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Problem Backing Up on Vista

Q: Problem Backing Up on Vista

I am trying to do a backup on my friends laptop - her D drive doesn't have enough space so I am trying to change the location to the C: drive but can't seem to figure out how. I get the error 0x80070005

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A: Problem Backing Up on Vista

hi the d drive is usually the recovery partition however maybe not in this case anyway this may be of some help http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x9f

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I had a thread on this before w/no helpful responses. Thought I'd try again. My computer w/VISTA is set up to backup files on Sunday night. For some reason, this can't be done because the computer apparently can't tell there is a formatted disk in the disk drive. I have tried 3 different never-used-before disks. I formatted them even tho my computer also doesn't automatically give me formatting options. I can burn photos, documents to disks but the backup doesn't work.

A:Problem Backing Up Files on VISTA

Since I seem to be the only person who accesses this site who has this problem, the thread might as well be closed.

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Hey guys ive just bought a lode of new hardware..
and from what ive read & heard the best option is to do a fresh install once I install the hardware..
So my plan is to backup my data then fresh install win7 on my desktop HD

Ive just found an old laptop HD which will be wired with an IDE cable to my desktop in order to transfer data to it
This HDD has data on I dont mind bieng wiped & had XP installed on it.

So i'm wondering whether I can formatt this drive once I plug it in to my desktop with vista, then transfer my data over onto it, then unplug it, install windows 7 onto my desktop HD then transfer my files onto the desktop harddrive rom the laptop harddrive which was formatted with vista.

Will windows 7 recgonize & be able to read the files on the backup/laptop data harddrive?

(I also bought an IDE 44 to 40 pin so I can connect my 2.5" laptop HD to my desktop pc)

A:Vista to win7 due to new hardware & backing up with HDD formmated on vista???


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The subject of making a clone of a Vista hard drive has come up on many internet forums.
I've been involved in several such discussions myself.
Attempts to use the older versions of Ghost, for instance, that will run from a boot floppy or CD have so far failed.

In my own quest for a workable, FREE, solution, I hit upon something that I had not previously considered.

With every Seagate or Maxtor hard drive I've bought in the last couple of years, there was a MaxBlast CD.
I've always just tossed them in a drawer and forgot about them.

While reading about FREE HD backup solutions on a web site, I was reminded about Maxblast.
So I dug out one of the newest CD's (Version 5) and loaded it (Installed) into my PC.

One of the options I found was to make a Maxblast Bootable CD, from which I could do disk to disk cloning of any OS or drive format.

I made that boot CD and took it to the computer that I'm using to test Vista Ultimate.
It has two Maxtor 160gig SATA2 drives, as C: and D: .

I booted the Vista PC with the Maxblast Boot CD and selected to do a disk clone.
As with Ghost and many cloning programs, Maxblast asked me to designate which drive would be the source and which drive would be the Target of the Cloning (Disk Copy) operation.
That was easy and I was quickly in the process of doing a clone from C: to D:.

The most amazing part of this story is that the clone was able to boot my Vista PC with NO problems.
And, did I mention that Maxbla... Read more

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I'm looking for a FREE program that will back up a Vista PC onto DVDs or CDs. I need to back up the WHOLE system - programs, settings, documents, etc. I tried Simply Safe Backup but it isn't working right.

A:Backing Up Windows Vista

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Hi. After trying Vista for a couple of months, I've decided to remove it and go back to XP. Apart from my main programs, I also want to keep my passwords and customizations. In order to do this, would you recommend backing up my entire system, or just the files and folders I need? Thanks.

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I was running 32bit on previously, and i had 4 drives/partitions, C for windows, D where i used for backing up my whole system, e and f were for games and misc, however i decided to install the 64bit one, so i've booted the pc with the dvd then i deleted the C and D partition and created them again on the install screen, but then now when i want to backup my whole system with the vista backup software when it scan for a possible device to backup it doesnt show my D drive where i have 195gb free for backing up the system, plus my C+E+F drives does not exceed 195GB at the moment...., btw my D drive is already formated in NTFS mode... any ideas?
thanks in advance.

A:Vista Ultimate Backing up whole pc issue

Hi -

It appears as if you accidentally installed (and then formatted) over your "D:" drive.

Do you think you may have done this?

