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ISO system restore image avaiable for Touchsmart 320 1030?

Q: ISO system restore image avaiable for Touchsmart 320 1030?

I used a copy of windows 7 professional to wipe the system because I was giving it away. I have the operating system up but can not access the network card to access the internet. I've downloaded the drivers on the software page but get the message that the file is not compatible with the system. I see the recovery disk I can order, but was hoping to find an image of the recovery disk that I can download and burn to a disk myself. Overnight ordering still has a statement about it taking 2 days to process first. Is there another area online that I can get the recovery disk downloaded? Serial number: 3CR2160C7B Thanks in advance.

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So I want to upgrade my RAM on the 320-1030. The specs page says "Two 200-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets".It also says "Supports DDR3 SO-DIMMs" and specifically "PC3 10600 (1333 MHz)" and "PC3 12800 (1600 MHz)". Yet more HP contradictions (lies?)1) The parts page lists the item pre-installed is 572293-D88, a 204-pin item. See here, here, here, here, and here.2) Using the automated systems for major RAM sellers all indicate 204-pin RAM will work on the 320-1030. Crucial.comNewegg.com What gives?!? 

A:Touchsmart 320-1030: Is it 200 pin SO-DIMM or 204?!?!? Yet m...

Hi: I do not believe there is any such thing as a 200 Pin DDR3 SODIMM, so HP's reference to that is incorrect. A DDR2 SODIMM memory module is 200 pin, and a DDR3 SODIMM is 204 pin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SO-DIMM Paul

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I was trying to speed up a Touchsmart 600   Info below:
Model #: 600-1000t
Product #: AW023AV-ABA
[personal information removed]
Software Build #: 94NAv6PcA5
Service ID #: 011-610
PCBRAND: Pavilion
 
I search HP support and it says :   
Memory: DDR3 SO-DIMM (200-pin)
Tyoe: PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333 MHz)
 
Of course when I google "DDR3 SO-DIMM (200-Pin) PC3-10600 i get all types of hits for HP Touchsmarts,  when I remove the (200-pin) from the search criteria i get all types of 204-pin RAM Sticks. 
 
I would tend to beleive that HP's telephone support technicians in what sounds like india don't know and they're looking it up in their data-bases.  I believe the HP databases to be incorrect.  The best option is to remove a stick and see exactly what the label on the Memory Stick says, and then buy bigger sticks of the same RAM as in the computer.  I have 3 sticks to try,   DDR3 - 1066 MHz,  DDR3 - 1333MHz  & DDR3-1600MHz.  i think it's the

A:Touchsmart 320-1030: Is it 200 pin SO-DIMM or 204?!?!? Yet m...

Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I think I'm going to go with the 204-Pin.   I think the printed HP documentation is a typo and they really intended to type 204-pin.   I don't think it's my memory anyway because the usage rarely goes over 25% usage of physical memory.  i think the server i'm accessing is running slow... 

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For this type what can I upgrade my processor to?  I believe it's only a 4GB as well. I need more RAM and processing power. thank you

A:I have an HP TOUCHSMART 320 PC MODEL 320-1030 looking to upg...

Hi, Yes. Please check 2 sections Processor upgrade informationMemory upgrade informationon the following link:     http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c03026602 Regards.

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Hello, i have an HP Touchsmart 520-1030, and i wish to upgrade it with i3-3225 processor that i own. Tried to replace it with mine i3-2120, but pc just does not boot. Any way to upgrade bios to support ivy bridge processors? For now i have latest bios 7.12. I see the only difference between models that support ivy and not, is MB name Lavaca3SB[supports ivy] and LavacaSB[does not]. Is it the same mb and i can install Lavaca3SB's bios to mine LavacaSB board or this will not work that way?

