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Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Q: Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

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A: Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

A:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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My system:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
C-drive is a 250GB Plextor SSD
Acronis True Image 2011

Background:
I setup a weekly scheduled disk image of my system drive (C that gets sent to an external HDD (4TB). This was working very well for months with incremental backups most of the time and a full backup every five or six weeks. I recently noticed that my backups haven't been happening since mid-August. No errors or anything. They're just not running.

I opened Acronis and tried to run a backup manually. But when I click the Back Up button, nothing would happen. I recreated my backup scheme as a new backup and ran that. It runs, but my computer slows to a crawl and eventually (within minutes) nothing responds to my clicks in or out of Acronis. The hard drive light on the case lights up, and even after I've let it run for several hours, it never finishes. I have to reset the computer to get it back up and running again.

Changing compression levels or priorities doesn't make a difference.

I installed Macrium Reflect and tried running the same disk image backup there, but I had the same problem.

I also tried doing the backup using Windows backup program. The backup doesn't slow down or crash my computer, but it does fail at the end of the process. I get this error:

One of the backup files could not be created.
Details: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Error code: 0x8078002A

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Hi,

For some reason, system image backup is no longer allowing me to choose a hard drive for the destination of a system image backup. Space isn't the issue, as the drive I want to back up to has more than enough space for my C: drive. There is already an image stored on the drive, but I'm reluctant to delete it until I know I can do a new one successfully.

Anyone else had this issue?

A:system image backup - no harddrive option?

Just to clarify, the harddrive option is there but no drives are listed and so it defaults to the back up to DVD option. If I refresh the list of harddrives, the list remains empty and it reselects the DVD option.

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This is probably a really stupid question, and I apologize upfront if this has been ask before and or for the stupidity of the question.
But I recently purchased a new hard drive, and to this point have been utilizing Macrium only for backup images.

What I'm trying to do is copy a working image of my old hard drive including the OS Xp, to the new hard drive, but the pc won't boot with the copy installed on the new hard drive!

Does the new hard drive have to first have windows xp OS loaded before applying the image?

Thanks for any advise!

A:Load Backup Image to New Harddrive With Macrium

If you're just changing the hard drive, it goes like this.
Make an image to a non-system partition of the old drive, or another drive, but not to the new drive, unless it's on to a non-system partition.
Really have to know how your partitions are set up to give exact advice.
You might have a system reserved partition. I can't advise on that.
Make sure you have burned a Macrium recovery CD.
Connect your new drive. I would put this on the first controller slot, so it will be disk 0.
Make sure your old drive is connected. I would move this to the drive 1 controller slot.
Change boot sequence in BIOS so you boot with the Macrium CD.
Restore the image to the new drive. Make sure you know what partition is what.
I don't know the Macrium restore options, but the restored partition on the new drive should be marked as active, system.
Change boot sequence to the new drive.
Should boot to the new drive like it did with the old drive.
If you have more questions, ask. But provide more detail.
Plenty of guys here know this up and down.
You didn't get a quick response because you didn't give enough detail, and you mentioned XP in a confusing way.

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Hello everyone. Recently I browsed my system backup by mounting the VHD in the disk management snap-in. The image had my entire World of Warcraft installation and a ton of other non essential files. I wound up just deleting those files from the backup and thought I would clean up the missing links and registry after restore. This seems like a very dirty way of making a "bare-essentials" backup.

So, I'd like to make another system backup, but want to selectively exclude things, like certain installed programs, so that my system files, configuration and customizations remain, but none of the fluff. I need to do this for the sake of minimizing used space on my backup drive and there seems to be no such options in the "backup and Restore" panel that I can see to accomplish this. Is this possible with the native backup utility or must I use some 3rd party program? Thanks in advance

A:How does one create a custom backup image?

System backup is typically on an all or none basis---all of a partition or none of it. The chaff with the wheat. You can omit certain partitions, but not portions of partitions.

I've heard of some advanced tools that will allow some selectivity, but I think they may be cloning tools rather than imaging/backup tools. Maybe a Paragon application? Somebody else may remember the details.

