1. #1
    Unregistered

    Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    I have bought a new Sony external hard disk 500 GB purchased from flipkart, and now I have connected it to my windows 8 system and tried to backup my computer to this external drive though the process starts normally it won't completes successfully. I have tried many times after formatting the drive completely but no progress. Please tell me the right way to do the backup of windows 8.

  2. #2
    skmskm93 Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    77

    Smile Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    Memory might be the problem that will not allow you to take a backup, So make sure before taking backup that you have enough memory in the drive.
    The correct ways is as follows:
    1. Turn ON your PC.
    2. Connect External hard disk to the USB socket.
    3. Copy all the file/documents you want to take backup.
    4. Go to "My Computers".
    5. Select the Drive of your external hard disk.
    6. Copy it.

    God Luck

  3. #3
    skrillex Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    451

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    Hi,
    This might be due to not enough space available on your EXTERNAL DRIVE.
    So just make sure that you have an ample space of about 40-50 GB minimum available to do a backup.
    Hi,
    ONe more problem might be occuring.
    ITs the DRIVERS problem.
    So just connect your HARD DISK.
    Now right click on COMPUTER.
    Now click on MANAGE.
    Now click on DEVICE MANAGER.
    Then click on OTHER DEVICES.
    Right c;ick on your HARD DISK name.
    Now click on UPDATE DRIVERS and select SEARCH AUTOMATICALLY(Requires INternet).
    Wait until its completed.
    Once done then just restart your system.
    Now again connect it.
    Hope this surely helps....

  4. #4
    adityamahan Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    600

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    Dear friend if the windows automatic backup fails to backup your files then follow these steps.

    1. Goto google.com

    2. Search and download Nero backitup.

    3. Install the nero backitup.

    4. Back up your files via it.

    For further help post to my visitor massage.

    Regards,

    Adityamahan

  5. #5
    arunwillbe1 Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    914

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    Hi friend,

    Don't worry for windows 8 failes to complete backup to an external drive.Follow the below instructions to backup without fail.

    +++ Instructions to follow to backup the windows 8 backup to external drive without fail :

    1. First of all connect the external drive to windows 8 device.

    2. Now launch the backup application.If not there then download and install.

    3. After install open the application and tap backup option.

    4. Now a new window will open to select the data which you want to backup.

    5. Select the data and tap the done.

    6. Now tap the backup option.After tapping a new window will open to choose the locate where you want to store the backup data.

    7. So,select the destination as external drive.

    8. Finally tap ok and wait until the backup process completes.


    Thank you..................

  6. #6
    brar22 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    910

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    Hello friend,

    Its not a big problem please go to the your windows 8 system and connect your external hard disc in your system,

    After this please install the backup software in your system and open the backup software and then open the external hard drive and select,

    Then you select the c drive you want to backup and click to back up process in your external hard drive ,

    Now backup complete and you receive the all backup data normally,

    I hope this information usefull to you,

    Brar22,

  7. #7
    Dark knight Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    322

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    hey..

    First of all connect your external hard disk .

    install the back up application .

    and launch it .


    browse for the connected external hard drive .

    and select for back up process .


    wait for some time till the backup is completed .


    Thanks a lot !!

  8. #8
    mitali0811 Array
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    697

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    Hi friends,
    To solve this try the below steps:=

    1> First connect your external hard disk to the system.
    2> Then select that documents or folder which you want to take backup.
    3> Then right click on that and choose copy option.
    4> Open the external drives and right click on that.
    4> Then choose paste to copy that data.
    5> After that your backup process will be complete and enjoy.

    Thanks & Regards.

  9. #9
    abhinandan Array
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    377

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.


    Hello*******
    Friend*******
    ++++++++++++Try this process for this issue++++++++

    *********Now in control panel window click on Backup .

    ********You will get the Backup and Restore window.'

    *********Now in that window click on Create a system image link.

    *********After clicking you will get the create a system image dialog box.

    *********On this options dialog box select the location where you want to save.

    *********Now click on Next button to get next window.

    *********Here select the drive for which you trying to create backup.

    *********Now click on Next and than Create button to create system backup.

    *********Now create a system image dialog box.

    *********Now click on Next button to get next window.

    *********Here select the drive for which you trying to create backup.

    *********Now your problem solved.

  10. #10
    Director Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    537

    Re: Windows 8 fails to complete Backup to an external drive.

    >hai friends
    >just you have follow the below steps
    >first of all go to google.com
    >now go to search page
    >now download the nero backitup
    >now install the nero backitup
    >back up your files via it
    >i hope maximum your problem will be solve
    >all the best

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Creating Storage Space into External Drive failed on Windows 8 System.
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31-08-2013, 11:22 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-08-2013, 02:39 PM
  3. System is very slow in reading the external drive
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-08-2013, 11:46 PM
  4. Solution when external Solid State Drive not recognized on Windows 8?
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-03-2013, 01:43 PM
  5. Dell XPS 8500 running on Windows 8 fails to recognise External Hard Disk?
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-02-2013, 07:33 PM