I just got a Gateway CX210X notebook preinstalled with Windows Vista Ultimate
Edition. I've been trying to use the Vista Backup and Restore Center's Back
Up Files setting to backup my files, after I realized that having a Complete
PC Backup won't let me recover individual files from that image. However, no
matter what I try, the backup fails, usually several hours into the process,
and I get this message:
The backup did not complete successfully.
An error occurred. The following information might help you resolve the
There is not enough space on your Windows disk to prepare for backing up
files. At least 400 MB of free space is required to continue. (0x81000014)
The 100GB SATA drive that came with my system was setup by Gateway with 2
partitions, (C:, 83.5GB currently with 35GB free, and D:, 9.65GB currently
with 3.19 GB free).
After several attempts to backup to DVD-R and DVD-RW failed (each time about
7 DVDs into the backup), I attempted to backup to a 152GB external Firewire
drive (with 152GB free, G:, in my system), but received the same error as
when I attempted to backup to the optical media (E
Anyone know why this is happening, and how I can successfully backup my files?