Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Windows Backup failed?

If you are using Windows Backup, you might encountered a problem that it failed and no reason is indicated. Network, HDD, files everything is working well, so what's the reason behind this?

It could due to your one or more of your system files has corrupted. Try the fix below:


Method 1:
Run SFC scan. System File Checker (sfc) scan will make Windows replace corrupt or missing system files on your computer.
 Steps to perform sfc scan:
a. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.b. Click Continue or supply Administrator credentials if prompted.
c. In the Command Prompt window type the following, and press Enter:
sfc /scannow
d. Restart computer

Refer this KB article for more information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
or this article:

Method 2:

Stop and restart the Volume shadow copy service and see if that helps:
a) Click on Start, type run and hit enter.
b) Type “services.msc” hit enter
c) Browse to Volume Shadow Copy service, right click on it and click on properties.
d) Stop the service, close the services.msc window
e) Follow Step a to step c
f) Make sure this time service status to be started and startup type to be automatic.