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Windows 7: System Protection Warning.

28 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
System Protection Warning.

Hey all,

I've had Windows 7 installed since 2009. Recently I've been getting this warning.

System Protection Warning.-capture-02.png

Not really sure why though, as I've never stored System Image backups on this drive. I always keep them on an external drive.
I've tried turning off System Protection then back on, this does remove the warning. But then when I create a new image the warning returns.
I've done various different scans, A/V, diagnostics and can't see anything wrong. Disks are working fine.

Anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this warning?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2014   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Backup Images are snapshots... The image process creates a restore point just like what happens when installing software or windows update patches. The restore point itself, so the situation on start of backup will be backed up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

Thanks for the reply Kaktussoft, I understand how the image process works. Just can't understand why that warning has suddenly started to appear. It's been working without any warnings for the past 5 years.
Also the slider to increase maximum size keeps increasing on it's own, so really puzzled as to what is causing it.
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