Windows 10: Trying to turn on File History but got error at the end

Discus and support Trying to turn on File History but got error at the end in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have followed the tutorial here how to turn on File History for backup to my external hard drive (backup). At the end after clicked " Turn on " and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by imcanadian, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Trying to turn on File History but got error at the end

    I have followed the tutorial here how to turn on File History for backup to my external hard drive (backup). At the end after clicked " Turn on " and got the error message below:

    File History

    Could not reassociate with File History data.

    The replication operation encountered a database error.

    Now I want to know if there is a fix for this to solve this problem. I need to have backup just in case with the problem of Windows 10 Anniversary operating system in Home Premium 64X.


    imcanadian, Aug 29, 2016

  2. Error Code 0x80040304 upon back up

    check your file history setting. I just tried to back up my comp and got same error. turned on file history and worked
    kennethlund, Aug 29, 2016
  3. Windows 10 File History Error

    When in File History, after selecting the backup drive, clicking the "Turn on" button results in the following error message:

    File History

    Could not enable File History

    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no

    enabled devices associated with it.

    Closing the error message window leaves the File History turned off.

    How do I Turn on File History?

    Regards Gordon
    HappyAngler, Aug 29, 2016
  4. dalchina New Member

    Trying to turn on File History but got error at the end

    Hi, there are some suggestions this may occur if Windows search is not running.

    Also, given the difficulties known to MS that some have had with external drives, can you confirm you can see the contents of that drive in explorer?

    Is this the first time you have tried to use File History on this PC?

    Also have you arranged for your external drive to always be allocated the same drive letter each time it is connected?
    dalchina, Aug 29, 2016
  5. OK and here is more information that I am providing now below:

    Windows search is running as normal

    As I check in Explorer and show me that I have all the drives for my desktop. And here is below:

    Local Disk (C*Smile = Main drive with 120 GB Solid State Drive

    Acer (D*Smile 2TB Seagate Hard Drive

    MSTS (G*Smile 240 GB Solid State Drive (Microsoft Train Simulator)

    Steam (H*Smile 2 TB Western Hard Drive (Steam Games)

    Toshiba Canvio Hard Drive (I*Smile for backup

    No this is not my first time and have been used before till Windows 10 Anniversary Update with problems but now is working better.

    Yes the external drive letter that I have always use for Toshiba Canvio Hard Drive wtih (I*Smile I have been using this for one year and now had a problem with this.

    Hope that information will help you with this.

    Let me know what else do I have to do with this to fix for backup.

    imcanadian, Aug 29, 2016
  6. Private Win User
    Again, you can try checking the event log, look for event type marked as error and also at FileHistory-Engine log if produced.
    Private, Aug 29, 2016
  7. OK and will do this now then post here

    imcanadian, Aug 29, 2016
  8. Trying to turn on File History but got error at the end

    And here is the information that you need to know below:

    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 8/30/2016 11:00:21 AM
    Event ID: 100
    Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
    Level: Warning
    Keywords: Event Log
    Computer: John-PC
    Windows has started up:
    Boot Duration : 33648ms
    IsDegradation : false
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2016‎-‎08‎-‎30T14:58:22.620491600Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-08-30T15:00:21.287619600Z" />
    <Correlation ActivityID="{F3EEE8F4-02CE-0000-B7EB-EEF3CE02D201}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1156" ThreadID="3840" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    <Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
    <Data Name="BootStartTime">2016-08-30T14:58:22.620491600Z</Data>
    <Data Name="BootEndTime">2016-08-30T15:00:19.286349700Z</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemBootInstance">13</Data>
    <Data Name="UserBootInstance">13</Data>
    <Data Name="BootTime">33648</Data>
    <Data Name="MainPathBootTime">16648</Data>
    <Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">40</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">412</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">4919</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">6438</Data>
    <Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">197</Data>
    <Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">217</Data>
    <Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">68</Data>
    <Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">2975</Data>
    <Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">6</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPostBootTime">17000</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">257</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">257</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">450200</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">true</Data>
    <Data Name="OSLoaderDuration">1502</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPNPInitStartTimeMS">40</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPNPInitDuration">6120</Data>
    <Data Name="OtherKernelInitDuration">84</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS">6196</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemPNPInitDuration">256</Data>
    <Data Name="SessionInitStartTimeMS">6461</Data>
    <Data Name="Session0InitDuration">3547</Data>
    <Data Name="Session1InitDuration">220</Data>
    <Data Name="SessionInitOtherDuration">2670</Data>
    <Data Name="WinLogonStartTimeMS">12900</Data>
    <Data Name="OtherLogonInitActivityDuration">488</Data>
    <Data Name="UserLogonWaitDuration">12161</Data>

    Hopefully you will be able to tell me what to look for then fix the problem.

    imcanadian, Aug 29, 2016
  9. Private Win User
    Not that, look for the event related to File History. *Biggrin

    FileHistory-Core/WHC or FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log or at Event Viewer's main window expand the error event and see if mentioning about File History.
    Private, Aug 29, 2016
  10. Just checked into both with FileHistory-Core/WHC and FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log. Both are blank in those boxes. Also checked in main window and expand the error event as well. Nothing show with FileHistory in error. Anyway I just installed Toshiba Canvio program for backup in my desktop. It is working with backup now directly from Toshiba Canvio program.

    imcanadian, Apr 5, 2018

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