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My laptop is currently running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I have the Windows Disc from which I have installed this window but now I have installed bunch of Apps and installed Windows Updates. I want to backup all of my Apps, Settings and Updates. If I ever install Windows 10 again I just don't want to install all those updates and apps again (I might not even remember all of the apps I have now) so How can I create a backup now so in the future whenever I want I can just restore back to this point? Should I create a System Image or System Restore (Restore Point) or a Recovery Drive or Backup and Restore (Windows 7) ? I don't know which one is the right for me because I have never done any Backup, Restore or Recovery. Please Help.

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I want to restore my system to yesterday but the only restore point shown is 6-month old system image restore point. Are there any hidden restore points? And, how can I access them?

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

Generally system restore will show all the available restore points.
This kind of thing can usually be explained away by the use of a system optimizing or cleaner type program wiping system restore points as they are created. Generally you should have one for every windows update you've applied at the very least.
If they are not there system restore has been disabled on your system. Or something, or someone has been removing them.

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Hi,

I've made a restore point using system restore and saved the image onto my external HDD and later restored it to its factory state using Dell Local Backup.

However, now that I want to restore from the image on my external HDD, I can't find the entry in system restore since I've restored my system using Dell Local Backup and it probably deleted the entry.

Can anyone help me with this please?

Thanks

A:Restore from an image without an entry present in System Restore

Restore Point
System Restore Point - Create
or
System image
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi everyone,

I have been trying to restore to a system image located on my had drive, i boot up into the recovery tool and select system image recovery, Once the box opens up it begins searching for an image to restore to. But every time i get an error saying windows can not find a system image on your computer. It says attach the back up hard drive to the computer and try again. It will never detect my backup image, but it detects my hard-drive. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

The folder with the image is called Windowsimagebackup. there is nothing else on the hard drive but that.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Windows 8.1 pro

A:System Image restore cannot detect image

Any help would be appreciated.



Did you try to boot from the drive ?

Have you tried Macrium Reflect ?

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I recently had to return my HP Pavilion g7 Windows 8 64- bit only laptop to the manufacturer for repair under warranty. Prior to this I created a system image as the Hard Disc was going to be replaced. Having now received the repaired laptop
I have been trying to restore the saved image. I watched the microsoft video on the subject and followed the instructions implicitly. However having arrived at the point where I clicked NEXT to accept the <Use latest image> option screen and then landed on the screen entitled <RE IMAGE YOUR COMPUTER....... CHOOSE ADDITIONAL RESTORE OPTIONS> the message I then received was:

<To restore this computer Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore shut down this computer and boost it from a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc and then try the restore again. If you don't have a system repair disc you can create one now.>

Well I did have one which I had prepared at the same time as I created the image system but the laptop wouldn't boot from it.................. so I went through the entire procedure again and then pressed the CREATE DISC tab. The next instruction was:

<Select a CD/DVD drive and insert a blank disc into the Drive> Ok, I did that ! Then I pressed the CREATE DISC tab.............only to get the message <System repair disc could not be created. The system cannot find file specified ( 0x80070002)>... Read more

A:System image restore & system repair disc problems

Hi, I just did a system image restore the other day, and I didn't have to use a recovery disc or go through any of those steps you mentioned.
After it scans your system for other images I presume it see's the one you made on the other external hdd. If so make sure to tick select a system image when you get to the "use the latest image available (recommended)" screen prompt. From there it should be pretty straight forward to recovery. If you see reformat/repartition drives is greyed out on the next screen prompt just ignore it and just click next.

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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Using preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium 64bit on an HP 6813w Pavilion. The original hard drive, a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1Tb crashed.

1) System Recovery discs was made along with a System Recovery with System Image disc.
2) A more current System Image was made on an external hard drive.

The Hitachi was replaced with the same model. Checked bios to make sure it was installed correctly.

Under System Recovery, Image Restore, Select a System Image Backup there is nothing in the table to choose from as far as a source (disc drive or external drive).

A) System Recovery (3 discs) has the HP preinstall file folder on the 3rd disc but is not read by the System Recovery program.

