Windows Vista Ultimate Backup Files Failed (0x81000014)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Phil, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    I just got a Gateway CX210X notebook preinstalled with Windows Vista Ultimate
    Edition. I've been trying to use the Vista Backup and Restore Center's Back
    Up Files setting to backup my files, after I realized that having a Complete
    PC Backup won't let me recover individual files from that image. However, no
    matter what I try, the backup fails, usually several hours into the process,
    and I get this message:

    The backup did not complete successfully.

    An error occurred. The following information might help you resolve the

    There is not enough space on your Windows disk to prepare for backing up
    files. At least 400 MB of free space is required to continue. (0x81000014)

    The 100GB SATA drive that came with my system was setup by Gateway with 2
    partitions, (C:, 83.5GB currently with 35GB free, and D:, 9.65GB currently
    with 3.19 GB free).

    After several attempts to backup to DVD-R and DVD-RW failed (each time about
    7 DVDs into the backup), I attempted to backup to a 152GB external Firewire
    drive (with 152GB free, G:, in my system), but received the same error as
    when I attempted to backup to the optical media (E:).

    Anyone know why this is happening, and how I can successfully backup my files?
    Phil, Jun 23, 2007
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  2. Phil

    Thyroid22 Guest

    I received the same error on a dell 9200 with Vista ultimate. I removed the
    pictures from the data set and it completed successfully.
    Thyroid22, Jun 25, 2007
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  3. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Yikes, Thyroid22. I hope that's not the ONLY solution to my woes. The files
    I'm MOST interested in backing up are the graphic files.

    Did you decide not to include the entire folder(s) where your pictures
    resided, or just individual files?
    Phil, Jun 27, 2007
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    netguy10 Guest

    I've been using Vista 64 for a few months now and backing up to a ½T
    eSATA drive. I backup using Vista Backup and Restore. I have a 500G
    target drive and two 500GB eSATA external drives. I have around 270M
    used on C: including all system & program files

    I have serviced computers for the past 8 years and I (at least used to
    think I was good at it most of the time. The backup has worked alrigh
    except I have two problems

    First, after installing SP1 I get this error every time it backs up

    'File backup failed. The error is: There is not enough space on you
    Windows disk to prepare for backing up your files. At least 400 MB o
    free space is required to continue. (0x81000014).

    The target drive is empty and can be written to. I've dumped th
    partition and formatted. There certainly is 400MB of space available.

    I haven't uninstalled SP1 yet and intend to troubleshoot this a bi
    using a VM with and without SP1.

    Second, when it was working I couldn't control how many days to keep i
    the backup set. It would just keep backing up incrementally until th
    target drive is full, then complain of space issues. I haven't foun
    where to control that and so I would just format the drive and manuall
    launch the backup to create the file structure on the target. I kep
    two 500GB eSATA drives on rotation for that reason and for redundancy.
    (For the paranoid types like myself I also do a continuous backup usin

    I guess my real question is twofold. Is there a backup produc
    available that creates indexed, incremental backups to 200MB zip file
    in a dated folder structure where I can select how many days to retain.
    I know, BackupExec will do something similar but I would like _not_ t
    spend $600

    Otherwise, is there a fix for my Vista backup issues
    netguy10, Mar 28, 2008
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    PotsOn, Mar 28, 2008
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    netguy10 Guest

    I downloaded it after reading they had it ported to Windows. I'v
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    windows without installing a bunch of companion software

    I have a few customers and more to follow I'm sure that I can use
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    but most of it isn't polished enough for me to recommend to clients
    netguy10, Mar 29, 2008
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