Backing up drives

Aspire / T671-tb7z
May 18, 2011 at 12:05:36
Specs: windows 7, 2GB
WHEN I GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BACKING UP, AND CLICK THE "BACKUP NOW" BUTTON, ALL I GET NEXT IS THE VIEW OF C:WINDOWS SYSTEM 32. AND CAN GET NO FURTHER.
I HAVE ENTERED MY EXTERNAL DRIVE AS THE "SAVE TO" DESTINATION.
THANKS IN ANTICIPATION

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#1
May 18, 2011 at 14:14:17
Are you using Windows 7 to backup or some other program?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
May 18, 2011 at 14:35:54
Jefro,

I'm using Windows 7

PeterW


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#3
May 18, 2011 at 15:07:07
Did you also set up what to backup?

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#4
May 18, 2011 at 18:32:55
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
May 19, 2011 at 04:47:16
Jefro,

I'm ignorant of how to do this. I may not be seeing all that I should.


PeterW


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#6
May 19, 2011 at 04:55:07
Sorry OtheHill,

I meant my last reply for you.


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#7
May 19, 2011 at 05:33:18
We are all here to help. Jefro provided a link that can help you to understand how backup and restore work with Windows 7.

Click on the purple link in #4 above to open the article. Click on the right arrow in the first screen to play a video.

I was questioning if you set up backup to backup the entire hard drive or partition or whatever you want it to backup. Absorb the article and video and then hopefully you will understand.


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#8
May 19, 2011 at 19:22:36
Haha. The video shows a pending important update. Seems someone at MS would have seen that.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#9
May 19, 2011 at 20:12:19
your link, find Peter another link that can help him.

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#10
May 20, 2011 at 11:44:30
Hello all,

Been looking everywhere to find a problem that resembles mine, but all I find is

backup problems accompanied by an error code. It looks to me like a stage (file) is

missing from the backup program.

I know I can copy and paste, but I would like to cure the problem.


PeterW


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#11
May 20, 2011 at 14:16:52
try running sfc \scannow in the admin cmd window, it should check for any damaged files and attempt to fix them. which may repair your backup issue.
try saving to a folder on another partition rather than an external drive.. also try to create a new account and see if you can backup from the new account.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#12
May 21, 2011 at 11:39:34
Have run sfc /scannow and received message issues repaired.
Went again to backup and the same situation exists. I did look at more information and got the following. "Windows Backup failed while determining libraries location one of the users included in backup. Details: the device is not ready"
Just to add more confusion to me, at the Backup and Restore your files screen apart from Turn off schedule, Create a system image, Create a system repair disc, Action centre and Windows easy Transfer all other hot spot burttons take me straight to the view screen of C:WINDOWS SYSTEM 32

Stay with me.


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#13
May 21, 2011 at 13:19:38
seems you have some file association issues, you just save all your files, do a factory restore and then once your system is perfect, create the image.
a factory restore will save you many hours of frustration, and you have already had a few it seems, copy your files and settings using either file and setting transfer wizard or manually to an external drive and then run the factory restore, install your fav, proggies, do all your updates, restore your files and settings then create the image.

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but cant help myself....


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#14
May 22, 2011 at 08:18:19
Thanks princecorum,

That all sounds a bit out of my league so I'll have to get some guidance before I go this technical.
One thing I have learnt is that if you're not sure of something, then don't.

PeterW


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#15
May 23, 2011 at 08:34:19
Peter

When you go to Control panel> Backup and restore. Below the Backup now button there is a selection to edit backup settings. Click on that and check what you want to backup.

Take note of what, if anything was checked when you first opened that selection and post that here.


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#16
May 23, 2011 at 10:12:15
this will simplify it.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1838...

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but cant help myself....


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#17
May 24, 2011 at 08:57:50
Thanks OtheHill,

But there is nothing below the Backup Now button.

The hot spot "Change Settings" takes me to C:WINDOWS SYSTEM 32

Don't you just love stuff you can get your teeth into.


Peter W


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#18
May 24, 2011 at 10:24:04
I think you may need to perform a Windows 7 repair. Check the help files in Windows 7 to learn how.

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#19
May 25, 2011 at 02:49:13
Thanks again OtherHill,

Went as far as I dare, situation the same. Is there such a thing in this world as a Windows 7 checking tool that I could employ to check the system, find and deal with whats missing/corrupt, or would be just what dreams are made of.

PeterW


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#20
May 25, 2011 at 03:33:45
sfc was the check program, system file check. you have done all the easy stuff. so now you have bite the bullit and it out, you have been 10 days without a fix you must be getting frustrated.
so save all your files and do a factiry restore then put your files back in place.
its easy to do, and there are many links to help you.
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2040-acer...
1. At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 (at the same time you would press F2
to enter the BIOS) to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery.
· The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD.
· The password by default is 000000 (6 zeros) and it is displayed when you are asked
for the password.
· Users are able to change the password in this mode for eRecovery only.
· The system can recover from the hidden image on the hard drive (PQService
partition) or from CD/DVD media.
· It is possible to reload from the factory style CDs/DVD or the snapshots that the
Windows version of eRecovery creates.
2. In Windows there is 3 ways to access the eRecovery feature.
· Press Alt and F10
· Open Acer eManager and then double click eRecovery.
· When a system is new it should automatically open this application and prompt you
to make the recovery media.
3. The Windows version of the eRecovery program is more robust then the Dos Version. Listed
below are the different features of the Windows version:
Recovery Settings: Create backup files and Change Password
· Backup snapshot image (create a disc image of your system's current configuration)
and here are videos to help:
http://www.google.com/search?q=acer...

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