Hi, I have tried searching for answers on this topic, but have come up with no solutions.
2 days ago received a new WD Elements 2TB portable external hard-drive. Even though it was not the cheapest on the market, I paid extra because it’s a name I recognise, and more importantly it was advertised as being Windows 7 compatible and plug and play.
I have tried a number of times to run a simple, straightforward back up to this drive over the past 2 days and no matter how I go about it, the back up runs for a while and then fails. Having done a search on the error messages, I read that I needed to format the drive before I could run the back up successfully, so I duly did the quick format as described and tried to run another back up. It failed.
So I searched again on the error codes I’m receiving - both 0x8078012D and 0x80070001 and found instructions on another way of creating back ups, which I diligently followed - again, the backup seemed to running then after a period it failed again.
Can anyone, please, explain to me in short words and without too much jargon, how to get this back up to run successfully? I’m not a total novice, I’ve spent time as an IT tutor, but when it comes to editing code, I need to have clearly written explanations.