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  • Unable to get my first backup to work. It runs to about 10% then fails. The error message is:

    "An error occurred reading or writing from the computer's hard drive C:" 

     

    I've checked Updates for WHS, restarted WHS and my computer, ran diagnostics, and no error messages have appeared.  What settings must I check on my hard drive that would prohibit the backup from performing?

     

    Thanks!

    Sunday, March 2, 2008 8:47 PM

Answers

  • Nile

     

    Yes, it should be chkdsk SPACE /f SPACE /r (where SPACE is an actual space rather than the word space)

     

    Andrew

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:18 PM
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  • Have you tried running chkdsk /f /r on the computer that is having the problems?

     

    Andrew

     

    Sunday, March 2, 2008 9:30 PM
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  • You didn't provide much data on your system, but my guess is that it is a network problem.  First, if you're using a wireless network, try using a wired network connection for your first backup.

     

    Regards

    Merrill

    Sunday, March 2, 2008 9:31 PM
  • I have the same problem (error message).  I have a wired system and have run chkdsk/f/r and the report was that the comupter is "clean."  (A question, though:  are there supposed to be spaces after k (in chkdsk) and f ??)  I look forward to an answer to this puzzling error.

     

    Nile

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:12 PM
  • Nile

     

    Yes, it should be chkdsk SPACE /f SPACE /r (where SPACE is an actual space rather than the word space)

     

    Andrew

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:18 PM
    Moderator