Learn why Windows® 7 backup fails
Learn what causes backup failure in Windows 7. Also, get the tips to fix the issue.
Windows 7 is an advanced Operating System from Microsoft. This OS comes with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets and so on. Windows 7 also has many default tools that would allow users to maintain and operate the OS at maximum possible efficiency. The backup utility is one of them. Problems can come up with any computer and this includes Windows 7 system. Any problems with Windows 7 would make accessing data on the system difficult and in some cases impossible. This is why Microsoft has included the backup utility so that users can create backup of all the important data on the system. Users can also make use of separate software to create backup of data on the system. However, some users might face problems when creating backup of data. These problems include backup fail issues. This problem means that users would not be able to create backup of data and it would be usually followed by error messages intimating that the backup process could not be completed. The backup fail issue on Windows 7 might be because of many reasons such as registry problems, malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files associated with the backup utility in use, etc.
Following details mentioned below gives various tips to solve backup fail issue in Windows 7:
- Repair and restore OS
- Clean registry
- Remove malwares
Repair and restore OS
If some of the system files associated with the backup utility on Windows 7 get corrupted or damaged, the backup process would fail. This issue can be fixed by repairing the system files of Windows 7 using the default OS repair tool. If the backup failure issue seems to have come up after some changes are made to system files. By restoring the system to a time before the change was made would also solve the issue.
Windows 7 has a registry that contains important information regarding the working of the system. Any clashes or problems within the registry would cause problems with the working of certain applications/ utilities on the system. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software such as RegCure.
Malware infections are known to cause backup fail issue on computers. If your Windows 7 system gets infected with a bad malware, then it is very likely that the malware is preventing the backup tool from functioning properly. Removing the malwares using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool such as Norton Antivirus/ Malwarebytes Antimalware would resolve this problem and enable users to create backup.
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