Hi Smokystover. Are you by any chance attempting to backup files from the Windows folder? Cobian Backup (nor any other Windows based back up) can do that successfully, since many files are 'locked' and in use when Windows is running.
You should only backup your own data files, such as those in 'My Documents'.
Another possibility, if it's XP Pro your running, is that some of your data files may be using XP's built-in security encryption (an optional user feature). In some circumstances this can cause errors depending on the backup destination.
If that isn't the reason, Cobian has it's own user forum here which may answer your problem faster than we can (since they all use Cobian backup). Browsing through the existing posts there may reveal that the issue has already been brought up by other users: http://sherwood.lh.umu.se/CobianBackup/
Edited by pip22, 12 February 2007 - 09:04 AM.