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Windows Backup and Restore error 0x800700b7

Q: Windows Backup and Restore error 0x800700b7

I'm trying to do my normal system image and data backups with Windows Backup and Restore, always worked fine until now. I am getting "The backup application could not start due to an internal error: Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Then i go to Services to check if the required services were started and Block Level Backup Engine Service is not. I tried to manually start it but then i get the other error code (0x800700b7), really need help on this guys.

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A: Windows Backup and Restore error 0x800700b7

Hmmm... This is apparently an old and well-known problem. If you navigate your file structure like so:

And then delete the SR (system recovery) task, you apparently have 50-50 odds that your error code will disappear. But if you do this, you'll have to (re)define your normal backup task definition.
Please let us know how this turns out.
Thanks, and HTH.
--Ed--

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My OS is Vista Ultimate. 2GB RAM. 13GB free space on C Drive. I am unable to use System Restore or Backup and Restore center. When I try to create a Restore Point (or do a backup) error message comes up 'Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason: Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (0x800700B7).' I think (not sure) that these problems came after I was infected with win32:Vitro virus. (No longer any infections showing). I think that my registry may be corrupt or files deleted. Can anyone help please?

A:Error code 0x800700B7 with System Restore and Backup problems

Hi,
 
Thank you for your post.
 
Based on my research, I would like to suggest the following:
 
Note: Please perform a complete system backup first. If any unexpected issue occurs, we can quickly restore the system to the current status.
 
1.     Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
 
2.     In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache
 
3.     Right click on this key and select "Export" and save the key to a Flash Drive or other removable storage device.
 
4.     Remove the key ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows?
 
5.     Please reboot the computer and check if the issue reoccurs. If it works, please also reconfigure the Scheduled Task for System restore in Task Scheduler.
 
Hope this helps. Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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System info:Windows Vista Home PremiumeMachine T5226Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz4 GB RAM32-bit OSAll of a sudden, I went to set a manual Restore Point and I get the same message:"Could not create the Scheduled Task for the following reason:Cannot create a file when that file already exists.(0x800700B7)"I can change the name and still get the same pop-up, I have nearly visted all forums and tried everything, except pay MS $35 for the fix,which I cannot afford to do and buy medicine, since I am disabled and Part D Medicare for drugs is Bad.Can Anyone who really knows a fix, other than just reinstall and go through all, that, it seems to set points when programs call for it, but not the operator. Any help will be appreciated and rewarded by God, through my prayers. Thanks!

A:Fix for System Restore error (0x800700B7) for Setting Manual Restore Point

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
 
Based on my experience, error code 0x800700B7 indicates that the object cannot be created because an object with the same name already exists. Thus I suspect there is some shadow restore points stored on your computer. I recommend that you perform the following steps.
1. Change another location to save the new created restore point.
2. Resize Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space by running the following command, there may be caused by limited space.
 
1) Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
2) Click Run as administrator.
3) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin list shadowstorage /for=c:
 
4) Note the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space value.
5) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=300Mb
 
6) Close the Command Prompt window.
 
Hope this helps. Thanks.

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Recently, I've discovered that my system restore does not work. I thought it was due to errors with the specific restore points that I'd tried, but it also failed with a test restore point I'd created. The error can be found below.

I would very much like to fix this issue before the fate of my computer gravely depends on it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:System restore fails with 0x800700b7, error extracting

Temporarily disable Avast & Try what I suggested in this post:
system restore not restoring

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Recently, I've discovered that my system restore does not work. I thought it was due to errors with the specific restore points that I'd tried, but it also failed with a test restore point I'd created. The error can be found below.I would very much like to fix this issue before the fate of my computer gravely depends on it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:System restore fails with 0x800700b7, error extracting files

 In doing a search on the MS web site, I found this:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/an-unspecified-error-occured-during-system-restore/59cfdf5b-4fa8-4efa-8bdd-e5f6fdf0116c?auth=1
 It says there's a conflict between your security software and System Restore.  One quote from one of the MVPs is "if your computer has Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security, you must turn off Norton Product Tamper Protection before running System Restore."
 
If the above doesn't solve the problem for you, Please download and run Speccy.  After running it click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.
 
