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Yoga 2 Pro One Key Recovery does not allow me to create a system backup as there is not enough room

Q: Yoga 2 Pro One Key Recovery does not allow me to create a system backup as there is not enough room

I read the User Guide and it explains how to create a system backup by backing up to a partition on the hard drive. So I did as instructed and the system told me that I would need 151GB of space to create the backup up image but I only have 1.5GB spare. Maybe I am missing something but surely there would hardly ever be enough space to perform a backup to a partition on the hard drive for 99% of people so why do Lenovo suggest it?PS I am aware that I could backup to an external hard drive although I don't have one.

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But there is enough room....I am getting this message

" There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on storage location. Make sure that for all volume to be backup up, the minimum disk space required for shadow copy creation is available. this applies to both the backup storage destination and volume included in the backup. Minimum requirement for Volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabyte of free space. for volumes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. Recommended at least 1 gigabytes free of disk space on each volumes if volumes size is more than 1 gigabytes (0x80780119)"

I get this even when I am trying to back up to a drive with over 130GB free and the wizard tells me the image may take up to 25GB. I have had no problems before, I have done it successfully, the only difference I can think of is I installed BitDefender.

I have done some Googling and found this

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit backup failed (0x80780119)

the first response is a bit over my head and as it used to work I thought it might not apply....

The impression I get from reading the other responses is that the 100mb system reserved might be too full so I followed Davi Nigro's post to clear some space in the 100mb system reserved but it didn't help.

Clearly there is enough space in the drive I am backing up to but I am still getting the error messag... Read more

A:Not enough room to create system image-but there is

Actually there is only 38mb free of the 100mb system reserved so I am thinking this is the problem, deleting the journal (Davi Nigro's suggestion) still leaves only 38mb free.

I have had a quick look with "Partition Wizard" and it won't let me extend the system reserved but it seems like it might let me shrink the "C" drive leaving the unallocated space at the beginning of the drive..so I am thinking it might then let me extend the system reserved?

I am a bit wary of trying this especially as I haven't got a system image! I deleted the old one before attempting to make the new one.

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Dear Dell,
I am trying to create recovery discs from "Dell backup and Recovery application" however when i was asked to insert the second DVD,the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD. The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen. I tyied with different brands/makers of DVD and also -/+ R. Unfortunately .Issue remains. I was able to find this article   593906  Published on 2013-01-21  ( relative link http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=593906&doclang=en&l=en&s=dhs   ). Although i have done the updates ,i am still not able to create recovery discs !!   Current Issue:  after inserting the  3rd Disc application gives the following message "Dbr.exe -No disc found" and stays there and rejects the DVD.  I spoke with Dell's Greek Support team. I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old. Furthermore i was informed that although "Dell backup and recovery" application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can't support it. They suggested my to use windows 7 file recovery instead (which needs at least 8 DVDs !). As you can understand this is a workaround and not a Solution.
I hope that someone from Dell is going to look into it and revert with a specific answer and permanent solution.   (Model  : inspiron 15  3521)&... Read more

A:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.


Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: http://dell.to/VBwSAh. The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: http://dell.to/VBz1fr and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: http://bit.ly/UUjIs0 and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Please try these steps and share the status.

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My Laptop came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to create system recovery disks. I have a drive labeled RECOVERY (D. How do I create recovery disks from this drive?

A:Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive

We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

You probably have to access some program, either from a choice in your list of programs or through a particular keystroke during the boot process. Look in your list of available programs for something related to recovery or consult your manual.

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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Hi everybody,
I have an Inspiron 7548 4K with W10 (upgraded from 8.1) and since a few days I've been having the following problem with DBAR (1.9.X.X). When I try to take a SYSTEM back up, it ALWAYS stops/fails to complete at 12% during the Backing Up module (checking system and building list complete OK). The message is "Operation Cancelled. Destination location unavailable or not enough space on the disk". It always happens at 12% of the process. I have tried it more than 10 times, with no avail. Further info:
1. The only change in my system was a W10 update of March 23, 2016. NOTHING else. Up until then everything worked fine.
2. Tried with both the external HDD with previous/existing backups AND a new/clean one. Both are 500 GB for backing up the internal 256 GB, so there is more than enough drive space. Also tried different usb ports in case one was malfunctioning. 
3. Recovery media backup works fine. The problem is when it tries to proceed with system backup. I don't take data backups since I use cloud.
4. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling DBAR, keeping it below latest version Same result.

