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Vista 64 complete backup failure code 0X80070079

Q: Vista 64 complete backup failure code 0X80070079

Running Vista x64 Business and trying to do complete pc backup but message comes up after 2- 3 mins -The semaphore timeout period has expired (0X80070079) how can i resolve?

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A: Vista 64 complete backup failure code 0X80070079

Hi tim perkins and welcome,

Here is a thread on the technet forum, don't want to send you away somewhere else but try the suggestions the thread discusses. And please do not post your email in the open forum.
Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired : Windows Vista Networking : Windows Vista IT Pro : Microsoft TechNet Forums

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Has anybody succesfully backed up Vista and restored on a new bigger disk ?

I run Vista on a Sony Laptop with 2x160GB disks (OEM Vista Home license plus upgrade license to Vista Ultima). Now I would like to use 750GB disks.When I try backup/restore to make a "clone" onto my new disk it looks good at first but then I noticed that I can't read my Windows Mails ( I get an error of corruption), I can not run windows update with errors saying a service is not started although all services run as expected. I also can not see my second disk and a new device scan doesn't pick it up., etc.... Basically it does not work.

Any idea what is wrong ? Is there another way to "clone" the Windows C dive onto a bigger disk ? BTW I got the same result with a Unix dd, so I guess it is a Vista copy protection issue. Can someone confrm this ?

Thank you

A:Complete PC Backup/Restore failure

What model Sony laptop?


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Had many attempts at backup - all failed. Explanation offered by Windows 7 is that there is insufficient disc space available although there is 700MB on internal drive and 1TB on external HD I have also tried.
Can anyone please help?

A:'did not complete backup' error code 0x81000019.

If you have sufficient hard disk space, run CCleaner or Disk Cleanup Utility, Volume Shadow Copy may not work properly if available space on any drive is less than 40% - I think. So use Disk Management to change disk size if you feel.
Disable your security software temperorily and see if it helps.

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The last backup did not complete successfully.
Error Code 0x80070020

I turned off UAC, I turned off Malwarebytes, also Kaspersky Internet Security 2011.

This only started happening a few days ago after installing WINDOWS UPDATES.

I have NOT added any new software.

I have a 500 gb External HD that I have the backups overwrite the old one so as not to fill it up.

Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated,
Dell Inspiron 530
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6
Model 15 Stepping 11 Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 349361 MB;
I: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 363385 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FM586, CN736048B800IW.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security 2011-

A:[SOLVED] The last backup did not complete successfully. Error Code 0x80070020

0x80070020 = file in use


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For the last few days, the system BackUp on my external hard drive is getting failed with error code 0x80070570 after completing nearly 95%. The backup consists of system images and other folders that windows automatically choose. Even when trying to run backup without the system images, the backup fails. As per my findings, the 'AppData folder' in additional locations is creating the problem as removing it from backup settings does solve the problem. But this problem didn't exist a few days ago and while letting windows choose what to backup, brings back the problem. How to fix it?

A:Unable to complete System BackUp, Error Code 0x80070570

Hello UrAshish mate maybe it is worth running a test on that drive because that error code covers other issues that come up on a Google.

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I am new to this forum and hope you may be able to help me with a problem with Windows 8 Pro backup.

As you would be aware this is called "Windows 7 File Recovery".

I have been using W8 Pro for about five months and running the backup utility for about four months with no major issues. I have used it to create a system image and scheduled to back up my data files weekly.

For the past two weeks I have been getting an error message "error code 0x80780049" along with a message that my files did not backup.

My backup is via esata to an external drive and as mentioned above this was working fine (I even tried a restore of a couple of files to prove it) but now it will not complete the backup. I even deleted the entire backup and started again from scratch but backup fails at about 50% completion. I have checked with windows defender and no viruses exist.

Any help would be appreciated otherwise I may revert to a W8 refresh but this will mean reloading my programs.



A:error code 0x80780049 Windows Backup failed to complete

You sound very knowlegable but I just have to ask these stupid questions:

Do you have adequate room on your external drive or could it be running low?
Has you RAM usage increased recently because of some newly introduced programs?
Is your pagefile set to auto-adjust or has it been manually configured?

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I did complete image backups of my Vista computer using Wbadmin to a network drive. My computer had a problem, so I tried to do a restore from the network drive booting from the Vista DVD but that did not work. When I type the path to the network share the restore program cannot find the backup file. I then copied the backup files in the WindowsImage backup folder to a USB drive that I connected to the laptop and the same thing happens the program cannot find the backup files.

I know the backup files are good. I mounted the backup files using Vhdmount and I can see all of my files and folders.

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Hi all,

I always use vista complete backup (Disk Image) to backup both my hard disks, but I am a bit confused as to the restore options. Basically, I have a sneaky suspition that one of the drives is going to fail in the near future, so I backup quite regularly, but when I replace it, I want to get a bigger drive, as it's only a 150gig raptor, and I really would prefer a 500 or 1TB 7200rpm drive for storage. Can vista restore the files I backed up on D: (the 150gig) to a new D: which would be a large disk ? If it can, could I also do the same for C: which is where vista is located ?

