By Ivy / Last update June 28, 2018

Backup error 0x80070422 in Windows

During the daily use of computers, we usually store many personal files and important data on it and there are many personal settings for system on it. In the event of a system failure or hardware error, it is likely to result in the loss of important files, which can cause irrecoverable losses. Therefore, it is necessary to backup system and files regularly in the normal use of computer. Some users may choose Windows built-in Backup Service to backup system and important files. However, when they try to backup, they might find out that Windows Backup Service cannot be started and receive the error – The backup application could not start due to an internal error, with error code 0x80070422.

Windows Backup Service Cannot Be Started

Fix Windows backup error 0x80070422

In fact, this error can be simply caused by disabling Windows Backup Startup. Thus, you can follow the steps given below to solve this problem.

1. Click Start, type "service.msc" in the Search Box and hit Enter or Press “Windows + R” simultaneously, input "service.msc" and pressEnter to access Service.

2. Find out "Windows Backup" in the listed items and double click it.

Windows Backup

3.  In the pop-up window, set the Startup typeunder General tab to Automatic. Then, click "OK".


4. Right click Windows Backup and choose “Start”.


5. Restart your computer. OpenBackup and Restore and you can choose the partition that you’d backup and the location that you would save the backup.

Select Place

An easier way to backup your system and files

However, do you think the method aforementioned is rather troublesome and not easy to handle? The Windows Backup Service is not obviously presented. And it is possible that you encounter that the system service component is not started or certain runtime is lost, which will take lots of times and energies. At this point, you can turn to AOMEI Backupper, released by AOMEI Technology. It can help you to make backup simply and effectively. Let’ see how it works.

Step 1. Free download, install and run AOMEI Backupper. In the main interface, click “Backup” and select “System Backup” and “Disk Backup” according to your own demand.

Backup System or Disk

Step 2. Do as the following prompts and click “Start Backup” to perform operation.  

Start Backup

PS.: There are Backup options, Schedule, Scheme in this window, which can enable you to have more advanced settings.

Backup Option: Enable encryption for backups and email notification.

Schedule: Here offers five options for backup: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event trigger and Real-time Sync. However, you need to upgrade AOMEI Backupper to Professional edition to enjoy Event trigger or Real-time Sync.

Schedule Settings

  • Scheme: Enable you to manage disk space. (To use scheme, you need to upgrade AOMEI Backupper)


You certainly can use Windows built-in Backup Service to backup system. But, if you encounter the issue that Windows Backup Service cannot be started and don’t want to spend time and energy settling it, it is a nice choice to apply AOMEI Backupper to backup your system and files for you. In fact, AOMEI Backupper is featured with many others functions like cloning disk, sync files and so on.