live one care rejecting backup to 16GB USB Dane Elec brand...why? ...help please RRS feed

  • Question

  • windows live one care doesnt recognize this USB for backup in spite of my 6 month old hp laptop acknowledging it as functioning. This yellow balloon is getting irritating- do I need a different  type of flashdrive,etc. to backup. If nothing else, how can I disable the backup function to get back to my  peaceful green lite. Thanks for any help...

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  • If you have previously backed up to another device such as a CD/DVD burner you have to reset your backup plan to change backup locations. How to reset a backup plan - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecarebackupandrestore/thread/5f18a60d-add4-4ff2-87cf-021db7e81917  To turn backup off open One Care>Change Settings>Backup>Configure Backup> uncheck "Turn on backup on this PC".
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Monday, August 31, 2009 5:24 PM
  • it is also possible that there is not enough free space on the drive for backup.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, August 31, 2009 5:51 PM