 Then download minitoolbox and run it with the following boxes checked:
 
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
 
List Installed Programs
 
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
 
List Minidump files
 
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.

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included frst txt. Computer ran fine moved and sat unplugged for two weeks now wont load into windows repair cannot fix and recovery brings error listed in title. tried basic troubleshooting made sure hardware was seated nothing unplugged think its a registry problem virus etc. I have two computers that I have built that went down at the same time both with the same exact parts except the case. other computer has different symptoms though it freezes in windows and bios everything is seated correctly and tried diff sticks of ram etc. nothing working though and need help with that one also I don't know if there was some sort of virus that infected my computers or what because I didn't have them networked. just really weird. please fill me in on the issues that are causing this so I may learn from them. any help would be greatly appreciated. if you can call me to make things easier plse jst ask for my number and will do. thnk you ahead of time for any help im stumped at this point and cant get anywhere without dedicating a boat load of time to research and etc. thnk u thnk u thnk u
 FRST.txt   11.44KB
  8 downloads also when frst ran it said no disk in drive \device\harddrive4\dr4

A:unable to load windows recovery error 0x800700b7 reg prob.

 
Download the enclosed file. 
 fixlist.txt   716bytes
  10 downloads
 
Save it in the same location FRST is saved.
 
Run FRST, except that this time around click on the Fix button and wait.
 
The tool will make a log in the same location FRST is saved (Fixlog.txt), Please post it to your reply.
 
Restart in normal mode and let me know the outcome.
 

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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Windows 7 BACKUP AND RESTORE FAILURE with error codes 0x81000037 and 0x80080005.

Could you please have a look to the following screenshots together with the <JUNCTION> results in order to advice how can I TO SOLVE Windows 7 BACKUP AND RESTORE FAILURE
1. http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/backup-restore/269840d1369591874-windows-7-backup-restore-failure-error-codes-2zyzozk.jpg.png

2. http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1369591874

3. FILE NOT FOUND: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1369591874

4. JUNCTION RESULTS:

Volume in drive C is OS_Install
Volume Serial Number is 0E4C-9673

Directory of c:\Users\msi

30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> Application Data [C:\Users\msi\AppData\Roaming]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> Cookies [C:\Users\msi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> Local Settings [C:\Users\msi\AppData\Local]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> My Documents [C:\Users\msi\Documents]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> NetHood [C:\Users\msi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> PrintHood [C:\Users\msi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> Recent [C:\Users\msi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent]
30/01/2012 09:27 AM <JUNCTION> SendTo [C:\Users\msi\AppData\... Read more

A:Windows 7 BACKUP AND RESTORE FAILURE with error codes

Something is "broken" in your installation of Windows. Without knowing the full particulars of your installation, and exactly the steps you took to get to where the errors occurred, it's doubtful you can get backup working unless somebody here with expertise in Windows backup spends some time with you tracking everything down. If possible, reinstall Windows, using common procedures and disk configurations. Another option is to use a different backup tool.
Free Macrium is one, and there are others here that people recommend. It may seem "right and proper" to get Windows backup working correctly, but unless you're a "technical" who just won't give up, it's really unnecessary.
Other backup tools are simply better working and less prone to failure. I'm a "technical" but wouldn't waste time with Windows shadow copy service problems unless it was part of my job. Unless you are compelled to use Windows shadow copy services by some specific need, it's much simpler to use other software for backups and images.
I never learned about Windows shadow copy services, so I can't help you with that.
Maybe one of the people here who swear by Windows backup will help you clear up your problem.
That would be nice.

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I have seen solutions to this error when it occurs during creation of a System Image, but I receive it when running a restore of a system image.  Here are the parameters of the problem:
System: Getac rugged laptop with SSD fitted in place of an HDD.  It was running Windows 7 with SP1 before the failed restore.
The System boots using Windows repair disk, but the OS has been trashed by failed restore, so normal boot brings up a missing OS error.
The System image is held on 3 DVDs.
Invoking System restore prompts for DVD #3 to identify the restorable images.
Selecting image for restore prompts for DVD #1.
Approx. 20 mins and 20% into restore, the error message 'Windows backup error accessing remote shared folder 0x8078015B' displays and the restore bombs out.
This process is 100% repeatable and is not dependent on whether the 'reformat and repartition' check box is checked or clear.
There is only one image on the DVD set from which to select the image to restore.
As the BIOS had been updated to lock down (disable) Bluetooth and WiFi for use in a secure environment, the BIOS has been returned to factory defaults in case this was the cause of the problem.