If that doesn't work, could anyone suggest a way I could do that ? As I do need more storage/main disk space now.

Any advice is appreciated

A:Vista Complete Backup

I don't use Vista complete pc backup.

However, there are several free apps. that will do exactly what you want:

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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How come the only way to do a recovery from a Complete PC Backup in Vista requires bootup from the orginal Vista DVD?

Ive payed hard cash for the original. Id like to know its good and safe, but when I have to use it everytime i need a Recovery! I acctually have to bring the original disc with me on my weekly travels.

Cant I get a Vista boot disc or such, that has Complete PC Backup and Recovery-thing build in or something? Hell aint Vista new and all, should I be bale to do it from a usb stick ;)

Im frustrated

A:Complete Pc Backup In Vista Without Dvd?

Yeah, I definitely know what you mean. It can be REALLY frustrating. A lot of manufacturers are different in the way they sell their pc products. Some laptops come with built in recovery. My HP Pavilion DV9000 has a built in recovery - I never recieved a vista installation or backup CD.

It really depends on the manufacturer, but you may be able to go into your Computer section from the start menu, and it will list the drives. It's so hard to tell where EXACTLY it could be, but they should give you an option somewhere to burn a one time backup CD.

Aside from that - if you want to burn a backup cd, and aren't happy with carrying the original - what's the issue? Same data - same size, etc. Or just don't want to lose or damage the original backup cd just incase? Just curious.

Good luck though

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I've got a new laptop with Vista Business installed and have been using the new Vista Complete PC backup a couple of times to backup my system partition C:, sometimes I also backed up my other partition D:

Great feature, I also tested restore once, worked without a glitch.

But since last week when I start Complete PC Backup, it does not let me backup just partition C: any longer, it insists on backing up C: and D: at the same time.

"(System)" is displayed in parentheses after C: and D: Apparently Vista now thinks that both of my partitions are system partitions, but they are not!

Does anybody have any idea how that happened?

I installed some apps on D: but that does not make D: a system partition, does it? Anyway apps were installed on D: before and backup of just C: worked no problem.

How can I convince Vista that just C: is my system partition and needs to be backed up?

A:Vista Complete PC Backup problem

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Hi, this is my first post on this forum so hope all goes well.

A few months ago I upgraded my computer and with my new computer build I am
using Vista 64 Ultimate.

With the new build I have gone through a few iterations of hardware (two
faulty mainboards) and now the hardware side is solid I have now set up the
disk partitioning and software. I was planning on using Vista Complete PC
backup and restore and hoping I would have iterations of the backup to
restore from in the future or indeed while populating the software.

I have problems with building an iterative "complete pc and restore backup"
file. The initial WindowsImageBackup file builds ok (in this case image only
of the c:\ drive) and if I restore from Vista install disk it can be found
and restores ok. The backup is on z: partition which actually reverts to K:
when accessed by Vista install disk from complete pc restore option.

If I then install/add more apps and files to the C:\ partition (OS) and do
another complete PC and Restrore backup it increments the original build,
changes time/date file name etc and file size increases about 1.5gb (approx
size of change to OS partition). Does all the things it appears to need on
the original file.

BUT when I try to restore booted from the vista install disk all that could
be found was the original build (filename, time/date) but nothing of the
incremental builds (2) that had been added. I further proved this by actually
restoring an... Read more

A:Vista Complete Pc Backup And Restore

Well seeing as I didn't get a reply, I figured I should reply to myself and at least post findings in case someone else has similar problems.

I have solved the puzzle of the missing incremental backups.

In my desire to be "SAFE" I had copied the original windows complete backup folder to another drive, so I then had a copy of the original backup on S: drive and my normal backup on the Z: drive.

The backup on the Z: drive (as indicated previously) had been incremented several times.

I couldn't see the increments on the Z: drive backup when I booted from Vista install disk but it did find both available backups, ie. the backup file on S: and the backup file on Z: (but these were renamed as D: and K: under install disk).

I checked both and they both only showed the original backup and original time/date, which was very disappointing.

IN the meantime because of this problem with Vista Complete Restore and Backup I tried a trial version of Acronis True Image Home 11 and it appeared to be a very good program, backed up nicely, allowed a view of backed up files and easy restoration from within Vista. This looked really good so I decided I would create the Acronis boot disk to check that I could restore whenever I wanted (after all that is the main aim of the program)

Hmm, Acronis is not good for restoring from boot disk if you have all SATA drives, it can't see them, it will see standard IDE and I have one of those. After very little web research seems like a lot of... Read more

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I was using Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore in Vista Business and clicked the cancel button during the reformat of my HD. Subsequently, I lost my OS. I called Dell support and they helped me reinstall my Vista OS using the reinstallation disk that came with my PC. However, when I now try to restore my data from the external HD using the Complete PC Restore function I can't because the Repair your computer option no longer appears in the Windows startup menu on the reboot. Apparently, the Dell tech had me erase my recovery partition during the OS reinstall (because I was told he wanted a "clean" install). I now can't use the backup application that came with Vista Business any longer. Your help in resolving this problem would be appreciated.