Maybe you can put your "non-essential" stuff somewhere other than C and then just backup C and System Reserved?

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When I use Win 7 backup, it gives me the option each time I create a backup to create a system image. I created a system image on a CD a couple of days ago. Why does it ask me if I want to create another each time I do the backup? Is it talking about creating one on my hard drive, not a CD?

If it's just my hard drive then perhaps I should create one each time, but creating one on a CD is onerous. Plus, if this is the case, (that it wants me to create a CD) I don't know how that's to be done if the backup is on a schedule in the middle of the night.

A:Do I need to create System Image after each backup?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wsplawn


When I use Win 7 backup, it gives me the option each time I create a backup to create a system image. I created a system image on a CD a couple of days ago. Why does it ask me if I want to create another each time I do the backup? Is it talking about creating one on my hard drive, not a CD?

If it's just my hard drive then perhaps I should create one each time, but creating one on a CD is onerous. Plus, if this is the case, (that it wants me to create a CD) I don't know how that's to be done if the backup is on a schedule in the middle of the night.


The restore point will not be saved on a cd

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Image Tutorial:Step 1. Whether your on the Desktop or the MetroUI, mouse over the bottom right corner to expand the Menu and select "Search", then select "Settings" and type in "File Recovery" and select "Windows 7 File Recovery"This will open the window shown below;Step2. Select "Create a system image", which will open the window shown below and search for available disk space. You can then choose your own and click "Next"Step 3. Select the drives, files to be saved, Your Windows OS's are automatically selected. Click "Next"Step 4. Confirm your selection and click "Start Backup"Step 5. Your backup will start.Step 6. Once completed, Windows will then ask if you wish to "Create a System Repair Disc" click your choice. I chose "Yes" as shown below;This concludes the Tutorial for creating a "System Backup" and "Repair Disc" for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.Note: You will notice that it says "Windows 7 File Recovery"Under all the MetroUI, Ribbons and Apps, you are running Windows 7.Regards,Don

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I thought it would be a good idea to create a backup of my system
Can somebody please explain the difference between "create system image" and "backup"
I find it very confusing
Thanks
Regards

A:Create system image/Backup

I'll try .A system image, IMO...is a clone of the entire C: partition/drive. The result is an exact copy of the C: partition exactly as it exists on the system at the time that it is made. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-a-system-image.A backup is (typically, but does not have to be) a compressed version of the existing Windows system...which must use the same program creating the backup...to install the backup or parts thereof.http://www.daleisphere.com/how-to-use-wind...backup-feature/Depending on the utility used...individual files may be accessed/restored from either, without restoring the whole backup/image.Louis

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Hi everybody!

I'm reading a lot of posts in this (terrific!) forum about Windows 8 image backup and restoration, and now I certainly can say: I AM LOST!!!! There are many posts about this and I don't know what I do.

I am new in Windows 8, Secure Boot, UEFI bios, etc. and I need some help.

I have a Windows 8 Single Language (SL) based system (Notebook Acer), that uses Secure Boot in UEFI Bios and has Windows Product Key recorded at BIOS by factory.

I have a 500GB HDD partitioned in drives C: (228GB), E: (40GB), F: (40GB), G: (78GB) and H: (64GB) and Windows is installed on C: partition.

I installed and configured all programs that I use and now I want to do an image to be used in cases of HDD damage, Windows crash or other cases that I need install OS and apps again. I want to earn time with this and don't have to install the apps one by one.
What is the best option (method) to do backup and restoration of the system?How I use the Boot DVD generated by the backup feature (Windows 7 File Recovery)?Can I do image only of partition C: or I need to include all other partitions?Do I need change the BIOS UEFI to LEGACY BIOS to boot with Windows Boot DVD generated?Do I need to format the C: partition before restore the image? What kind of format I need to use? NTFS? FAT32? GPT?

I have a lot of friends that are using Windows 8 now and all of them have the same doubts that I have.

Is it possible to create a new step-by-step tutorial of Backup and Restore process in Windows 8?... Read more

A:HELP! How to create image backup and restoration?

