I have three AMD/GigaByte WinXPpro SP-3 32 bit (up-to-date) PCs at the house. Have used ntbackup.exe for 6 years on ALL PCs doing NORMAL/VERIFIED backups without A SINGLE VERIFY ERROR using a pair of IOmega (Seagate) 1TB USB2.0 drives. The IOmegas were running out of room so I upgraded to a pair of WDBFJK0030HBK-04 3TB USB3/2 MyBooks. Using the same USB2.0 ports with the MyBook supplied cables, WD SES driver installed (latest ver downloaded from WD 7/20/14). Clean single partition format as plain 'ol NTFS external backup drives. CHKDSK at boot shows no errors on the the C: drives. CHKDSK shows no errors on the MyBooks (X: & Y:)
MyBook drives blow errors during ntbackup.exe, IOmega drives DO NOT. I’ve gone back and forth doing A/B/A/B comparisons. Only variables are (A) MyBook drives & cables vs: (B) IOmega drives & cables. Errors follow both MyBook drives.
ERRORS during copy (normal) and verify:
WARNING: Portions of “\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Games\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\Electronic Registration.lnk” cannot be read. The backed up data is corrupt or incomplete.
This file will not restore correctly.
GETTING 70-150 of these errors per backup with the MyBooks - out of 30k-40k files on the C: drives. Random files with each backup attempt.
HELP - Is anyone out there having similar issues???