A:Vista Complete PC Backup & Restore

Well unfortunately, you have a problem
The possible solutions are
1. Boot from the re-installation disc - most OEM reinstallation discs are the same as a retail disc and include the - complete Pc Restore option

you will not have that facility on the F8 menu as that was previously included on the computer as part of the recovery partition

HOWEVER there is a downside to this - the complete backup and restore - created CANNOT be used to restore individually selected items.
By that I mean you cannot select your documemts etc., and simply restore those.

YOU RESTORE the whole of the computer to the image made on the complete backup
If the backup was corrupted then obviously the restore will be and it will fail

To accomplish what I think you are looking for you would have needed not the complete PC backup, but a file backup which does allow you to select what you wish to restore as the backup in that format can be opened.

THERE is a way round this - well two actually that I know of.
1. Take out that hard drive, install another hard drive
2. Install Vista and restore from that complete backup, then copy ONLY your personal data DO NOT copy the complete users folder as that will include the various settings and when applied to the original installation now made by the Dell tech will cause complete mayhem
Then having copied from that installation to a flash drive you can then copy to t... Read more

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When I select a DVD or Rev drive for a complete PC Backup & Restore operation, I receive error messages. If I select the Rev drive, I receive the error message, "media is not UDF", when the Rev disk reports UDF format. When I select the DVD drive, I receive the error message, "insufficient space for backup", when the previous screen stated only a 1 GB space is required and the blank DVD has 4.67 GB space. I've formatted the disks before inserting them, but that does not correct the problem. I am able to perform a Complete PC Backup to a NTFS formatted external hard disk. Is there a person who has experienced this difficulty with the Complete PC Backup & Restore facility in Vista or knows a solution for it? Thanks. James

A:Vista Complete Pc Backup & Restore

I discovered why the DVD option wasn't working with the Complete Backup and Restore program. I had a +RW CD inserted in the DVD drive instead of a +RW DVD. The program works very well if a +RW DVD disk is used. However, I still need to discover how to make a Rev drive work. Perhaps the program won't work with this type drive, although there is no problem copying and storing usual files with it. James

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I am running Windows Vista 64 Bit Ultimate on a RAID 4x0 configuration (Promise Raid Controller and 4xRaptors in RAID 0)

But I really want to backup the whole thing (even the whole partition), so I can always go back in case of a RAID failure (not terribly unlikely with 4 drives) or otherwise damage to the windows setup.

I have a secondary raid array (2x500 Gb in RAID 0) and I would like to backup the whole first partition on to it and then be able to recover it, even onto a totally fresh partition and without having to install vista again (because of 8 Gb RAM and highend hardware installing vista is a nightmare).

What tool can I use to achieve this?

A:Complete Vista on RAID backup?

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I have Vista Home Premium 32bit. Vista became corrupted to the point where I was not even able to start in safe mode. I managed to make a set of backup dvds through the HP backup system just before the computer completely died.

Vista Home Premium does not recognize these backup dvds, even though it does show that there are files on each of the dvds. Is there any way to retrieve the information on them? Any leads are greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Complete Backup problem

Originally Posted by tomwong

I have Vista Home Premium 32bit. Vista became corrupted to the point where I was not even able to start in safe mode. I managed to make a set of backup dvds through the HP backup system just before the computer completely died.

Vista Home Premium does not recognize these backup dvds, even though it does show that there are files on each of the dvds. Is there any way to retrieve the information on them? Any leads are greatly appreciated.

What is the extension of the files.. And you need the hp backup system software to restore the backup..

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I'm in IT at a local University and we recently bought 50 laptops with Vista basic on them, i really don't want to load uninstall all the crap programs on there and then install several other programs one at a time. I was wondering what suggestions you might have of programs to use. I want to be able to make a full bootable backup copy of windows and installed programs onto however many Dvds that will take, or possible even put it on our server and install it from there.

A:Complete backup of vista onto Dvds

This link might help you.

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does the Complete Backup and Restore include copying and saving programs on hard drive?

A:windows vista pc complete backup

Greetings .

If you're using Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate then yes, the Complete PC Backup saves your installed programs and all of your settings so that when your restore from it the drive or drives you backed up are exactly the same as they were when you performed the backup.

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I have the following hard disks:

500 GB:
|- 250 GB Vista (old)
|- 250 GB contains a PC-Complete backup of the above partition

1000 GB:
|- 700 GB Linux
|- 001 GB Linux
|- 003 GB Linux
|- 300 GB Empty
|- 003 GB Linux Swap

I now want to restore the Vista PC-Complete backup to the "Empty" 300 GB partition of the 1000 GB disk, so that I no longer need the 500 GB disk,
but the tutorials I've found regarding Windows Recovery are not detailed enough to answer the following questions:

1. Will the recovery of the Vista-DVD keep my other partitions (those labeled "Linux" above) intact?
2. The new partition (labeled "Empty") is a logical partition, the old Vista partition of the 500 GB disk was a primary. Will Vista be able to boot from the logical partition (preferably via Grub)?
3. Will I be able to use the whole 300 GB of the "Empty" partition afterwards or will Vista directly mirror the contents of the old partition so that I only have 250 GB available?