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A:Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 and System Backup 9.5 Free till 7/12

Good find, Thanks Bill.

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I curently don't use Dell Backup and Recovery, and I don't run any Dell startup items or automatic services. I also don't have the Recovery Partition in my current deployment. Because the partition is missing, Dell Bu & Rec takes a while to start if I click on the tile. When it does start, it offers to rebuild my recovery environment. It looks like in the System Backup settings, I see under more options the following: Instant Restore status (currently turned to on) and statuses for Overlay Icon and Context Menu.

Because I don't run startups or automatic services, and because my Recovery Partition is missing, I wonder if it will do anything at all to turn off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu. I don't like launching Sys Bu & Rec, but will do so if you think that turning off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu will shut off additional features.

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Hi, I have Yoga 500 which has a i5 6200U. It came installed with Windows 10.I get my backup with last version of OneKey Recovery before the serviced. Backup is 120 GB.After the service, I try to install my backup but it doesn't work. I tried different ways. 1- I try to do that with OneKey Recovery on my desktop. After the restart, there is a blue screen and diffrent alternative options.-First, I choose connect a device (DVD, Usb HDD etc.) and after than I choose my external hard disk which is include backup files. 4 seconds later, nothing gonna happen and Window 10 start as ever as. It doesn't work.-Second, I choose other option (Repair etc.). After then I choose System Image ... ( I don't remember the full name). I try to sellect my backup.wpi file and others files, but it doesn't work also.2- I try to do that with Novo Button. I choose System Recovery. There is a same screen with the OneKey Recovery. I try the do same steps but it doesn't work also.3-I'm sure that my backup is doesn't have a problem but I create a new backup for trying. It doesn't work also.*I also try to format my laptop to Install Windows 8 but I can't. I disable UEFI mode and other bios options but nothing gonna change. I have very important datas on my backup. At least I recover that. How can I open .wsi and .dsi files? I think problem is "OneKey Recovery not compatible with Windows 10". It's not start in initial screen when I choose the System Recovery option on OneKey Rec... Read more

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1)i open the system recovery and i create one also i go to settings and  i put maximum use 3%(7gb)
but every time i reboot or next day i cant find my system recovery,its deleted.......
2)i cant create a dvd for repair system,i click on create disk repair and next,and says that there are some missing files........

A:system recovery deleted every time + cant create system repair disk

1.  You're actually talking about two separate things here.  Item #1 is "restore points", not system recovery.  This restores your system back to point "X" in time.
2.  The second item is "system recovery", with recovers the system to factory specs.
The system recovery, which is usually a partition on your computer.  If this partition is damaged, removed, or files are corrupted, you have only two basic choices:
1.  Order recovery DVDs from the manufacturer; or
2.  Purchase a boxed copy of the OS, and download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
Have a great day!

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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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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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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

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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 Is it still possible to create a system recovery  if I have updated system  from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10. If a factory recovery is possible does it reset to win 10 or does it go back to original windows setup that came from the factory as win 7.
As a separate issue, after updating system to win 10 I had a problem one day in that windows would not come up. At that time I thought I would do a system recovery but instead apparently I did a full recovery. .Fortunately after I originally updated to win 10 I did run a system back up on win 10 that I still have stored on a separate hard drive. As it stands I have win 10 running but without any of my  previously installed programs. My question is this, is still possible to recover win 10 that I have backed up on a separate hard drive that would include all my programs etc
I hope I have not confused everybody with my explanation. I am only a novice at computers but have found out that I learn a great deal when trying to get out of a jam such as this.
Any help is appreciated,

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I have 5 discs from a HP system recovery backup, how to recover my pictures and music onlyThanks

A:Recovery photo files from an hp system recovery backup

apsyandme Instructions for recovering the files are in this thread: HP PCs - Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 8.1) | HP® Customer ...Good Luck

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I want to have a Factory Reset of my computer. In order to launch a System Recovery, I need to create Restore Discs. When I launch the Recovery Disc Creation, it says:

"This computer does not have a burning drive, which is required to make DVDs. Please contact HP Support for asistance."

