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Windows 7 backup to HDD stalls


Terrygee

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My PC backs up to an Iomega Desktop Hard Drive. The backup now grinds to a halt when copying files to the drive. I have tried several times but it always stops at 12% completion. It appears to be running, but does not get past 12%. Any suggestions?

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johndrew

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You are not alone in this apparently. Microsoft have a suggestion which may work, failing that maybe this will give you a clue.

Other than the above I can only suggest you Google the problem and search for an answer.

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northumbria61

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More suggestions here enter link description here What capacity is the Iomega? Microsoft have had problems in the past with backups to large hdd's that is the reason I ask. I seem to remember that they had a fix for it but I can't find that information for you at the moment.

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northumbria61

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If you can't overcome this problem why not give Acronis True Image a try as suggested by cocteau48 in his post today enter link description here

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gengiscant

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Or why not try a free alternative.

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robinofloxley

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Backup and imaging problems can also be caused by bad sectors.

I have seen this with Easeus Todo Backup and Paragon Backup and Recovery Free and a recent report of it with Acronis.

I don't know why these all seem to have problems reporting it instead of being mysterious.

If you have no luck with above suggestions, check for errors on your drives.

Right click/Properties/Tools/Check for errors.

Or run chkdsk c: /r and for each drive.

Takes some time.

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