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#1 swood91

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:49 AM

I'm using the pre-installed 'Backup Status and Restore Center' application. I've only tried backing up

my laptop about 5 times and the first time i did it, it worked. But now for some reason it comes up

with this error:

The backup did not complete successfully.

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

Data error (cyclic redundancy check). (0x80070017)


A friend told me it could be something to do with registry. So encase it is i use CCleaner to delete my

registry


Laptop Specs:
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz 2GB RAM, SiS Mirage 3 Graphics

Thanks a lot
Sam

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:05 PM

crc errors come from bad parts of the drive. If you have a vista disk, book into recovery console and type
chkdsk -r

and that will search for the errors and repair them

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

A friend told me it could be something to do with registry. So encase it is i use CCleaner to delete my registry

Thanks a lot
Sam


While I`m sure your friend had good intentions, please read the following.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

Wow thank you both of you. I will try running it now.




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