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I am not computer savy. how do i under vista 32 system & maintaince back up my computer.I receive
error 0x800700b7
 

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Any suggestions? I have burned and used all the iso files for ultimate 7 x64 and keep getting the incompatible message. Even when I attempt to do a repair with my original media, it is rejected as incompatible. Every once in a while it will give the impression of making a repair and then the 0x800700b7 error message appears and I am back the square one. I have the SP1 applied.
Thanks for any help you can give. By the way, I have been through just about all the tutorials and tried almost everything I see there. I must be missing something.

A:0x800700b7 error

Hi,
? How are you trying to do a System Restore, through Windows Recovery console?
? Are you able to boot into Safe mode?
? Do you remember making any changes to the system?
If you are able to boot into safe mode then I would suggest you follow method
Method
Follow the steps mentioned below to perform a clean boot.
1. Click Start, typemsconfig.exe in the Start Search box and then press ENTER to start the System Configuration Utility.
2. On theGeneral tab, click Selective Startup and then click to clear theLoad startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)
3. On theServices tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box and then clickDisable all
Note: Following this step lets Microsoft services continue to run. These services include Networking, Plug and Play, Event Logging, Error Reporting, and other services. If you disable these services, you may permanently delete all restore points. Do not do this if you want to use the System Restore utility together with existing restore points.
After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
1. Click start, typemsconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then pressENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
2. On theGeneral tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted to restart... Read more

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I'm getting a series of two error boxes when I click "OK" on the System Protection for Disk (any).

I performed a system restore, because I was getting an task scheduler error in the Windows Log for the System. While executing the restore point, I got a black screen during the reboot that gave an option to do a Windows Repair or Normal Boot. I continued with the normal boot sequence and when the desktop appeared, I got the indication that the System Restore was successful. However, when I'm back in System Restore to adjust settings, these error boxes pop-up in sequence when I click "OK" to close a box.

SFC /Scannow doesn't indicate any integrity problems. There are no errors or warnings in the Windows Logs for System or Application.

Does anyone have a solution short of a new install (Ultimate Restore)? I don't have an image of this disk.

Regards,

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Greetings all! I thought I would post this here and see if anyone had any ideas before I am reduced to wiping my drive and starting with a fresh install of Vista.

The problem is this. I am trying to install a Virtual CD program that is, according to their site, Vista compatible. However, the installer quits before all the files have been uncompressed with the error -5006 : 0x800700b7. Ok, so maybe their installer got corrupted and won't work. I tried another Virtual CD program that I had demo'd earlier and then uninstalled. Though the installer ran fine before this time it won't install with numerous errors about being unable to open CAB files.

So later in the day I try and install a game (Clive Barker's Jericho) and get the exact same error (-5006 : 0x800700b7) . I look up the error on the net and the results are, in the majority, that my registry is corrupted and to use some program like RegCure (which I've done without any positive effect.)

Any ideas?

Here are my specs:
Windows Vista 32bit, with all updates current from the date of this post.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
3322 MB RAM (as logged by dxdiag)
MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard ver 1.0
Default System BIOS
NVidia GeForce 7900 GTX
Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro

I'm happy to offer any more information if needed.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Error -5006 : 0x800700b7

Well, I solved it.

I don't know if all the steps I took were necessary, but here is what I did:

1. Turned off Vista's User Account Control.
2. Booted vista with a clean boot using msconfig.
3. Right-clicked the DVD's installer program and selected 'Run As Administrator.'

From what I've read on Vista forums is that 0x800700b7 is an error about a file already existing or a program not having permission to write a file in a certain place. So, I figured if I essentially turned off all Vista's security measures the program could write its files. While I am sure this explanation is not entirely correct it at least led to me to solving the problem.
 