Thanks in advance for your answers

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I have hit a problem with "Back up and Restore" that wont work after the 1st 15 Minutes of trying to do a complete computer backup onto DVD+RWs.
When I first installed Vista Ultimate and the rest of my software on the 5/08/2007. I then made a complete backup of the entire system which took 4 DVD RWs. I still have these put away and have never needed them. Each week I have backed up my work onto an external hard drive.
Now I am trying to create a "Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore Image" of my entire computer. It runs merrily along for 15 minutes. The hard drive is flashing, the DVD drive is flashing and the processor is running nicely between 15 and 25% . The memory is steady at 35%. We are well past the stage when it has asked for a disc, and I have put one in.
When it stops you don't know its stopped except that the hard drive and disc drive have stopped flashing the processor has dropped off to virtually nil. There is an indicator moving along showing the process just above it says "verifying backup disc". This has also been merrily going along but it has now stopped level with the "di" of disc.
I left it running for another 40 minutes although it had stopped. But when I looked at the task manager it said that it was still running fine. Now when I finally took the DVD RW out of the drive the program had completely filled it at over 4GB but at no time had the program asked for another disc
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A:Vista Ultimate Complete Backup Centre

I would first check the Reliability Monitor and Event Viewer for errors relating to this issue.

Go to Start and type in "reliability" (without the quotes) and press Enter. In the left hand pane of the next window, click on Reliability Monitor and view the errors/warnings/information in the right hand pane.

For Event Viewer, go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. In the left hand pane of the next window, expand the Windows Logs and then click on System and Application to view the log entries there. Scroll down to the time when the backup was running and see what it says. Then let us know and we'll work from there.

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Hi all - so I've got Windows Vista Business running on a Compaq laptop. It's actually a new machine, 1.8 Dual Core 3 GB RAM 160GB HDD.

So I'm trying to run a full PC backup (Windows Complete PC Backup) and I'm getting an error. I've got a DVD burner and would like to select the "One or more discs" option, but it doesn't display my DVD drive (or my hard drive for that matter). If I select "backup files" it displays my DVD drive appropriately. I've confirmed that I do in fact have a DVD burner.

The error I'm getting is the following:

"Windows could not find backup devices on your computer. The following information might explain why this problem occured:

Catastrophic Failure (0x8000FFFF)

Please close the backup application and try again"

If I hit 'OK' on that dialog, another pops up saying: "No hard disks or DVD drives could be found for saving the backup. Please attach or install a hard disk or DVD drive, and try again."
Any help here would be greatly appreciated. I travel a lot for work and would hate to lose my machine on the road with no backups available (a complete PC backup would be awesome since I have a full development environment that would take 1-2 days to restore manually). Thanks in advance!

A:Vista Business Complete Pc Backup Issue

This is a vexing problem and requires a lot of troubleshooting to fix.

Start with checking the Volume Shadow Copy service to see if it's started.
Next, defrag your hard drive.
Next, if you've used any registry tools, use them to revert to a backup from before the time it happened.
Check your Event Viewer for error messages in both the Application and System categories
Go to Start and type in "perfmon /report" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Let the report run and let us know of any information or error conditions.

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I have a new Dell Precision M4300 laptop. I am trying to do a complete PC backup. Computer tells me to insert a black disk into Drive E. When I do this, I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive". I am inserting a brand new Sony DVD+RV 4.7G disk into this drive. The drive does work for installing programs so I know that the drive is fine. Can you please tell me why it's not recognizing that there IS a blank disk in the drive? This is very frustrating! Thank you for your help!

A:Windows Complete Pc Backup For Vista Business

If the drive works for installing things - it's reading from the disk. If it doesn't work with the blank disk - then it's not writing to the disk. This is 2 different operations. The standard for this model laptop is (I believe) a DVD-ROM - and with that you won't be able to write to a DVD. To be sure, check the writing on the face of the drive - if it says DVD-ROM, then it can't write to DVDs.

If it's not a DVD-ROM, can you write to a DVD from any other program? A quick test would be to right click on a file and select "Send to..." Then select your DVD drive to send it to.

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I am unable to await assistance with my Rootkit infection any longer as it has rendered me computerless. As a result, I have decided to wipe the hard drive and reinstall Vista altogether in hopes of fixing the problem.

I have Vista Home Ultimate and have a few questions regarding data backup, specifically Vista Complete PC Backup, before I do so.

1. Does Vista Complete PC Backup copy any files/registry errors that may be causing my problem currently? IOW, is there a potential risk that this backup may copy the problem along with it?

2. Will Vista Complete PC Backup actually copy programs, program files, etc. such as my music, my saved images, my projects, etc.? Or does it just copy generic settings and Windows parameters?

