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    I'm operating 3 XP computers along with my WHS system on a LAN for over a year with no problems.

    Suddenly, I can no longer backup one of these PC's. I've gone as far as removing the computer from WHS and then adding it back, still, it will not backup. I've done disk clean up & repair and it says everything is OK.

    I normally do manual backups on all three of my computers,  I turn on Backups on the target computer in WHS and then click "Back up Now". When it's complete, I turn off Backups.

    One of my computers just suddenly stopped responding when I do this, the other 2 work fine.

    This is what I did trying to correct the problem: uninstalled Connector software and the removed the problem computer from WHS. Next I re-installed Connector software. As it completes the installation, it responds with "This computer cannot be backed up automatically because it does not have any HD volumes that are configured with NTFS file system!!! I repeated this process several times but always get this response and as a result the computer will NOT backup.

      That's not true, my disk is formatted for NTFS. I also run a complete disk check on the system because I suspected that there

    my be a problem that WHS does not like. This "problem" computer works just fine otherwise, no virus, etc. I just run out of ideas and need some suggestions please.

    Greatly appreciate any help. jrwolfe@comcast.net

     

    Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:53 AM

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    I'm operating 3 XP computers along with my WHS system on a LAN for over a year with no problems.

    Suddenly, I can no longer backup one of these PC's. I've gone as far as removing the computer from WHS and then adding it back, still, it will not backup. I've done disk clean up & repair and it says everything is OK.

    I normally do manual backups on all three of my computers,  I turn on Backups on the target computer in WHS and then click "Back up Now". When it's complete, I turn off Backups.

    One of my computers just suddenly stopped responding when I do this, the other 2 work fine.

    This is what I did trying to correct the problem: uninstalled Connector software and the removed the problem computer from WHS. Next I re-installed Connector software. As it completes the installation, it responds with "This computer cannot be backed up automatically because it does not have any HD volumes that are configured with NTFS file system!!! I repeated this process several times but always get this response and as a result the computer will NOT backup.

      That's not true, my disk is formatted for NTFS. I also run a complete disk check on the system because I suspected that there

    my be a problem that WHS does not like. This "problem" computer works just fine otherwise, no virus, etc. I just run out of ideas and need some suggestions please.

    Greatly appreciate any help. jrwolfe@comcast.net

     

    Can you open a command prompt and type
    diskpart

    Wait for it to respond, then once it's done, type
    list vol

    and post the results here?
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:15 AM
    Moderator

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  • I had two computers, both XP Pro, that would fail to backup/crash when it was their turn to backup. I tried chkdsk /f/r, they would both show repaired or no problems. After a month of that ____, I finally had to format and do a fresh install of Windows. Cured both computers.

    Cruise

    Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:42 PM
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    I'm operating 3 XP computers along with my WHS system on a LAN for over a year with no problems.

    Suddenly, I can no longer backup one of these PC's. I've gone as far as removing the computer from WHS and then adding it back, still, it will not backup. I've done disk clean up & repair and it says everything is OK.

    I normally do manual backups on all three of my computers,  I turn on Backups on the target computer in WHS and then click "Back up Now". When it's complete, I turn off Backups.

    One of my computers just suddenly stopped responding when I do this, the other 2 work fine.

    This is what I did trying to correct the problem: uninstalled Connector software and the removed the problem computer from WHS. Next I re-installed Connector software. As it completes the installation, it responds with "This computer cannot be backed up automatically because it does not have any HD volumes that are configured with NTFS file system!!! I repeated this process several times but always get this response and as a result the computer will NOT backup.

      That's not true, my disk is formatted for NTFS. I also run a complete disk check on the system because I suspected that there

    my be a problem that WHS does not like. This "problem" computer works just fine otherwise, no virus, etc. I just run out of ideas and need some suggestions please.

    Greatly appreciate any help. jrwolfe@comcast.net

     

    Can you open a command prompt and type
    diskpart

    Wait for it to respond, then once it's done, type
    list vol

    and post the results here?
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:15 AM
    Moderator