One would need to write a book to type a manual response to all of your questions; however, thank goodness Brink has already done most of the legwork for you. See the Create System Image and Restore System Image Tutorials (in the Backup and Restore category) here:

Windows 8 Tutorials

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wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet Using this to create backup with mulitple DVD RW's,need to format so I went to disk management,right click on D drive,chose format option UDF 2.01,click ok,error message "quick format is not possible".I have been to many other forums where the same problem has occured with no useable solution.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank You.

A:Windows 8.1 create image backup with DVD's

Backing up to optical media is risky, even when it seems to work. Usually takes 4, 5 or more discs and one of them may be defective in some way.

You would be much better of to spend $60 and get a 1Tb USB 3.0- External Hard drive and use Macrium Reflect Free to make images backups of your system. Fast and safe.

Good tutorial here: Imaging with free Macrium

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Hello everyone.

I am thinking to convert my HDDs to Windows Dynamic Disks. I would love to use software RAID (Hardware Does not support RAID) and I see to do this I need to Convert HDDs to Dynamic Disks. I have done Dynamic Disk RAID 0 in Win XP era.

I heavily rely on the inbuilt Windows Image backup to Reset the system to Fully customized and tuned state as the need be. I came to read that Image backup does not like Backing up TO A DYNAMIC DISK.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

However, I am curious if the Image backup can successfully backup FROM and RESTORE TO a Dynamic disk , provided that WindowsImageBackup Itself is on a basic, USB HDD?

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Hi,
I have tried every trick in the book to creat a system image whether directly or via backup computer. I am receiving those error messages; 0x8078011D when I try to create a System Image from the left bar and; 0x81000032 when using backup computer. Please help

A:Cannot create a system image or backup computer

I can neither backup or make system image. Any suggestions for Win 7 or 3rd party SW. Thanks

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Hello,

Trying to create a System Image Backup on a Windows 8.1 ACER laptop. My latest attempt is to a external hard drive with 3.63 TB free but the backup fails due to not enough disk .

I have attached the full error message.

New to the ways of Windows 8 and this is my first time trying to create a System Image Backup.

Thanks in advance for any assistant.

Stu

A:Can't create a system image backup on Windows 8.1

Take a look here for fixes.
Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

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Subject pretty much says it all!

Does Win7 Backup also create a system image, or do I need to create an image separately?
Thanks

A:Does Win7 Backup also create a system image

If you went to "Create a System Image", then yes.

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Before I upgrade to Windows 10 on my Windows 7 desktop I'd like to know whether or not there is a built in create a backup system image?
Once my Windows 10 upgrade is running properly and before adding in any new programs I wish to create a backup system image
--- I know I can use a 3rd party program and I am use to Macrium Reflect on my Windows 7 but I wish to know whether or not there is a built in create a backup system image utility
 
So far I have found which I will do while my Windows upgrade is in pristine condition
 
Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-recovery-drive-create-windows-10-a.html
 
Windows 10 ISO Download
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9230-windows-10-iso-download.html
 
--- Are there other items I should do in addition to these 2 as well as creating a system image backup?

A:Windows 10 create a backup system image

A recovery drive is similar to a System Rescue Disk in Windows 7. It is not a complete disk image. If you want a System Image then it should be located under File History unless Microsoft removed it in the final build. Personally I would use Macrium. 
 
http://www.winbeta.org/news/how-easily-create-full-backup-windows-10-using-system-image-backup
 
Edit: You would need the USB recovery Drive to restore the disk image.

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On the Backup and Restore page, it lists the two Thread title options?-

I read that you can't restore individual files from system image, but I'm wondering if I need to create both in order to do an emergency system restore using boot disc/or... (D: drive)?

A:What is difference between Backup now, and Create a system image?

"Backup Now" will create a backup as specified in "Change Settings". If you "let windows choose" you will create a file/folder backup of your personal files AND a system image. I recommend "let me choose" and generally select the default files/folders but uncheck the create a system image box.

"Create a system Image" will create a system image only to a partition you nominate. I think it is best to make images on a needs basis using this option. You can definitely restore individual files from a system image.
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

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Have tried multiple times and scoured the internet. I am trying to crate a system image. The space required is about 60gb and teh drive I am saving to is 200gb.