My computer did not come with a build in CD Drive. Even plugging in a USB CD Drive will not make creating the discs possible. So. I ask you. How can I reset my computer to Factory Condition?


Computer Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Model: HP Pavillion dm3 Notebook PC

edit: This notebook came with a Recovery Partition built in. Maybe it can help?

A:Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

At HP logo press F11.
It should give you an access to recovery partition.

I'd also call HP to obtain recovery DVDs.

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I have a PC organized like this:

C (SSD) "SYSTEM": Contains all system folders EXCEPT *Users* and *ProgramData*

D (HDD) "DATA": Users, ProgramData, and "Media" (Media is in another folder, not under the Users or ProgramData)

Z (HDD): Normally only mounted into c:\BackupDrive, this volume is ONLY for backup. I am now realizing that I need to mount it as a separate volume (Z so that Windows Backup will back up to it. Also, it looks like a Windows System Backup will always include it's data in the backup, which is not desired. So I will change this.

I am happy using Crashplan to back up my user directories, ProgramData and Media.

I would like, however, to create a System backup that will allow me to get back up and running quickly, but it doesn't have to contain all my media and all user files.

However, when I create a System Backup, Windows doesn't give me the option to exclude certain files on the D drive, since Users and ProgramData reside there. Next to Users is a Media folder with 100s of GBs of stuff I don't need included in a disaster recovery plan.

Can I get Windows System Restore to create a backup without these files? Can I get it to exclude specific folders in my user directories (Music, Pictures, non-essential stuff)?

Is there a better tool for this? Something that works while the system is online?

While I have your ear, what about System Restore Points?


A:Create a System Backup without non-essential files?

System Restore points are generally designed to have no effect on data folders, but System Restore isn't a backup in the usual sense of the word.

I gave up on Windows Backup in favor of Macrium Reflect.

I assume all of that stuff on D is in a single partition? If that's true, you might be able to exclude that media folder if you made another partition on that drive and moved the media stuff to it, rather than keeping it in the same partition as a folder.

Windows Backup does have its own idea of what a "system" file is, unlike some of its competitors.

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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?

A:Does Win7 Backup also create a system image

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

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I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit with SP1 (OEM). I have already installed the Windows and activated online.

Also i have installed all my motherboards drivers such as audio, lan, raid and gpu.

The whole process took me around 1 hour 30 mins.

Next month i'm planning to format my hdd and clean my pc (cleaning the dust from the fans, cpu).

I do that every month.

In the future i don't want to install Windows all over again (by installing it from a disc) it takes too long for my liking.

Also with my OEM version of Windows i think you're only allowed 3 times activation by going online, then after that you have to call up Microsoft which is a hassle.

What i want:

* I want to create a full system image of my whole hdd/windows/pc
* After a month or so i insert a disc or from another hdd and copy the entire image to a new hdd or a formatted hdd and have all my previous windows all installed with activated and with all drivers.

I though about using Norton Ghost, but it cost $99AUS.

I read on forums that Windows 7 has the option to back up, but i don't know if the Windows 7 backup is the one i'm looking for.

Can somebody please help me?

A:How to create a full system backup for Windows 7?

There is a programme called Advanced Tokens Manager. This can save your oem activation key to a file. You can then copy that to a thumb drive. After you have installed windows you can restore your activation from that.
I've used it on many pcs after I've wiped the drives as I hate factory bloatware.

There are a few good programmes for imaging. Macrium Reflect Free is a good one. I use that and windows imaging too.

Not sure why you would want to keep formatting your drive once a month though?

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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.


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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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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It is difficult for me to distinguish what parts of the Back up and restore screen apply just to creating a full backup and and which apply just to creating a file backup.

I know I can create a system Image by clicking in the upper left hand area of the screen (the create a system image link). But it is not clear to me how to create an incremental backup of a system image. Do I just select "Create a system Image" again, and Win 7 is smart enough to do an incremental system image backup automatically, or do I need to create some sort of schedule?

It is difficult to tell if schedules apply only to file backups or if they apply to creating a full system backup too.

A:How create incremental Full System Backup?

File backups are incremental.

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Can i create Backup of window xp operating system without the service disk, from my utility backup?

A:Can I create Operating System Xp Backup with out installation CD's?


Can i create Backup of window XP... from my utility backup?

We don't know what is on your Utility Backup, but we assume it is not a copy of an XP CD? Which would be the only way to do it. So, no you can't. You can Clone your current HDD setup to another drive and if this HDD goes belly up, then you can restore your Cloned copy to a new HDD. This will only work on this computer, as restoring it on another computer would not have the same drivers, chipset and motherboard drivers installed in your clone.

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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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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
Windows 10 ISO Download
--- 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. 
Edit: You would need the USB recovery Drive to restore the disk image.

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I have an existing full system backup from months ago. The current Win7 system has no current 'knowledge-does not offer to use the backup image' of that backup.

Obviously, there are no sys. files telling Win7 how/what to do with it.

Win7 lost 'knowledge' of this backup due to a 'Restore Point recovery' to a prior date of the backup, apparently.

Does anyone know how to force creation of any/all needed system files to allow win7 to now know of and support normal usage of this old 'full' backup?

Or is there some way to copy the necessary system backup, that Win7 knows about, and copy/modify it to support the desired backup?

This is a full backup created and stored in folder 'WindowsImageBackup'.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Acronis True Image's translation of this does not seem to work, so plz do not suggest this.

A:How to create system 'knowledge' of an existing backup?

I'm not aware how a system restore point impacts on an image.

It needs to be in a root directory.

When you attempt to search for it via a system repair boot CD Windows won't locate it?

Try attaching the image *.vhd files under "Disk Management".

Finally, was it made with the same PC name as you're using now eg "Jones-PC"

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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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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have cloned my system to an external hard drive. What software should I use to create a new Windows 7 system from my cloned backup? Macrium Reflect backup or Windows 7 backup do not seem able to do this task.
Any help would be much appreciated.


A:create new windows 7 system from cloned backup

What utility did you use to created the backup? And what kind of backup did it do, image or file? If you created an image based backup there are many utilities to take the image and restore it to a new drive. If you've made a file based backup where all the files are simply copied to the external drive, then you'd not be able to simply restore it.

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I Will Upload The Screenshots

I Tried This Method Too But No Help

Boot into Safe Mode without networking.
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the Repository folder to Repositoryold.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).

A:Can't Create a System Restore Point and Backup

Make sure that the VSS service isn't disabled

Changing the startup type of the VSS service and rebooting can often resolve issues.

Right click on 'My Computer'.
Select 'Manage'.
Select the 'Services' tree node.
Right click on 'Volume Shadow Copy'
Select Properties
Change the startup type to 'Automatic'

Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.

cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 /s es.dll
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
vssvc /register
net start swprv
net start vss

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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



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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Hi there, how long does the Pavilion take to Create Recovery, it's been more than 5 hours now and there is nothing that tells me something is happening.I am not sure of the bit if it's 32 or 64

A:Create System Recovery

I use Windows 10 and have had this laptop for the past 2 months

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I am trying to create Recovery Media for my laplop. I click create recovery media,put in a usb flash drive click accept and continue the I get a message that say HP REcovery Manager has stopped working

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I hope this is the correct way of posting my concern.
I have used system images for many years and they have got me out of trouble many times.
Currently I'm trying to use windows 7 ulimate, backup and Restore to create a sequence of system images. The procedure provided by Microsoft ensures that each image produced overwrites the last one. Their instructions also suggest that multiple images can be produced but need to be stored "separately". This does not seem to work properly as the restore function does not pickup all the images.
At this point i have no solution to this difficulty.
I keep my system images on an external 2TB drive but have tried using other partitions on the internal drive. The restore function only seems to see one of the internal partitions. It sees the external 2 TB drive OK. I don't think the 2TB drive is an issue.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:I'm trying to use backup and Restore to create series of system images

Do NOT use Windows imaging for what you are trying to do. It is so restrictive and touchy that you will not be happy with it.

I suggest you use free Macrium or free Paragon.

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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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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.


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

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...

Drive H an... Read more

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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Hi there

I tried to run a backup and create a system repair disc on a very old laptop with OS Windows XP SP2.
I followed the steps on how to supposedly get to the backup wizard:

- start
- all programs
- accessories
- system tools

but there is no 'backup'.

The only choices I get are: character map, disk cleanup, disk defragmenter, files and settings transfer wizard, internet explorer, scheduled tasks, security center, system information and system restore.

Also, there is no wizard to create a system repair disc with - not even in a sub in 'system restore'.

I do not have a windows XP disc, as we purchased that second-hand laptop as a backup laptop, in case both our laptops were temporarily out of order.

to add one more problem with that laptop:
it cannot be switched off the 'normal' way (start, shut down) - only by pressing and holding the on/off button.

thank you in advance for your assistance!!!

A:how to run backup AND create system repair disc on windows xp sp2 and shutting down

What is the make and model # of your laptop? Only certain manufacturers and certian models allow you to create a restore disc in their programs. Like HP or Sony.
What version of Windows XP do you have? Windows XP Home or Professional, or Media Center Edition? Microsoft Backup is only included in XP Pro not Home. There are many other Backup programs like: EaseUS Todo Backup Free - CNET Download.com
Newer laptops come with a Recovery Partitions that you would access to restore Windows. Many Computer Manufacturers allow you to order a Recovery CD from their web site. Worse case scenario is you can get one on Ebay or Craigslist.

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I am currently trying to create a system recovery but when inserting a DVD-R get message that media is unsupported.

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I am currently trying to create a system recovery but when inserting a DVD-R get message that media is unsupported.

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I just re-installed Windows 8.1 on my ASUS X202E laptop. It was long process since it originally came with Windows 8, so after I installed that I had to install all the patches and updates before I could even get Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store. Then I had all those patches and updates. All-in-all it was a 9-hour ordeal, something I'd like to avoid in the future.

The computer originally came with a mechanical drive, one I swapped for an SSD. Since I never cloned the original drive I used one of my OEM Windows 8 discs from another system I have. Since the activation key is hard coded into the system this wasn't a problem.

What I would like to do now, before installing any other software, is create a Recovery Disk/System Image onto a USB flash drive so that if I ever need to re-install again I can cut that 9 hours down. What is the best method of doing this?

Since I don't have a Recovery Partition the method MS outlines is out, and when I try to create a System Image using this tutorial I'm told the flash drive is not a valid backup location. (It's a 16GB flash drive).

How do I do an exact copy of the current "vanilla" install (and I use vanilla loosely) onto a flash drive so that I can restore later if need be?

A:Best Method to Create System Recovery

If you've just re-install windows and you have no third party software installed then 16 gb is enough. A Valnilla Windows 8 will take around 8~10GB for the backup image. However, it is better if you have an external HD to backup so it is a lot faster.

Install: Macrium Reflect Free

run it, and backup to your USB stick.

Make a Macrium Rescue disk on a USB and boot up from it in case you want to restore.

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my laptop has a message requesting "create system recovery media". Since purchasing the notebook, I have upgraded to  win10 (the free online version), from win8.1, which I upgraded from 8.0 immediately after purchase. I have a 3 disk recovery set which I think I made when I bought the HP. The instructions indicate that only one set can be made. Also, the instructions indicate that more than 3 disks are needed. But when I start the process only a USB option is available. How do I determine if the 3 disk set is the right set for this PC? I'm confused. 


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A:create system recovery media

Hello slickamis;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about creating recovery media and wanted to help.If you didn't create the HP Recovery Media before doing the Win10 upgrade, it is a waste of time trying to do that now.  Why?  Two reasons ... First, the Win10 Upgrade has a nasty history of corrupting OEM recovery information, and if that happened to yours, any media you create is not going to work. Second, that media would only have been for the original OS, and the recovery information is not updated when you do the Win10 upgrade.  So, the media could not be used for a Win10 recovery. My suggestion, is if you want to create recovery media for Win10, then consider using a third-party solution known  as Macrium Reflect (MR).  What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDI use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the externa... Read more

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If you type "System" into the search bar you will get "Create a System Repair Disc". You can make a recovery disc within windows yourself. This would be handy if you can not boot into the self healing Recovery options Menu or instead of using an OEM or Installation disc.. It takes about one minute to make a recovery disc.

A:Create a System Recovery Disc yourself!

Hi Aaron,

I do not think that is working yet in Windows 7. It will create one, but when you go to test it, it is a dud. The problem is that it does not ask for the Windows 7 installation dvd to be inserted, as it did in Vista, to add the boot files needed.

Did yours work?

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Just picked up my first Win7 computer, and it came with no discs. No surprise there, but I'd like to make some recovery discs, but not the kind that Windows says you can make. I don't want access to tools for recovery, I want access to a physical install of the OS and the drivers.

Like the discs enterprise people get when they buy their machines. I must be googling wrong, because all I'm finding are results that teach me how to create a recovery tools disc, which isn't quite what I'm looking for.

Can anyone offer any advice?

A:How to create system recovery discs?

Hi DnDer, could you please give a bit more information?

What favor of Win7 do you have? x64, x86 home, professional, ultimate?

Do you have more than one hard drive in your system OR more than just the C: partition? You need at another (different) partition large enough to hold a system image.

Did you system come preloaded with lots of software installed or just the basic OS?

I am assuming you want to create something that, in the event of a failure of your system, you have something that will allow you to restore your system to the state it was in when you picked up your system (and at stages after this).


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I want to create a new System Recovery Dri ve. Require a 32 GB HP Pendrive. Unable to decide which model of HP Pen-Drive Would be best in terms of quality and long term usage. Please Help!

A:To create System Recovery Drive

Hi, Please use one from a reliable vendor, My suggestion       https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Flash-Survivor-32GB-CMFSV3-32GB/dp/B006B7R8ZG For speed and its strong case. Regards.

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Hello folks, I have a problem, I need to create a system back up disk for my computer. I use Vista OS. and is a HP m800n Pavilion Media Center TV Desktop PC

I found out that my DVD was not ID'ing DVD's of any kind. I appear to have resolved that problem because it is now playing movies now OK.

What I need to know is how and where do I go to create a system recovery disk ????

A quick note here; when I put in a Blank DVD+rw, it automatically go's to Windows media and does ID the Disk as a DVD+RW, is that good or what?? I plan to use two DVD+RW which was indicated in computer documents but does no explain where or how to do it!

I sure welcome the help !!!

A:Need to Create a System Recovery Disk for my computer help

In the Start Menu it'll be located under the HP headings, or the Recovery headings. Just scroll down the list to see where it is.

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I want to create a system recovery disk set in case I need to restore my computer some day. When searching for cd's I came across so many I'm not sure which one I need, ie.  DVD-R, DVD Plus R, DVD+R DL? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:what type of cd do i need to create system recovery disks? D...

Hi: This is the latest support document I can find regarding the type of media needed to create recovery DVD's. It appears you can use the following types...(DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, or DVD+R DL) HP recommends you use blank DVD+R discs. Use a name-brand label from a manufacturer you trust, as these recovery DVDs are very important. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03520709#N10037

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