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Hello BC, I have two computers, one running Vitsa Home Premium and the other running XP Media Center Edition. I have several folders sharing between the two, but I'm trying to back up some of my Vista documents onto the XP computer. When I run the backup on the Vista computer it ask for a password, so I created the same password on both computers.

I'm moving it to a shared folder on the XP computer and I have the Allow network users to change my files checked.

The error message I get is:

The network share could not be accessed for the following reason:

You need Full control permission for the network share. Make the user a co-owner of the share, with Full Control. The network share cannot be on a computer running Windows XP Home.

Now I did some research about my XP computer and it turns out Media Center Edition is a Home Edition with Professional Codebase.

Thanks in advance for any help and idea.

Sorry I figured it out

I had to turn off Simple File Sharing under control panel/folder options/view, then set the sharing options to Full Control on the target
XP folder

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Dear guys.

I want to get Windows 7, but I need to know the best method to backup my files in Vista. It is easiest to just use the cojmput'ers Backup and Restore wizard, but does this allow me to transfer it easily to Windows 7?

A:Backing up in Vista... switching to Windows 7

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New member here.
Have been looking around but can't seem to find a step by step method that exactly suits what I need to know. All the answers I find seem to start getting contradictory. Am hoping this forum can supply me with something definitive, and to which I can contribute as I learn my way forward.
I have a Vista Home Premium OS and I'm starting to get the blue screen of death, plus its getting really, really, really slow. Can find any viruses but I would like to do a completely new re-install.
However don't want to lose all my personal data, and want to retain all my existing computer settings including email, web brower, program keys and so on.
Vista Home doesn't do a complete backup. Am thinking of trying the installed Windows Easy Transfer and send/copy everything over to a 1.5 Tb Seagate USB hard drive.
I'm a bit uncertain that If I do that, then do a completely fres reinstall of windows, will I be able to get back everything as it was WITHOUT the original corruptions. Logic tells me I should, but ..... but .....?
Do I take the plunge??


A:Backing up and clean reinstall Vista Home

Copy everything from the c:\user\username to another directory. and you should be good.

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well i have many many songs in my Windows Media Player Playlist and the files are spread among my partitions and folders... i want to backup them from a wpl file to 1 location ex on a external HD as you never know when your HD is going to crash..
and well i have vista and it "the newest" with the best backing up feautures?..
Please help and already thanks!
grtz, Gamer_Z

A:Backing up In Vista with windows media player?

Hi -

Just so I understand, please...

You have "tons" of music files scattered around your system & wish to move them to one location such as you music folder - then back them up....?

Assuming the file extension of the music files is wpl - run this command first which will help us locate all of the files -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe above under programs | select "Run as Administrator" | paste the following (run 1 command at a time, hit enter if necessary and WAIT - it may take 30-60 seconds - then a Notepad will open with the results) -


where /r c:\ /f /t *.wpl > "%temp%\0c.txt" & start notepad "%temp%\0c.txt"


where /r d:\ /f /t *.wpl > "%temp%\0d.txt" & start notepad "%temp%\0d.txt"

The above will make a list of all files ending in wpl on drive c: and another for drive d: If you have other drive lettered partitions, change the d to your partition letter.

Look over the lists and see if there is any way to cut it down further - e.g., by date, filename, etc...

Regards. . .



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ok here is the deal we have tech machines that all run windows XP. I don't like using the vista backup utility and our vista boxes always have issues so we have only xp tech machines. I am trying to backup a vista drive using NTbackup on a XP machine. Only problem is that I run into issues with backing up files. the backup says it completes, but it says it skips files because I don't have the permissions to do so. I took over the security within windows XP and allowed everyone with full control I also checked the inherited and child folders. still I get access denied messaged in the report. suggestions?(other than you have to have a vista box)

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I wish to use Windows Vista Backup and Restore utility to pipe my data over a WLAN to a backup drive on a Windows XP computer. The showstoper is the need for a user id and password. This is the message I get:

"You need full control permission for the network share. Make the user a co-owner, with Full Control. The network share cannot be on a computer running Windows XP Home. (0x8100002A)"

My two networked-machines are running Vista and the other is XP

It seems as if I can not backup my user data to an XP computer. Is this true?