I keep getting this message attached.

Any ideas

Cheers

Kwack

A:unable to create a system image or backup

Hello again, kwack.

Try defragmenting the backup drive. You can also try a low-level format.

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1.
Windows Backup settings option "Include a system image" does not include all drives.
Is it possible to have Windows Backup take images of all drives, or is it better to just go with selecting other drives via the drive letter options?

2.
Perhaps a silly question.
Other than ability to recover from hardware errors etc, does Windows Backup have any other advantage(s) over System Restore?

A:Can Windows Backup create image for all drives?

Hello Hairyscot,

When you select include a system image it will back up your c: drive and system reserved if you have one. Basically any drive which is needed for windows to run. You can select any drive to include in the backup if you want. When you do a restore it will restore ALL the drives that were selected in the backup, not individual ones.

When you do a system image restore it will restore EVERYTHING on that drive. It's good if you have a bad virus, malware and need to completely restore the windows drive. System Restore doesn't always (actually rarely) remove viruses, etc.

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i am going to install windows 8 consumer preview.but first i want to create system

image or backup whatever its called so if i didnt like the new window so i can turn

back to where i started.i dont want to lose any of my data and programs installed.i

have 160 GB HDD with only one partition on which windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit is

installed.is this even possible?if yes please help me out.Thanks

A:how can i create exact system backup or image or whatever.

Hello Masoomsahib,

For what you are wanting to do, you really need to have a second physical internal or external HDD to save the system image on to be safe.

You don't want to have a system image saved to another partition on the same HDD as Windows is installed on. If that HDD fails, you lose everything.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I am using Windows XP and am in the process of creating a data partition on my C-drive to make it easier to do backups. My question:For the backup of the data partition, is there an advantage in creating an image of the partition on an external hard drive as opposed to simply copying it?If I first do a disc-check just before restoring and some sectors are labeled as bad, then would restoring an image simply try to write data on to the bad sectors whereas restoring a copy of the files would presumably skip any bad sectors?Thanks,Thoughtful Skeptic

A:To backup data files, is it better to create an image or a copy?

First of all...it's better to create your image/backup/clone...to another drive.More drives lessens the chance that a single thing can ruin your day, shares the risk among at least two drives.Creating a data partition on the same drive affects chkdsk, defrag, running AV/malware scans, etc...these run quicker if C: partition is smaller...and it (somewhat) reduces the chances of total loss if a portion of the hard drive goes bad.In order to copy or clone a partition...you must use special software. Some of these programs will create partitions which are bootable, some will not...you need to read the specifics of the program before you ever install it and use it.Bad sectors recognized via chkdsk /r...are areas which are marked as unuseable and any data on such is moved to sectors which are useable. After chkdsk /r has completed, those sectors so marked...remained identified as unuseable. No data will be written to such.Louis

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Hi Im new on here and I was wondering if I can use W7's Disk Image creator to keep one original backup of a totally clean install and and one that gets updated periodically. I would like to save both to the same external HD. TIA.

A:Create backup image of clean install AND an updated?

you should be able to do that, make sure you name both images different names so they do not conflict, as well as so you know which is which.

just also remember if you do a periodic back up image that has updates and whatnot and saving it to the same HD that any errors on your system and such will be in that periodic Image. and also if you get a Virus and not sure of it once you plug that external in or copy a new periodic Image to it that Image now has the Virus and so does your External HD. has a chance to Contaminate both, not a guarantee though.
the point of the Image is so that you can have an emergency restore back to defaults. best option would be disconnect network cable, install windows, install antivirus, use a second computer and download anti virus updates if you can. update the anti virus with those downloads, reconnect to network update windows and antivirus/firefwall. then Image the machine. then you will have a system that is somewhat defended. have that Image on a DVD or a 32gig Thumb Drive.
then on that external you can have the same Image and the periodic Back up, that way in even your HD goes bad or a contamination you have the original backed up.

but in short yes you can do both Images on one Drive, but its not highly Recommended

hope that was of a little help at least

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Hi. I got a new 2TB drive which I would like to create a system image on as backup. My problem is that when I try to create a system image, Windows is checking two drives to backup. One drive is my C drive, and the other is my SSD which technically has an install of Windows on it but due to some error with the boot sector, I am unable to boot from the SSD.

