Why can I not do a backup in Windows Vista?

sunnyinsandiego January 22, 2011
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Error message reads as follows:
The backup did not complete successfully.
The backup location cannot be found or is not valid. Review your backup settings and check your hardware configuration. (0x81000006)

Running Windows Vista.

  1. Anonymous
    January 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Be sure you have enough space.

    or if you are Doing a Vista Backup from a PC/laptop to a drive, which is connected to another Vista Home Premium PC/desktop then is a genuine error while accessing the network share

    Login as an administrator.
    Step 1: Start the services.
    1. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.
    2. From the list of items, double click on: Windows Backup and Volume Shadow Copy services.
    3. Set their startup type to Automatic and start the services.
    4. Apply the changes.

    Step 2: Run check disk to find and fix errors on the network drive.
    1. Click Start, type cmd, right click on cmd and click run as administrator.
    2. On the prompt, type chkdsk /f /r and hit enter.
    3. Try to backup and check the result.

    Go to your Backup and Restore center in the control panel. At the first
    option, "Backup files", click where it says "Change settings." Turn off
    automatic back-ups, if you have it on. Close out of that window. Then,
    go back into it the same way (click "change settings"). Set up automatic
    backup. You'll see a line near the bottom of the window that says
    something along the lines of "Since this is your first backup, a
    complete backup will be done right now" with a check-box next to. Be sure it's checked and click OK.