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I will be installing Vista Busieness 64bit on a system with Vista Home Premium 32bit currently installed. I want to convert the current install into a virtual machine (using VMware converter) so I can fallback to that environment from time to time after I install Vista 64bit.

Is there anything I should be aware of? I am not 100% clear if I am actually allowed to migrate this install into a VM with the current license agreement.


A:Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

I'm not 100% clear on the license either.

What I don't see after researching the program is support for vista in the first place:

From the website:
VMware Converter can run on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4 (SP4 +) and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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I want to do a OS reinstall. Im TRYING to do a manual backup of JUST what FOLDERS/FILES i want . its not working the way i was shown to do. copying and pasting the folder or file to the E drive to a CD. dragging doesnt even work...

when i go to backup and restore center in vista home basic, all i get in the window is to backup files or restore them. i click on change settings and all i get again is the choice to backup files.. nothing else... why cant i get a wizard and be able to choose the folders and files i want to backup, then i can restore them to the new clean install.

had a virus and trojans awhile ago and had it taken care of, but i think it has corrupted and messed up things on my system. little things i notice, not only the recycle bin which ive tried everything this board has said to do and nothing works to fix it, but now my printer is acting up, all just a mess. so i figured if i do a clean install and then restore my contacts and bookmarks and pictures and music then things will work better.... but if i cant even backup those things then i cant save anything ill lose it all......

PLUS i have verizon DSL and im wondering if all that has to be reconfigured, connection set up etc, otherwise i wont be able to get online.... i dont have the cd to install it anymore..... i know when i bought this system any programs that came with cds to install had to be reinstalled...... i have bestbuy dig music with rhapsody as well as itunes and the WMP has a library of s... Read more

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In the past when I had 2 XP machines and 2 98 machines I used Norton Ghost 2003 and send each image to a 250gb HD. I used ethernet cable for each machine (4) connected to a 802.11b router. I had to have each machine use NDIS driver on the boot disk (4) in a Master/Slave configuration. All was well...

Now with the two new Vista machines (ethernet to router), I cant find an NDIS driver for them and I'm probably sure that Norton 2K3 doesnt work with Vista anyway. One XP machine is wireless and the other is ethernet.

3 machines = ethernet
1 machine = wireless

I dont really want to buy a newer version of Ghost and I'm looking for some suggestions of how I can "image" each machine and send that file to my 250gb HD.

A:Suggestion needed for backing/imaging 2 XP and 2 Vista machines...

Well If you do not want to buy another copy of Norton Ghost then get the newest version of Acronis True Image it is better than anything Norton/Symantec makes anyways.


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On Saturday my cat knocked over a half-full glass of water onto my Sony VAIO laptop (running Windows Vista) while I was out of the house. When I got home Saturday night, the laptop would not turn on. I unplugged everything, took out the battery and the hard drive and left it upside-down on a towel for twenty-four hours. On Sunday night I tried it again and it worked perfectly, the only small problem was that the time on the clock was a little off. We reset the clock and it worked fine all night and all day yesterday. Last night I went out and bought myself a Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive, installed it and backed up my entire drive, just in case. That was the last thing I did before I shut the computer down for the night. This morning I turned it on and it got to the screen that says "VAIO" and then shut itself down. Then it immediately booted back up and did the same thing, over and over again. I shut it down completely and tried it again with the same result. It doesn't even boot up far enough for me to select safe mode or last known good or anything like that. How can I free myself from this death loop?

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On Saturday my cat knocked over a half-full glass of water onto my Sony VAIO laptop (running Windows Vista) while I was out of the house. When I got home Saturday night, the laptop would not turn on. I unplugged everything, took out the battery and the hard drive and left it upside-down on a towel for twenty-four hours. On Sunday night I tried it again and it worked perfectly, the only small problem was that the time on the clock was a little off. We reset the clock and it worked fine all night and all day yesterday. Last night I went out and bought myself a Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive, installed it and backed up my entire drive, just in case. That was the last thing I did before I shut the computer down for the night. This morning I turned it on and it got to the screen that says "VAIO" and then shut itself down. Then it immediately booted back up and did the same thing, over and over again. I shut it down completely and tried it again with the same result. It doesn't even boot up far enough for me to select safe mode or last known good or anything like that. How can I free myself from this death loop?