So, a little background. I was running Windows from my SSD when after a Windows Update, the SSD's secondary boot sector got messed up and I could no longer boot from the drive. I then reinstalled Windows on my HDD, which is the drive I currently use to boot up. Note that the SSD still works-- I can access all the OS files that are on it; I just can't boot off the drive.

I recently found out that the S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive I'm currently booting off of is "Warning," which is why I bought a new 2TB drive to replace it. My goal is to create a system image on a partition I created on the 2TB drive, then use that system image to copy onto the SSD and start using the SSD as my boot up drive again (assuming a format will solve that boot sector issue).

Thus we're back to my current issue where I can't create a system image unless I backup both my C drive and the SSD because apparently the SSD is required for Windows to boot up. I tried marking the SSD as Inactive in hopes that Windows would stop requiring it to backup, but that just broke my PC because it would tell me that BOOTMGR is missing and then I'd be stu... Read more

A:Windows requiring backup of 2 drives to create system image

Nevermind-- I was able to resolve the issue. Had to unplug all drives except for the one I wanted to boot off of and then run Startup Repair. That allowed me to boot up without my SSD.

Windows ended up not letting me restore a system image to a blank drive (my SSD) though so I had to copy my OS partition to the SSD using Partition Master, and then run Startup Repair again to make the drive bootable.

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I am trying create a backup image of my Win7 OS on a system that has these drives:

Code:
DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 J DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 I DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 2 D Win NTFS Partition 154 GB Healthy
Volume 3 G NTFS Partition 143 GB Healthy
Volume 4 E Games NTFS Partition 298 GB Healthy
Volume 5 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System
Volume 6 H NTFS Partition 297 GB Healthy
Volume 7 F Application NTFS Partition 298 GB Healthy
Volume 8 C NTFS Partition 119 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 9 K PATRIOT NTFS Removable 29 GB Healthy
The available space for the volumes listed varies from 29GB (K) to 218GB (F), the backup requires 25GB available storage to complete the image creation. No matter which drive selected for saving the image, the backup fails. The error message goes a long way about not enough disk space, please see the image below...



Creating system repair disk fails with an unspecified error as well, which is ok in a sense; I do have retail version of Windows 7.

A little background how the current volumes came about...

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A:Backup to image, create system repair disk fails...

I think the error is referring to shadow volume space available on the 100MB system reserved partition. 100MB being less than the 500MB specified means that it needs 50MB of free space for a shadow copy.
Go to "Disk Management" and see how much free space you have on your 100MB system reserved partition.
If this is the problem:
In time it generally clears itself. But there are a couple of more immediate changes that can be made. One is to increase the size of the 100MB partition, the other is to transfer the boot functions to the Windows partition. You may need further advice on how to go about this.

Edit: I wouldn't have the system reserved and boot on different drives. So getting rid of the 100MB system reserved on E: may be the best way forward.

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OK I have the Free Easy ToDo Backup, I think version 4.0.

I have W7 64-bit Home

I recently bought a new external HD.

I back up crucial files as needed (copy it to a different HD)

But I want to B/U my Toshiba Laptop. I want to get a complete system image so that if I get a crash I can recover completely in a short amount of time.

I am confused on how to proceed.

The Main Menu gives me 4 choices; two of those choices are:

Backup (Data Backup or System Backup) and'
Clone (Disk Clone, partition clone).
Which do I choose.

One would think system backup, but I THINK that only backs up the Windows System files. True? I want an image of everything so that in case of disaster I can be back up and running by restoring that image.

I'm just confused on how to proceed

Mel

A:Basic Question on Easy US todo Backup-- how to create image

Did you know that Win7 comes with a free Backup and Restore program which can make a system image of your drive?

I also have a Toshiba laptop.

I also use Win 7 Backup and Restore to make a system image backup rather frequently. Fortunately, I've only needed it once.

