I've been having the same problem. I have a month-old HP laptop running Windows 7 64 bit, and I'm trying to do my first back up, to a 500GB My Book that I've used before on my prior laptop. This is about the simplest backup I can imagine, so the problem is very basic. The error messages don't tell you which "critical volume" doesn't have enough space, so, thinking it's the My Book, I reformatted. No help. It looks like I do have data backed up, but with 236 zip files in the backup, I don't know if it's all there.In a nutshell, the problem is apparently with the original hard drive partitions not being large enough to hold temp files. At least, that's how I understand what I found, as described below.
I found another message board where someone had the same problem and found a solution. Seehttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...56-10b3f07c18b6
The link there, to http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/08/20/h...ling-windows-7/
has more info.
Here's similar info on yet another board. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...5e-2962c2a4bc4d
I found this by googling "0x80780119," the error message I got when I tried using the Backup and Restore Center to "Create a system image' separately. That thread quotes the whole error message recommending 1GB of free space on each volume.
I think their solution boils down to messing around with the disk partition or preformatting the disk before reinstalling Windows 7. I'm not about to reformat the disk and reinstall the OS just for this stupid problem.
Is there something else I can do (that's not drastic) to fix this? I used to consider myself a computer techie, but my expertise is so obsolete it's sad, so have pity on a geezer. I guess I need to look at different backup software that doesn't trip over itself.
Edited by Freond, 14 December 2009 - 01:26 PM.