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I've got a problem with backing up my hard drive. I'm running a Win 7 Pro, in a HP #p6720f, and normally use FireFox as my browser. I have a Seagate, 1 TB external hard drive. I use Acronis as my back up program.

I've tried three times to back up my system. Each time I use it, it takes over 12 hours to get to a problem screen that says, "E00070004 Failed to write data ti the archive file. A possible reason might be poor media quality."

The first time I got another box saying I have used up all the space on my external hd. I went and opened up and deleted all but my last back up. This gave me between 30 & 40% open. I don't know I can do next. Any help???


A:Backing up problem

If it's the Acronis software that's causing the problem, Windows 7 has it's own built-in utility for creating a system image so you may want to try that instead: Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system image

If you decide to use that utility you will also need to create a system disc with the Backup & Restore utility.
This is bootable and allows you to access the system image when it's required.

The only downside of using the built-in system image creator is that it insists on writing the image in the root of the selected drive (ie you can't choose a folder as the destination).

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I've always been bad when it comes to backing up and after nearly losing everything a while back I decided to get my butt in gear.

Bought a USB stick and went to Settings>Update & Security>Backup>More Options and selected the folders I wanted to back up. But every time I try to back up I get the below (right hand corner) error message and the files won't download to the stick. Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (143 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

A:Problem backing up in Win 10

Does your computer goes to sleep or hybernate during this process.

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I've always been bad when it comes to backing up and after nearly losing everything a while back I decided to get my butt in gear.

Bought a USB stick and went to Settings>Update & Security>Backup>More Options and selected the folders I wanted to back up. But every time I try to back up I get the below (right hand corner) error message and the files won't download to the stick. Any ideas?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (143 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

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I'm not sure I'm in the correct forum? I'm trying to back up my Quicken, I thought it was going on to a floppy--but it's been going to my C Drive--I would like to back up either to a floppy or to a cd? How can I best do this?

Thank you

A:problem backing up

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Dear Windows 10 folks,

I recently tried to restore files from some back up DVDs I made using the backup facility in Windows 10.

But there is a problem.

When I try to do this the software wants me to find an earlier dated DVD than I have inserted.

When I put that DVD in it doesn't recognise it.

It doesn't seem to recognise any of the DVD backups I have made and then actually retrieve the files from them.

What am I doing wrong here?
Regards and thanks

Michael Fothergill

A:problem backing up DVDs....

I am not completely sure what procedure you are following. Are you using file history or something like Backup and Restore?

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I have an irritating problem with backing up data at work. We have a Win2kserver and use Areca, an open-source backup program to create backup scripts and schedule them using windows task scheduler.

All data is backed up each day to a removable portable HDD no problem. I have also created a script that executes a backup to the HDD of a client PC running windows XP.

I have created a shared folder on the HDD of the client pc and mapped it as drive B:\ on the server. The client PC is always on, and power settings have been changed to 'always on'. The user stays logged in to the domain, and locks the workstation.

The backup seems to fail. When I check the folder on the client PC in the mornings, there is nothing in there. Any ideas?

It would be great to be able to backup data to that PC as well as the removable portable HDD. I am trying to avoid getting a network storage device if possible.

A:Problem backing up to networked PC

Hard to say, but I'd try a sample backup in that configuration and watch what happens. What does any backup log or the event log say about the backup process?

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I'm trying to do a complete system back up to an external hard drive. I loaded the Ntbackup.msi utility from my XP CD but I get the following error: "The files for the recovery diskette could not be created. The operation was aborted." when I attempt to copy.

Is this a XP issue and if so, is there a fix?

A:Problem backing up computer

Hello & welcome to TSF,

it is just not that great of a back up system !!!!

here is a link to a real easy to use program

follow link


select the (author's site ) wait for the yellow bar if you are useing internet explorer

now it will back up to where you tell it and do compleat / or just selected sections of your harddrive & has the reinstall utility built into it

it nice & free

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I have made many back ups using Macrium Reflect in the past. I tried to make a back up today ecountering a problem that makes my efforts fruitless. When the back up reaches 11% complete the process freezes until a notice is displayed which says "Back up aborted, error code 1117. The request could not be completed because of an I/O error.
Since I/O indicates input/output, I feared the worst and made a chkdsk on both the drve being copied and the destination drive (my external) both show no problems. Any ideas guys and gals?

