ntbackup has been hanging since I upgraded to Windows XP SP 3
Posted on 2008-06-18
I have been using ntbackup on Windows Home for at least three years. ntabckup is now hanging. It may be a coincidence, but it started hanging after I installed XP SP 3.
The program displays "Preparing to backup using snapshot..." and then hangs -- the window stops redrawing and nothing more is diaplayed. The window calculating the size of the backup is not displayed. I'm backing up to a network disk, but I can see the disk with Windows Explorer.
I ran a full disk check and that did not change the behavior. I don't know if the problem is related to the snapshot -- I don't know how to test snapshots or how to use ntbackup without a snapshot.
What should I try to get ntbackup working again?