Restore fails - needs password, but password was never set!

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Post by johnm243 »

I am using FBackup 4.7 using the Full Backup option.
I had an issue and tried to restore. The restore failed, saying a password was required. But no password had been set!
In observing the restore, I noted that the restore worked fine until it hit the hiberfil.sys file. At that point, it asks for a password and no more files are restored...
It starts out fine:
[5/14/2012 3:24:28 PM] FBackup 4.7.266

[5/14/2012 3:24:28 PM] Restoring files from backup "Full Backup", start time 5/14/2012 3:24:28 PM

[5/14/2012 3:24:28 PM] Operating system: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Processor[0] : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz

Processor[1] : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz

Processor[2] : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz

Processor[3] : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz

Physical memory (free/total) : 2139 MB/3894 MB

Display (res/color/DPI) : 1366X768/32 bit/96

System font (name/height/size/charset) : Segoe UI/-12/9/1

Admin/BkPriv/RePriv : True/True/True

IsWOW64 : True

Locale : English (Canada)
[5/14/2012 3:24:33 PM] Processing zip file F:\Full Backup\Full Backup\

[5/14/2012 3:24:52 PM] Restored folder C:\$Recycle.Bin\

[5/14/2012 3:24:52 PM] Restored folder C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1526983073-3812779154-2820600707-1000\

[5/14/2012 3:24:52 PM] Restored folder C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1526983073-3812779154-2820600707-500\

[5/14/2012 3:24:52 PM] Restored folder C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1731641179-3155646669-4284766483-500\

[5/14/2012 3:24:52 PM] Restored folder C:\Binaries\

[5/14/2012 3:24:52 PM] Restored folder C:\Boot\
Folder restore continues and then stops:
[5/14/2012 3:27:34 PM] Overwritten C:\FIND_EULA_PATH\StageEula.exe

[5/14/2012 3:27:34 PM] Overwritten C:\FIND_EULA_PATH\sv\StageEula.resources.dll

[5/14/2012 3:27:34 PM] Overwritten C:\FIND_EULA_PATH\zh-CHS\StageEula.resources.dll

[5/14/2012 3:27:34 PM] Overwritten C:\FIND_EULA_PATH\zh-CHT\StageEula.resources.dll

[5/14/2012 3:28:17 PM] Error: Failed to restore hiberfil.sys. (srBadPassword)

[5/14/2012 3:28:17 PM] Error: Failed to restore HP Universal Print Driver\pcl6-x64-\Drivers\Dot4\AMD64\winxp\difxapi.dll. (srBadPassword)

[5/14/2012 3:28:17 PM] Error: Failed to restore HP Universal Print Driver\pcl6-x64-\Drivers\Dot4\AMD64\winxp\hppldcoi.dll. (srBadPassword)
I tried the machine Windows Password but that did not help.
Any ideas on how to restore properly?
Thanks very much,

Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Are you trying to restore the OS over the current one?

Please note FBackup was not designed for system backup, but for data files backups only.

Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here:

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