Fix: Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D

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As per Windows 10 users, recently, a lot of them have been experiencing the Error Code 0x8078012D. The error code generally appears while a user attempts to create a backup of Windows installation via Windows Backup. Also, apart from Windows 10, the said issue has been occurring in Windows 7 and 8.1 as well.

How to fix “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D”?

Fix: Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D

Now, as per the latest reports, the Error 0x8078012D can be a result of Corrupted storage sectors, System file corruption, 3rd party AV conflict, Conflict with the Shark007 Codec Pack, or when the Windows Backup service is Disabled. However, despite multiple reasons that can lead you to the Error 0x8078012D, there are a lot of proven solutions for the same as well. Have a look down below in the guide and quickly resolve the “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D”.

FIX 1: Enable the Windows backup service:

The first solution you can try in order to get rid of the “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D” is enabling the Windows backup service. As per a lot of suffered users, enabling the Windows Backup service by using the Service utility has helped them resolve the said error. Here we recommend you try the same. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

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  • Firstly, launch the RUN dialogue box by pressing Windows + R altogether.
  • In the RUN dialogue box, inside the empty text space, type “services.msc” and then click on OK. In case you come across the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, then click on Yes.
  • Now inside the Service window, scroll down the list of options to locate Windows Backup.
  • Now right-click over the option Windows Backup and then select Properties from the sub-menu.
  • Further, inside the Properties window, navigate to the General tab from the vertical menu and then set the Startup type as Automatic.
  • Under the Service status section, click on the Start tab.
  • Lastly, click on Apply and then restart your computer.
  • Once you are done, re-run the relevant program and check whether the said issue has got resolved or not.

FIX 2: Run SFC scan and DISM Scan:

One of the reasons that trigger the “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D” is the corrupt system files. Here the best solution is to check and resolve any system file corruption via the SFC scan and the DISM scan. For running both the scans, follow the steps given below:

For SFC scan:

  • Firstly, navigate to the desktop search bar, type cmd and launch the Command Prompt window. Make sure you launch it with admin access.Fix: Notifications Banners Not Showing on Windows 10
  • Now inside the Command Prompt window, type sfc/ scannow and then press Enter.
  • Let the scan process on its own. Do not try to close the window during the scan.

NOTE: For users who utilize a traditional HDD instead of a more modern SSD, the scanning process might take longer than usual (maybe a couple of hours). There is also a possibility that the utility freezes for some time. However, if this happens, do not try to close any window or interrupt the process but wait for it to get normal on its own. After this process, the error persists, run the DISM scan.

For DISM scan:

  • Inside the Command prompt window, type or Copy + Paste the following command and then press Enter.Fix: Corrupt bootres.dll File in Windows 10

DISM.exe/Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Once the scanning process gets done, restart your computer, re-run the relevant program and check whether it has resolved the issue or not.

FIX 3: Uninstall Shark007 Codec (If applicable):

The “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D” can also be a result of conflict between Windows Backup and a 3rd party codec pack (Shark007). Now for users who have Shark007 Codec installed into their computer, the only resolve is uninstalling the same. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

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  • Firstly, launch the RUN dialogue box by pressing Windows + R altogether.
  • In the RUN dialogue box, inside the empty text space, type “appwiz.cpl” and then click on OK. In case you come across the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, then click on Yes. It will launch the Programs and Features window for you.
  • Now inside the Program and Feature window, scroll down the list of options and locate the entry which is related to Shark007.
  • Once you find it, right-click over it and then select the option Uninstall from the sub-menu.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions in order to complete the process.
  • Lastly, restart your computer and check whether the said issue got resolved or if it persists.

FIX 4: Disable or Uninstall the 3rd party security suite and Firewall:

As per a few suffered users, disabling or Uninstalling the 3rd party security suite and Firewall helped them in getting rid of the “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D”. In case you are using a Firewall or a 3rd party security suite, then there are chances that a false positive may affect the backup operation.

Note: The fix is not for Windows Defender users; thus, if you are the same, skip the solution completely.

To disable 3rd party security suite:

  • Navigate to the tray-bar icon of your 3rd party antivirus suite, right-click over it and locate the option to disable the real-time protection.

To uninstall the third-party Firewall:

  • Firstly, launch the RUN dialogue box by pressing Windows + R altogether.
  • In the RUN dialogue box, inside the empty text space, type “appwiz.cpl” and then click on OK. In case you come across the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, then click on Yes. It will launch the Programs and Features window for you.
  • Now inside the Program and Features window, scroll down the list of options, locate the 3rd party firewall, and then right-click over it to select the option Uninstall.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions in order to complete the process.
  • Lastly, restart your computer and check whether the said issue got resolved or if it persists.

FIX 5: Running a CHKDSK scan:

The “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D” can also be a result of some kind of corrupted storage sectors, and the CHKDSK scan will allow you to locate any malfunctioning logical sectors and further replace them with unused equivalents. This, as a result, will also resolve the said issue in no time. Now for doing so, follow the steps given below:

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NOTE: To maximize the chances of running an effective CHKDSK scan, it is recommended to do the same from an elevated Command Prompt.

  • Firstly, press Windows + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin) from the context menu. In case you come across the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, then click on Yes.
  • Now inside the elevated command prompt window, type chkdsk X:. Here X will be the drive letter corresponding to the partition of your computer’s hard drive that you want CHKDSK to scan. Further, type the parameters you want CHKDSK to perform the scan with and then press Enter.

NOTE: Make sure you specify the parameters; else, CHKDSK will only scan the selected drive and present you with a summary of its findings. In case you are confused about the parameters, you can choose the following:

/f – Tells CHKDSK to fix any and all errors that it finds

/r – Tells CHKDSK to locate bad sectors on the drive and try to recover any and all readable information from them

/x – Tells CHKDSK to forcefully dismount the selected drive before scanning it

  • However, the final command you will type in the Command Prompt window must present like this:

chkdsk C: /f (if you want CHKDSK to scan your computer’s C drive for errors and try to fix any that it finds)

or

chkdsk D: /f /x (if you want CHKDSK to dismount your computer’s D drive and then scan it for errors and fix any that it finds).

  • Not let it complete the scanning process on its own.

FIX 6: Refresh every OS component:

If none of the above-mentioned fixes works for you, then we recommend you refresh every OS component. When you reset every Windows component with either install repair (in-place repair) or clean install, you might no longer see the “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D”.

  • For an easy route, consider performing Clean Install as it will not require you to use compatible installation media. However, before you begin the process, make sure you create a backup for all your personal data, as with Clean Install, you might lose all your files and folders present in the OS driver.

Or

  • You can also perform an install repair (in-place repair) but will require compatible installation media for the same. It is a tedious and time taking process; however, it won’t harm any of your personal data and will also refresh every potentially corrupted component.

These were all the tried, tested and proven fixes for the “Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D”. We have also tried to explain all the possible triggers for the said error so that you can find and use the fix that will suit you best in your case.

We recommend you try the above-mentioned fixes in the same order. At the end of this article, we hope that you will find all the information mentioned here as helpful and relevant. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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