This has been going on now for over a week. Wanted to run a backup on a Dell Dimension 660. Backup had not been configured and we chose Windows Backup and Restore to run the backup to a new external backup drive. It did run but stated not all files could be backed up. This W/7 system is current and updated.
Research found that the Dell Backup was in conflict so I uninstalled all related Dell backup items and services. Rebooted, and in Action Center, the flag cites that back up is running when it can't be, nothing configured to run. I then rebooted and ensured that the Windows backup and Restore did not have anything scheduled and it does not. Yet it continues to think it is backing up. I removed the USB external back up drive, rebooted and tried again, same thing. I then downloaded the updated Dell Backup for this 64 bit system, and installed it. I was then invited to "upgrade" it, which is not what we want to do. We want to be able to use the Windows 7 Backup and Restore function NOT the Dell package.
There are a number of other issues on this system for which we've already run all the recommended scans against malware, Trojan/virus and so on. McAfee Total Protection is up to date, and deep scans also performed, as well as Windows Defender, adwcleaner and so on.
Stuck in an everlasting loop.
Help is appreciated.