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Corrupt File System

When I try and back up my laptop, I get the following error: "The backup disk has a corrupted file system. Fix it by using the disk error checking tool or choose a different back up tool." I tried to use the restore files function...after rebooting, I get the same error message!?!?!?!?!?!?

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  • MattWerner May 29, 2008

    Yep, that is correct...it was a formatting issue. Luckily, I took it to the guys at GeekSquad and they "fixed" it almost immediately. THANK YOU though for your help...you were correct!!

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Well i guess that either your file system is corrupt or your disk is formatted into a filesystem that it's not supported by the backup programs. I don't really know what filesystem is your disk formatted into but usually the FAT32 and FAT16 are the most failsafe file systems for Windows.
So copy/paste the data you don't want to loose and then go to
My computer -> right click on the drive icon -> format and then choose fat 32. Then try backing up your laptop again.

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