Finally, is there a better option for me to wipe/reinstall a clean version of Vista with the intention of wiping a Rootkit virus w/o having to backup and copy all my other peripheral programs and their respective files, images, projects, etc.? (I am quite sure none of these peripheral files are the infected culprit)

Thanks for your help.

A:Infected. Question about Vista Complete PC Backup

Hello; please note I am not a staff member here, but perhaps I can help out.Reformatting is probably a wise decision, what with the carnage being wreaked in AII and HJT by these new rootkit variants. There's a guide to safely backing up your files here (by Blade):http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1405010He suggests doing a thorough reformat, completely wiping the drive, because rootkits can and do hide in registry entries and System Restore points as well as executables and installers. If you save files to an external drive, run Flash-Disinfector as he suggests, and be careful which files you back up. I'd suggest asking about Vista Complete PC Backup in the Vista forum, where you may get a quicker response:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/72/windows-vista/Good luck - Straythe

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My computer RAID set started reporting occasional errors messages. But system was working fine. So I started a new Full backup to a non-RAID hard drive. Full backup completed successfully. After that I also started a data backup. Since then computer started to fail time to time (Mainly at boot up). After a several days my computer failed during a data backup. Knowing that I had a complete backup from a few day ago , I decided restore my computer.
My Original setup was RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA Disks) for System partition and Data partition. And I had another Non-RAID 1TB disk for backups.
Backup locations were as follows;
H:/SONATA-II/Backup set 2009-12-14 ? Data backup location
H:/Windows backup/sonata-ii/backup 2009-12-09 ? Full Backup location
I am trying to do a full restore using a Vista boot disk. It finds the backup catalogue from data backup folder and when trying to restore but come up with an error.
Error: Complete restore failed.
Error details: Element not found.
Is there a way I can avoid the data backup and restore from complete backup from location specified above?
I know complete backup is good. I can open that backup with Winimage software and see all contents.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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i want to know which one works best with vista ? in all matters
Thanks in Advance

A:Vista's Complete PC Backup VS Acronis True Image

Only you could answer that, a lot depends on which version of Vista you have as I believe the complete backup program is only part of certain versions of Vista, I have heard that it works very well though.

Acronis also has a good reputation but I haven't actually used it so can't give any opinion either way.

You're best bet is to do some research and find out as much as you can about both programs to see which would fit the way you use your machine.

Hope that helps

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As we all know about the Vista Complete PC Backup backup the DISK which is considered "System" disk.

Initially and normally, the C partition is the only "System" disk.

But I have found that if I install Kaspersky Anti-Virus in my D partition, the D partition will be the SECOND "System" disk!! And the Complete PC Backup let me doesn't give me a choice to backup without D partition (Both C, D will be backup)

After I figured it out, I uninstalled Kaspersky and then installed it in C disk; but after I install those software in D partiton, it happens again:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 & MSDN
Acronis Disk Director
Java JDK & JRE
Office 2007
Nokia Suite

is anyone know any of above causes the D become "System" partiton?
and more important, how does the Vista determine which one is system disk?

I cannot google any infomation about this issue, or maybe i used incorrect key words

A:Big Problem: Vista Complete Pc Backup System Disk

Have you tried this tutorial? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-vista-complete-pc-backup/The computer will try and figure out what drives contain System files, and if there's something indicating that there are System files on the D: drive then it'll want to back them up. For instance, your system could boot from the D: drive, then pass control to Windows on the C: drive - so the backup would want to backup them both.

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I would like to ask if there is someone with a Vista computer who also has an Iomega REV drive installed who can run a test to determine if they can execute a "Complete PC Backup & Restore" using the REV drive as the backup destination? The operation to run this test is as follows. Put a blank, formatted disk in the REV drive, then press Start, then Control Panel, then go to Backup & Restore Center, then press the Backup Computer tab, then "after looking for backup devices" finishes, select "on one or more DVD's", then select REV drive, then press "next" twice, then press "Start Backup". At that point a screen will appear that has written, "Windows is saving the Backup" and "Preparing to Create Backup". If this screen remains for a few minutes, and progress is indicated by the advancing blue bar, then the backup will be successful. If the backup is not successful, then an error message will appear that says, "Media is not UDF". I always am forced to terminate the backup at the error message, "Media is not UDF". I will be eternally grateful to anyone who will run this procedure and email me the result at ***************. At Iomega Technical Support there is no one there who has Vista installed who can run this procedure. Thanks. James

A:Compatibiliy Of Vista Complete Backup & Restore With Rev Drive

Bleepingcomputer.com Viewer: After a day and a half of attempting to solve the problem that my 35 GB USB REV drive was unable to store a Complete PC Backup in Vista, I have determined that the procedure is possibly possible. The closest I arrived at success is by uninstalling the REV drive software. In this instance Vista recognized the REV drive as a CD drive. I then ran the Complete Backup and Restore program with the REV drive recognized as a CD drive. The backup then completed successfully, and after reinstalling the REV drive software, the Vista Restore program recognized the backup image. The problem with that circumstance was that although the same files were recognized in the REV drive backup as in the external hard disk backup, two backup files on the REV drive had a total of 11 GB less than the total of the same two files backed up on the hard drive. I found no evidence that compression had been used in backing up on the REV drive. I called Iomega and was told that compression is used in backing up to a REV disk. The Rep. said the backup should be O.K., since no errors were reported while backing up, and all files were verified. I attempted to copy the backup image on the hard drive to the 35 GB REV drive; however, 35 GB wasn't enough space for the copy, which was 38 GB. Perhaps, copy of the image to a 70 GB REV drive might work in the Vista Restore operation. Thank you for your interest and attention. James