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Hi,

I'll set up my BSOD problems. I run Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Last night my desktop started, without any seeming cause, to slow down and not respond. I tried rebooting and my Windows wouldn't finish loading-- many of the desktop and taskbar icons appeared as blank pages; clicking anything or trying to run a program failed, until eventually Windows crashed altogether. Attempted restarts have failed; I can run my desktop in Safe Mode (what I am doing now) but that's it.

I attempted System Restores to my two most recent points and they both failed. I attempted to restore from two points previous to that and the restore failed due to error 0x800700b7

Since my computer won't restart or run at all, I tried to boot from a Windows 7 CD and proceed from there. The system restore tools there were unsuccessful, and attempting to proceed further with a new install returned a BSOD that suggested my hard drive may be the problem and, among other things, I should run CHKDSK /F if nothing else works.

I received this message on the BSOD:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFFADF2A8323C0, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

I've run the Seven Forums BSOD software and attached the results here.

What seems to be the problem and how do I fix it?

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:BSOD and other crashes, error 0x800700b7 and others

Hello,

Go to: C:\Windows\Minidump.

Are there files in there? If so, please zip them and post them.

-Justin

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I'm getting this error when trying to install a program. What do I do?
 

A:error message 5006:0x800700b7

Well firstly you advise you as to what the program is
then you send us some details of your system make and full model of computer if branded and the OS
and how you are trying to install the program - download or from physical installation media
 

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Hello all, Ryan here, had a question,

I have a Toshiba u505-s2975 64bit, I don't really do anything on it but surf the web and play Wow and use office. I turned my laptop off last night and this morning went to start it and it wouldn't start. It just was going to startup repair and not letting it restart. I then tried to restore to a previous time and then I got the error code 0x800700b7.

After that I started the laptop in Safe mode with networking and tried to restore to a previous time and it worked. However when it restarted in normal mode it was so slow it wouldn't bring up my Icons only my start bar at the bottom, but I couldn't do anything still.

So I tried to start in Safe mode with networking again, and it will try then fail and send me to the startup repair screen and that is where I am stuck. and I've tried to do the process again and it is just a horrible cycle.

Thanks for your help in advance!

A:My laptop has error code 0x800700b7 I have searched on here need help

Hello and welcome aboard.

If your system does not boot, it is the best to follow the steps described in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

If still fails, you may go for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit&#58;Java&#47;CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

Thanks

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Hello.

Well.... all I did what is what I should not have done. I deleted the Backup set. You know the backup location\computername\ backupupset\ year month day time folder and now I have an empty drive but Vista backup and restore think there are restore dates(that are not there) and I can't use the restore for the restore points as well.

I tried to creat a new Backup set and that came up with errors.

This is a Vista32 machine and I need to not have created a monster for my wife although she married one.

I was out to free up drive space and well messed up the operating system.

TT123

A:My Backup and restore is in error.

Have you tried turning off System Restore then turning it back on?

Ardneh

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Just bought a new Windows 10, Office 2016, Ultra HD Lenovo computer. Already having issues, surprise surprise! Not only are there scaling/blurry issues with some apps, but Windows Backup and Restore is displaying the following error:

The semaphore timeout period has expired.

I'm trying to backup to an external Seagate drive.

I've tried several fixes as I was previously having this issue too (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...890485a59?db=5), but nothing has worked.

I just don't get how a brand new computer has these issues, but I guess that Windows 10/Microsoft for you...any help would be much appreciated and Happy Holidays!

A:Backup and Restore Error

Instead of using Windows Built-in Backup/Restore.
Use either: Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper . They are both good, reliable and free

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Hi, I am new to this forum and all forums in general so hope I am posting this to the correct place.

I am getting a raid 0 error on my PC and am looking at ways to fix this however I do not have a complete Backup and Restore. What I want to know is if I now do a Vista Complete backup and restore (including OS) will it be effective now that I have this raid 0 error, i.e. will I be able to use it and not reintroduce the problem?

