Backup does not complete successfully: error 0x80070032

I set up a Windows 7 scheduled backup last week and was able to perform a few manual backups. Today, the backup keeps failing right after the system image backup completes. The error is 0x80070032. I can't find any information on that error code, so I don't know where the problem is.

I'm running Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I'm backing up to a new Seagate external hard drive with 1TB of space, so space is not an issue.
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Ray,

I was getting the same error and changed the backup settings to not include the Libraries. After installing Windows 7 I had removed all of the default libraries and replaced them with symbolic links to my NAS drive which happens to be the same drive that my backup was set up to backup to.

Once I removed the libraries from the list of items to backup it worked.

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Hi Ray,

 

Welcome to Microsoft Answers!

 

 

You may check if the services related to Back up and Restore are started when you are trying to do a back up of the files.

 

1.      Click on Start

2.      In the start Search box type Services

3.      Right Click on - RUN AS ADMIN

These are the services that are required to be running when you are trying to perform a back up.

Windows Event Log      Started      Automatic
Task Scheduler              Started       Automatic
Windows Backup          Stopped      Manual

 

Also antivirus/antispyware/security products have been known to cause this issue. Try disabling the security software and check if you are able to perform a back up.

 

 

Hope this information is useful.

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