A:Problem Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Is this any help Rich ? Macrium Support Forum - Image error 1117

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I use Microsoft Money 2004 to keep track of my household and personal expenses and I also use a flash drive to back-up my financial database in case of disaster and I am experiencing a problem that has me scratching my head.

Microsoft Money automatically backs up the database to a location on my hard drive every time I exit the program. I also do a 'manual' back-up to a flash drive about once a week and this is where the problem comes up.

I am using a San Disc 4 Gig 'Cruzer' U3 type flash drive. I have disabled the U3 function on the flash drive. Whenever I try to back-up my financial data base Microsoft Money gives me a message that the 'floppy disc in 'F' drive is full, please insert a second disc to finish the back-up'. If I simply click on 'Continue' the program supposedly finishes the back-up.

The compressed size of the database as reported by my Microsoft Money program is 600 Meg and I have 2.5 Gig free on my flash drive so I can't figure out why I would be getting this message but I am very concerned as to the security of my back-ups.

I have checked all of the settings in Microsoft Money and I can't see anything amiss.

I have several questions:

1) Why am I seeing this message?

2) What has happened to cause this message?

3) Is this a problem? IE: Do I think I have a back-up but in reality I don't have a back-up?

4) How do I fix this problem or do I just go ahead and ignore it?


A:Problem Backing Up To Flash Drive

Well, IMO first step would be to make sure that your flash drive indeed has the letter F. Maybe it changed from the last time you've backed up?

Also, if you don't have anything important on the flash drive, you could format it. If you have Windows Vista and up - you could format it with NTFS partition type.

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How do I know which files I can back up without infecting my external drive? I have been reading that Norton Internet Security and Malwarebyte can't detect this rootkit. So if I scan with these products and they say they are not infected how can I trust them. I would like to back up my files in case I need to format my computer to get rid of the rootkit.
I will appreciate any help or suggestions on how to back-up my files and not infect the external drive.

A:Backing up files with TDL3/TDL4 problem

Should you decide to reformat or do a factory restore due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its wort... Read more

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Half of the folders are empty! Just the empy folder got copied. Any ideas/suggestions? The project covered about 2 discs. I looked at the 2nd disc and more than half of the folders were empty. Tried the first disk and each time I tried opening a file it stopped responding and eventually Windows Explorer shut itself down.

I tried the fourth time and autoplay kicked in and when I tried to click on a file to see if it was actually on the disc it asked me if I wanted to retrieve it and send it back to it's previos location. Isn't there a way to just make a DVD+R that has all the files on it so I can just open the file I want like you used to do on a diskette or a CD-R???

I might just have to say screw it and go get an external hard drive because I'm about to throw my laptop out the window because of all my problems with the stupid DVD burner! UGH!!!

A:Tried backing up files using Roxio Creator Classic- one problem

Donít know about Creator Classic, but Iíd guess that the Laptop burner is OK, it was just given bad instructions.

External HDs are the way to go. May I suggest, shopping for an External HD Enclosure - then shopping for sales on internal HDs. You can get more gigs for the buck this way.

Donít throw the laptop out the window, you could hurt someone. Ship it to me instead.

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I am new to this forum.
I have a problem of backing up emails in my WLM using the export function since I cannot even go into WLM.

I have the typical problem of -
-when I start windows live mail (v2009 final version) it said this :
Windows Live Mail could not be started. The application was unable to open the Windows Live Mail message store. Windows Live Mail was unable to locate it`s message database. If you`ve moved the database filesto a new location.clik OK to resetthe database path to that location. Otherwise, click Cancel to proceed, any existing messages found will be avaible under Orphaned Accounts. (0x000000000, 2)
-if I click OK it said :
Windows Live Mail could not be started. The application was unable to open the Windows Live Mail message store. Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. (0x80070002)

Please help me back up my email!

Thank you!

A:Problem backing up messages in Windows Live Mail

Hello leinaday & welcome to Vista Forums.
If your Anti Virus Program has an email scanning component turn it off to see if that makes a difference.
BTW What Anti Virus are you using?
Another thing to try - right click on your Windows Live Mail shortcut on your Desktop - select "Run as Administrator" - click on "Continue " if User Account Control requests it.
Hope that helps.