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OS vista businees 32 bit sp2 hp compaq dx2450 4gb ram

When I use backup and restore center, I can backup files no problem, but when I use backup computer option the backup operation displays error 0x80080005 can not connect to server check system settings then hangs in continous loop. Only way to stop loop is to use task manager to quit backup.

I have had HP tech remote and MS tech remote attempt to repair to no avail without a complete system restore. There should be a way to solve this without complete restore. Both HP and MS tried to a system repair using origional vista business OS install disc and both failed. I ran scan now on c drive. It found corrupted files but did not list them. How do I get a list of corrupted files:

I have origional HP backup and restore set of discs for this computer. Is there any way to extract just files needed?

Please Help ,
Thanks,
Jack (kc6qdi)
 

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My OS is Vista, Dell XPS 420.
I have a WD My Passport Essential portable hard drive. I use this as my backup system. I am trying to backup some data from a previous hard drive...that failed.
When I try to restore, my pc tells me that it was unable to find that drive.
How can I find that drive (J) for my pc?
 

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When attempting to use Backup and Restore in Windows 7 I get an 'unspecified error' in reference to the executable file 'sdclt.exe' which is the Backup application located in the System32 folder. The error occurs when you click on 'Manage Space' or 'Change Settings.' Running the System File Checker on 'sdclt.exe' results in no file integrity issues. I have attached a Problem Step Recorder and a screenshot of the results of the System File Checker. If anyone knows how to resolve this issue I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you.

p.s. - I am able to successfully backup my computer due to creating a workaround shortcut but the errors I am getting are still present.

A:'Unspecified Error' with Backup and Restore

Run CMD as Admin. At the command prompt, type the following line, then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
Check whether the problem is resolved.

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G'day all,

Now that I have my new puter all setup, I attempted to backup via Vista Basic Backup/Restore but recieved this error.

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The backup did not complete successfully.

A shadow copy could noy be created for the following reason:

Windows cannot create a shadow copy due to internal error in other system components. For more info view the event log.(0x81000109)
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Perusing the Eventlog, I can't find any reference?

Acer Aspire 5315, 512Mb RAM, Vista Basic.

Microsoft support has no info.
Acer support can only suggest a re-install.

I also see a lot of other users encounter the same, with no fixes.

Thnx guys.
NT

A:Backup/Restore error 0x81000109

Hey there

I personally have had this issue once or twice,

you have to manually go into the backup center and redirect the backups back to the folder you want to backup into

start\control panel\system and maintenance\backup and restore center\change settings

This can happen when you install a security update, the filter changes and breaks the link for the backups


regards



Craig

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Win 8 system backup image restore error help

You could try mounting it with something else.

Not sure if partition guru free will do it. The paid version handles vhd.

Once mounted, partition guru can make it's own image of the mounted drive., which can be restored.

You might need the paid version for that - worth looking at the freebie in case it does.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free

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I'm having a problem trying to restore Win 8.1 after a crash. All I get is a blue screen with an error code.

I finally deduced that I was having a hardware problem with my beloved SSD (weird glitches and erratic behavior, occasional recognition errors in BIOS, and finally I/O errors when trying to restore from backup), so I pulled it out, and temporarily replaced it with a spare HDD of slightly larger size. The backup/restore program I use is Paragon, and it has worked flawlessly for me for some time, including when I migrated Win 8.0 to that SSD over a year ago. So I pulled up the last full-disk backup (from 4 weeks ago) and did a Restore to the replacement HDD, but the resulting installation will not boot. I've tried it several times, including using a different archive, and each time I get a blue screen saying "Your PC needs to be repaired", with an error code 0xc0000034.

What is this error code, and how do I go about fixing the problem? Is there some kind of issue with restoring an SSD backup to an HDD? (I know there is something about the partition alignment which may be different, for instance.) This program worked just fine in the opposite direction, meaning restoring a backup of an HDD to the SSD.

I might have been able to use the recovery media to fix the problem, if I had the current media... unfortunately, the disk I created was from prior to the 8.1 upgrade, and it won't work anymore. My mistake. But short of a clean install back to 8.0, an... Read more

A:Win 8 will not restore from backup, error code 34 at boot

I just finished an all day close encounter with my system because of the PC needs to restart message with the big smiley face. I was not able to get the error message because it was so fast.

