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Windows Backup Failure

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    Windows Backup Failure


    I am trying to use Windows Backup in Windows 8 on my HP Envy h8-1414 to my external HD and I get a message saying something like, "Your last backup did not complete." The reason given is The Device is Not Ready or something like that. The error code is 0x80070015. Yet from the Desktop/Computer I can read and write to the external disk with no difficulty.

    Will someone please help me? I don't want to go much further with the set up until until I can make a good backup.

    Thank you.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You could make a disk image at Control Panel > Windows 7 File Recover and back your data up separately to keep from having to make too frequent images.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Dec 2012 at 13:40. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    You could make a disk image at Control Panel > Windows 7 File Recover and back your data up separately to keep from having to make too frequent images.
    Thank you.

    How stupid of me! That is what I thought I was doing. Now I understand.

    Thanks again.
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    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf


    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq

    Creating HP Recovery media

    HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
    successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
    hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
    software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
    Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    You could make a disk image at Control Panel > Windows 7 File Recover and back your data up separately to keep from having to make too frequent images.
    Thank you.

    How stupid of me! That is what I thought I was doing. Now I understand.

    Thanks again.
    Not stupid. Glad I could help. And, you are very welcome.
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  6. #6


    I have the same problem and its almost impossible for me to create "System Image".It shows me this error code (0x80070015) everytime i try to create system image.Any solution to this problem?
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