Help with Backup Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Gilles, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Gilles

    Gilles New Member

    Feb 17, 2011
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    I am trying to make an image backup of my hard drive
    This drive is approx 100 GB used
    On the windows 7 backup recovery I select the Image backup

    On the Create a system image box

    enabled On a hard disk
    Iomega HDD ( J:) 818.48 GB free
    After I press next

    This is the message I get.

    The Backup failed

    There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Make sure that, for all volumes to be backup up, the minimum required disk space for shadow copy creation is available........
    Thanks for any help, Gilles
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 28, 2007
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  3. PRJ

    PRJ New Member

    Dec 24, 2009
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    I'm having a similar problem backing up to a 100GB drive. The drive shows 65GB+ available but will not back up due to lack of space. Typically non-system backups are only around 15GB or so. I have deleted all old backups except the original system image and have it set to NOT do a system image backup each time, so I am at a loss as to what could be causing this, Even if Windows IS trying to do a system image backup there should be enough room for one. Hopefully someone can help both of us.

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