But what I discovered was after the computer reboots the second time, it will go into a Repairing your computer and then Diagnosing your computer. After that, a Repair menu is presented and one of the options was the Advanced options, followed by Troubleshoot, followed by another Advanced Options. In this option, I found a Startup Settings option which would allow for a Safe Mode boot. So I hit restart and selected Safe Mode from the list. From there, I started msconfig.exe and selected Diagnostic Startup, and restarted.

The system booted into normal Windows, so I started msconfig.exe again and selected normal boot, and the system was working again.

I do not know exactly what caused the original problem, probably something I did while testing something... But now the system is operating normally again. I never found anything that was responsible for the problem, although the Event Viewer did have over 70 DCOM ShellHWDetection Event 1005 error messages.

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I've only had Windows 7 for about a week now, but so far I like it. I've upgraded from XP.





I think I clicked on "Options" and then I saw this window:



So I figured what do I have to lose. I just went to the "Craig" directory and made the 2 folders and named them exactly like the error message said. Then I ran backup again and everything was fine.

I apologize if this has already been covered. I'm new to this forum, but I used it a lot when I was setting up Windows 7. I had to do a lot of google searches to set it up the way I wanted it, and this forum was a big help.

I guess to get around this problem, I should untick the box that says let windows decide which files to back up and just manually select what personal files and folder I want to back up.

A:Backup & Restore Error 0X8007002 Solved on this Compter

Craig as an alternative and what I do is is this on a weekly basis.
Imaging with free Macrium so it is a leave and forget well almost forget LOL!! setup

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Greetings all

I'm feeling very silly as I may have just flushed my whole data world away.

I did a "Restore to factory settings" on my Dell Inspiron 1420 with Vista Home Premium 32. I followed the directions from their website and did a full backup to my external NAS first. I got a "backup completed successfully" message.

I restored the system software successfully from the "D" partition on the internal hard drive, but when I tried to restore my personal files / data I got an "Access is denied (0x80070005)" message. I can "see" the network drive and the folder that the backup was made to on the "My computer" screen. I am unable to open the file, or change any access options to it.

Dell customer support (under warranty) said they couldn't help as the problem was likely third party software (I'm running only Vista and McAfee, that I know of, both of which came with my computer.) and referred me to their for-fee customer service, at which I balked and now I'm here.

Any thoughts on how to get into my backup file? Trying to remain calm...

Thanks in advace!
 

A:Unable to read backup file after restore. Error 0x80070005

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I keep getting this error when I try to backup to external disk.
Also get same if I try to create a restore point for C:
Only one restore point is showing and it's 2 years old!
Those from windows update, etc have all disappeared!
I increased the disk space for system protection on both disks but to no avail.
What memory is the error meaning?
Are there any fixes?

Googled the error number and most posts concerned update or livemail problems, not backup/restore.
Two sites, Wiki-errors.com and Helpcomp.com, offer Registry fix downloads.
Anybody know if these work and are SAFE ?

A:Cannot backup or create restore point - Error 0x8007000E Out of memory

I would try running a sfc/scannow first actually. Have you ran your Anti-Virus and Malware programs? I'd do THAT first actually. If you haven't ran a sfc/scannow before, here's a link to a tutorial on how to do that :SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Here's how to run the memory diagnostic : Memory Diagnostics Tool

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Hi
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate connected to network with Server 2008 (R2).

I am trying to backup the System Image [only] to a share on the server without success:

[Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options

[Main Instruction] Check your backup

[Content] Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination.

[Try to run backup again] [Change backup settings]

[Expanded Information]
Backup time: 8/05/2016 6:20 PM
Backup location: \\Server2008\backup\
Error code: 0x8078006F

The backup location is a valid share on the server and is accessible (and read/writeable) from my Win7 machine. Both SYSTEM and Administrators have "Full control". When setting up the backup, the location is tested and a username and password requested - these are accepted (and wrong ones are not, so some sort of check is being carried out), however when I attempt to run the backup (either manually or on schedule) the backup runs briefly (a few %) then fails with the message "Windows backup did not complete successfully" then the message box as above. No files are created at the backup location.

