't offer to help you outta this jam, what's up with that?

As I said earlier, I'm not certified, but there are members of this forum who are, and there are members as young as 13. See: https://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-room/96884-how-old-you.html

I'm in the 31, and several months group......336 to be exact, and your “friend” could not hold a candle to any of the 89,231 members here including you.

No wonder members put a “I am not responsible” caveat under their sigs, maybe I should to.

I gotta get goin', ketch ya ina few days...................
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17 Jul 2010   #18
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Steve,
I do have camera dowload software on the system. So that must be the reason, thanks for the info. Thanks for the way to find out my version. I also don't require the arcsoft stuff. What is strange is that on the machine previous to this last and necessary clean re-install, I put it on and it did not conflict with my SATA DVD drive and cause it to fail.
When I originally loaded the OS I put Zonealarm on it. Research showed that this firewall blocks the OS from connecting to the internet. At that time the only drive I had was my 500 GB WD SATA. It and the usb would not stop from failing. I removed Zonealarm and they both immediately came up perfectly. I do not have the knowledge to track down the port and set up rules to allow it, so I just dumped it for Free Comodo. Now McAfee doesn't conflict and everything comes up fine.

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Not so fast. Let's get to the good part.
Well it was a lively dinner and continued afterwards. He told me that his disrespectful and demeaning last messages to me, he didn't realize that he was doing it. He said that he felt "insulted" that I wouldn't follow his recommendations to the letter. As he put it I have built 12 machines and installed them and unfortunately for me, never had a single problem. He forgets that when we built the computer he told me not to put power to the extra for him port on the board. I returned it and got another and put the new one in and had the same symptoms.
When I called the board manufacturer, and described the symptoms the first thing he asked me was if that port was plugged into the power supply. I did, it immediately booted. So he became angry and instead of expressing it to me before he couldn't control himself and remain civil, he became obnoxious. So I joined this forum as I won't put up with someone's feces. This forum is the one that told me to reinstall which cured all the issues I previously had. For me Revo uninstaller and Advanced system Care purchased does not remove enough. So I went back to a prior to the scanner install and it removed all visible signs of it but still caused unusual problems like not letting me do a multiple ctrl/click. So the System Image with the basics on it that he did advise to save, I redid it it cleaned up all traces and I just installed the drivers from the disk and it connected to Epson and asked to trust them and download the latest driver. We continued the discussion by email and I told him why does everyone who disagrees with him have to be a 16 year old or unqualified to oppose his choice. I told him it I take some advice and not others, like I do with him. I told him that the probability that of all the people on this forum, that none of them were qualified more than him who got his + certification about two or three weeks ago, was delusional as he does not know the qualifications of any of your members, that it was egotistical and thus feces and that it was statistically impossible. He quit using that argument.
He felt disrespected so I can understand his rancor as he had been helping me before, like putting in the motherboard and cables but that he should have said something before getting pissed. He said it was his character. I said I like you, admire many of your qualities, admit your greater knowledge of current technology but I would decide what I do, and I would never let it get so bad as to disrespect verbally in writing. I said that helping me should be done with joy or don't do it, that is how I treat him. Our relationship is worth more than you helping me get this computer running. I would have eventually without him and did. I did not need his help if it came with any amount of his feces. So help me if you want and don't help me if you don't. That is the way I do you. So he decided that could not control himself and was thus unwilling to help me any further, or to offer any suggestions or attempt to sway my judgement (which I follow 90% of) because of this. I said that is a smart idea. I went to Computer technician school for 3 years five days a week and came out the second highest grade. As work, I built and troubleshot computer driven machinery. Giant sewing machines for making mattress stitching, fix the CNC machines. I have personally built over 300 computers and installed operating systems starting with DOS 5 up to Windows 2000. I have installed operating systems and got them running before microsoft even existed up to XP Pro. He said that this was like him knowing some of windows 7 and me fixing Model T cars and blackpowder guns. I told him he was an unrealistic, self centerd fool and possibly required medicines to control himself. We decided to use the word Alfalfa as an I am done, you are pissing me off and I don't want to go further, and the other would immediately stop any further discussion and drop it totally. This morning he called alfalfa. I hope he can get over it because I like him a lot, up to the rabid dog change of personality. That about covers it.
Thanks for the shoulder and the information.
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #19
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Thanks for the shoulder and the information.
glennc
Have you ever used the Reliability Monitor? This link explains it in more detail. It will also show you how to use event viewer.
http://windowssecrets.com/comp/100304/

There is also a link here at W7F:
What's your Reliability index score?
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20 Jul 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

glennc,

Is your system currently working correctly?

After seeing all of the long diatribes, I thought I would jump to the end and see if there were still any problems to be fixed.
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