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#1 focefielddog

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:41 PM

Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here, so if I have the wrong section, I apologize.

Here's my issue. When I went to Windows 7's Backup and Restore part of the control panel, I saw that there were no options in the menu. It's completely blank. I took a screenshot:Attached File  backup.png   50.79KB   7 downloads

I have run both MalwareBytes and Microsoft Security Essentials looking for viruses and they haven't found anything. I tried waiting a long time. I also have not noticed any other options missing. It's just this menu.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

How peculiar....

Never seen that happen before.

It should look similar to this (with something like "Set up backup" instead of what you see under backup for mine):

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I've seen weird stuff like this before (couldn't open user accounts), but the only way I could fix it was to clean install. :whistle:
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:49 AM

I was trying to avoid that...Especially since I don't have a backup.

I'm sure I can find other software to do it for me, though. Any recommendations?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:52 PM

Well, there are a few good ones that come to mind, but to be honest, I couldn't find a single one that satisfies all my requirements:

  • full system image (not file/folder backup)
  • incremental
  • automatic backups (scheduling)
  • can mount images (like you can mount the .vhd's that Windows makes)
  • bootable rescue disk
  • free

Free
  • Comodo Backup
  • Macrium Reflect Free
  • EASEUS Todo Backup

Paid
  • Acronis
  • Macrium Reflect (full, paid version)

Acronis really is the best, but it costs $$$.

The only thing missing from EASEUS Todo is scheduling.

Try a few out (there is a trial version of Acronis), and see what you like best. I've stuck with the backup built into Windows 7, but that doesn't seem to be an option for you! :crazy:
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