I usually give up when something fails to work but Windows 7 backup bugs me. I use Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a Sony Vaio laptop. I have Outpost firewall pro and Webroot antivirus with spyware installed. When opting to select what folders to backup and deslecting system image backup I have failed to get past first base when backing up to both external and internal drives. The error occurs when creating a shadow copy. Two or three seconds past then the error 'The system cannot find the file specified' Error number 0x80070002. The shadow copy service is working ok, System restore is enabled on the system drive and I checked for any system errors with a system scan. Where am I going wrong? Is this a registry related problem? Anybody had similar problems?