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Hello! My name is Apoorva. I am using Windows Vista which is installed on C:\ & Windows XP which is installed on D:\

I had taken a Complete PC Backup in the month of February in Vista using Complete PC Backup feature.

From the past few days, I was facing some issues with Vista and so I decided to use Windows Complete PC Restore to restore my computer back to what it was in the month of February.

Now when I started with the Restoration process, it said that it will erase all the files on C:\ & D:\.

I selected the checbox and continued with it, and my god!, when it restarted the computer after the restore process was complete, I found that all the files and folder on D:\ on which Windows XP was installed has been erased and restored with an earlier version.

Is there any way by which I can recover those files? All files including files in My Documents, Program Files & Windows have been erased and restored with what there was in February.

Awaiting eagerly for a reply...

Apoorva M. Sheth

A:Windows Vista Complete Pc Backup Has Erased All The Files.

Did you make a backup later than February that you can restore?

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I've seen posts on other forums discussing this issue, but the resolutions are not really directly on point...or they are so extreme they are unreasonable..unless you have lost a file that just cannot be replaced. Here goes.

Since running VISTA Ultimate I have encountered the issue where VISTA gets stuck at the WELCOME screen after entering login credentials. After having to rebuild several times because of this, I decided to get an external USB drive and back the machine up using the tool "Vista Complete PC Backup/Restore". I backed the machine up weekly. Several times the "welcome" issue appeared and I was able to restore the box back to the most current backup...without incident.

Yesterday the sticky WELCOME happened again, so I attached my USB drive and went into PC REPAIR and started the process to restore the entire PC from a backup.

I get the message Vista "Complete PC Restore" doesn't recognize backup files or something similar (no locations) and the option to enter a location manually is not available.

I rebuilt the machine using the HP recovery disks and it is now running in its base configuration, without any of my additional software or configuration.

I can see the USB drive, and I can see the directory where the backup files are held. (I named the PC to the exact name when I rebuilt it), but I still get the same message when trying to rebuild.

Any help is appreciated.


A:Vista "Complete PC Restore" doesn't recognize backup files.

Did you boot from you install DVD to do this?

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I have just manage to competely mess up my comp and I plan on reinstalling vista. Just to ask, is it possible to setup RAID and then install vista via a Windows Complete Backup and have it work in RAID?

A:Is it possible to setup RAID, and then install Vista via a Windows Complete Backup?

Possibly. You would need to have the RAID drivers installed to work. I would do a backup to an external source.

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Hi Members, my computer was attacked last week with some kind of virus. First I could not download any updates, but after running some Malware tools, I was able to download all the important and optional updates from Microsoft.
One thing I did (mistake) was to uninstall MSE when working on it, in the hope that I would be able to re-install it.
These are some of the virus I found, Trojan.Vundo and also Trojan.P2P.worm, I am going to paste all the logs from the tools I run on the machine down here:
Please help anyone.
I have used all the tools from bleeping to clean any old antvirus(which I have never had since back 2007), the computer is updated but, I cannot get to install MSE.
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 16-02-2014
Ran by IKE (administrator) on 20-02-2014 at 12:16:06
Running from "C:\Users\IKE\Downloads"
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X86)
Boot Mode: Network
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
IE proxy is enabled.
Windows Firewall:
Firewall Disabled Policy: 
System Restore:
SDRSVC Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of SDRSVC service is... Read more

A:Windows Vista 32 error code 0x80070643 "Cannot complete the MSE installation"

Please download TDSSKiller exe version to your desktop. Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on Change Parameters and click Detect TDLFS File System.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.Note: If Cure is not an option, Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.A TDSSKiller text file would be saved in Local Disk C.Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Clean.Confirm each time with Ok.You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administra... Read more

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I have recently purchased a laptop with Vista installed by the manufacturer. My last laptop had to be replaced afer it had a close encounter with a cup of tea. ;-)

So now I have learnt the value of backups and I am trying to use the automatic file back up (Complete PC Backup) but it fails with the following error message;

data error (cyclic redundancy check) (0x80070017).

If anyone can advise on this I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance,

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I am doing the first backup of my vista home premium and I am getting the same problem that has been on these page before namely error code 0x80070002.
I have read previous responses and still no joy.

Does anybody know if this problem has been fixed and if so could you please help me?
I am not a technical person so if any responses could be phrased for the novice.


A:Vista Backup error code 0x80070002

Should have been more specific here is the wording that I get after about a minute of back up commencing during making ghost copies.

