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February 11, 2010 3:15:18 PM

I cannot get win 7 backup to run. It stalls on the configuration window and just sits there. My events log file says that the file sdclt.exe has stopped interacting with window and was closed. Anyone else have this problem and is there a fix?? :fou: 

thanks in advance!

Sailor44

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a b $ Windows 7
February 12, 2010 12:26:30 AM

sdclt.exe is the Windows Backup executable. Do you use Windows Backup? If not, disable. If you do use it, you might want to either run "sfc /scannow" or do a System Restore.
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February 12, 2010 2:55:56 PM

Bolbi said:
sdclt.exe is the Windows Backup executable. Do you use Windows Backup? If not, disable. If you do use it, you might want to either run "sfc /scannow" or do a System Restore.



I do use windows backup..or at least I try to.. :o  I ran Scannow and it found nothing. I am not sure what system restore will do for me, as the thing has been a problem ever since I installed win 7..

I am stumped. However recently I just left the "starting backup" window open for about 30 minutes and it finally loaded. Once that happened, it worked fine. Go figure.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 12, 2010 3:07:11 PM

Weird... So, the problem is gone?
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February 12, 2010 4:14:52 PM

Bolbi said:
Weird... So, the problem is gone?


Afraid not. The "Starting windows backup" window is just sitting there. I am going to just leave it there and see if it finally starts up after a while.. :pt1cable: 
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February 12, 2010 7:02:15 PM

Hmm... How much have you told it to back up? If it's creating a new system image of the entire drive every time or something like that, I could easily see it taking this kind of time.
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February 13, 2010 5:10:44 PM

Bolbi said:
Hmm... How much have you told it to back up? If it's creating a new system image of the entire drive every time or something like that, I could easily see it taking this kind of time.



Well after leaving the computer to itself for several hours, I returned and found that it had loaded the program and I was able to use it. I don't know how long it took to load, but once running, it seems to work fine. Do you think it is just gathering info for the time it takes to start??
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a b $ Windows 7
February 13, 2010 5:23:11 PM

sailor44 said:
Well after leaving the computer to itself for several hours, I returned and found that it had loaded the program and I was able to use it. I don't know how long it took to load, but once running, it seems to work fine. Do you think it is just gathering info for the time it takes to start??

Yes, I'm guessing that it was just gathering information for its backup. However, it shouldn't take several hours every time. If it does, then something's wrong. Again, about how much data have you configured it to back up?
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February 13, 2010 7:21:30 PM

Bolbi said:
Yes, I'm guessing that it was just gathering information for its backup. However, it shouldn't take several hours every time. If it does, then something's wrong. Again, about how much data have you configured it to back up?



I don't really know just how long it took to load, as I was away from the computer..

I just let windows determine what to backup (it gave me that option)
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February 13, 2010 8:37:01 PM

I've heard reports that Windows Backup takes a looooong time to do the first backup, but after that it runs much faster. It may be that that's all your problem was.
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February 14, 2010 4:26:56 PM

sminlal said:
I've heard reports that Windows Backup takes a looooong time to do the first backup, but after that it runs much faster. It may be that that's all your problem was.



That well may be it. I did notice that once the program got running, the backup progress bar moved slowly. But...this was after it took forever for the program window to appear. Also, when I was just sitting there waiting for this to happen, Task manager showed that the file was in memory. Go figure
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February 25, 2010 3:10:31 PM

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