As for almost every situation, there is a tutorial which will give you all of the nitty, gritty. I'll give you the quick summary:
Win | type Backup and Restore | ENTER
Create a System Image (left-hand panel) |
from here out everything is rather intuitively obvious to the most casual observer (as an Adv. Calc prof was fond of saying)

Just check the partitions that you want to backup and let 'er run.

WIN= key with Microsoft log on top.

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Hello, I'm belatedly trying to create my first system recovery backup, on a system which I first installed Windows back in November 2011. There will be a newbie question included, which might answer the question pretty conclusively though.

I have a 1TB drive with a 214GB partition that I set up for a backup. I manually store all my media and pictures to both a separate partition on the drive, in the cloud, and on a separate external HDD, so all I really want to back up is the system image.

This is the newbie sounding question to confirm my suspicions: The system drive I'm trying to back up is definitely bigger than the partition I've set aside for recovery. My C drive is a 473GB partition, and I'm using maybe a bit more than half of that currently. If this is the case, is there a way to reallocate un-used disk space from my other partitions to make the recovery partition larger, or should I be biting the bullet and shelling out for a 500GB external to cover my system recovery needs?

Thank you for your attention and your time!

A:Attempting to create a backup system image, not enough space error

Hello KEgong, you can't backup a system image to a partition which is smaller using the Windows Backup Utility. You would first have to shrink your C: Drive to the same size or smaller than the backup partition. Or you could always use a 3rd party backup tool to do the backup.
Also you could increase the size of the recovery partition using a tool like Partition Wizard bootable CD.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html

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Hi guys for my institute need i need all pc to configure like uninstall all which comes with all per-install computer and install some software and make some changes like disable firewall , Bluetooth, WiFi adopter  
 so my question is if i only configure one pc and and create a backup and deploy that backup via lan with multiple pc will it do all those work like install uninstall automatic and do the all configure , iss their any software available to do that work
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Resource and system details : one L2 switch  with lan cable all 120 Hp prodesk windows 7  sp 1 per- install pc

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

A:system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?

Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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Hi all,

One of my drives in raid0 crashed and fortunately I had windows 7 x64 backup activated and running daily.

NOT!!!

After recreating the array with the remaining drives, I tried to restore from the external usb drive but it didn't work.

Apparently the problem is that I had been running "file backup" and not "image backup". Probably because when I configured backup for the first time, it asked to back up all my drives which was not possible and not needed so didn't check the image backup button.

Now the backup set is visible only from within windows (I set w7 again up) but NOT from the restore part of w7 setup / recovery disk.

Files inside the backup set are not .vhd but zipfiles.

All my c: drive files actually ARE inside the backup set, but running restore will restore all the crap folders (like c:\nvidia) EXCEPT from the system folders like c:\windows, c:\program files (and x86), c:\programdata etc

I know it is a FUS now.

Any way to restore these? I am thinking of the possibility of somehow restoring all the files and running windows repair on top of this to actually make c:\drive bootable again....

Oh, forgot to say that my users folder is not affected as I had moved it to d:\ but this presents the additional challange of being able to actually make the system see the users folder....

Sorry for the long post but you know how frustrating it is when you messed up your system...

A:File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

I have never done file back up but only imaging. However I think it should be possible to restore the files in the environment in which they were backed up. And you should be able to choose which of the folders and files you want to restore. At least you can in Acronis TrueImage.

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Can someone tell by these jpgs if the 6/28/10 "backup" is just a user files backup or a complete System Image Backup with user files backup included which I think is my default b/u setup now ?

Thanks....TR

A:Is this a general backup or system IMAGE & BACKUP

The items in the right pic could be moved to a flash drive or burned to CD. You will have to find them.

The Flash is easy to redownload. The Windows Security updates will just download and install again.

I'll check what my Sys Restore looks like and be back in a moment for the left picture.
I want to be sure.

My last Back up System Restore looks like yours. So this is defintely a System Restore point you are showing.
They changed the wording a bit on Win7 compared to XP.
If you need to go back that far you can try it.
Transfer what you can.

Mike

Yes System Image.