B) Under System Restore, Image Restore, Advanced, it asks for a network or driver to be installed. That opens up the directory of C: which is the external hard drive. Under WindowsImageBackup the computer name is identified followed by three entries:

File: BackUp 2012-09-30 180450 containging three (3) entries of
4f370bc3-d042-11e1-b73a-806e6f6e6963.vhd

File: Catalog contains BackUp Global Catalog, Global Catalog

Doc: MediaID

B) System Image is on the external but is not accessable through the System Restore menu. Verified the external was readable by run command. The external in dos was given the C: drive designation.

It seems to me the Recovery and System Restore discs are not functional. Am not a technical person but I have taken this as far as I know how at this point.

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A:System Image on System Restore Disk Not Reading After Crash

Looking for Recovery Discs? HP Pavilion a6813w Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
info at hp for recovery. the recovery partition on the old hdd is not on the new drive.

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I have been combing these forums for three days looking for a solution to my problem, with no luck. I finally decided to sign up and post a thread detailing the issue, so here goes:

ASUS Essentio CG8350
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Basically, my stepmother wanted to install calibre so she could start pirating ebooks for her Kindle. Here's what I did.

1. Downloaded the .exe setup file, double-clicked, and got an error message that I have since forgotten the error # or quote of what it said, but basically it would not install.

2. I looked up said error number and used a fix from these forums....(Hindsight is 20/20 -- had I known this would be such a huge issue I would have told her to just keep buying her damn books at this point.) Here was the fix:

a. Go into services.msc and double-click Windows Installer.
b. Change Startup Type from "Manual" to "Disabled."
c. Restarted computer.
d. Installed stupid goddamn calibre program, which worked this time.
e. Repeated step "a." and changed Startup Type BACK to "Manual."

3. Then noticed that the internet wasn't working. Had windows scan to try and automatically fix the problem. It said there might be a problem with my Wired Network Adapter.

4. Uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for this, no dice. Still doesn't work.

SOOOO, long story short, before everyone gets on me for posting in the wrong section of the forum.......I'm resorting to System Restore. Regular System Restore (restori... Read more

A:System Restore will not recognize System Image DVDs

If you can't otherwise resolve this, you can do a clean install from a burned ISO. Get the ISO from mydigitallife.info, burn it to a disc, install, and activate with your existing Product Key.

I'd do that before using the system image DVDs you made anyway. I assume they would only return you to factory state, even if they worked.

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I've recently purchased a 256GB Crucial MX100 to upgrade and troubleshoot an old 90GB OCZ Vertex SSD.
I made a 90GB Partition to create my system image on a 1TB WD Elements HDD.

I succeeded in the system image restore, but when I checked "My Computer" to view the drive it only recognized it as 90GB!

I then went to Computer Management and noticed that the remaining part of the drive was partitioned and wasn't formatted.

I formatted the volume but it won't allow me to extend it and combine it with the C: drive.

The ONLY thing I did differently during the system restore was exclude a secondary WD drive before doing the restore.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would ideally like to not put so many write cycles on my new SSD trying to merge the partitions.

Hopefully a command in diskpart or something can resolve it. Thanks

A:System Image partitions C: drive after system restore

Fastest resolution ever!

Solution: If I didn't rush into Computer management and format the drive I would have simply been able to extend the volume.

I had to delete the volume and then the option to extend was available.

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Hello folks,

I'm having an issue restoring my Windows 8 professional images.

My pc is capable of running both a Windows 8 32 bit OS as well as a 64 bit version.

I install the 32 bit version of Windows 8 professional from the iso image.
I then, create a backup image on my second hard drive.
(I restore this image and back it up several times until I get things correct.)
I then install the 64 bit version of Windows 8 pro.
Get that set up just the way I want it.
And then create an image of THAT on my second hard drive. (I append the existing 32 bit backup image name with an extension of ".32".
So, at this point , I know that the back and restore process works.

