Backup utility does not find my backup hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by captainak, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. captainak

    captainak Guest

    Please help!!!

    When I try to backup computer using Backup and Restore, I get the message
    that "Windows cannot find backup devices on your computer. The requested
    system device cannot be found." However, I can see my backup drive in
    Internet Explorer, can open it, and can copy files to it. I also can back up
    files to it using the Backup and Restore.

    Why does my computer find my backup drive (external USB) when I try to back
    up files only using Backup and Restore, but cannot find the Drive if I use
    Backup up Computer in Backup and Restore?

    Please help!
    captainak, Mar 4, 2007
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  2. Can you backup with wbadmin.exe tool? Try running "wbadmin start
    backup -backupTarget:F: -include:c:" command from cmd.exe command line,
    assume your USB drive letter is F and your system drive letter is C.
    Michal Kawecki, Mar 6, 2007
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