|Also with the startup dskchk are you manually stopping it, when it comes up? If so let it continue it's check, and it will go away.|
I'm not sure how you can move a created Restore point to an External Drive, so will leave that to another helper?
Is your external drive NTFS? If not you will have to save everything to your computer. Then reformat it to NTFS.
Here’s how to backup in Windows7:
* First, ensure you've plugged in your external hard drive (NTFS).
* Click on the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.
* Type in the word “backup” in the search box and select “backup and restore” when it appears.
* Next, a window will open – click on “Set up backup” in the upper right-hand corner.
* You will be shown locations on your system suitable for storing a backup – select your external hard drive. Click the Next button.
* On the next window, select Let Windows choose.
* You are ready to run the backup now – at the “Review your backup settings” window select “Save settings and run backup”
Expect the backup to take a good 45 mins or so. As the backup runs in the background, you may continue working and using your computer.
Setting up automatic backups in Windows7:
In the last screen before the computer started the process of backing up there was an option to set a backup schedule included. Click on "Change Schedule"
Its advisable to set up a schedule for your backups. You can go ahead and set the schedule your backups to whatever day and time suits your needs.
(Note: Your pc needs to be "on" and connected to the "External Hard Drive" or it will miss that back up until next time it's due?)
So if that's no good for your needs, a manual back up is a better option?
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