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    Retrospect 7.7 hangs while backing up pc

    Thank you for all your help! When my laptop came home I turned it on and the normally-scheduled backup ran without any problems. Then, the following week, it ran again! It appears to be working correctly now - thanks to your help. I followed your advice (running chkdsk) and I also changed Retrospect to use two new Backup Sets (I and J) and bought a new external hard drive for backing up (even though the old backup drive had lots of room left). BTW, Scilloian, I wasn't able to find the CHKDSK results in Windows Event Viewer - didn't know where to look... Again, thank you for your help :-)
  2. djfrederi

    Retrospect 7.7 hangs while backing up pc

    My laptop went out of town yesterday - it will be returning this weekend. I'll try a backup then and let you know how it goes. I'll also check the Windows Event Viewer for the CHKDSK results and post those, too. Thanks for your help!
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    Retrospect 7.7 hangs while backing up pc

    Ran CHKDSK last night - it didn't flag any bad sectors or files. I checked it periodically while it was running and steps 1 and 2 didn't show any errors. Step 3 was 54% done when I went to bed. When I got up this am the computer had booted up to the login screen. Any ideas?
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    Retrospect 7.7 hangs while backing up pc

    Sorry - my bad. Windows 7 Professional.
  5. Hi, For the past few weeks I've been having trouble making backups with Retrospect 7.7. So, I bought a new WD My Book (3tb) and started an immediate backup with a new backup set. Fifteen hours later, the Activity Monitor's Executing Tab showed that Retrospect had completed1379447 files, 432.7GB, 15:06:17 sec, 2.6MB/min, and has 237256 files, 131.7 GB remaining. After another hour, the above numbers have not changed. The Operations Log shows that Retrospect version 7.7.620 Launched at 4/23/2016 7:21 PM. There aren't any entries after that in the Operations Log. Windows Task Manager shows that Retrospect.exe is using 483,608K of memory (My computer is a Dell XPS L702X laptop that has 8Gb of memory and is running Windows Professional 64-bit. The hard-drive's capacity is 679 GB with 81.3GB Space Free.) but doesn't appear to be using any CPU time. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  6. Okay, I went and read more of the documentation and in the "Retrospect Read Me.htm" document they had included the link - http://www.retrospect.com/bmr. At this site they asked for my license code and then allowed me to download retro_emergency_recovery_cd-en.exe, but they didn't tell me what to do with it. Do I copy this executable to a CD and then use it to boot a computer that has a hard-drive crash? Or do I need to run this executable on a working computer to uncompress the files that really belong on the Emergency Recovery CD and then copy them to the Emergency CD? Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks!
  7. I purchased, downloaded and installed Retrospect Professional 7.7 for Windows and was reading the User's Guide Addendum. There I read that I could download an image of the Recrospect Emergency Recovery CD that comes with the box version: "Retail versions of Retrospect 7.7 include a Retrospect Emergency Recovery CD that will boot most Windows computers running XP/2003 or later to speed their recovery from a non-bootable state, such as after a hard drive failure. If you purchased an electronic version of Retrospect, an image of the CD can be downloaded from the Retrospect web site with the entry of a valid license code." I clicked on the link (http://www.retrospect.com) and searched high-and-low for the download site for the recovery cd but was unable to find it. I did find some links to now defunct Roxio web sites but they didn't help a whole lot. Does anybody know wherethe download site for the Retrospect Emergency Recovery CD is? Thanks for any help!
  8. Robin, Thanks for your help - that's exactly what I did and it worked like a champ! After doing this, Retrospect is working again and the 272 restore points that I had are back. Dan
  9. Hi, While trying to do my weekly backup this morning a balloon popped up and said the backup was unsuccessful - click here for more information. Clicking there, a new balloon popped up containing [color:red]Normal backup using DirectBackup at 4/17/2010 8:00 AM Can't access Backup Set RestorePoint, error -645 (chunk file damaged during save) 4/17/2010 8:00:07 AM: Execution incomplete[/color] Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem or explain what the error message means? I'm running on a Dell desktop with Windows XP Professional XP, using EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.5. I'm backing up to a 500Gb external hard drive that has 209Gb free. The hard drive I'm trying to back up (the C:\ drive) is a 931Gb drive but only 81.4Gb is being used. When I start Retrospect, it says there are 272 restore points available. I've been using Retrospect Express HD for several years on 3 of my computers and it has saved my butt more than once. However, this is the first time I've come across this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! djfrederi