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I back up my Outlook.pst file to an external hard drive, but when I try to recover for various dates in Windows File History, it just shows an Outlook.pst file with a few kilobytes in a white shaded out form, not like my archive.pst, etc. which gets backed up and looks like a regular yellow and white Outlook.pst file. I simultaneously back up ALL the same files (automated) to the cloud and to an attached SD card with Crashplan and when recovery is attempted, they all appear to have backed up properly. I'm using Outlook 2010.

A:Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

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Hi, I was asked to downgrade a Vista machine to Windows XP. I also was asked to backup files and folders from Vista and restore it on XP. I am using Backup and Restore Center from Vista to backup the files and folder. Is it going to work when i try to restore to a XP machine?

Thank You

A:Backing up Files and folders from Windows Vista and restore it in Windows XP

I don't think so. Most of the earlier versions of MS Backup worked only with the OS it came with.
Before even thinking any more, you need to take a REAL good look at the threads at the top of this list. You might also look at some of the other threads about installing XP on a Vista built machine. It is NOT fun.

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My new Precision 3520 mobile workstation is down after only 3 days of use, OS won't start normally. I decided to return it anyway.
So I need to back up hard drive data first. But new problems prevented me from doing it...
Info on my Precision 3520:OS: Ubuntu 16.04HDD: Seagate ST500LM021, 500GB 7200RPM
What I did:Take out the Precision 3520 hard drive, and connect it as a USB device to my old Inspiron N5050 laptop (runs windows 7). The connection is done via an Insignia SATA-to-USB 3.0 converter, it worked fine with other HDD of comparable model (a Seagate Momentus 5400.6, 500GB 5400RPM).
Problem:Upon connection, the driver is successfully installed, but the HDD shows up as having only 2GB size, with only OS files inside. The rest 400+GB of disk, with user data, can't be found.
How to solve this?
Just in case if you need this -- the Precision 3520 can't enter OS desktop. After displaying the Ubuntu start up logo, it got stuck there with black screen, keyboard not responsive, but the following error message pops on and off once every 2-3 seconds:[***:*****] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: PCIe bus error: severity=corrected, type=data link layer, id=00e0(transmitter ID)[***:*****] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: device [8086:a111] error status/mask=00001000/00002000[***:*****] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: [12] Replay timer timeout (Note: those *** are some random numbers)
Running the pre-boot hardware diagnosis shows all devices are normal.And it can still enter BIOS setting.
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A:Problem extracting / backing up hard drive data from Precision 3520

Instead of removing the hard drive I would have used another PC to create a bootable DVD of some flavor of Linux.
Anyway, I wonder if it is something to the partitioning of the hard drive.

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I have tried to back up my "D" drive on my HP Vista laptop.
The DVD disk I tried to burn shows data loaded and file folders, but the folders do not seem to have the same properties (in total) GIGS used.

I drug the files to the "E" (DVD-R) drive and it seems the files have already been written.
What am I doing wrong?
Should I use a dual layer DVD-R for the job?

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my computer has a weird file named "mr.bean on show.avi" 331kb
and its wierd it is located in almost all main folder of my computer such as local disc C,D and even all of my documents main folder i tried to delete it but it back and back again T_T

it crashes and slows my pc when i try to open any folders it not responding and resulting "end now" and freeze my pc its so damn.. so i restart it after i restart, it change my login password!!! so damn!!!! my solotion is go to safe mode log in to admin and remove its login password

also i can't access to task manager when i alt+ctrl+end+delete,my task manager opens up for a secs and it closes automatically and showing up a command prompt for a sec and closes too..

i've tried full system virus scan using AVG full update anti virus but it cannot find any virus on it i dont know if it is a virus,trojan,spy or?
my final plan is to reformat it,but i dont want to delete my very important files

any idea what is it? and how can i rid of it?
thnx a lot

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Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time.  I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand.  Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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Can someone please help me?

Okay, this is the problem. I was happily fooling around with Window's Vista's movie maker when, from the icon tray, a prompt told me that to finish installing updates, I had to restart the computer.
And that's exactly what I did!
So I restarted the computer, and when I turned it on again, I noticed that all the fonts on the welcome screen were grainy--like on a Windows XP. So I logged into my account and WHAM! This is what happened:

1. There was no background AT ALL! If I try to put a picture as the wallpaper, an error message pops up. The background is simply an ugly black void and the only icon on the desktop is the Recycle bin. Though if I click on my user account, I can access folders on my desktop that way.

