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Vista backup fails "not enough space on Windows disk"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by francesday, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. francesday

    francesday Thread Starter

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    Hi - I keep getting the message that a backup failed due to less than 400 MB on the Windows disk. I have about 350 GB available on the disk!

    Other backups have worked OK. I have seen a long thread on the Microsoft site with lots of people saying they have the same intermittent problem, but no solution. Anyone know what causes this?

    I'm working Home Premium, and backup up to another hard disk on the same machine which also has lots of free space. :confused:

    Thanks guys

    Frances
     
  2. moper

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    Just a couple of simple questions, which you may have already covered.
    How much space is on the C drive.(where Vista is installed)
    On the 'Where do you want to save your backup' page, you are sure it is your second drive and not the 'Recovery' partition.


    moper
     
  3. francesday

    francesday Thread Starter

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    Hi - there is over 350 GB spare space on the C drive which is where Windows is installed, and I'm backing up to a second 500 GB drive. Backup has been working perfectly OK for months in this configuration.

    I gather it's a known problem (reported in other forums) but no-one seems to have a solution.

    Frances
     
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