Backup failed. The drive cannot find the sector requested. 0x80070

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Stephen, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    I've read all the posts on backup failure but none address my error code. So
    any help in what this means and how to fix?

    I too am trying to backup to dvd+r and this error occurs after about 5
    minutes. Try again repeats the error. Am using Vista Home Premium, File
    Backup tool and requesting an initial full system backup on an HP Pavilion
    9408nr (just purchased)
    Stephen, Oct 6, 2007
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  2. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    error code 0x8007001B
    Stephen, Oct 6, 2007
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  3. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    ok. so my subject line composition sucks. Here's the full error code and text:
    "The backup did not complete successfully. An error occurred. The drive
    cannot find the sector requested. (0x8007001B)"

    Help please.
    Stephen, Oct 6, 2007
  4. Close:

    If you do a Goggle with this search string:

    "cannot find the sector requested (0x8007001B)" you'll get lots of

    Now watch the fanboy crowd chant together it isn't Vista's fault, it's
    not, no way, nada. <snicker>
    Adam Albright, Oct 6, 2007
  5. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    Thank you, Adam, ANF (apparently no fanboy) lol

    both threads offer no answers other than those who went to external hds and
    gave up on the dvds. So i gues the fanboys are stumped.

    If anyone knows or hears something new, please advise.

    Jill, anything?

    Stephen, Oct 6, 2007
  6. Stephen

    fourteen Guest

    fourteen, Oct 6, 2007
  7. You expertise is limited to stuffing your head up your ass.
    Adam Albright, Oct 7, 2007
  8. Stephen

    fourteen Guest

    Good one.
    If it wasn't for curse'd have nothing but a strong right hand.
    fourteen, Oct 7, 2007
  9. Stephen

    HeyBub Guest

    How can you possibly do a backup to a DVD?

    A DVD holds what, 8 Gigs? Your hard drive is what, 300 Gigs?
    HeyBub, Oct 7, 2007
  10. Stephen

    Qfreed Guest

    Come on! This is an initial backup for a new computer. He's not backing up
    to just one DVD and your 300 GB hard drive is hardly full when your computer
    is brand new. However, I would advise that you remove all the free trial
    software and "bonus" programs they glut your new computer with before backing
    it up.
    Also since you may be new to Vista realize that the usual backups you make
    with Windows backup and restore only backup your personal files, pictures,
    etc. They figure you have all the installation disks for your applications
    (yeah, right) or were given a restore disk or have a backup in a partition on
    your HD to replace the programs. I don't think anyone will ever accuse the
    Vista developers of being practical.
    Qfreed, Oct 7, 2007
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