Backup failed (0X80070070) Not enough space on disk.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by john0, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. john0

    john0 Guest

    Windows Vista Home premium on a Dell desktop.

    I've never been able to backup anything on my computer.
    When I try to backup my files (either to internal disk or to DVD) I get
    message - backup did not complete successfully. not enough space on disk, and
    the error code 0X80070070.

    Also a balloon at bottom right of screen keeps saying "low space on backup
    disk".
    Have tried all I know to backup files but to no avail - Help please.

    PS. My computer isn't jam-packed with data - just a few programmes and maybe
    1000 photos - if this helps.
     
    john0, Oct 24, 2007
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    marty Guest

    hi johno,what type of backup are you trying to do and what backup program are
    you using.if you are using windows backup then it will by default try to
    backup to your partion (if you have one )that holds your recovery disc('d'
    drive)this usually only has enough space to hold the operating system for
    recovery so you will have to either make the partion bigger or backup to
    another location.dvd is a good option but i found that i couldnt use
    re-writable disc's to make a boot disc or full system backup. in vista hp it
    is not possible to make a full pc backup only a file backup and you have to
    do a "full backup "first before you can make file backups if you havn't got
    enough room on your hard drive to increase your partition the use dvd+r for
    backup and boot disc (vista will only let you make one boot disc using the
    backup utility)p.s acronis or nero are much better backup utilities than
    windows .hope this helps
    --
    martyb


    "john0" wrote:

    > Windows Vista Home premium on a Dell desktop.
    >
    > I've never been able to backup anything on my computer.
    > When I try to backup my files (either to internal disk or to DVD) I get
    > message - backup did not complete successfully. not enough space on disk, and
    > the error code 0X80070070.
    >
    > Also a balloon at bottom right of screen keeps saying "low space on backup
    > disk".
    > Have tried all I know to backup files but to no avail - Help please.
    >
    > PS. My computer isn't jam-packed with data - just a few programmes and maybe
    > 1000 photos - if this helps.
    >
     
    marty, Oct 25, 2007
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