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backup windows7 to ext hard drive

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#1 jakrat


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

windows 7 fails to back up due to corrupt file; any remedy?

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

Try running "sfc /scannow" at an elevated command prompt Mind the space after sfc.  Type CMD in the search box, right click run as administrator.



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#3 joseibarra


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:03 AM

Hmmm... not much to go on "due to a corrupt file".


If you are seeing some error message does it really say "due to a corrupt file" or does it say something else you will describe?


Here is a popular Windows backup message that includes the word "corrupt" in it:




If you are seeing something else describe it better or if you can figure out how to do it, attach a screenshot to your next reply.


Too bad there are not screenshot posting instructions as a pinned/sticky topic or in the tutorials but they must be somewhere:



Edited by joseibarra, 01 March 2018 - 02:22 AM.

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#4 hamluis



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:47 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


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