As near as I can determine, from reading the tea leaves, that errorTed said:I'm using Windows 7, all up to date. There is plenty of free space on the backup
The in-built Windows backup system (the one that backs up user data and creates a
system image one a week) has stopped working. It had been working fine up to today,
but now just runs for some time but fails to complete, notifying me it has failed.
In true Microsoft fashion, it displays the most incredibly useful and detailed
error message "object not found".
I have tried deleting all of the existing backups, but it still fails to complete.
Anyone got any suggestions as to what might be wrong?
is issued by VSS (volume shadow service, the thing that makes the "hot" copy).
VSS is the thing that is actually making the backup for you.
There is a suggestion here, that each partition has an enable/disable
for VSS. And perhaps something got disabled for some reason.
It helps if you post any error numbers, if you can find one in the output,
or buried in Event Viewer or something. It makes it easier to search for
refs like that.