'The backup did not complete successfully.
An error occurred. The following information might help you resolve the
The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)'

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Hi all. If it ain't one thing, it's another.

I do a "create system image" on my three Windows 7 computers each Sunday. Ususally there are no problems but today I get the attached message on one computer.

I saw a suggestion to disable my antivirus program so I tried that with the same results. All 3 computers use the same AV program and they did not see that message.

Can any of you folks get me headed in the right direction so I can get out of this mess? I have attached a screen capture of the error message plus a graphic of the system spec.

Backup goes on an external 500G backup drive.


A:Backup Failure--Failure in creating a directory on backup storage dir.

I have found Acronis Trueimage to be the easiest and most user-friendly.

If you purchase a Seagate, WD or Maxtor, you can get the Acronis Trueimage software (free) and make an image of your OS and

put it on your external hdd. Don't forget to click "verify" in options.

If you need to recover your OS ( including programs, updates, etc) you can do it with a few clicks.

You can also use Easeus for free and any hdd will work.

Also, make a boot CD -you can start the program from Start Menu, but in case of a catastrophic failure and you can't boot, the CD will open your saved image and you will recover your OS in minutes.

Seagate - DiscWizard | Seagate

WD - WD Support

Easeus - EASEUS Todo Backup Free 6.1 Download for Windows / FileHorse.com

Here's a link (page 2) with pics to guide you.

What is an very easy Backup & Recovery of disk imaging?

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Im looking into getting a new pc with entirelly new hardware in the next 6 months.

I have over 100 applications installed on my current (3 years old) Vista PC and I have made a complete image/backup using Vista's "Backup & Restore Centre".

I have not tried this before but if i buy a new pc and install vista on that, then would i be able to restore my image to this new pc?

I have used easy transfer and understand i could only transfer my files and settings but no software.

I see the complete restore would make life easier instead of installing 100 software applications again. My understanding of "Backup & Restore Centre" is that it creates a partition image i.e. will have all the wrong drivers installed for the new pc even if i installed vista and correct drivers before the restore.

Searched the internet and dont feel im the only one. Any questions please ask.

Look forward to a reply


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I have a slightly more than one year old T460 that worked great until last week when it just wouldn't start at all. A complete brick. The warranty repair guy came over and replaced the system board but the computer still will not start. He was saying that there may be a problem with the internal battery. The internal battery is warranted for one year and we are out of the warranty period. Besides the fact that 14 months seems like a kind of short time for the battery to completely fail, I was wondering if I should expect a complete system failure when the battery fails. I have replaced many notebook batteries in the past and I was always able to run the computer on AC power until I was able to replace the battery. Is that not the case with the internal battery on the T460? Sure, I can replace the battery but I don't want to order a $50 part and wait a week for it to be delivered only to find out that the battery is not really the problem. Both the internal and external batteries showed OK status the day before the machine went into brick mode. I this expected behavior? Can anyone comment on this? 

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Hi. I am trying to perform a full PC Backup on Vista Service Pack 2.  I have a recently purchased Seagate Backup Plus 2TB drive which has 1.6TB free space.  When I do the normal 'Backup Files' option it backs up onto this drive no problem  When I then try to do a Complete PC Backup onto the same disk (size of backup estimted to be 67Gb), it bombs straight away, with the error message 'One of the backup files could not be created. (x08078002A)'. I have only performed a full backup once onto multiple DVDs which worked fine.  This backup however, is seriously out of date now. Could someone please assist? Thanks.

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Hello Friends!

I have a Dell Laptop LATITUDE | E6400. And it came with a Reinstallation DVD Windows Vista Business Disc (see attachment)

Also, i went to the Backup Status and Configuration window and also the Backup and Restore Center (see attachments)

I'm not quite sure what to do with the various Options offered there?

I assume I need to do a Complete Backup of the system?!? Windows tells me it would take 8 to 14 DVD's to do a complete backup. That' seems ridiculous to me.

The Hard disk is of coarse another Option and I assume this is an external Hard drive they are talking about?!? Which I have that I've used for my PC.
*Can I use that same external Hard drive to do this "Complete Backup?" Or do I need another external hard drive? (see attachment) it has 220GB of 298GB free.

Let me know as best your able how you might go about doing these steps "safely?"

Thank You!

Sincerely, Ralph

A:Backup Status and Complete Backup Options


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My laptop has recently recovered from a malware infection as per http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575624/removed-rootkit-and-idp-trojan-is-cleanup-complete/
Now, I am unable to complete backups. I am using a new WD 2TB hard drive.
The last error I received is as attached when I used a USB 2.0 port.
I initially suspected a problem with WD drives as there is a known issue with using the USB 3.0 port for transferring of large files. The error I received was Access is denied, 0x80070005.
However, now I'm not too sure what the problem is.

