Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hudson, FL
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Cannot Backup Win7/64 due to missing file 0x80070002

    I attempted to backup my system to a WD 1TB external drive, but the backup fails as I get the message "The system cannot find the specified file (0x80070002)?
    Went to the MS site, but it indicates that file is associated w/ update downloads, which I am not having any issues with.
    Any suggestion would be appreciated!

  2. #2
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,436
    Thanks
    372
    Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,326 Posts
    olgimp,

    Check out this MS Article. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hudson, FL
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Retired Geek - Thank you for your tip. Unfortunately, when I followed the MS Article on this, it referred me to 2 solutions for the cause "A NVIDA Chipset and more than 4GB of RAM". Upon downloading and installing both, both gave me the message "This download is not applicable for your computer", but gave no further explanation. (my computer is a Gateway FX6831 w/16GB of RAM)

  4. #4
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    3,202
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 215 Times in 202 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Olgimp View Post
    I attempted to backup my system to a WD 1TB external drive, but the backup fails as I get the message "The system cannot find the specified file
    Any suggestion would be appreciated!
    "gimpster"
    Hello... If you really want to use the "Windows Backup " make sure that your OS "Sees" the external ...Computer Management> Disk Management and make sure that the external shows up ... The better alternative is to forget Windows Backup and use a 3rd party Imaging software like Macrium Reflect Free ....even their free version "beats the pants off" the windows version.. Regards fred
    PlainFred

    None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free (J. W. Von Goethe)

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Just Plain Fred For This Useful Post:

    Dick-Y (2013-05-22)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •