Win 7 Backup on external HDD failed (Error 0x80080005)

Acer / Aspire 5738-6969
March 6, 2012 at 11:36:06
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB
I tried to backup files and folders on Western Digital 1.5 GB (My Book Essential). I have Win 7 (SP1) on my Acer-Aspire laptop. "The last (3/05/12) backup did not complete successfully." on the Action Center page. The error message says: Backup application couldn't start due to internal error (0x80080005). Server execution failed.

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#1
March 6, 2012 at 11:39:10
I would run chkdsk /f X: on the external drive, then try backing up again.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#2
March 6, 2012 at 14:00:28
Were you using AC power when the backup was being made?

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#3
March 7, 2012 at 04:36:50
Have you tried to backup a small file using the following steps to test our issue.

1. Open Control Panel ans start creating a backup from the Backup and Restore center.
2. Select the Location in order to save backup data.
3. Once you have chosen your location, you can now choose what to backup. let's shoose the option "Let me choose".

Note: uncheck the option before the "Include a system image of drivers: Unnamed driver".

4. Now you can start your backup process.


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#4
March 7, 2012 at 14:53:06
Not at all! External HD is powered by DC using AC/DC adapter that came with Western Digital Ext. HD.

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#5
March 7, 2012 at 16:17:15
Was the LAPTOP on AC power at the time or on battery power?

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#6
March 7, 2012 at 17:22:22
Do U mean I should type chkdsk /f X in the "Search files and folders" text field just above START button? In my PC X=E drive!

Sir, what d'U mean by "on external drive". Does the "Search files and folders" field NOT belong to INTERNAL Hard Drive of a PC?


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#7
March 7, 2012 at 17:28:23
Just DC! My Laptop (Acer-Aspire) and WD Ext. H D are powered by DC which is converted from AC, thru respective adapters.

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#8
March 7, 2012 at 19:10:45
ignore

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#9
March 8, 2012 at 06:20:55
open a cmd prompt, then chkdsk /f E: if E is your external drive.

This just checks yuor backup drive for errors. Then backup.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#10
March 12, 2012 at 11:24:49
Sorry! This didn't work. Wish I could xplain!

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