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http://images.paragon-software.com/s...nsoftware.com/

Macrium Reflect Free

Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup

Which ones is good and works as good if not better than Acronis True Image?

A:Has anyone use the free Image backup . can they backup Window 10 Pro

They are all well known tools - a major favourite (and unashamedly I say this my personal favourite) is Macrium Reflect Free.

Probably does not matter too much (although for 32bit eufi tablets I strongly recommend Macrium).

Best strategy is to use your favourite one regularly, but occasionally make a backup with a different one as extra insurance.

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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http://images.paragon-software.com/s...nsoftware.com/

Macrium Reflect Free

Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup

Which ones is good and works as good if not better than Acronis True Image?

A:Has anyone use the free Image backup . can they backup Window 10 Pro

They are all well known tools - a major favourite (and unashamedly I say this my personal favourite) is Macrium Reflect Free.

Probably does not matter too much (although for 32bit eufi tablets I strongly recommend Macrium).

Best strategy is to use your favourite one regularly, but occasionally make a backup with a different one as extra insurance.

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I've recently upgraded to a 1.5TB external hard drive for video production work, which has left me with a 500GB drive which is no longer needed.

I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?

Thanks.

A:Choosing between a file backup and a image backup...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MultiCat



I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?


Windows backup is sufficent, but not necessary. There are simpler alternatives.

No reason to make an image if you are willing to reinstall Windows manually whenever you might have to. An image of Windows would take up about half of the occupied space on C.

You should make recovery disks with the recovery software regardless of any decision on imaging.

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I am trying to create scheduled backups for my computer on an external drive (H:\) and am having a bunch of trouble. I had one successful attempt but did not have "create image of C:\" checked. I chose to check it and attempt again. No success. I unchecked the image and now cannot create any backup. I received the following error:

A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. Details: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data.

It can't be a space issue because I have 260GB of free space on H:\ The only thing else on my external drive is my iTunes library. I've posted a similar thread before but got no where.

Please advise any thing. I'd feel more comfortable knowing I have backups.

A:Backup Image Error / Cannot Create Shadow Copy / VSS error

Have you checked in System Properties to see if System Restore is enabled on your Windows drive?

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Hiya there

New Windows 7 user here (Home Prem X64) come Directly from XP Pro. I have used the system backup tool and made a system image.. worked great big thumbs up to Microsoft on this version

The Question I have is this, can i make a backup (via normal drag and drop to another removable drive) of the 'WindowsImageBackup' folder and keep a separate backup of my backup.. if you get me. Will I be able to restore from a backup..of the backup if needed ?

Also i didn't schedule a backup (i don't like scheduled events) but used the direct ''make a system image'' command, not sure if that make a difference.

Thanks in advance for your help


Andy

A:Windows Image Backup.. Backup

Download this and put an image of your HD on an external hard drive

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

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Usually, I store my Windows 7 Backup Files on a large internal disk that i reserve more or less for Backups. From time to time, I also create additional copies on external USB disks that I store safely/remotely in the safe of my bank. For backing up my files/folders, I select the "Let Window choose (recommended)" option (Windows Backup will then include in the Backup a System image). I observed that when changing the destination of my file/folder backups from the internal disk to the external disk (and vice versa), Windows Backup always created on the new destination  a new Full Backup and a new Backup Set for my File/Folder backups (even though a previous Backup set was already existing on that destination).But..... When clicking on "Create A system Image" in the left pane of the Backup And Restore Control panel, to create a System Image Backup of my C partition, and when changing the backup destination from the internal disk to the external disk (or vice versa), things become more complex and I am not sure what is really happening.   a) On one side, when changing the backup destination, the Backup process takes long time and I have therefore the (right? or wrong?) impression that Windows Backup is creating a Full Backup of the C partition.  b) On the other side, after completion of the Backup,  I see in the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder  of the destination disk only one si... Read more

A:Is it really an incremental System Image Backup that the Windows 7 version of Windows Backup has created?

