1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10
       01 Sep 2015 #1

    System Image Backup Failure


    My searches have not turned up anything about this. On my computer, attempts to create a backup fail repeatedly, with these errors:

    Error encountered when writing data to backup target (0x80780166)
    System cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)

    I have deleted the old backup folder from the external hard disk, and when I try to create a new backup, a new folder is created. Other programs write to the external disk, which has 824 GB of 931 GB free.

    Any clues, ideas, spells to cast to fin the problem(s)?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,934
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       01 Sep 2015 #2

    Not Myself said: View Post
    My searches have not turned up anything about this. On my computer, attempts to create a backup fail repeatedly, with these errors:

    Error encountered when writing data to backup target (0x80780166)
    System cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)

    I have deleted the old backup folder from the external hard disk, and when I try to create a new backup, a new folder is created. Other programs write to the external disk, which has 824 GB of 931 GB free.

    Any clues, ideas, spells to cast to fin the problem(s)?
    Tks, and I am wondering about which application program you are using to make the image backup.
    tks for any info. Cliff M.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10
       01 Sep 2015 #3

    I am using (or trying to use) the application built into Windows 10 Home, as I always did with Windows 7 Home Premium. I should have also stated that, the day I installed Windows 10 on both computers, 29July2015, I also ran that backup; curiously, it appeared to work on both machines, but since then, has always failed on mine.

    Control Panel/File History, click on the link at the bottom left corner.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10
       01 Sep 2015 #4

    Why and/or how this fixed the problem, I don't know (and if I did know, would likely not understand): In doing another search of the MS Community about System Image Backup problems, I found a thread, in which the first set of suggestions were to be certain that the Volume Shadow Copy and Windows backup services are set to set to automatic start.

    While this did not seem to be related to the problem I was having, I figured that changing the two services from manual to automatic start would at least not make things any worse. They did not: The System Image Backup completed successfully.

    I shall not try to prove a negative, namely that something else might have allowed the backup to work, by resetting the services to manual start. Rather, I shall just leave them alone, and accept that I have now successfully completed a System Image Backup.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,934
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       01 Sep 2015 #5

    Not Myself said: View Post
    Why and/or how this fixed the problem, I don't know (and if I did know, would likely not understand): In doing another search of the MS Community about System Image Backup problems, I found a thread, in which the first set of suggestions were to be certain that the Volume Shadow Copy and Windows backup services are set to set to automatic start.

    While this did not seem to be related to the problem I was having, I figured that changing the two services from manual to automatic start would at least not make things any worse. They did not: The System Image Backup completed successfully.

    I shall not try to prove a negative, namely that something else might have allowed the backup to work, by resetting the services to manual start. Rather, I shall just leave them alone, and accept that I have now successfully completed a System Image Backup.
    "Not myself" or someone: My question is......I will start by asking: if there is an MS application available to do a windows 10 backup of all the new windows 10 programs/applications which has now been upgraded and MS has make it a permanent Activation? I have a 4gb backup HHD now as part of this desktop, and would sure like a way to save it once. I have not deleted my C:/windows.old folder yet. My c: drive is a 1TB drive. It hard to believe that MS would not have made/built an MS application available to all of us which could save all the files that are on a NEW upgrade.

    I have been with MS ever since TRSDOS 4k Level one, and many of their computer and OS since that time.
    Thanks to anyone for your comments. All be safe... Cliff M.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 7
       01 Sep 2015 #6

    Why stick to Windows built in backup? There are so many good free backup tools out there, like Macrium Reflect Free, Easeus Todo Backup Free , Paragon Backup & Recovery Free. They always do better in this.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2015 #7

    Molyy said: View Post
    Why stick to Windows built in backup? There are so many good free backup tools out there, like Macrium Reflect Free, Easeus Todo Backup Free , Paragon Backup & Recovery Free. They always do better in this.
    I have Macrium Reflect, but I also had what I consider to be a valid reason for wanting, if possible, to get the built-in backup to work, namely that I had no way of knowing if that failure might also be affecting some thing else in Windows 10. Thus, I wanted to fix that which did not work, to possible alleviate some other unknown problem(s.)
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2015 #8

    Ironically, Macrium failed this morning, with the same error message as I was getting from the built-in Windows System Image backup, that it could not find the file specified. Remembering how I apparently fixed the Windows problem, I found the Volume Shadow Copy repair module in Macrium, ran that, then successfully ran today's Macrium backup.

    Thus, I feel that my taking the time to fix the Windows backup problem was worthwhile, as it pointed me in the proper direction today to remedy what was apparently the same problem in both the built-in and Macrium backups.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win10 Pro
       09 Sep 2016 #9

    What on earth are Microsoft DOING???


    Not Myself said: View Post
    Ironically, Macrium failed this morning, with the same error message as I was getting from the built-in Windows System Image backup, that it could not find the file specified. Remembering how I apparently fixed the Windows problem, I found the Volume Shadow Copy repair module in Macrium, ran that, then successfully ran today's Macrium backup.

    Thus, I feel that my taking the time to fix the Windows backup problem was worthwhile, as it pointed me in the proper direction today to remedy what was apparently the same problem in both the built-in and Macrium backups.
    I also decided to join the Win10 gravy train, by downloading an upgrade for my Win7 Ultimate.
    And I have now seen so many important failures that I now really want to question these letters: "Pro".
    You cannot have professional customers that need priority ONE functions in the OS like backup/restore system to WORK!
    I have seen this error 0x8000035 since Windows 7 (perhaps also in VISTA) and the failing "media.bin" file...

    (I have had Norton Ghost, Acronis rubbish, and the best one Risefly's "BestSync", (that HAVE shadow copy, but will not work on windows for some microsoftish reason. As a NAS backup it is just excellent.) Why? Well 1: MS get $ from these companies...OR 2: MS are unable to create working backup systems of the simplest kind.)


    ...but I have never seen ONE Microsoft technician yet that could fix this - probably ridiculously SIMPLE problem - that has now only ONE function: To make us pay for an external backup program.

    This is not the first example of "Microsoftish designed idiocy". Putting PRO on such OS software is just childish.

    * * *

    Please share this text with MS support, MS tech support, until they make their "security" software secure!

    Best regards,
    Lars

    (MSDOS 3.0 to WINX "Pro")
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