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[Windows backup error 0x80070003]

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by keanebill, 2014/06/17.

  1. 2014/06/17
    keanebill

    keanebill Inactive Thread Starter

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    I am getting error 0x80070003 each time backup is done - Windows 7 system with external drive.
    I had "Dropbox" installed and an update came through - this locked up my PC with very high data consumption and I got Telstra - my carrier to follow up
    I then aborted and done a un-install of this product - I have checked control panel to ensure it was gone. It is gone but appears that it was corrupted on connection / install .
    I get this same warning every time backup has run
    I have "CCleaner" installed also Norton 360 and have run "Registry Clean" with both but can not get rid of it !
    I have also download repair /fixes from for this error code from 4 suppliers that come up on searches but I have to purchase but how do I know if there is one that will fix this frustrating problem ?
    Can anyone offer a solution to this ????

    Regards....Keanebill
     
  2. 2014/06/18
    PeteC

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    Welcome to WindowsBBS :)

    Never consider purchasing a 'solution' for a problem - inevitably they will not work and are a scam. Instead log onto forums such as WindowsBBS or Microsoft Answers where you will receive assistance FOC.

    You do not state in your post which method of backup you are using - assuming Windows Backup the following may be relevant .....

    Windows backup error 0x80070003
     

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    Sorry PeteC I posted the same link you did. I do not know if this is relevant did you unlink your device before you performed an uninstall.
     
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    Yes - I have followed both methods
     
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    All I done was control panel / uninstall programme
     
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    Windows 7 Backup is known to be very flaky - did it work satisfactorily before the Dropbox/update incident?

    It would be worthwhile to try resetting the Windows Backup to it's default configuration .....

    Windows 7: Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

    OTOH you will be better off using third party software for backups .....

    For Data only I recommend Synchback the SE version of which I rely on totally for data backup, either on a schedule or manually. It has never let me down.

    For a System Image I use Acronis, but there is only a paid version available. However EaseUS Free Backup Software is recommended by other BBS members, but I have no experience of it.
     

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