Using Windows is always a good way to make sure your computer is ready to run almost everything you throw at it. But it also means, often, having to deal with errors that are difficult to fix. In this guide, we'll take a look at how to fix Windows error 0x8007045d, with some quick solutions.
But now let's fix this Windows error 0x8007045d and get back to using our computer as normal.
How to fix Windows error 0x8007045d
There are different ways to try and fix this error, as it might be hard to pinpoint the one exact cause why it's happening on your computer. For example, you want to try to use a different USB port or do a drive Check. Let's see a few of these solutions in detail.
Use a different USB port
Since this error often happens when trying to copy or backupping files on an external drive, you might want to try and connect your drive to another usb port on your pc or, if you have one, use a hub.
Check for errors on the drive
You can use several programs to try and check for errors on the drive, such as Disk Benchmark or Format Partition. Do a surface check to see if the external drive has suffered any trouble or problems. You might also want to re-format it, in just in case, if you don't have any important data on it yet.
Shrink the external hard drive
This has been shown to be an effective way to solve the problem, sometimes. Here are the steps needed to shrink it:
- Open the Control Panel on Windows (search for it in the bar).
- Select the "System and Security" option.
- Now select "Create and format hard drive partitions" from the list.
- Now you will be in Disk Management, select the external hard drive, right click on it and go "Shrink volume".
- The operation will continue automatically.
This might fix it, otherwise there is another solution.
Backup via cloud
Naturally, if Windows is preventing you to backup your files on a physical hard drive, you might want to create a backup via cloud systems. There are several services that offer this, from free plans for small backups to paid plans for larger full-on backups of your entire system.
What is causing Windows error 0x8007045d
This error pops up quite often when trying to move or backup your files on an external drive. As mentioned, there are several potential issues causing it, from registry errors to physical drive errors to incomplete files.