How to delete listing for non-existent backup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Walter Blanchard, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. [cross posted performance-maintenance and general NG's]

    Since I made the last Complete PC Backup, I've had to reformat the external
    drive on which it was saved. Now, when I open Backup Status and
    Configuration and select Complete PC Backup, that backup is still listed
    even though it's not there:
    Last backup was successful
    Last successful backup 4/28/2007
    Last backup location Data Backup (x)

    I would like to be able to clear that entry.



    Walter B
    Walter Blanchard, Jun 26, 2007
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  2. Search the registery for that date and see if there is something there!
    James Matthews, Jun 27, 2007
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  3. No joy. I also searched for "Last successful backup" -- nothing.

    Hopefully, someone from MS will weigh in on this.



    Walter B

    Walter Blanchard, Jun 28, 2007
  4. Walter Blanchard

    LuckMan212 Guest

    I have the answer for you. This took me a LONG time to figure out
    after much mucking around with deleting hidden files, playing wit
    SysInternals Process Explorer, ProcMon, RegMon, etc. And deletin
    several files in the hidden "System Volume Information" folder, an
    tinkering with VssAdmin.exe and WBadmin.exe commands, it boils down t

    1. open regedi
    2. navigate to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion
    3. delete the key (make a backup first if you are worried!!

    Now try opening the control panel (or run sdclt.exe) and you should se
    that it has been reset

    LuckMan212, Jun 10, 2008
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