Windows backup fails

  Clapton is God 11:23 16 Jan 2010

For years I've used the Windows backup facility each week to back up the Documents and Settings for all 4 users on my PC.

It's worked flawlessly.

However, today it doesn't want to know.

Having started the wizard, 60 minutes later it's still saying "Looking for backup devices ...".

My usual backup device is there (and working) and nothing's changed on the PC (except this week's Patch Tuesday updates).

O/S is XP SP3 fully patched.

Any ideas?

  Technotiger 11:30 16 Jan 2010

Try uninstalling the recent updates, then see if it works ok again.

  Clapton is God 12:08 16 Jan 2010

Done that.

No change

  Technotiger 14:18 16 Jan 2010

How about System Restore, back to before the problem arose?

  Clapton is God 15:06 16 Jan 2010

Nope, that doesn't work either

  Technotiger 15:11 16 Jan 2010

Have you still got plenty of room on your drive? Have you done any house-keeping lately, like clearing Temp files etc? Run a reg clean and/or anti-everything scans?

  Clapton is God 15:29 16 Jan 2010

Yes to all question - Ccleaner for housekeeping. Today. ;-)

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