Hi there,
1. Microsoft states that the backup function was designed as first backup always full and subsequent backups are always incremental. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/a413ba37-2cde-4e4f-b23b-e5adab4c8b2dWhen you change the backup destination, the backup wizard will let you chose backup items again and that would make the system believe this is a new Backup Plan.
2. Windows 7 use vhd file for image back and support attach vhd file directly (it’s a great feature). As you have noticed, the folder with name "Backup YYYY.MM.DD hhmmss" is one copy of your image back (full backup with one vhd file). Not sure how can you find several image backup restore info in WinRE, did you use this external drive for image backup for another computer (or save image backup to different partitions)? When you try to run image backup to the same drive for second time, you may receive a warning “Any exiting system images for this machine might be overwriteen.”http://cid-9c88b7cb6fa32a48.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/2010-01-27-ImageBackup.png
Actually, older data will be moved to the shadow copy storage area if it’s available (NTFS formatted internal or external hard disks supports Volume Shadow Copy), Network share and optical media, on the other hand, do not support shadow copy. Therefore only one system image per computer can be stored at a time (as the .vhd file). Any newer backup created will replace the... Read more

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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I'm working on a file management and back up project.

I have two very large drives, we can call them A & B for the purposes of this thread, with thousands of images and video.

Both A & B have the same images for the most part, but A has some that B doesn't and vice versa.

I'm working on file management through Lightroom and was wondering what the best way to
re-organize ALL my images into one 'master folder' that will ultimately live on two identical hard drives.

I was thinking about doing it this way:

1. Go through both hard drives and important any images that Lightroom doesn't already have from A & B.
Lightroom already has most of the images imported from hard drive A, so when I import any images that aren't in LR from B, I would like to include them in the folder system of hard drive A (this is moving around files OUT of B more than I would like)

2. Re-organize the folders in Lightroom to the system that I want, therefore moving around those images and files on hard drive A through the program.

3. Copy hard drive A over to hard drive B. Should I use a program like carbon copy to do this?

The goal then would be to have a management system of my photos that I'm happy with, and have both of the hard drives with identical versions of this 'master folder' I created in LR.

I'm looking for some feedback and suggestions on how to do this in the most sufficient and secure way as possible, as well as som... Read more

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When I upgraded to Windows 7, I bought a new mobo, graphics card, etc... I installed Windows 7 on a new 128GB SSD drive (C: ), and then pulled my old 1TB drive with Windows XP on it from my old machine and installed it as D:.

When I try to go to "Backup and Restore", and click "Create a system image", Backup and Restore misidentifies my old 1TB drive as a System disk, so I can't create a backup on it, and Windows demands that it be part of the backup, even though it's mostly just documents on this drive (there are some programs installed on this drive - Steam and Microsoft Flight - is having software installed to this drive enough to make Windows think it's a system drive?)

I've already marked the D: drive as "inactive", deleted D:\Windows and all the cruft associated with it (pagefile.sys, etc...). Disk Management shows C: as "Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition", and shows the "System Reserved" partition on the same drive (the D: drive wasn't plugged in when I installed Windows 7.) Disk Management shows D: as "Primary Partition", and that's it.

diskpart "details disk" shows this for D:


Code:
DISKPART> detail disk

WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0
Disk ID: 9A9E9A9E
Type : ATA
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 1
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#ATA(C00T01L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : ... Read more

A:Backup->Create System Image misidentifies disk as system disk

Based on what you've said it is puzzling. I'd be tempted to take a simple approach - backup my data on the old HDD and run a quick format.

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i recently purchased the 320gb maxtor harddrive, after figuring i need to backup my pc to it, i tryed to do it and when i get to the 'where do you want to save the backup' (on windows vista ultiamte 32 bit) i select my new harddrive and it says....
'this disk cannot be used to store a windows pc backup image as it is a dynamic disk' could anybody explain what a dynamic disk is and how i can sort this problem? thanks a lot topps.
 

A:pc backup, failure with new harddrive??

ensure you have the correct drivers for such a hard drive. VISTA has MANY issues with hardware. If you cannot fix the problem you will need to either get a compatible drive or switch to XP.
 

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I try to plug in my external drive or my USB drive but it doesn't pick up...
 

A:How do I backup my harddrive using UBCD4Win

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