Problem with Complete PC Backup, not so complete

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by R5, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. R5

    R5 Guest

    The backup is not failing, it says it's complete, but the file that it
    creates is less than 70GB, and my drive is 225GB full out of 279GB. The
    machine is running Vista Ultimate and running Vista Media Center. 157GB of
    the files are recorded shows, my music and pictures. I'm expecting a file
    closer to 225GB, especially since media files don't compress well (if this
    program compresses).

    I find it awfully coincidental that 225 - 157 = 68, which is about the size
    of my backup file.

    The bigger problem is that I can't use the backup it creates. When I go to
    the restore operation, it finds the backup, I hit start and get back Restore
    Failed, element not found 0x80070490, which leads me to believe the backup is
    R5, Jun 3, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Easy solution: Acronis True Image. $25 at with free
    Nonny, Jun 3, 2008
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  3. Apparently the backup *is* failing. It's just misreporting the failure.

    There are reasons many people don't use the Windows backup utilities. Works
    for some people, not for others. I suggest an imaging program, and agree
    that Acronis TrueImage is a good bet, and inexpensive.

    Patrick Keenan, Jun 3, 2008
  4. R5

    R5 Guest

    Thanks for the replies, hopefully someone from Microsoft will actually
    respond to this, because this is pretty pathetic. The native backup that has
    come with Windows has always been dependable, now this stuff is failing, and
    reporting that it was successful.

    I have had good luck with this software on my other Vista machine, but it
    was only a 80gb drive.
    R5, Jun 4, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Don't hold your breath. This is a user-to-user support group. As a
    rule, it is not frequented by MS people.
    Nonny, Jun 4, 2008
  6. Frankly, this is unlikely to occur here.

    You'd have to ask the question in a place where MS is active, say at a
    shareholder's meeting.

    In the meantime, consider the results and the value of your time and data,
    vs. the few dollars for a utility that works well.

    Patrick Keenan, Jun 6, 2008
  7. R5

    R5 Guest

    Little help here.

    R5, Jun 10, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Life's tough all over these days.
    Nonny, Jun 10, 2008
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