A:Unable to complete backup using Windows Backup

See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968003 for info on that error.
Not sure at all how what appears to be a Windows Update error...would impact backing up.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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I'm trying to backup my Vista Ultimate machine using the built-in backup program. Doing a complete PC backup works fine, but the "Back Up Files" option always fails with the following error: Catastrophic failure 0x8000FFFFThis happens after some 10-15 seconds inhto the shadow copy.I've been searching for a solution in this forum and all kinds of places I can think of, only finding others who have the same problem, but no solution. I have no clue what to do.I've tried chkdsk /f on both the master disk and the backup disk. Backing up to another disk generates the same error. The Windows Event Log is just as informative as above with no more information.System description:Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit (installed from fresh DVD with SP1 included)Master disk: 80 GBBackup disk: 250 GB (150 GB free)4 GB RAMIt's a newly installed system from scratch. Before the rebuild the backup worked like a charm, no issues whatsoever. I can search for and restore files from the old backups without problems.Any ideas or solutions?Mike

A:Vista backup failing with "Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFFF"

Ok folks, I now have a solution (to my problem):While still waiting for feedback from Microsoft (see above), I ran across this post, where Christine Fok from Microsoft helped another user with a similar problem.Even if my system was newly installed, one of the first things I did was to create a test user with a profile on a non-default location. I wanted to explore the possibility to store a user's complete profile and documents on another physical disk. After doing some testing, I disabled that user but didn't delete it.I deleted the user as well as the related profile registry entry from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList after backing it up, and rebooted. After that I was able to make a successful backup.So, to all of you who still experience the 0x8000FFFF backup error, have a look to see if there are any profile entries in the registry that are corrupt (point to non-existing locations) - and make sure to back up any entries before you delete them.And finally, to whom it may concern within Microsoft: I'd appreciate more informative error messages from the backup system. If the problem is an inaccessible path or file, why not tell the user about it, while still backing up everything that is accessible?Mike

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A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure of a component not covered by the other LED error codes. Contact HP for assistance.

A:A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure...

The notebook is not booting. Showing error. Blinking light caps and nums 5 times. Please help.

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Got a weird one with this. If I use the rear USB ports to copy files to any destination (NAS, local Storage Spaces drive) it always works fine.

If I use the front panel USB ports, I get this:

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

Has anyone seen and fixed this before? I'm stumped. It can't be the USB drive as it works from the back. The back is a mixture of USB 2/3 and the front is USB 3 only, if that helps.



Check if there is a new version of the USB 3.0 controller driver for your motherboard.

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Got a weird one with this. If I use the rear USB ports to copy files to any destination (NAS, local Storage Spaces drive) it always works fine.

If I use the front panel USB ports, I get this:

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

Has anyone seen and fixed this before? I'm stumped. It can't be the USB drive as it works from the back. The back is a mixture of USB 2/3 and the front is USB 3 only, if that helps.



Check if there is a new version of the USB 3.0 controller driver for your motherboard.

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Got a weird one with this. If I use the rear USB ports to copy files to any destination (NAS, local Storage Spaces drive) it always works fine.

If I use the front panel USB ports, I get this:

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

Has anyone seen and fixed this before? I'm stumped. It can't be the USB drive as it works from the back. The back is a mixture of USB 2/3 and the front is USB 3 only, if that helps.



Check if there is a new version of the USB 3.0 controller driver for your motherboard.

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i have one single 160 GB SATA II hard disk which is partitoned as follows


Vista C:

Music e:

Video f:


I used complete PC back up to image my system partition only(c: and d:) NOT the other partition

i was asked to select the partiton that will be included in the image backup.

C: n D: these 2 system partition was already included by default and i DID NOT select other partitons (except C n D i have 3 more partiton as u can c above)

so thus i have created the image in .VHD format and put the IMAGE in>> MYDOC g: partiton

and yes im aware of primary HDD failure (as i have only one)

BUT my QUESTION IS if i restore using this image that i hav created (image dat has only C and D partiton)

will it format my other partitions (E,F,G)???????????

On the final page of the REstore wizard, I can select the Format and repartition disks checkbox

so if i select this option (Format and repartition disks) will this format only C and D partition or the other partition as well??????????????????????

thanx in advance

A:Complete Pc Backup

expecting some sort of response guys

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From what I hear, pretty much everyone in the developed world who uses 7 will have Windows Backup included - not just files and folders, but system image backup as well.

Your average punter is not going to look any further than that.

That's got to be bad news for Acronis, Macrium, etc.

Sure, the enthusiasts will check out 3rd party options - like they do with browsers.

You would think the big name must have considered an anti - trust case.

Maybe they didn't go ahead as some versions of 7 won't include it ( you're not very likely to see those).

Or because they didn't want to upset the MS lovers - witness the vitriol heaped on Opera by people who should know better.

It was available in Vista - but only the higher priced versions - people chose to pay extra for that.

Here's another chance for a controversial discussion - go for it.

A:Complete PC backup

SHHHHHH, don't let the EU brigade get wind of that

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How do I do a backup with IE? I have no idea. I have XP.

A:How To Do A Complete Backup

Internet Explorer is a web browser. The only thing to back up is your Favorites. They're in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Favorites. Back up the whole folder.

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