2. Almost nothing works! The audio doesn't work and claims there isn't an audio playback software installed (though I have Realtek installed), Windows Security is turned off and cannot turn on, and any other program (with the exceptions of MS Paint, Word Pad, and all the low-class programs), such as Microsoft Office Word, screensavers, games, Windows Media Player. Windows Movie Maker, iTunes, etc......none of them work!

3. The whole bleeping template has changed! Everything is an ugly Win98 grey, with a combination of Windows Vista icons.

4. The start menu doesn't work! The only way to access general locations (i.e. Music, Videos...) is to click on my user page and go to places the SLOW way.

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A:CRITICAL PROBLEM! Windows Vista is now an error-filled hybrid of Vista and Win98!!!!!

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just finish format pc.
now i only install vista...but now i got another problem.
when i double click on my external harddisk.
i see this message come out...how to solved this problem?


A:Solved: Fresh vista problem, just finish format and install vista

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Ok, so the problem I'm having is that, when running Vista, whenever I install a program or game of a large size, such as 2GB's+, Vista will slowly utilize all of my RAM. It'll start off at let's say 1.25GB's in use, and slowly build up in increments of 0.01GB's every second during install, (1.26GB's, 1.27GB's, 1.28GB's, etc.) until it finally gets to 4GB's (the amount of RAM I have installed). I'm not really quite sure why it does this, but it's VERY annoying. Especially when installing something big that can end up taking hours because of all the RAM being utilized. Another thing that's annoying is that my computer is COMPLETELY useless during all this as I can't open any program because the RAM is so low. Takes 3-4 minutes just to open Firefox up sometimes and 3-4 minutes to load each page. Then, to get rid of the RAM usage after the program has installed, I can either wait an hour or two and it will slowly lower to about 1.25GB's, or I can use a RAM cleaner program to do it instantly. Problem is, both of those ways, you can definitely still feel the slow factor after it's down to the usual amount being used. The only real way I get the RAM back and it's noticeable is if I restart my computer. Now, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against restarting a computer after a program installs, but I do have a problem waiting 2 hours for that program to install. I have tried both Windows Vista Ultimate x64, and Windows Vista Ultimate x32, two times each, and get the same... Read more

A:Problem with RAM in Vista. Vista uses all my RAM when installing a program/game.

Hi, I read your post and you do not mention installing the MB chipset drivers you have done this?

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I have a Windows 8.1 computer that has a virus. I pulled the hard drive out of the Windows 8.1 computer and hooked it up to my Windows 7 computer via a data transfer kit that hooks up USB. I booted my Windows 7 computer up into safe mode and took over ownership of all the folders and files on my Windows 8.1 hard drive. After I took over ownership I copied my user folder that had 200GB of data to my Windows 7 computer to store my data temporarily while I formatted the Windows 8.1 drive to get rid of the virus. After I formatted and reloaded windows 8.1 I pulled the hard drive out of the computer and  hooked the drive back up to my Windows 7 computer. I then cut and paste all of the data back to my Windows 8.1 hard drive. The data copied correctly no problem but when I put the Drive back into the Windows 8.1 computer I cannot see any of my data that I copied from my Windows 7 computer. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Problem Backing Up Data from Windows 8.1 Computer To Windows 7 Computer

HDDs/SSDBs have identifiers which are are recognized from the motherboard it is installed with.  Before moving a hdd/ssd to another motherboard you need to remove these, to do this you generalize the operating system by using sysprep from the command prompt.  This must be done before moving the HDD/SSD.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then press Enter.  Then use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown, then press Enter.
If you do not do this prior to moving the drive you may only receive error messages.
Are the data that you can't read encrypted?

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I was running Vista Ultimate 32 with no problems. I load Vista Ultmate 64 on a seperate Raid array, but it would only install after I removed 2 of the 4 GB Memory. After the install, I tried booting into Vista 64 with all 4 GB but get blue screens. Another problem is that if I want to boot into Vista 32, I have to physically disconnect the Vista 64 Hard drives.