A search of the web finds a lot of similar questions and a lot of wrong and useless answers. This has been an ongoing problem for some time, but I really would like to have a regular scheduled backup. Has anybody got any clues, please?

A:Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination, Error: 0x8078006F

Hi Seven,

include the domain name of the network drive (not the computer you're backing up, but the network device): NETWORKDEVICE\Username\backup\
Roy

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I am backing up my laptop to an external hard drive using Windows Backup and Restore. It runs weekly. The Initial backup consumed 37 GB. Each weekly incremental uses about 2 GB space. At some point, my external hard drive will become full. Deleting older backup sets doesn't seem to work because the backup set is still listed in the catalog. Is my only option to delete all the backup sets folders and initiate a full backup and start all over or is there a way to delete some of the older backup sets and modify the catalog so that these deleted backup sets do not show up in the restore list?

A:Windows Backup & Restore

Hi parryjm,

You can go into:
Start > Search > Type "Backup & restore" > Hit enter.
Click "Manage Space" > View backups.

You can then remove older backups if you feel the need, so that you can keep backing up newer files. The backups are only needed for X time anyway, home users don't really save all their backups forever.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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i have heard negative comments about the backup and restore option in previous versions of windows. however, how much better is the improvement in windows 7? i have a spare hdd that i was hoping to put to use. has anyone had any luck with this feature?

A:windows 7 backup and restore

It is much better. And faster.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hello All,
I just found out that windows 8.1 does not have a backup and restore application as it has in windows 7.
So to work around this, I also know that "The Norton Security Suite" has this application as part of its security and virus protection. So I intend to use Norton for my backups and restores. Also "Comcast" (Xfinity) has this program available free as part of its services. But I think you must have phone, internet & tv as a subscriber. So check it out. If you are presently a Comcast customer, then sign in and then just below the sign in box, there should be a link for the free download. If it is not there, then enter in the search box "Norton Security Suite" and on the results page at the top right, you will see a link for the free download.

A:Windows 8.1 Backup & Restore

I just used Macrium Reflect Free to backup a Windows 8.1 installation from a HDD and install it on a SSD. I found the software very easy to use with no problems - see 'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD

I would avoid Acronis backup products. I once used Acronis True Image and it was very difficult to remove the low level disk drivers installed by the Acronis software.

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So everytime I go to Windows Backup and Restore and try to access the Manage Space or any other link that is on the computer with the little Windows Shield next to it, it opens Windows Explorer at the root drive. How do I stop that from happening and make it open what it is supposed to open? PLEASE HELP!!!

A:HELP!!! with Windows Backup and Restore

First, are you trying to backup, or restore? Have you previously backed up your PC and "created" a backup? IOW, does your main backup/restore window say "create backup" or does it say "backup now"? Also, what window is it "supposed to" open? It's looking for an external drive and if it doesn't find one it will display the root folder.

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The Windows Data backup does not include any overwrite feature. How can I setup a backup routine that doesn't run out of room?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Try to back up to another drive or a DVD?

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My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10 and that worked in the same way. However, when it came to setting up the Backup and Restore schedule, I noticed that the module is entitled Backup and Restore (Windows 7). This leaves me puzzled as I have never had Win 7 on this PC.
I have now disconnected the Win XP drive and corrected BCD so that I start directly in Win 10 but this backup anomaly bothers me.
Is this just a quirk in Win 10 or is there somthing I need to do about it?

A:Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

The Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a legacy from the earlier OS, it is there to allow you to restore from earlier W7 backups if you have them.

See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-in-windows-10

Other info here.

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Hi Guys

Anyone know how often the native windows backup and restore creates a new backup set or even what prompts this to occur. My current backup is created daily and is at 104 days in the same backup set. I thought on occasion it would automatically create a new set so the older sets could be deleted to recover space but this appears not to be the case.

Thanks Guys and Gals

A:Windows Backup and Restore

We have asked this question before and no one was able to come up with an answer. In my case it seems to be when the backup set reaches about 20GB or if there are big changes to the included files.

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