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    Well, I got a useful utility called Unlocker,...

    Well, I got a useful utility called Unlocker, which made it simple to delete the troublesome file, and now all is well. A word of caution, though... Unlocker is a lovely bit of software, but it's a...
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    Nagging file conflict in WHS

    I have been getting a "There are file conflicts" message that I can't make go away. The specific message says "Access denied," so when I try to delete the MP3 file in question, it won't let me. It...
  3. Thanks to all of you, all is up and running...

    Thanks to all of you, all is up and running again, and is mostly happy. I was able to get the failing drive successfully cloned, and replaced the bad one and everything is fine. There is one small...
  4. Oh, yeah, there are 5 drives in this server. WHS...

    Oh, yeah, there are 5 drives in this server. WHS is the sort of thing you just throw miscellaneous drives into, and it pools them all and shows them as one drive. The system drive is separated into...
  5. Dear Rui, Thanks again for all your help. ...

    Dear Rui,

    Thanks again for all your help. Finally found some time to get this done. Removed the funky boot drive, and put it and another 1TB drive in another machine. Ran Macrium to clone the...
  6. Dear Rui, I'm a little confused. I download...

    Dear Rui,

    I'm a little confused. I download Macrium. Then I create a boot disk (floppy or HD?) elsewhere, (WHS or regular Windows?), and use Macrium to create an image of my faulty disk. Am I...
  7. Replacing a still-functioning (but ailing) primary drive in WHS

    Dear Woody,

    First of all, I love your WHS for Dummies book. A great resource, and written with just the right degree of snark. However, there's one question I have that I don't believe is...
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    VICTORY! PROBLEM SOLVED! I ARE A GENIUS! I...

    VICTORY! PROBLEM SOLVED! I ARE A GENIUS!

    I will tell you how I did it in case you are ever confronted by a similar situation. To review in brief, I was unable to backup my C drive with WHS. ...
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    Tried again. Same result. When the C: drive is...

    Tried again. Same result. When the C: drive is part of the mix, I get the error. When it isn't, everything is fine. Aaargh!
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    Quick update: As expected, the full backup of...

    Quick update:

    As expected, the full backup of everything but C: worked. I've sort of run out of things to try. Any suggestions?

    Thanks again.

    Bob
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    Dear Rodger and Joe, Here's the update. I've...

    Dear Rodger and Joe,

    Here's the update. I've been able to successfully back up all of my drives EXCEPT my C; drive. Here's the system. Don't judge: it just evolved this way, I didn't plan it.--...
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    Okay, it's now 49% of the way through the initial...

    Okay, it's now 49% of the way through the initial backup of everything BUT the C:/ drive. This is farther than any of the other backups got, and so I'm hopeful. I'm also hopeful that the "sfc...
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    After a number of failed attempts at backing up...

    After a number of failed attempts at backing up my C: and G: drive (two separate partitions on the same physical HD), I'm now trying a backup of everything else but, in case this is a specific...
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    Dear Joe (or anyone else reading this), Some...

    Dear Joe (or anyone else reading this),

    Some new information that might be helpful, I don't know.

    I went to Backup Details to see the Failure Details. Here's what it says:

    The computer...
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    Sorry to be so frustrating, but I found "MS...

    Sorry to be so frustrating, but I found "MS Software Shadow Copy Provider," and it said "Stopped." So I changed that to "Started." Same problem.

    Aaaargh!
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    Making additional room on the partitions I'm...

    Making additional room on the partitions I'm trying to back up didn't help. Still got to 8% and then failed. My next brilliant idea is to delete all these failed backups and try again.
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    It turns out I have not turned off System Restore...

    It turns out I have not turned off System Restore on any of my drives, and the slider is all the way to the right.

    Sorry to be so much trouble.

    Bob
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    I don't think so. How would I know? (Please...

    I don't think so. How would I know? (Please forgive my ignorance!)

    Bob
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    Dear Joe, I went into the VSSADMIN on the...

    Dear Joe,

    I went into the VSSADMIN on the Windows Server box using the remote desktop, and it did say "successfully created shadow." I tried another drive letter, though, and it didn't like that....
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    Joe, Thanks, first of all, for trying to help....

    Joe,

    Thanks, first of all, for trying to help.

    I went to VSS Services, and it did say "Manual," but just for the hell of it, to give it a boost, I clicked "Start" to get it going.

    No change....
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    Okay, I found out about something called...

    Okay, I found out about something called VSSADMIN. From a CMD window, I typed "VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS." Here's what came up:

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)'
    Writer Id:...
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    Dear Joe, Thanks for the prompt reply. Sounds...

    Dear Joe,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Sounds good, but how does one do that? Can't find VSS service anywhere.

    Bob
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    WHS "backup failed, unable to create ..." error

    I just set up the WHS system, and it's all very cool, but I am unable to make my first big backup successfully. The error message I keep getting says "The backup failed because your computer was...
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