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Back up error 0X8007007A

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  • Hi,

    I've been searching for days but cannot find a solution to my problem. I had vista 64 bit OS and got driver an keypad troubles so I restored to 32 bit after a back up to an external hard drive, now I cannot restore the files as the restore center gives the error " the data area passed to a system call is too small  oX8007007a" can anyone help on this as I need my files asap.

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:08 AM

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  • See the following thread for possible solution:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_programs/can-not-restore-from-successful-back-up-error-code/2980c892-12e2-4b98-8ccb-29ba468c4890


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    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:59 PM
  • Thanks for your help R.Alikhani but none of that made a difference,I've been serching for days now and the error "the data area passed to a system call is too small  oX8007007a" seems to be a total mystery for years.
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:24 PM
  • Does anyone have any suggestions on this please????
    • Edited by Bluesboyo Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:24 PM
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:24 PM
  • Can anyone even tell me what this error is supposed to be telling me please???????????

    "data area passed to a system call is too small  oX8007007a"
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:10 AM
  • 7A is a generic windows error that is "data area passed to a system call is too small".

    Can you let me know how are you restoring these files?

    Regards

    Satish

    Monday, June 04, 2012 11:34 AM
  • Hi Satish, I'm trying to use the back up status and configuration utility that came preinstalled on the laptop. I also tried windows NT but it didn't recognise the external hard drive.

    Monday, June 04, 2012 5:05 PM
  • 7A is a generic windows error that is "data area passed to a system call is too small".

    Can you let me know how are you restoring these files?

    Regards

    Satish

    Why do people ask questions about the problem and then ignore the answer????
    Friday, June 22, 2012 11:23 AM