Backing Up System State Tags: Installer Windows XP Last response: October 5, 2005 2:18 PM in Windows XP Share pscowboy October 3, 2005 8:08:18 AM I am sole installer and user of my XP Home SP2 machine. I have Administrator rights; (I checked to make sure in Safe Mode as the actual default Admin). In trying to backup my System State, it "fails" 75% into it saying I don't have permission on certain sensitive files and that restore will fail. I am completely confused about that, and, can I overcome this stupid anomaly????? More about : backing system state riser October 3, 2005 12:48:22 PM You may need to disable Volume Shadow Copy, using the Advanced button during the Wizard. Try backing up to a different partition or something else, not the active drive. Don't backup C: onto C:, but it up to D: or maybe even a USB drive, just incase. pscowboy October 3, 2005 6:56:35 PM I couldn't figure out how to "disable" shadow copy, (didn't seem to be an option for that). However, I rebooted and brought the Backup utility up and used "normal" instead of "copy" to do the system state. This completed sucessfully. I'm not sure if that's the answer to the original question. Related resources Backing up the system - Forum Backing up 3TB data HD in Win7 - Forum Can I use windows 7 on solid state drive and windows xp back up - Forum Backing Up the System - Forum Upgrading Hard drive on a Solid State /Hard Drive system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Zoron October 5, 2005 2:05:46 PM Start --> Run --> services.msc Shadow copy is a service, you'll find it there. <font color=red> If you design software that is fool-proof, only a fool will want to use it. </font color=red> pscowboy October 5, 2005 2:18:31 PM Thanks for that. I found it easily. I put in another hard drive for "D" and put the paging file there, and the backups. They are going flawlessly now. I do a "State" every night before shutdown. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGood software for backing up system and program settings (win7 x64) ForumBacking up a system using XP's built in software? ForumWeird Desktop graphics corruption after PC Wakes Up from Sleep state ForumSystem state ForumSystem State ForumSystem State Backup fails ForumMichigan's a Right to Work state ! ForumBacking up ForumBacking up DNS information ForumNTBackup fails with event ID 8012 backing up AD ForumBacking-up question ForumGetting past administrative password ForumCreating a Bootable System Diskett ForumMoved or copied files locked by system ForumSleep State issues More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !