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Windows Backup Failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition

Question: Windows Backup Failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition

I'm getting the above error message from Windows Backup. In more detail:
"Windows Backup failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition (ESP). This may happen if another application is using files on the ESP. Please retry the operation."
Error code 0x8078011E
Well I've retried and get the same thing every time, also tried rebooting, also tried googling the error code but no success.
Any assistance very welcome, thanks !

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Answer: Windows Backup Failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition

Hi,
The issue may occur if EFI system partition is locked or other application is using files on the system partition.
I suspect the third party security software protects the system files and causes this issue. Therefore, please disable security software temporarily and perform clean boot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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I want Windows 7 ultimate 64 bits to be on it's exclusive partition.

I'm thinkig about Unistalling all software and then installing again on a diferent partition.

Ok that's easy to figure out but will I be albe to redimension a partition that has files on it to be bigger while Windows partition to be smaller?
I want to have only the needed space for windows and no to touch it for anything but windows updates.

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Windows exclusive partition

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shellman


I want Windows 7 ultimate 64 bits to be on it's exclusive partition.

I'm thinkig about Unistalling all software and then installing again on a diferent partition.

Ok that's easy to figure out but will I be albe to redimension a partition that has files on it to be bigger while Windows partition to be smaller?
I want to have only the needed space for windows and no to touch it for anything but windows updates.

Thanks for your time.


Most of the people here put their Windows and their programs on one partition. Then put their documents, pictures what ever you may have on another partition. A good number for the Windows partition is 100 GB. The reason for putting Windows and the programs on the same partition is that when you install a program, a change needs to be made to the registry. It seems to work a bit better if they are on the same partition. As far as making partitions, if you could post a shot of your Disk Management, it would help us to know what we are dealing with. You can use the Snipping Tool to do that. Thanks,

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I downloaded Windows 8 a couple days ago. I tried creating a system image to a 500 GB (409 GB free) Western Digital external drive four times and each time after several minutes a message said that the backup failed. The Recover Partition backup seemed to complete OK each time. The failures occurred after a minute or so into the OS C: drive backup.

The external drive checked out OK. The drive previously had a system image for Windows 7 that was deleted before the backup attempt. Here are 2 of the messages I received as the backups failed. The other 2 were about the same, I think.

"There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. (0X807800C).
The mounted backup volume is inaccessible. Please retry the operation. (0X8078004F)."

"There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. (0X807800C).
The specified disk cannot be found. (0X80780081)"

Below were the 2 files on the external drive after the failure. I guess the first was the completed Recovery Partition backup. I don't know much about this sort of thing.

7da23344-ab79-11e1-887d-806e6f6e6963.vhdx - 7.61 GB
7da23345-ab79-11e1-887d-806e6f6e6963.vhdx - 7.00 MB

Does anyone have any ideas about the problem? The only virus software on the PC is Windows Defender that came with the OS.

Answer:System Image backup failed for Windows 8

Fifth time is a charm, I guess. I tried the system image backup for the fifth time and it completed successfully this time. Nothing was changed on my system or drives.

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I downloaded Windows 8 a couple days ago. I tried creating a system image to a 500 GB (409 GB free) Western Digital external drive four times and each time after several minutes a message said that the backup failed. The Recover Partition backup seemed to complete OK each time. The failures occurred after a minute or so into the OS C: drive backup.

The external drive checked out OK. The drive previously had a system image for Windows 7 that was deleted before the backup attempt. Here are 2 of the messages I received as the backups failed. The other 2 were about the same, I think.

"There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. (0X807800C).
The mounted backup volume is inaccessible. Please retry the operation. (0X8078004F)."

"There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. (0X807800C).
The specified disk cannot be found. (0X80780081)"

Below were the 2 files on the external drive after the failure. I guess the first was the completed Recovery Partition backup. I don't know much about this sort of thing.

7da23344-ab79-11e1-887d-806e6f6e6963.vhdx - 7.61 GB
7da23345-ab79-11e1-887d-806e6f6e6963.vhdx - 7.00 MB

Does anyone have any ideas about the problem? The only virus software on the PC is Windows Defender that came with the OS.

Answer:System Image backup failed for Windows 8

Fifth time is a charm, I guess. I tried the system image backup for the fifth time and it completed successfully this time. Nothing was changed on my system or drives.

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, System Image Backup failed resulting in
the following message:

?The backup failed. There is not enough space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. ? (0x80780119)?

However, there was enough free space in the external hard disk: 762.82 GB.

Windows Disk Management, and other tools, provided the following information about the partition structure of Disk 0 (238.35 GB):

Type
File System
Capacity
Free Space

Recovery
NTFS
499 MB
499 MB

EFI System Partition
FAT32
300 MB
300 MB

Microsoft Reserved Partition
Other
128 MB
Recovery (\\?\Volume{792d...)
NTFS
350 MB
350 MB

Recovery (\\?\Volume{8b75...)
NTFS
350 MB
350 MB

Recovery (SAMSUNG_REC2)
NTFS
19.72 GB
19.72 GB

Recovery (SAMSUNG_REC)
NTFS
1.00 GB
1.00 GB

Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
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Answer:Windows 8.1 System Image Backup Failed

Hello netnative,

This is a bug with the new Windows 8.1 (GA) where the "system recovery" partition not having enough free space.

Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality
The recommended option would be to use a free 3rd party program like Macrium Reflect instead.

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I recently tried to install a larger hard drive and cloned the disk. After booting with the cloned disk, the bios didn't pick up the drive. The MBR was missing. I tried several things and in the end ended up with a lost os. I had to recreate the partition. I still have all my old data on a secondary partition on the same hard drive. Can I do a clean windows 7 install on the primary partition and the somehow use the data on the secondary partition to recover all my old settings and programs that was installed.? Please help. I have no idea how I am going to reinstall all of my old programs, some of them I don't even have the installation disks etc any more.

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Ok so my problem here might seem a little complex but im going to go ahead and type it all out in hopes someone can help me out. Here goes:

Ok so I have a 160 GB HDD that Win7 is installed on. I have a slave drive that's 320 GB that has Windows XP on it. (I boot from the 160 GB Win7 HDD).

I have an 80 GB laptop HDD with USB enclosure which I want to use to make a complete disc image of using the Win7 backup utility from the Control Panel. The Win7 HDD has 70 GB used on it so I have enough space on the external laptop HDD.

So this all sounds good like ok what is the problem? So here's the problem...Win7 Backup Utility automatically keeps highlighted the HDD's which need to be imaged for Windows to funtion properly (according to the backup utility). So when I click the Backup and Restore option in the Control Panel and then click Create a system image, I choose my external HDD (the 80 GB laptop HDD in USB enclosure) and I hit next. On the next screen it has the Win7 160 GB HDD and the 320 GB Windows XP HDD checked and they are greyed out so I can not click either of them. So now my total backup is going to take up alot more space than the 80 GB HDD external can hold.

Solution I tried:

I shut down and unplugged the Win XP HDD from the MoBo and attempted to start the computer up. I received an error telling me that I have no active boot partition or something along those lines can't remember it word for word. So I shut down again and plugged the XP HDD ba... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Backup Utility/Active System Partition Drive Problem

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Hi everyone. First of all, I am new here, so I am not familiar if my issue was discussed before (if so, kindly provide me with a link to the topic so I can refer to that instead). Anyway, as the subject suggests, I recently restored the Windows 8.1 system partition of my Y510p using OneKey Recovery 8 (OKR) and a user-created backup. The reason as to why I used a user-created backup is because I made the stupid mistake of wiping all 6 partitions in my HDD for reasons that I will no longer elaborate here. I found a way to restore the 6 partitions (although I am not aware if the data for hidden partitions were restored properly [Might help: D:\ is empty and missing initial backup]) and OKR functionality by using a bootable usb that restored OKR. After restoring OKR functionality, I installed a Windows 8.1 OS into the laptop. Without activating it, I resized the partitions to their original sizes (the sizes of the partitions when I first obtained the laptop) using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition and ran OKR in order to restore the system partition C:\ using my backup. After restoring the system partition, I went to OKR Recovery Mode to ensure that I am still missing my initial backup (half-expecting this but I'd like to verify as much as possible). While I have no qualms with what I have right now (the entire ordeal of figuring out how to put my laptop back to working order has drained much of me), I would like to know the following: 1.) Given that ... Read more

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HDD is failing. I spent the last 16 hours reading the BSOD threads and decided to accept my fate. I can provide details if anyone is interested, but I've decided to replace the HDD. I'm posting here to run my plan by the experts in case it is incredibly stupid and would not work.

Problems:
-600gb of data not sufficiently backed up (last backup 6 months ago). I can access the data and save to another drive using the copy/paste method from the 'System Repair' menu, but 600gb to my external HDD over USB 2.0 (and with the drive in the state it is in) would take days.
-I cant find the recovery disk I made, but I have a partitioned recovery drive (on the failed HDD).

My response:
-Bought two internal HDDs.
-HDD1 will be installed and used to backup failed HDD because transferring to external HDD over USB 2.0 was very slow. (Is this an accurate assumption?)
-HDD2 will be installed and OS/drivers will be restored from failed HDD. (Can I do this?)
-failed HDD will be removed. HDD1 will be used as a backup drive or 'file server'.

Any thoughts, warnings, or words of wisdom?

Answer:Win 7 System Restore from Recovery partition on failed HDD to new HDD?

Hi and welcome to the Seven Forums

A clean install to the new HDD would of course be better, but if you want to transfer your old Windows setup and if the failing HDD still allows you to boot to it, this tutorial offers a practical solution for transferring your old Windows to new HDD: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Method Two in the tutorial is for your case. Use for instance free Macrium for imaging: Imaging with free Macrium

After a clean install or transferring Windows to the new HDD, connect the failing HDD to the same computer and do the copy/move & paste.

Kari

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I have two partitions--C: contains Windows and installed apps; D: contains my data. I used "Create a system image" on the Backup and Restore screen to create an image on a USB drive (F. Asked "Which drives do you want to include in the backup?", I left D: unchecked and created the required images for "System Reserved (System)" and "System (C (System)". Everything proceeded normally.

I tested this by attempting to restore with the aid of a System Repair Disc. All went well, until I got a screen offering me an opportunity to:Format and re-partition disks.
Select this to delete any existing partitions and reformat all disks to match the layout of the system image.
And, of course, this is where I bailed out.

I want to restore only the C: partition, without changing D:. Is this possible?. Should I have made an image of the D: partition as well? Had I done so, could I have prevented restoring the D: image?

Answer:Help! Backup and restore the system partition

Were you using Windows built-in Backup/Restore function? If so, I don't know how to help you. I do know Macrium Reflect free or pay-for will do what you want.

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Hi,I have sucessfully downgraded my T61 from Vista to XP Pro sp2. After I installed some of my favorate softwares, I would like to make a backup image so that I can restore it later on when necessary. Ghost may be an option, but I prefer to back up the system to the hiddern partition so that I can use the blue ThinkVantae key to invoke it easily. I tried the Rescue and Restore program and there was no such an option. Could anyone please explain to me how I can make such a backup image?Regards,David

Answer:How to backup system to the hidder partition with XP on T61

I'm not sure how/if you can do that, but keep in mind, if Vista gets its bugs ironed out and you decide you want to switch back in 2 years, you will be unable to if you overwrite the recovery partition.  If you still decide on doing this, then i woul HIGHLY reccommend making a hard copy (DVD) of your vista Recovery Partition just in case.





T61 15.4" T9300 (2.5GHz 6MB L2) Windows 7 Professional x64 4GB Memory, NVidia Quadro NVS 140M

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Hi from sunny Scotland UK!
First post.

I've been trying to back up my fresh install of Windows 7 using in build Backup tools and have run into a problem.

Previously in my installation, I had my Swapfile split between the C Drive(System) and my D Drive (Seperate HDD).
I tried to backup my Windows install but both these drives came up as needing to be backed up to make Windows run...not just the C Drive.

I thought..AH!
Its because the D Drive is registered in Windows as being used for the Swapfile...so I'll just disable that in Windows settings (use C Drive only), reboot and all should be ok.

Uhm...no.

Thinking again I searched the registry for any Non C Drive entries relating to the Swapfile, found a couple and edited them out.
That should do it, just a reboot.

No...same problem.
The D Drive is 1TB and I dont have the space to back THAT up!
I've ran out of ideas....can anyone help please?
Thanks.

Answer:Odd Problem when trying to backup System Partition??

Why not just image the drive c instead of useing back-up ??

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Hello,

I run a system backup weekly using Widnows backup process. This has worked for a long time, but now it has failed. The external drive than I am using is no longer known to the system.

Using a LaCie 3TB conected via esata.

If I go into Computer Management and then disk management, I see the drive, but the system is saying that I have to initialize the disk.

This disk was working up untill recently. I lost the drive before and had to initialize it. Lost all my data.

I can intialize the drive, but work rather have it connect to my system as it once did.

I have had this problem a couple of times.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Stu

Answer:My system backup failed, could not find external drive

Offhand, it sounds more like a disk problem than a backup program problem.

Have you ever run any hard drive utilities (from LaCie or anyone else) on the drive?

Or checkdisk?

Post a picture of what you see in disk management.

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Originally I had Windows 8.1 ... last year I was finally able to upgrade to Windows 10 ... problem then was unable to update the System Reserved Partition. I downloaded one of the third-party tools and was able to resolve the problem. Unfortunately, I didn't keep notes for myself. I think I made some partitions I didn't need nor intend.
Now ... I have the same problem in getting the update to Version 1703. I have downloaded three of the third-party tools and each one gives me a slightly different view of my hard drive. I've read a lot of posts by different people and am afraid now to do anything. I've got great help from this site before and I'm back again with a slightly slower/older brain.
I know without doing anything ... my Windows 10 will not get the update to version 1703. That may not mean anything to the performance of my system. Also, not sure I will continue to get regular updates since I don't have 1703.
I've backed-up all my data ... I've also used the back-up within Windows 10 to back-up my system on a USB for recovery. If I mess up the partition I'm not sure I would know how to use this recovery tool ... so am really anxious.
The view in MiniTool Partition Wizard (Free) shows
1.23GB with all used and it's labeled as OTHER ... and GPT (Reserved Partition)

Directly beneath that is:
22.18 GB of unallocated space.

Directly ABOVE the GPT (Reserved Partition) is:
100MB (12.78MB unused) ...FAT32 ... GPT (EFI System... Read more

Answer:Update 1703 failed due to System Reserved Partition

You said all your personal data is backed up.
Why don't you do a clean install of Windows 10 Home "Fall Creators Update" Version 1709 Build 16299 64-bit and get a fresh start?

After you boot from the Windows 10 disc that you create, select the "custom" install option.
Delete all current partitions, then create a single partition(which will create a system reserved partition), then start the install process.

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My laptop = Y520 I installed Windows myself and installed all programs/data etc. Is there a way to install BIOS upgrades without re-installing Windows?

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Hello,
Since my laptop was going to go for warranty repair, I've decided to clone my system partition, as the quickest way to restore it later onto the original laptop disk (which I reverted to factory state for repair), as well to have access to files on the backup
clone. At least that's what I've learned elsewhere.
Therefore I've cloned the system partition by means of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free. Now it's back and I'd like to clone the partition back onto the laptop's system partition.

There's a fresh C: partition on the laptop disk, which I supposedly have to erase to turn into unallocated space in order to restore the partition from backup. However I was afraid it can render the laptop unusable (and I need factory recovery to work),
so I addressed kind MiniTool support, which advised against the restoration: https://disqus.com/home/discussion/partitionwizard-com/partition_software_tutorial_minitool_partition_wizard_tutorial_guide_78/newest/#comment-3036976240 (there's a screengrab there;
you can see the target (laptop) disk as Disk 1).
Now I'm really puzzled, as later I might need to give the laptop for servicing again, and reinstalling programs, settings and files each time is much too time- and effort-consuming.
Could you please help with restoring the partition?
Thanks in advance,
Antoni.

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The questions I have below are related to Disk Management Please help me with them.

I've added another HDD to my system. On my older HDD which is 1 TB, 3Gb/s,w/64Mb of cashe. I have two partitions on it called System Reserved (100 Mb) and Back Up Disk (250 Gb). The newer HDD is 1 TB, 6Gb/s w/32Mb of cashe.
My PC will handle the 6 Gb/s transfer rate.

Should I put these partitions on the newer faster drive?
Can I and/or should I combine these partitions?
If I can combine them what size should I make a new Partition @150GB?
Do I need to turn on the hidden file if I move Sys. Reserved?
If I move Sys. Res. do I need to do anything so my PC can find it?
One way or the other I thing Sys. Res. needs to be bigger @300MB?
Can I just Expand the size of the Sys. Res. Partition if I don't move it?

Several of the questions above will also relate to the moving the BackUp files too.
Please let me know if I need to do anything there to make that transfer work. I've estimated what i think the size of the partitions above should be, should I change them?
Down the road I'd like to multl boot with Linux and XP Pro
I'm using Windows 7 64b Ultimate it's on a SSD all by itself

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Can I combind system reserved and a backup partition

See comments in bold.

Post a picture of Disk Management if possible.

Why did you buy the new drive? What is its purpose?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by papagym



I've added another HDD to my system. On my older HDD which is 1 TB, 3Gb/s,w/64Mb of cashe. I have two partitions on it called System Reserved (100 Mb) and Back Up Disk (250 Gb). The newer HDD is 1 TB, 6Gb/s w/32Mb of cashe.


Should I put these partitions on the newer faster drive?

Not necessarily. Depends on your intentions for the new drive, which we don't know.

Why do you need a special partition named "Back Up Disk"?

How did you end up with System Reserved and C on different hard drives?

Can I and/or should I combine these partitions?

Can? maybe. Should? I don't see why yet.

If I can combine them what size should I make a new Partition @150GB?

Why combine them?

Do I need to turn on the hidden file if I move Sys. Reserved?

What "hidden" file?

If I move Sys. Res. do I need to do anything so my PC can find it?

System Reserved is normally kept on the same hard drive as C. Do you intend to reinstall Windows to this new drive?
One way or the other I thing Sys. Res. needs to be bigger @300MB?

Not likely in a normal installation.

Can I just Expand the size of the Sys. Res. Partition if I don't move it?

Why enlarge it? 100 MB seems to work for most people.
I'm using Windows 7 64b Ultimate it's on a SSD all by itself

So,... Read more

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I partitioned my hard drive on my laptop, segmenting off 150GB for the sole purpose of backing everything up. In the case of an emergency, how would I restore from this backup?
Also, does the backup ever refresh itself or must I manually refresh every now and then? Will a new system image backup replace the old one?
How do I hide the Recovery (R:) drive so it cant be accessed or even seen by anyone except me?
And this is just because I'm curious. Why doesn't File History work with a partitioned hard drive? It doesn't seem to think it exists at all.

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I set my Win 7 64-bit Pro to backup my files and do a system image once a week on a 1TB SATA disk. As of last week, I had only used 450 GB of that disk for the backup process that included a couple of system images of my C: drive (I let Windows decide on how many images to keep).

Today, I get an error message that the backup had failed because the backup disk did not have enough space. I looked at the disk and there was 550GB of space still available, so I was confused.

I looked at the parameters of the system backup and found that this time the backup would make a system image of my C: drive and my E: drive (the 2TB drive that keeps all my games). This was not there for the last backup run.

I looked at the parameters for the E: drive and found that its partition was marked 'active' (the only other active partition was my C: drive and I have two other drives installed too but not 'active').

How do I mark the E: drive partition 'not' active so it gets removed from being imaged?

Answer:Help in marking a partition 'not active' for system backup

Hello rzn6jw,

The tutorial below can help show you how to mark the E: drive as inactive.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

If Windows fails to boot afterwards, then run a startup repair.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there,

Have a old version of ATI Home i.e 2009. I use it's bootable CD which works good with XP & Vista to create & restore images.

When booted with it on machine running W7 got a slightly different option while creating a full back up........i.e an extra Partition, Primary Active size 100 MB, System reserved & the next Partition Primary too having W7 & MS off size size 14.3 GB. I checked both & gave the image path to the 3rd Partition. Image was verified after completion & size is 6.4 GB, only 1 tib file, are the system reserved & W7 merged in this back up file?

I than restored this image. While restoring it gave an option of MBR which I did not check? The restored image is exactly 14.3 GB but the System Reserved Partition which was Total 100 MB has decreased to 94 MB.

The Drive has 3 partitions created while W7 Clean install. Systen Reserved ( System , Active, Primary), C (Boot, Page File Primary) & D (Primary data).

What could be the reason for System active reserve to decrease from total 100 MB to now total 94 MB.......is that I checked/selected both System reserved & C partitions while taking a full back up??

The occupied space in System active reserved partition is only 29.6 MB of the total now 94 MB.

Do I need to clean install W7 again & than take complete back ups of only Primary NTFS C containg W7 Boot, Page File & not both?

My questions are:

1. Did I do the correct thing to check the 100 MB S... Read more

Answer:Full BackUp & System Reserved partition?

I suggest you upgrade your imaging software.
There are many options free & paid (including Acronis).
Free options include:
1) Windows 7 inbuilt imaging (I use all the time)
2) Macrium Reflect (I use as a second safeguard imaging tool)

Neither have changed the size of the 100MB system reserved and they shouldn't!
Both imaging applications have been totally reliable for me after many images and restores.

Your last questions.
The 100 MB system reserved partition contains vital boot information
seeBooting Description Post#24
Windows Imaging always backs it up. I always select it when using Macrium (it's tiny!). It often doesn't change from image to image but is required when damaged or imaging to a new HDD.

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I have several drives attached to my Windows XP Pro PC and I'm trying to backup the system using the system backup utility. The backup file size is about 7.5Meg. I have a 20Gig drive which is half full, indicating that there is 12Gig of free space left on the drive. I start the backup to this drive and about half way through the procedure the program halts, indicating that there is not enough space on the drive. I then start the backup again but this time I backup to an internal partition of 60Gig and it completes, creating a file of 7.5Gig in size. A I wish to keep all my backups on the 20Gig external drive I decide to copy this file to it but as soon as I attempt this the system reports, not enough space on the drive. To recap. I'm now copying a file of 7.5Gig to a half full drive which has 12Gig of free space but the system reports there is not enough space. Anyone got any ideas?

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I am trying to install system recovery disk on this hp and when it is done downlaoding it says this error message"user partition cannot be created! system recovery cannot continue!" What should i do please reply with any answers to my problem, and thank you for your time.
 

Answer:failed to create user partition cannot continue system recovery

I'd start by downloading the disk manufacturer's diagnostic and running it. It may be that the drive is bad, which is causing you the issue.
 

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Hi , new user here. Currently i'm having some problems with my window 7 home premium, any ideas how to switch the system partition status back to my system reserved? I tried to set inactive with diskpart for my backup Drive D: but it will cause BOOTMGR IS MISSING.

Another problem is that , after a certain period when the laptop is off, when i power on the laptop, it will cause errors such as oxc000000f.Apprently my drive letter will randomly swap around , for example My window drive C: will swap with my backup/system reserved letter, even switching back to the correct letter and startup repair it , the end result is no os files found on disk. a temporary fixed is to delete the drive,install window 7 then system image restore back again. Any help for this?

Answer:System partition randomly jump to Backup drive

You should only have one HD/SSD drive connected when you install Windows, the drive where you are installing Windows.
My guess is you had two drives connected when you installed Windows and that caused the issues.

To fix your current install you can try this:
- Disconnect the backup drive
- Run Startup Repair (run it 3 times with a reboot after each Repair)

Here's some tutorials about Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
See if Windows will now boot successfully with the backup drive disconnected.

OR, if you're up for another re-install, here's a tutorial for a clean install.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
If you don't want to re-install, read through it and see how it compares to how you installed Windows.

When everything is working correctly with only the one HD connected, reconnect HD two (Backup drive) and remove the active flag

Disclaimer: I'm not an installation guru, so you can wait for others to post with advice.
The tutorials should at least give you something to read through for a better understanding of this ...

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It looks like a virus has damaged my uncle's Win7Pro 64bit system beyond repair so I'm going to have to reinstall Windows on a wiped hard drive. Unfortunately, no image was taken of the current installation before it got infected, so we'll be starting from scratch.

Here's the idea I had:
C partition (primary Windows 7 installation)
D partition (secondary Windows 7 installation, basically an image of the C partition)
E partition (documents and picture storage)

Would this be possible, and would you recommend it or not? The idea is if they ruined the C partition with a virus or malware again, they could boot to the D partition instead and immediately have a replacement backup OS configured with their same user accounts and programs that points to E for their document storage, just like the C partition. Other than not having access to newly-installed programs or files saved to the desktop, it would otherwise be equivalent.

I have the original Windows 7 Pro 64-bit disc since this is a homebuilt computer.

The kids are home schooled and rely heavily on this computer for everything school-related. I'm not always available to rescue them in a timely manner if something goes bad with the computer.

I'm looking for a solution that accomplishes two things: (1) easy for them to switch to and keeps downtime at an absolute minimum, and (2) doesn't require my immediate intervention and physical presence at their home to implement it.

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Answer:System image installed on another partition...backup OS install?

Quote:
Here's the idea I had:
C partition (primary Windows 7 installation)
D partition (secondary Windows 7 installation, basically an image of the C partition)
E partition (documents and picture storage)


NO, back up should not be on the same HDD.

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Hi there,

Can any one help me, which one is the best Software/Utility for total system-backup ( OS, HDD partition, everything)??? Bcoz my child and internet viruses cause my PC always get some problem, then I had to install all the softwares, OS & restore data from my back up....it kills long time.

So pls advice me whih one is the best tool for system snapshot or image or system back-up to DVD or DVDs.

Sahid.
 

Answer:What is the best Software/Utility for total system-backup ( OS, HDD partition, )???

Many use Acronis True Image Home or Paragon Drive Backup. But the "best" is the one that has the features you want.

Backing up to another drive, internal or external, is a much better idea than DVD's. DVD's are slow and inconvenient, meaning that you will be less likely to keep backups current, while with extra drives, the backups can be made automatically.

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
XXClone
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
CloneZilla
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
Drive Image XML
HDClone
DriveClonerXP
Self-Image
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

Commercial Apps:

O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
NovaBackup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup
 

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I have 2x160gb intel SSD disks running as RAID0.
Recently my motherboard had failed and I replaced it with new one (different model).
Couldnt access OS because apparently some RAID data is kept on the motherboard and that was gone, so I decided to use a backup.

Booted from windows 7 installation disk and selected backup,

I click on 'repair', get to the 'select a system image backup'.
Select 'use the latest available system image (recommended). Click 'next'
I get the message 'all disk to be restored will be formatted and replaced with the layout and data in the system image'. Click Yes.
but then got an error saying:
"The system image restore failed.
Error details: The disk that is set as active in BIOS is too small to recover the original system disk. Replace the disk with a larger one and retry the restore operation. (0x80042407)"

Disk is completely empty with only 1 partition (deleted all partitions and reformatted and then created one).
Before motherboard problem i had several partitions, but I imagine that restore would recreate them.

Why do i get 'disk to small error' when im restoring on the same disk?
RAID configuration problem? Could stripe size be an issue here?

My OS: Win7 64 Professional

Answer:System image backup failed (on the same hard drive). Error 0x80042407

What would be a workaround this problem?
I have two other 250gb drives.
How about seting them up as a RAID0, restoring to this bigger disk, then doing backup/restore to the orignal 2x160gb HDD with beter backup program like acronis?

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I have 3 drives. One has XP on it (C: drive) and unallocated space. The second drive has files that I want to copy into that space. The third drive (F: drive) is 114GB of unallocated space. I would like a working copy of XP on the F: drive, so that I can run editing software on it. All three drives are in the same PC, for now.

The C: drive is the XP version that I want to backup. It is a 28GB partition. When I installed windows, I left the other 272GB unallocated. Windows doesn't see the entire drive, even though I've updated to SP2 and installed Maxtor's "Big Drive Enabler".

I want to make that unallocated space on the C: drive into three logical partitions. I also want to back up each logical partition. However, right now, I only want to backup the 28GB partion (C: drive). Currently, Partition Magic sees the unallocated partitions on the C: drive and the F: drive (where I'll be backing my files up to); Windows XP does not.

My two questions are:

Should I create and fill the logical partitions before making a backup copy of the C: drive?

and

Out of the following choices, which method should I use to do the copying/backing up the different partitions?

Windows XP - copy & paste
Windows XP - xp backup utility
partition magic - copy a partition
partition magic - create a backup partition

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I would like to keep both of my problems in one thread, if that's okay.

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Answer:Help deleting an operating system choice & help with partition backup questions

EDIT:
I Found the following article that describes a solution, but it doesn't work for me. I disconnected all hard drives, but the C: drive and that's the only drive that I see in My Computer/Windows Explorer.


Code:
http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Remove-One-Operating-System-from-a--Dual-Boot-Windows-XP-Computer&id=52280

 

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New here so firstly, hi to all.

Need some advice if possible please.
I have just got a new L350-170 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium.
I have gone thro' the install process and created the recovery disks with the toshiba program as well as getting it thro' the post.

What i would like to do now is to create a complete back up image of 'c' drive now that i have installed additional programs and adjusted settings to get the laptop how i want it.

I tried acronis true image but laptop will not boot from the restore cd, even tho' cd/dvd is set in bios as 'first boot'.
Says it cant find the 'boot partition' and assume it is something to do with the toshiba restore program not being bypassed.

Is there a 'ghost-type' program that will allow me to create an image and then boot from disk so i can restore everything from the created image and therefore not lose everything i have painstakingly installed?

I assume that if i try to use the toshiba program again, it will only reproduce the original install.
I hope someone can advise.

TIA

Answer:Satellite L350-170: Backup image creation of system partition

Hi!

The Toshiba recovery disk does only set the notebook back to the factory settings. It?s not a backup program like Acronis but with the recovery disk you have Windows installation with all drivers and tools from Toshiba.

Which Acronis True Image version do you use? I use version 11 and I have no problems on all my laptops and PCs. It works perfect.
Maybe you should make an update.

Did you set the SATA mode in BIOS to AHCI or compatible? Maybe you need a SATA driver when you did set it to AHCI but I think in the newest version from Acronis you don?t need one.

I hope I could help you a little bit and if you have any problems, let me know it.

Bye

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Hello, I recently purchased a Lenovo G505s at Best Buy. I would like to take advantage of the OneKey Recovery System Backup however, the partition is too small. What would be the proper way to perform this backup or partition resize? Thanks, Mathieu

Answer:Lenovo G505s - OneKey Recovery System Backup - Partition Size

Hi Mathieu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Below is the link to view the detailed video to create the Recovery Discs using ?One Key Recovery? option.
 

OneKey Recovery - Creating Recovery Disks

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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When specifying back-up location, whether default or to an external device, it says I've not enough space, need 94GB. Can that true? I have a new system, with no graphics, etc., pgms, so the size seems very large. 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga2 OneKey Recovery system partition backup space requirements

You will need to defragment the source partition before imaging to keep the size down. The default partition has not got much space, I don't know why it is a default location. Use an external HDD. 

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Just got my W530, plugged it in, set up internet, and proceeded to run Windows Update as my first chore.  29 of the initial 54 updates FAILED.  Tried 3 more times, nothing but failures.  Ran system restore, and selected the first restore point, from when I first powered up the computer.  System restore FAILED. I am guessing this is not normal?  I only installed a few browsers, and CPUZ, in between the updating process.  I am trying to make recovery media, but the please wait dialog has been doing it's impression of KIT the car for at least 10 minutes, and when I tried to close it I get "not responding". Any ideas?  It would be nice if I didn't have to return a new laptop over some lame software glitch. :-( Paul Anderegg













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Answer:2 hour old W530 Windows Update FAILED System restore FAILED

'evening.
 
Have a look at this thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/x230-problem-with-windows-updates-system-confi... towards the bottom of page 1.
Is this similar to what you're seeing? If so, try the solution I posted on the top of page 2. see if installing the one troublesome update, KB2647753, first, by itself, then allows all of the others to succeed.
 
Please do let us know if this works for you.

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I'm running nightly scheduled wbadmin commands to backup my system to an external USB hard drive. The commands include the
-vssFull to integrate them with the volume shadow copy service.
I'm seeing the following messages logged multiple times in the Application event log, though other indications are that the backup is healthy.  I'd rather not see error messages, but I'm not sure how to resolve this.
 

Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.





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Photos stored in Photo Lock free app doesn't show on usb connect...So i don't know how to back up those photos. Is there any way ???

Answer:How to backup Photo Lock Free App photos in Windows phone ?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Photos stored in Photo Lock free app doesn't show on usb connect...So i don't know how to back up those photos. Is there any way ??? You need to save those photos to your Photo Hub first*. Only then would you be able to view them in your computer when you connect your phone.
*Technically, the photos are "in" your phone, but Windows Phone Sand Boxing creates isolated spaces for apps to run in, effectively preventing app data from being accessed by third parties. Thus, all photos in any app (not those in Photo Hub) cannot be viewed by a different app unless they are in the Photo Hub.

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Hello Guys, I was doing a windows backup into a Recovery D Drive. After 13% was done, MSE detected something and I cleaned it. After that, the Windows Backup came up with that error. Did Windows backup fail because of that?

Answer:Windows Backup failed

Better you first scan your full computer, then deactive MSE or any other security program, then try the backup process once again. It never failed for me .

You may have another try with Macrium Reflect FREE Edition . A huge number of our members are highly satisfied with this one.

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For reference, I have 3 drives. C: has Win7 installed on it. D: is my old hard drive with Vista on it (I don't use this anymore.) and E: is the storage hard drive associated with the C: drive. I am trying to use the Windows 7 Backup to create a complete backup and system image of my entire computer. However, I keep getting the following error:

"The backup was not successful. The error is: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up. Please check in the event logs for any relevant errors. (0x81000037)."

Checking the event viewer I noticed one other error that seemed relevant:

"The shadow copies of volume H: were deleted because the shadow copy storage could not grow in time. Consider reducing the IO load on the system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied."

I have deleted the shadow storage in the past to free up some room and I noticed that the D: drive has 0B currently in use by shadow storage. Also, the E: drive isn't even listed under the vssadmin list shadowstorage command. I'm not sure if this has something to do with it.

Any information or help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Backup Failed

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

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Hi All

I have desperately been trying to perform a backup on my computer for about a day now and whenever I try to use the Windows Backup I get the following two errors about 25GB (out of 120GB) into my first backup run:
Code:
The backup operation that started at '‎2010‎-‎05‎-‎15T21:00:09.040000000Z' has failed with following error code '2155347999' (Windows Backup cannot find the shared protection point.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
Then a few seconds later I get the following error:
Code:
The backup was not successful. The error is: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up. Please check in the event logs for any relevant errors. (0x81000037).
I have read through everything I can find on google and there does not seem to be an answer as to what is causing this problem.

I have two junction points in my main "users" folder and I thought this may be causing the problem. Indeed when I select a "test" folder to backup, it does so without a problem. However, I am unsure how I should "deselect" these, i.e. make sure that these aren't part of backup. What I did was only select the folders I was sure did not have any junction points or symlinks. I also created custom libraries with the required folders for backup and even these caused problems.

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Answer:Windows 7 Backup Failed

never got windows 7 backup to work either, always hangs at 25%, majorgeeks.com has a free backup service you can try, &/or there are many other free sites avail as well, backup sizing varies. shop around
 

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Hi All

I have desperately been trying to perform a backup on my computer for about a day now and whenever I try to use the Windows Backup I get the following two errors about 25GB (out of 120GB) into my first backup run:


Code:
The backup operation that started at '‎2010‎-‎05‎-‎15T21:00:09.040000000Z' has failed with following error code '2155347999' (Windows Backup cannot find the shared protection point.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
Then a few seconds later I get the following error:


Code:
The backup was not successful. The error is: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up. Please check in the event logs for any relevant errors. (0x81000037).
I have read through everything I can find on google and there does not seem to be an answer as to what is causing this problem.

I have two junction points in my main "users" folder and I thought this may be causing the problem. Indeed when I select a "test" folder to backup, it does so without a problem. However, I am unsure how I should "deselect" these, i.e. make sure that these aren't part of backup. What I did was only select the folders I was sure did not have any junction points or symlinks. I also created custom libraries with the required folders for backup and even these caused problems.

Finally, I... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Backup Failed

Long long story (I will not bore you or do I really want to type it) but shadow volume is the problem. It is best not to use it and make regular backups.

Here is a free GREAT software for making backups not images. Version 10 is stable make sure you don't use shadow volume.

Cobian Backup

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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 .

Answer: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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Suddenly my Win 7 Home Premium x64 will not boot. The system starts, POSTs then loads the DVD driver, then the screen goes black (not blank but "lit up" black if that makes sense). Then nothing...

If I use Hiren's boot cd I can boot up using the "boot from HDD" option fine and Windows operates normally.

System restore to a previous configuration made no difference to the original problem.

I cannot boot into Safe Mode. F8 just offers me boot order options.

Running the Windows 7 DVD I find the following:

No operating system is listed on the Repair Windows option.

Running Startup Repair finds the following error: "the partition table does not have a valid system partition" which it claims to have repaired, but the error remains and Windows will still not boot.

I found a few threads on a Google search and followed this advice in one:


Quote:




Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt. Type:

Diskpart

lis vol

( find the vol letter e.g C or partition number e.g. 1 for the system partition )

sel vol C ( or sel vol 1 , obviously use the correct letter or number)

act

exi




My system partition was easily identified and listed as healthy so I selected it and made it active. The problem still remains exactly the same. The rest of the advice in that thread isn't relevant to my exact problem and involves additional command prompts which I didn't feel comfortable typing in as... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hi did you read the rest of the thread Solved Invalid system partition - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums
you could always try the info here Ntldr is missing error in windows 7 boot - Microsoft Answers

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Windows backup fails with MSE reporting "exploit:Blacole.BI" When I removed the threat (never allow for what I read about it) MSE goes green again, but backup never is accomplished. This just started happening within the last 7 days. Did a full MSE scan and no issues. I have not changed any settings to create this. What next?

Answer:windows backup failed with a MSE alert

Do you have System Restore points dating back more than 7 days? If so, try one.

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I recently got a message saying that my hard drive was going to fail and then my computer froze. When I restarted my computer I got a screen saying SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: WDC WD5000BEVT 22A0RY0 - (S1) and it recommended I backup everything. Sometime during it the backup it failed because of an I/O device error. The error code is 0x8078012D.

Does the predicted failure of the hard disk affect the backup process or are these two separate problems?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N930 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 31194 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; I: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 193518 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 7551
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Windows backup failed

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Please note: I am using Macrium, but want to get Windows Backup and Restore to work also.

I have just had a 256 GB SSD installed. It holds my C drive (clean install of W. 10 including the Anniversary Upgrade), which has the usual files such as Program Files, Program Files (x86) etc. It is working well (and fast). All my 6 Personal Folders (duplicates of Documents, Downloads, Video, Music, Pictures and Desktop) and their contents are held elsewhere on my D drive (the original 2 TB internal rotating drive) and are backed up separately using FreeFileSync.

After a backup using Windows Backup and Restore procedure (with default settings and including a System Image) I got:" Some files were skipped" and "Did not complete successfully". "View skipped files" produced:

" Problem backing up C:\Users\defaultuser0\contacts. Cannot find the file, error 0x80070002" and

" ditto .......defaultuser0\searches"
Contacts and searches are indeed missing (also OneDrive) in defaultuser0, and the others (my 6 Personal Folders see above) are of course empty.

C:\Users\[my computer's name] has what I would expect: 12 folders including my 6 Personal Folders and Contacts, Searches, OneDrive, Favorites, Links, Saved Games.)

My 6 Personal Folders here are also empty (of course). I have never used Contacts (my contacts are in gmail), I don't use OneDrive, don't want to save searches or games or favorites, and Links has just two shortcuts (to Downloads ... Read more

Answer:SSD Installed: Windows Backup Failed

Hi, some have found problems using Backup and Restore, like you. Of those I've seen I can't recall the problems being resolved, but you're welcome to search the forum. The conclusion is using a 3rd party imaging solution is
a. more reliable
b. much more flexible
c. more fully featured.

Can you confirm that Macrium does work for you without problems?

Sorry- maybe someone else may help you.

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An overnight attempt at backup of disk image and data ended with a failed message although the green download bar was filled and there was ample space.
The target disk is an internal one just formatted. Disk management now shows backed up data plus an Unallocated 100Mb Partition presumably added as part of the backup process. This disk was formerly the main drive and the C drive is now on a second internal drive.This disk has the C partition plus a data partition. There is no System Reserved partition on this primary drive and I wonder if this is the cause of the problem.

Answer:Windows 7 backup failed to complete

I've decided to try Macrium rather than Windows backup.Another
full format of the spare drive shows 100Mb Unallocated again. I'm puzzled that there is no unallocated space or System Reserve on what is now my C drive This drive has a separate partition for my Data.

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I just tried to back up the PC using The Windows recommenced way. I first tried DVD's and it failed both by formatting the DVD first and by not formatting it first. Then I got out my External HD and tried to do it that way. Wel it failed also. I get the error Code 0X80070020. What would cause this? Dell Inspiron One. Windows 7 Home. Dual Core 2.79 4GB memory 64 bit OS.

Answer:[SOLVED] WIndows 7 Backup failed.

Ok I got it fixed. I had to change it so it only did C:OS and all went well.

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Please note: I am using Macrium, but want to get Windows Backup and Restore to work also.

I have just had a 256 GB SSD installed. It holds my C drive (clean install of W. 10 including the Anniversary Upgrade), which has the usual files such as Program Files, Program Files (x86) etc. It is working well (and fast). All my 6 Personal Folders (duplicates of Documents, Downloads, Video, Music, Pictures and Desktop) and their contents are held elsewhere on my D drive (the original 2 TB internal rotating drive) and are backed up separately using FreeFileSync.

After a backup using Windows Backup and Restore procedure (with default settings and including a System Image) I got:" Some files were skipped" and "Did not complete successfully". "View skipped files" produced:

" Problem backing up C:\Users\defaultuser0\contacts. Cannot find the file, error 0x80070002" and

" ditto .......defaultuser0\searches"
Contacts and searches are indeed missing (also OneDrive) in defaultuser0, and the others (my 6 Personal Folders see above) are of course empty.

C:\Users\[my computer's name] has what I would expect: 12 folders including my 6 Personal Folders and Contacts, Searches, OneDrive, Favorites, Links, Saved Games.)

My 6 Personal Folders here are also empty (of course). I have never used Contacts (my contacts are in gmail), I don't use OneDrive, don't want to save searches or games or favorites, and Links has just two shortcuts (to Downloads ... Read more

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I am us an Iomega External Hard Drive with Windows 7 64 bit. The Windows back up has been working for a couple of years. This morning the Backup and Restore showed the Drive "F" and failed to back up. Windows show back up in progress. The second windows shows Windows Back up 0 percent and the line below the progress bar states preparing to back up.

I tried the drive on my desktop Windows 7 32 bit and it works.

This is the error message from the Windows 7 64 bit notebook.

"Windows Backup failed while determing libraries location of one of the users included in backup.
Details: A volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the application event log for more information.

Error Code: 0x81000031"

Answer:Windows backup failed to start

Goto
Error code 0x81000031 occurs when you try to back up files by using the Backup and Restore Wizard on a Windows 7-based computer

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I have a 60 GB partition for W7 system and a data partition. I would like to have the Users files and all non systems stuff go directly to the Data partition. I have done it on other systems but can't figure it out on W7. I had found in a search how to do this a while back but can't find it now. I would appreciate it if someone pointed out a link on how to accomplish this.
 

Answer:Storing data in other partition other than system partition in windows 7

Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-move-user-data-folder-to-non-system-partition-in-windows-7vista/

Jim
 

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When trying to make a backup of my computer I receive the error that the backup failed because of an: "invalid windows handle". This happens when backing up to an internal as well as to an external drive . How to correct this ? Hope somebody can help ma. Thanks in advance

Answer:Backup failed because of an invalid windows handle

Right click on both drives > Properties & tell me what the File system is.message edited by Johnw

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Hello every one

first I try to install windows 7 ultimate RTM 64 bit on Hitachi 80G sata hard drive, after fresh install I create s system Image on DVD it backup ok no problem at all.

I received seagate 320G HD replace, I restore the Image from DVD to 320G hard drive, after I install photoshop and some thing I need. now I try to make a system image to external hard drive or dvd I got an error.
" Threre is not enough disk space to create the volum 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 voulimes 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)"

My external hard drive has 400G space.

some one help please.

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate backup failed (0x80780119)

I experienced a very similar problem on my machine at home and it took me some time to figure out where the issue was.

In my case, it was the 100MB system partition that Windows setup during the installation that was under capacity. As it says, if you have a volume under 500MB, the minimum is 50MB of free space. In my case, my 100MB volume only had about 40MB free when i was trying to do the system image...and thus it wouldn't work.

For whatever reason, within about an hour or so, the space on that system partition freed up on it's own and when it was over 50MB free, I tried the backup again and it ran perfectly
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Give that a shot, I'd bet that is where the issue is. You will probably have to go into disk management and assign a drive letter to it, in order to see it. As to why that partition fluctuates in size...I'm not sure.

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I'm trying to do a backup using Windows 7 built in tool to create an Image and a Data backup. This is for a senior who I happen to know.

The external drive is brand new. The backup runs and completes but instead of giving that nice 100% and Green bar it says it skipped files. Normally I would leave this alone as I can simply see what files are skipped.

This being for someone less techy I want it to finish with no error messages.

It says it can't find two files.

c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder\New Folder
c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder

There are no such entries or short cuts on this person desktop. There was a folder from 2011 call "My Documents". She wasn't sure where this came from. Double clicking on this short cut produces two folders, New Folder and New Folder(2). Double clicking on New folder takes you down a layer to New Folder. Double clicking on New Folder, you guess it, you get New Folder. There were four embedded directories from the top all called New Folder.

I went to bottom and deleted the New Folder directory. I deleted each empty New Folder directory all the way back to the top. Then I delete "My Documents" on desktop. This did not delete any real documents found in the Documents library.

Under the New Folder(2) directory I found a real file which I moved to Documents.

I rebooted and tried again. Same message, same two skipped files.

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Anyone recommend a freeware/shareware program that could extract files from a failed Windows Backup? We tried restoring our PC from a fresh intsall to previous state with the Backup utility - which failed - but there are files that we would really like to recover if possible.We have the backup saved to CD, can we 'browse' the contents of the backup or recover them in any way?Many thanks.

Answer:Recovering .bkf files from failed Windows Backup

I'm not sure that there are any free ones, but I havr found a couple you could have a look at click here or click here (this one is definitely not free!)Good luck!

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first I try to install windows 7 ultimate RTM 64 bit on Hitachi 80G sata hard drive, after fresh install I create a system Image to DVD it backup ok no problem at all.I received seagate 320G HD replace, I restore the Image from DVD to 320G hard drive, after I install photoshop and some thing I need. now I try to make a system image to external hard drive or dvd I got the same error " Threre is not enough disk space to create the volum 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 voulimes 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 unplug all device just use only seagate 320GB and My external hard drive has 400G space.some one help please.

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit backup failed (0x80780119)

 


According to the error message, it indicated that there is not enough disk space to do a system image backup on the computer. Firstly, Windows 7 has a 100MB system partition that Windows setup during the installation that was under capacity, but not every computer has the 100M on their computer. Now, I suggest you check the disk usage in disk management carefully and make sure all the partitions have enough space to do system backup image:
 
Click Start->Right Click on Computer->Choose Manage->Expand Storage->Click on Disk Management
 
You can see the clearly of the usage of the whole hard drive. Please check it carefully and make sure all partitions have enough space.
 
Notice: if you have some hidden partition on the computer, please also make sure the hidden partition has the enough rest space to do the system image on the computer.
 
If you only have one partition to save the system files on the computer, maybe there will be a problem of backup system image. At this time, we can shrink a partition in disk management, and then do a system backup again to test this issue.
 

Also, this error may be caused by the system image backup configuration on the computer or some related components or services or registry incorrect on the computer, you can follow the below steps to check it firstly:
 
1. Run ?vssadmin list writers? to check if there is any error.
2. Register related dll files (we can ignore error messages if there is any)
 
cd /d %wi... Read more

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I'm trying to do a backup using Windows 7 built in tool to create an Image and a Data backup. This is for a senior who I happen to know.

The external drive is brand new. The backup runs and completes but instead of giving that nice 100% and Green bar it says it skipped files. Normally I would leave this alone as I can simply see what files are skipped.

This being for someone less techy I want it to finish with no error messages.

It says it can't find two files.

c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder\New Folder
c:\users\Name\Desktop\New Folder

There are no such entries or short cuts on this person desktop. There was a folder from 2011 call "My Documents". She wasn't sure where this came from. Double clicking on this short cut produces two folders, New Folder and New Folder(2). Double clicking on New folder takes you down a layer to New Folder. Double clicking on New Folder, you guess it, you get New Folder. There were four embedded directories from the top all called New Folder.

I went to bottom and deleted the New Folder directory. I deleted each empty New Folder directory all the way back to the top. Then I delete "My Documents" on desktop. This did not delete any real documents found in the Documents library.

Under the New Folder(2) directory I found a real file which I moved to Documents.

I rebooted and tried again. Same message, same two skipped files.

I assume because someone managed to create a short cut call My Documents and embedded ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Backup Failed - Files Skipped

I don't use windows backup any more but I seem to remember having this problem. I cured it by going through the backup setup routine again. Just open up the backup dialogue and press the change settings link and go through all stages.

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Hello everyone! Sadly my first post here is written under pretty bad circumstances. I am one of the many people whose systems (in my case a Precision 15 5510) were "automatically" upgraded to Windows 10 without warning, as Microsoft changed the status of Windows 10 from an 'optional update' to that of a 'reccommended update'. After the installation completed, I was presented with the EULA and selected the 'decline' option and Windows notified me that if I continue with this option it will 'attempt to re-install Windows 7' so I did that. After supposedly re-installing Windows 7, my system restarted and booted with the Windows 7 logo but before the login screen appeared I got a blue screen and the laptop restarted. This subsequently happened every time I attempted to start my laptop, except for when I tried to boot in safe mode (which it did successfully). I restarted the laptop, pressed F8 and selected the Repair option and the Dell Backup and Recovery option after that. I selected the drive I want to backup (C:) from the menu and was notified to insert a Flash Drive or a SD card that has more than 43GB free. I inserted a 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SanDisk Extreme, which is meant to be really fast) and clicked 'Next'. Dell Backup and Recovery has since been stuck on the next screen which says "Backing up your data and Dell Backup and Recovery settings" with the progress bar just flashing by rather than actually showin... Read more

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Welcome!I'm writing because some serious problems with G580 (59-346104) occured.I've decided to change my C (Windows8_OS) pearition size (850 GB is far to big ammount of space for system files only, I need much more space for my files at another partition). I used the AOMEI Partition Assistant Home to resize C to 150 GB and after that I assigned the 250 GB/each of my 3 new partitions which I need for my files. After applying changes, restarting and resizing the space, AOMEI told that it's required to restart for further resizing process. When computer finished the loading process, the blue screen appeared (with " ") that says "system encountered problems with boot-up and will be re-run, check Inaccessible boot device error" (I don't remember the accurate message but such is the sense of) and so he does but after another restart this message apperas one more time and so on. I've tried to start a recovery but when I run computer with NOVO button and afterch choosing recovery, the system says "Lenovo recovery system boot failed" and then computer starts the "normal" boot proces (which lead to the problem described above).As soon as I know (at least I guess so) where is problem, I have no idea how can I repair this.I'll be very grateful If someone will help me.Gaclav

Answer:Inaccessible boot device and Recovery system boot failed after resizing partition

Hi Gaclav,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome back to the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to confirm to you that the recovery won?t be working more as you?ve performed resized for the partition and changed the Hard disk size which cause the recovery to be corrupted,
 
And the only way to get the recovery the system back will be contacting contact support and am afraid to tell you that it would be billable repair at the service center:
 


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Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

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I googled the issue and found that this could mean my system reserved partition is full and indeed that is what I found. My C: drive is a 500 GB SSD but the system partition is only 100 MB of which only 3 MB is free.

MS web page has a long convoluted command line "fix" for this (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3086249) but I was wondering why I couldn't just "shrink" the main C: drive partition and then "extend" the system partition using diskmgmt.msc.

Or is there a better way?

Answer:latest update failed - can't update system reserved partition

Hello Ray Lo,

Yes, potentially you can do this... But I would suggest backup of your SSD, before you try to do anything as such... WRT shrinking and moving partitions! Just in case!

One extra step enforcing security does no hurt, does it?

_nobody_

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Hello,
I tried to import an entire registry backup, I received an error message similar to this one:" Error accessing the registry.".
then, Via "regedit" I tried to give permissions to my WinUser, (giving full control ).

I still received the same message, so I restarted my pc,And now all I get is black screen when I logon to my user,Same in safe mode.

(I made the backup via regedit, using the export option on every "HKEY" folder, and on "Computer", so I have 6 reg files )

I still have the entire REG backup on my hard drive.
I have hiren's boot and erd commander if it helps, they have some registry tools.

Is it possible to import the backup to my windows?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows won't load after failed registry backup-Import

Hello Supdoc,

To restore the complete registry, you would normally use system restore instead.Registry - Backup and Restore
If you have a restore point available dated before this happened, you could do a system restore at boot with the restore point to do so.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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To my disappointment, I tried to restore folders and files from my Windows backup which is saved to my external HDD but I get this message instead, Windows backup encountered a invalid MediaID.bin file on the drive where the backup is saved. Restore from a different backup or delete the MediaID.bin file and try to create another backup. (0x81000035)

I deleted the MediaID.bin file and I get the same message and I cant create another backup because I already installed my current OS over the previous one. I still have my Windows Old folder which has all my previous files and folders that the backup has but it would take along time to manually drag every file and folder to my Window's location. All the suggestions and help would be very much appreciated. Please help!

It makes me upset that I cant trust a simple backup program from Microsoft; I expect third party backup software to fail but not Microsoft's software, this sucks.
 

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I have an Acer Aspire AS5251 laptop. I was in "Backup & Restore", running Backup. I went to bed after inserting the sixth backup disk. I woke up this morning and I had to login. So, after that, I noticed a popup window with a message saying that my windows update had occured overnight and my computer had restarted.There was also a Windows Backup Error Window indicating that my backup did not complete successfully.
Question is, how do I get the backup to continue and not have to start from scratch. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Graham

Answer:Backup & Restore Failed because of Auto Windows Update

This sounds like the type of thing not many folks would have experience with. All I could suggest is to restart Windows Backup and put in the last DVD or a new one and see what happens.

Did you think the 6th DVD would be the last one?

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To my disappointment, I tried to restore folders and files from my Windows backup which is saved to my external HDD but I get this message instead, Windows backup encountered a invalid MediaID.bin file on the drive where the backup is saved. Restore from a different backup or delete the MediaID.bin file and try to create another backup. (0x81000035)

I deleted the MediaID.bin file and I get the same message and I cant create another backup because I already installed my current OS over the previous one. I still have my Windows Old folder which has all my previous files and folders that the backup has but it would take along time to manually drag every file and folder to my Window's location. All the suggestions and help would be very much appreciated. Please help!

It makes me upset that I cant trust a simple backup program from Microsoft; I expect third party backup software to fail but not Microsoft's software, this sucks.
 

Answer:Windows Backup Failed Because of Invalid Mediad.bin File

Try running "sfc /scannow" from an elevated command prompt. It may be able to fix the missing file problem.
 

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Dual 500gb asus gh73jh-a1 laptop had C: drive fail, I have a good backup on external HDD that was made by windows backup. I've got an intel 530 240gb SSD coming that I want to load the backup to to make it the new C: drive. I've heard an extra step is required if going to the smaller drive, is there a step by step guide somewhere for a newbie to do this whole procedure?

Answer:replace failed HDD with SMALLER SSD and load from windows backup?

Yes, mount the VHD image somewhere on a working Windows 7 machine, then use Easeus Partition Manager and trim the partition to the size of your SSD. Then unmount VHD image and write it to the SSD using WinImage option Restore virtual disk image on physical drive - it will show an error at about 50%, but don't worry. Then just boot off the SSD

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My restore disc(s) failed, and now I have moved and lost them.  I tried to download (on a different computer) the disk image from Windows, but was told that since it was pre-installed by HP, I can't. Can you PLEASE tell me how I can download a fresh copy of Windows 7, 64bit???? 











Solved!
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Answer:Backup Disc FAILED. Need a fresh install of Windows 7!

Hi: I don't see that HP carries recovery disks for your PC anymore. You can still get a set from this non-HP vendor. http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-18154-windows-7-premium-64-bit-94nav6pra1-recovery-kit-gv405av-for-hp-model-number-s5212y.aspx There are also 3rd party websites such as this one where you can download a W7 ISO file. https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

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Hi,

When I try to create a system image I get an error that there is not enough disk space to create a shadow copy the error code is 0x80780119. I'm using Windows 7 Backup and restore.

Can you please help me on this. I try with some thread but i can't able to understand what are all they are discussed.

I Have attached the disk management screen shot for your reference.
Regards,

Vinoth S
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit backup failed (0x80780119

What are you backing up to? I've seen that error when trying to back up to a FAT32 formatted drive...you can correct it by formatting to NTFS or if you have data on the drive, you can make another partition as NTFS. But note, it's risky business when data is present. Best idea is to save the data somewhere else, reformat and move it back. Then try your backup.
 

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When I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 few years ago, I allocated the partition D: to keep a copy of Windows XP in case things went wrong, i.e. dual boot Win 7 in C: and Win XP in D:.So now years after, I barely use the Win XP on my PC as I have an old laptop running XP.Can I just delete everything on the D: drive through Windows Explorer, or I need to format the partition? Thanks.

Answer:Erasing a backup Windows partition

You don't have to format it, you can get away with just deleting the data.

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   I'd like to know, if, restoring a windows 7 backup and re-making partitions, windows 7 backup retains or looses notebook OEM partition.

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I inadvertently backed up everything except my EFI Partition. Now, I need to restore my entire system. Is this possible? Where can I find instructions? Thank you..............

Answer:How restore from backup without EFI partition - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

How did you backup?

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i lost my windows recovery partion & after this i break my paartitions and install windows 7 home premium but system performance not soo good.. what can i do ? plz help me for this i want my system like first look ... i need my lost recovery partion ...

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Hey guys n' gals,
I picked up a new Hewlett Packard Laptop a few days ago and it's been a blast. The only problem is it's loaded with HP branded junk. Now the laptop doesn't come with a recovery disk but there is a partition on the drive setup to recover from.

Question is, is it possible for me to just "extract" Windows from that partition without restoring all of the bundled "software"? If that's not possible, if I were to restore that default state (i.e., using the recovery to restore the image), is it possible to make a backup of Windows from there?

If not, another option I was thinking about was to restore the default image, clean it up real good and then make an image of that state to restore from instead of the bloated HP one. Any thoughts or free applications I should look at?

Thanks guys!
 

Answer:New Laptop, no Windows CD - can I rip it from the backup partition?

Unfortunately most of that HP system restore stuff does contain all their custom programs, and most times it's not possible to do a custom install.

Best and fastest way? Restore it, then do a system clean of all the junk.
 

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Hi,

I just can't backup my C: system drive (windows 7 x64), I am getting the " A shadow copy could not be created...VSS error code 0x81000019"

After long research online I found out that it won't run because my c: drive is preceded with a 200MB GPT Protective partition on the same disk (not a "system reserved" one) as shown on this screen capture (click to enlarge):



I really need to get this backup of my system Win7 c: drive because I have lots of professional software installed that I am using daily and I can't afford a complete reinstall, since I'm working continously with this machine. Other backup software like Acronis (I tried many others) won't do the job for the same reason.


So basically, I understand the backup VSS service won't run till I get rid of that GPT Protective partition.
Can I get rid of it? How to do this?

Anyone who can help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Get rid of GTP Protective partition so I can backup Windows 7?

Welcome to the forum. When you try and backup I assume you creating and image on to another disk are you trying to do a full disk image or just an image of c? If your just imaging c I don't see why it wouldn't work. If the partition is empty delete it move c to left then grow it

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Hi guys, I took a gamble and resized my system partition and now my Windows 8 can no longer boot up however, I can boot to Windows 7 and I am still able to see all my files in Windows 8 (i have a multiboot system)

I try to copy winload.exe from windows 7 and put it in windows 8 but it doesn't allow me to do so, like it's locked or something. I also tried to repair/refresh/reset from the installation CD win 8 but no go

I attached the ff error msgs, please help!!

Answer:Windows Failed to Start-Winload.exe After Resize Partition

Hi bsk8er, welcome to Windows EightForums.

Worst case scenario, you may have salvage your files and reinstall your OS.
Plenty of knowledgeable folks here with pro advice so hang in there!

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Greetings! This is my first problem post here on TenForums and it is a frustrating one. To make a long story short, I installed Windows 10 on my notebook, leaving a large amount of unallocated space available for a future Linux install. Windows 10 had been running without issue until I decided to get my Linux environment up and running.

I followed a very well known guide to install a particular distro in dual-boot with Windows 10, but upon reboot I was not able to get into my Windows OS. After a number of attempts to fix, repair, etc., I decided to clean the disk of everything Linux related, which leaves me with my original four partitions:

Part 1 - Recovery
Part 2 - Reserved
Part 3 - System (OS)
Part 4 - System (EFI)

After following another few guides to repair/fix EFI boot records and directories, I was still unable to boot into Windows OS. I will either get a "No Media Present" error or I will get an error that says that WinLoad.EFI cannot be found.

After some more research I noticed in DISKPART that my Windows OS partition, which should be a Primary partition, has the TYPE attribute of an EFI System Partition. My conclusion is that at some point in the install or attempt to fix my Windows OS boot, the Windows OS system partition was told that it was an EFI System Partition, thus unable to boot as an OS.

As it stands, I have two EFI System Partitions, one that should contain all the correct boot information and one that is actually my Windows OS and... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 OS - GPT Primary Partition Set As EFI System Partition

Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,

When I try to create a system image I get an error that there is not enough disk space to create a shadow copy the error code is 0x80780119. I'm using Windows 7 Backup and restore.

Can you please help me on this. I try with some thread but i can't able to understand what are all they are discussed.

Regards,

Vinoth S

Answer:Search Results for Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit backup failed (0x80780119

  
Quote: Originally Posted by vinwin06


Hi,

When I try to create a system image I get an error that there is not enough disk space to create a shadow copy the error code is 0x80780119. I'm using Windows 7 Backup and restore.

Can you please help me on this. I try with some thread but i can't able to understand what are all they are discussed.

Regards,

Vinoth S



Please type disk management in search and make a screen shot of the HD sizes and upload it to us here.

Ken J

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Hi,

I am new to this forum and hope you may be able to help me with a problem with Windows 8 Pro backup.

As you would be aware this is called "Windows 7 File Recovery".

I have been using W8 Pro for about five months and running the backup utility for about four months with no major issues. I have used it to create a system image and scheduled to back up my data files weekly.

For the past two weeks I have been getting an error message "error code 0x80780049" along with a message that my files did not backup.

My backup is via esata to an external drive and as mentioned above this was working fine (I even tried a restore of a couple of files to prove it) but now it will not complete the backup. I even deleted the entire backup and started again from scratch but backup fails at about 50% completion. I have checked with windows defender and no viruses exist.

Any help would be appreciated otherwise I may revert to a W8 refresh but this will mean reloading my programs.

regards,

Harry..

Answer:error code 0x80780049 Windows Backup failed to complete

You sound very knowlegable but I just have to ask these stupid questions:

Do you have adequate room on your external drive or could it be running low?
Has you RAM usage increased recently because of some newly introduced programs?
Is your pagefile set to auto-adjust or has it been manually configured?

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I had the "backup failed" problem and nothing that I did fixed the issue. I followed all of Microsoft's fixes to no avail. Luckily I found a website that had the exact fix, links to the free software you will need and detailed instructions (including screen shots). I followed the instructions and now my backup works flawlessly. The link to the website is below. Good luck!

http://www.pagestart.com/win7br0x8100003301.html
 

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Hello everyone! Sadly my first post here is written under pretty bad circumstances.

I am one of the many people whose systems (in my case a Precision 15 5510) were "automatically" upgraded to Windows 10 without warning, as Microsoft changed the status of Windows 10 from an 'optional update' to that of a 'reccommended update'.

After the installation completed, I was presented with the EULA and selected the 'decline' option and Windows notified me that if I continue with this option it will 'attempt to re-install Windows 7' so I did that. After supposedly re-installing Windows 7, my system restarted and booted with the Windows 7 logo but before the login screen appeared I got a blue screen and the laptop restarted. This subsequently happened every time I attempted to start my laptop, except for when I tried to boot in safe mode (which it did successfully).

I restarted the laptop, pressed F8 and selected the Repair option and the Dell Backup and Recovery option after that. I selected the drive I want to backup (C from the menu and was notified to insert a Flash Drive or a SD card that has more than 43GB free. I inserted a 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SanDisk Extreme, which is meant to be really fast) and clicked 'Next'. Dell Backup and Recovery has since been stuck on the next screen which says "Backing up your data and Dell Backup and Recovery settings" with the progress bar just flashing by rather than actually showing any progress. ... Read more

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I am very new to Windows Backup and have a few questions. Actually, my first question is not really specific to Windows Backup, but I notice it whenever I go to Disk Management to view my backups, so I hope it's okay if I ask it here.

Partition Question:

I have the following partitions on Disk 0:
100MB - 70% free
C:906.34GB - which has 82% or 739.03GB free
25.07GB OEM partition which is listed as 100% free

Isn't that 25GB OEM partition the Recovery partition? If so, why is it listed as 100% free? And what is the 100MB NTFS partition for?

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Now for my Windows Backup questions:

I ran Windows Backup for the first time Thursday night morning. I chose the "Let Windows choose, recommended" option - "Windows will automatically select user files... A system image will be created including system files, drivers, registry settings, Windows and all of your programs. These items will be backed up on a regular schedule".

It took 6 or 7 hours to complete. When it was done, my 1TB external hdd had 661.51 GB free space. I was surprised because my 1TB desktop hdd still had 742 GB free space. I didn't anticipate the backup to take up more space, and I'm hoping someone can explain to me why it does. Is it because it copies virtually the entire hard drive and then also makes a specific image of the operating system, registry and installed programs?

I have a lot of free space, so it's not an issue right ... Read more

Answer:Windows Backup, Used Space, & Partition Questions

Were I you and I'm not, I would keep my personal data and Windows in separate partitions. Maybe 60 or 80 gigs for Windows and the other 880 or whatever for data.

Then image the operating system and data partitions separately, so you avoid this confusion.

You aren't anywhere near the first person to be confused by Windows imaging--that's why many have given up on it. There are free alternatives that are much more flexible and straightforward.

The 100 MB partition you refer to was put there by Windows and is used in certain recovery operations. With luck you won't ever need to use it. You can hide it from view I think. You can even avoid it during an installation. Most people just ignore it and possibly hide it.

I can't explain why your OEM partition is shown as empty. Offhand, I wouldn't necessarily believe it is empty. Hang on to it at least temporarily.

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Well. ok. I decided to format my computer because it was going really slow...So i got paragon partition manager and created a logical partition called "backup" and dragged all my important files into that partition. then i used killdisk to format my C: partition. Now i use my recovery disk and it says " All files, including data files on the user partition will be lost and the original factory shipped files will will be recovered to the users partition." Will this delete my backup partition too? If it does, how do i recover windows while keeping my partition with the backup files on it? The files are reallly important...
 

Answer:Windows XP recovery without deleting backup partition?!

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Ok, this is a tough one for me but here's the sutuation.

I have windows xp on a hard drive that was once in a machine that is dead, it has some files I would like to get off it, not to mention registry settings.

I currently have the drive in a externel usb encloser and it registers as the e: partition.

Is there any software out there that will jump in and snag the registry for me to go through at a later date and get things I need?

And also, where to get the firefox bookmarks? since before the computer died I hadnt exported my bookmarks.

I'm not interested in backing up the whole drive, just interested in those two little tidbits.

Answer:Backup tools windows xp off non-booted partition?

so, no-one knows anything todo with this? not even getting firefox bookmarks?

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I am getting ready to reformat and reinstall Windows XP Home on my machine and I am going to partition the disk so I have separate drives for the OS, data, portable style programs, etc.

After I get everything set up on my C drive (where Windows will be) I want to create an image of it so I can easy restore it to that point. I see that most people like Acronis software for doing this, but I really don't want to have to buy something that I really only plan to use once.

My question is, if I download the free trial of Acronis TrueImage, will I be able to create a standalone DVD that I can boot to to restore my Windows partition without having the program reinstalled?

Otherwise, if anybody else has a suggestion on how I can solve this problem, please let me know.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Disk Imaging to backup windows partition

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Hi all!

I have vista ultimate 32 bit atm. And now i want to install vista ultimate 64 bit without losing some of my data.

So my question is can i make a new partition in vista 32 and put all files there, that i later want to use in vista 64?

Should the partition be NTFS or FAT? And how can i find the partition in vista 64 and copy the files from there?

I have the vista 32- and 64 bit discs.

Thanks,
Falla
 

Answer:Solved: Reinstall windows. Partition backup.

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Hi, I have two hard drives, primary is seagate 160GB and secondary is seagate 80GB. I seem to recall reading somewhere that if I partition one of my drives I can take an image of my O/s (or back up my data/settings etc) to it. Before I take the plunge can anyone tell me if this is a good way of doing things. I assume that when windows is reinstalled that the partitioned drive is not formatted and therefore does not lose all its data.I have also heard that you can make windows installations automatic, (which saves being sat at my pc for an age) can anyone advise me how to do this too.Many Thanks in advance

Answer:Partition for backup/automated windows install

Your half-remembered information is a tad tangled.There is a variety of software that will make a snapshot of a whole drive (or partition if you have made a division of a HD).This can be stored on another drive as well as anything else you wish to store on that drive.BUTWhen you "restore" this image it will overwrite everything on the "target drive."So you need to have somewhere (your secondary HD?) to store that image, but do remember that the important drive you make an image of could at the moment be up to 160Gb in size!Clearly, if you are going to backup your OS and main applications this way you need to keep that vital drive down to something more manageable say from 10 to 20 GB.

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Hi everyone!  I using X1c with Preload Win7 Pro 64bit from Lenovo. I failed to create backup in "C" drive and also in external HDD. After I run the backup process, data will copy to "Z" drive (about 1.76GB), then its will try to copy to my external HDD,then occur an error. i'll try to post the error msg soon. Any users got same error?

Answer:X1 Carbon Preload Windows 7-64bit failed to create 1st backup to external HDD

Hi, Anonymous77
 
How exactly are you trying to create the backup? If you navigate to Control Panel, there should be an option called "Recovery." If you select this, Windows should walk you through the steps and correct procedure to create a backup. Have you tried this route? Also, please post the exact error message you received when you get a chance.
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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Hi Gang!

I was wondering if this would work as a poor man's backup system for Windows 7.


1) Take my daughter's laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate on it and partition the only hard disk to have a C: drive (125 Gigs) and E: drive (75 gigs).

2) Setup Windows 7 backup to backup data and disk image of the C: drive TO the E: drive.


Works OK on backup.... I know...I know.... if the hard drive fails, you loose everything.... C: and E: ..... but if you want a quick fix for virus attacks on the C: drive, or a quick way to restore files to the C: drive... this is ok.

Now... the 64 dollar question... I haven't tested this part yet.... but can you RESTORE the E: drive image of the C: drive using the SYSTEM REPAIR DISK ??

Would the restoration reformat the entire hard drive, and in effect crash the restore before it starts? Or would it just reformat the C: drive partition???

I don't know... haven't tried it yet.... have you guys tried it out before??

Thanks a bunch!!!

Answer:Windows 7 Backup and Restore from Hard Drive with C: and E: partition

It worked for me the one and only time I tried it. But I haven't tried it since Nov 2009. I got my first Windows 7 machine in Oct 2009. I created a separate partition for backups and called it the G: drive. When it came time to use the System Repair Disc > System Restore option, it searched for the backup location, found G: and the restore worked. It treated that extra partition just like any other hard drive containing a system image ... C: was restored to it's previous condition.

But for the reason you mentioned (if the hard drive fails, etc etc) I bought an external hard drive in Nov 2009 and haven't looked back. It was also around that same time I learned about the free Macrium Reflect imaging tool. Much greater versatility than the native Windows 7 tool. If you haven't seen these...

System Image Recovery

System Repair Disc - Create

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I have backed up to a USB drive with a system image of windows using the backup and restore of 7. Now my XPS 15 comes with a recovery partition. I am concerned that if I ever used the recovery from windows system image, it would destroy the recovery partition?

So can I safely use the windows image?

Answer:Windows backup - Will it destroy the Dell recovery partition?

Providing you only backed up the Windows partition and not the recovery partition then a system restore from your backed-up image, will leave the Dell recovery partition untouched, as far as I'm aware.

If I'm wrong, you can rest assured the cavalry will be along to put me right!

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Hello. I just partionne my HD into 2 partitions.  C, D and and I have Q. when I launch a new Backup, I obtain a error message Your previous backup letters wereCQ now it'sCDQ please reassign the letter to the previous backup settings. HOW can I do a backup with my current setting ?

Answer:Lenovo Backup and restore doesn't backup when a new partition is added

Go to the Advanced Rescue and Recovery page.Open the preferences window, and check to see if the settings are correct.

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Gateway DX4720-03, Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

Living is south FL can be a bitch when the rains come as there often is a ton of accompanying lightening that plays havoc with the electrical system, even though I have surge protectors inside and outside the house. We just had some very heavy rains with lightening and my computer shut down several times, but I could restart it each time...except for the last time when Windows wouldn't startup. At that point, Start Up Repair came into play. Although I routinely backup on an external drive, of course I never did it this month-DUH!

Results from SUR were error free (error code=0x0) on all the parameters tested, however there were the following error codes reported:

"Unspecified change to the system configuration might have caused the problem."

Repair Action: System Restore
Failed: 0x1f

Repair Action: System Files
Failed: x490

There were more options to select for a recovery task, but I didn't try them as they didn't seem to be as salient as the two above..

As System Repair and System Restore failed, please advise what i should next do.

Answer:Windows won't startup, System Repair and System Restore failed.

What's the date of the most recent backup that you have?

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Windows backup ran, and my once-pristine and empty backup drive now has something filling its space, so I assume some files were successfully backed up. Thing is, the Action Center icon has the red x on it and it comes up with one issue: Check, your backup (Important). Clicking this issue produces the following dialog:

Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options
Check your backup
Windows Backup failed while determining libraries location of one of the users included in the backup.
Details: BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be used because critical BitLocker system files are missing or corrupted. Use Windows Startup Repair to restore these files to your computer.
Options:
*Try to run backup again
*Change backup settings

Error code: 0x81000031


Thing is, I'm using home premium. I don't see bitlocker as an option and I'm not terribly enthused about having to repair bitlocker when I can't use it to begin with. (Primarily, because I use Windows 7 Home Premium. Even if I used a version which supported bit locker, I'd never use it to begin with - I lack a TPM chip which means that anybody who has physical access to my machine could compromise my security regardless of bitlocker, it'd just take slightly longer for them if bitlocker were present.)

I'm digressing, the point is I don't use bitlocker and I don't know how not having bitlocker prevents Windows 7 from copying files from one drive to another and making a note in a logfile that the files were backed up. I reali... Read more

Answer:Windows 7: Windows Backup failed 0x81000031

Reply to both bump the topic and mark an answer.
As it turns out, the error occurred whenever I tried to back up any of my Libraries. By selecting "Let me choose", unselecting all the pre-selected libraries, and finally manually telling Windows Backup to back up my profile folder (C:/Users/Philbert), Windows Backup was able to successfully locate all my personal files for backup and then back them up.

JUST TO CLARIFY FOR ANYBODY ELSE HAVING THIS ISSUE, IT WAS SOLVED IN THIS MANNER:
First, start windows backup. This is accomplished by clicking start and then typing Backup and Restore into the start menu search box, then clicking the icon for windows backup.
Second, make sure to select change settings in the backup and restore window.
Third, the set up backup dialog box will open. Select the drive you wish to use for backups.
Fourth, the what do you want to back up? dialog box will open. Make sure to select let me choose before clicking next.
Fifth. Un-select any and all libraries which may start off selected. Additonally, unselect include system image. I'll just have to live with doing that manually from time to time.
Sixth, pick-and-choose which files you wish to back up. Odds are you'll want to back up your profile folder (usually C:/Users/yourname), then click next.
That's it! Everything else should work as expected.

Big thanks goes out to Microsoft Customer Support, specifically Srinivas and Pradeep, the email support technicians w... Read more

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I just tried to make a system image backup of my hard drive using the file history interface in Windows 8.1
I received the following two errors.
 
1. Windows backup failed to create the shared protection point on the source volumes.(0x8078006B)
2. The specified object was not found (0x80042308)
 
Can someone please help me find a fix for this issue.  I am thinking that my hard drive is starting to experience some I/O issues.
 
Mark

Answer:Windows backup failed to create the shared protection point on the source volume

Have you looked in Disk Management to make sure the partition you are using is active?
 
Press the Windows key and the X key together.
 
In the menu which opens click/tap on Disk Management.
 
Right click on the primary partition which you want to active, then click/tap on Mark Partition as Active.

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how to hide a partition which i make like c: d: etc. and how can i lock it edited by moderator: Email address removed

Answer:hide partition and lock partition

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