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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

I don't know if this should go into software or here so I'll just post it here. I have Western Digital My Book Essential 2 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive. I use USB 3 for it.

Half of the drive is filled with Smart Ware backup. I actually selected drive backup method. After discovering that Smart Ware hogs, I uninstalled the software, but the backup remained.

So I had around 1.1 TB empty space. My source total drive space that is necessary to backup is around 840 MB at this time. When I tried to create Windows image backup, it gave me "failed to backup" message at around 240 mb free space left on the target drive. So I erased it, and tried to use Cyber Link PowerBackup tool. Again, it gave me the error inside the CyberLink software, stating that unable to write to a file to which it was backing up. My Western Digital target drive is password protect it. Obviously I am un-protecting it to get access to the drive. Does anyone know what may be an issue here and why I am getting error almost at the end of the backup?

I did set my Windows to check the drive for errors. So it is now doing it and 1/3 complete.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hi, You could try this. I've used it before.

http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software-features.htm

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

I have it, but thank you for suggestion. However why does backing up image failed?

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

I believe I solved my problem. I removed password protection from the external drive, considering I don't really need it, and I set my computer to never go to sleep (I reversed it to 45 minutes once I was done), and imaging was completed successfully. Tonight I will try another backup with Cyberlink.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

Way to go solving the problem.

Once suggestion is if you have the room try a test restore.

I once tried to get data back from backups for a person that had done them using three different backup softwares including the Windows 7 backup. The Windows 7 Backup never did work.

Good Luck
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Edited by rotor123, 25 April 2012 - 11:26 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Thank you Roger.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 





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