So basically two issues:

#1 How to get 4 GB to be recognized in Vista 64

#2 How to change the boot order to Vista 32

I am running Gigabyte N680SLI-DQ6- QX6700, with 4 GB Corsair Dom. 8500 C5, Dual 8800GTX EVGA SLI, 2x150GB Raptors Raid 0 (Vista 32) and 2x750 Seagate Barracudas (Raid 1) off of Areca 1210 Raid Controller. Off of nVidia Controller-2x36GB Raid 0 (Vista 64).

The 4 GB have been installed and running in the 32 Vista.

A:Vista 32 and Vista 64 Dual Boot problem

I have no idea on the memory problem, but wouldn't something like vistaboot sort your OS selection out?

VistaBootPRO - Go PRO with Microsoft Windows Vista Boot Manager

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hi.i have about 80 gig on a back up hardrive and was wondering what was the best way to back that up as i have nearly just lost all that!
i have heard of progs that make an image(iso?0 of the hard drive.
anyone know any more about this??


A:Backing Up?

There are several progs that can create a backup image of a hard drive's data, but they don't make an ISO, they use there own proprietary format so you will need to use the same prog to access any files on that backup image.

The two most popular are "Norton Ghost"

and "Acronis True Image"

You will need to have at least 60Gb spare drive space on which to create and store the image as that will be the approximate size of a compressed image file from a full 80Gb disk. It should ideally be on a separate physical drive not your system drive, since if your system drive should fail your backup image file will also be lost. That's less likely to happen on a separate drive which isn't reading and writing all day long.

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I want to back up inbox and contact of out look. Do anyone know how to back up. My Windows 98SE got too many bugs. So I want to format hard drive and re install everything. But I don't want to loose emails in the inbox and contact address.

A:Backing up Out look

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Hi everyone,
I bought a Verbatim external hard drive and it has Nero BackItup 4 Essentails on it for backing up.The thing is I can't understand it,so far I've just been sending to if I want to save a folder or file. Does anyone know if there is a tutoral that I can can understand. I have Googled this and found a tutorial but the interface doesn't look anything like the software I have for Nero Backitup4. also at that site and any other Nero site it wants me to back up to an online storage.
Ive never really been a fan of Nero so wondering if I should uninstall it an try something else. I wanted to do a full image back up of my computer and incremental back ups but cannot see anything on the program to do that, its very confusing. I have Windows XP, 40 gig hard drive, no partitions.
thank you for any advice.

A:need help with backing up

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Hi folks,I could not figure out which forum to ask this in, so I am asking it here. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum.I kind of understand backup methods and solutions, but I would like a little clarification, please.1. If I create a back-up image of my hard drive, and then lose my operating system completely (or if I have Home Edition and it gets knocked back to Starter Edition), and then I restore the back-up image, will I have everything back the way it was, software and all?2. Same question for cloning. Now I realize that one would not normally use cloning to just back up their data. And I'm pretty sure that, with cloning, you get everything, file-for-file, bit-for-bit. Am I right?

A:Backing Up HDD

1) Yes
2) Yes

Disk Imaging software is, in my opinion, something everyone should use.

Disk Imaging software takes a "snapshot" of your drive as it exists at the time you create the image. You can then restore the entire image or any file(s) or folder(s) you choose. It is a virtually foolproof way of backing up your system and providing a safe haven in the event of a catastrophe that requires you to blow away your system partition and restore it to a previous state. It also allows you to "test" various software and be confident that you have a the ability to return to the prior state any time you choose.
I use Acronis True Image. It is the best of breed, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

1) I create an image of my system partition once a week to a second hard drive and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. I also image my other partitions about once a month. I always enable "verify image" in the options. It takes a little longer, but insures a valid image.
2) I also create an image before performing any drive level function (ie, changing the size of a partition) or making any significant change to the OS (installing a service pack, upgrading IE, etc). Also sometimes before installing new software.
3) Images may be created on any medium (cd, dvd, external drive, etc). For obvious reasons they should not be stored on the same drive you are imaging. The best option is a second internal hd if you have one.
4) Imag... Read more

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is there a way to back up my win XP OS onto a cd disc.. I don't have a dvd re-write..what I'm afriad of is if my operating system crashes.

A:backing up XP

You will need a third party program such as Norton Ghost. I don't think it will fit on one CD, but I believe it will span it to multiple cds

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