Here's the rub.
On my Windows 8 pc, the last OS that was installed was the 64 bit version.

Start-of-loop

Before starting the image restore process, I ensure that I have my 32 bit backup image of Windows 8 renamed correctly.

I then boot the pc with the 32 bit version of the repair CD.
I don't ever get to the point where I am asked to select an OS image.
After what looks to be the normal restore procedure I receive a message that tells ?what I am try to do, is not supported?.

I perform this same procedure by the way, all the time, on my 32\64 bit version of Vista and Windows 7.

Hmmmmmmmmm.

I then, boot the pc with a 64 bit repair CD.

I DO get to the point of selecting my 32 bit backup image.
But then, I get a dialog that tells me I need to reboot the pc with a 32 bit repair CD.

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A:System image restore

Hello Ray, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm taking that you replaced the 32-bit Windows 8 installation with 64-bit Windows 8, and are now wanting to restore 32-bit. In this case, you should be able to delete and/or format the 64-bit installation in a command prompt at boot using the same 32-bit repair disc, then do a system image recovery of the 32-bit.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had another stab to backup my System Image with Macrium Reflect (Win 8.1 Macr.Reflect IMAGE 25.7.15) & created the files shown in first scan below.

Also in Reflect created a Rescue Media MACRIUM REF(I) USB stick shown in second scan.

I tried to boot my spare 500gb with the USB stick (first boot disk in BIOS) but failed to update to w8.1.

What could I have done wrong this time?
 

A:restore from a system image

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2 weeks ago my 128 GB Corsair SSD was failing. I sent it in to be replaced. Before that I created a Windows system image and restored it to my 150GB Western Digital HDD. I just got back my new SSD yesterday and am now trying to reverse the process and create a system image to get back onto the Corsair SSD, but I am getting an error message
The system image restore failed

Error details: The disk that is set as active in BIOS is too small to recover the original systems disk. Replace the disk with a larger one and retry the restore operation (0x80042407)

The actual size of the file is only 54GB, but my worry is that since the Western Digital is 150 GB and I am trying to write to a 128 GB drive that I might not be able to do it. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance!
Sam

A:Cannot restore from a system image

  
Quote: Originally Posted by samhfoley


2 weeks ago my 128 GB Corsair SSD was failing. I sent it in to be replaced. Before that I created a Windows system image and restored it to my 150GB Western Digital HDD. I just got back my new SSD yesterday and am now trying to reverse the process and create a system image to get back onto the Corsair SSD, but I am getting an error message
The system image restore failed

Error details: The disk that is set as active in BIOS is too small to recover the original systems disk. Replace the disk with a larger one and retry the restore operation (0x80042407)

The actual size of the file is only 54GB, but my worry is that since the Western Digital is 150 GB and I am trying to write to a 128 GB drive that I might not be able to do it. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance!
Sam


How big is the partition that the 54 gig image is in?

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So I created a system image of C:\ on my 2nd internal drive D:\. Now I am trying to restore the system image back to C:\ from D:\. However, I can't find a way using Windows 7 Restore, to point at drive D:\. Windows 7 Restore wants to find my image file on a network or an external drive. Frustrating, so simple, but I can't point at the image file on D:\ with the options I'm given. Seems so simple but I need some help.  Thanks, Mongo
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A:System image restore

How did you create this "system image"?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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I made two system images last month and as I have been having weeks of BSODs and freezing up issues that I have now spent enough hours fruitlessly trying to resolve, I decided to restore my O/S from the images. One was with the native Win7 tool, one with Macrium Reflect.

I tried the Macrium image first, but even though I can browse OK within the .mrimg file (on another partition on my PC) and it verifies OK, Macrium says it cannot load the image when I try to restore from it (which I do via a Macrium bootable CD). Why not?? What was the point of creating it?

With the native Windows image, after rebooting I get to the various restore windows, but the option 'select this to delete any existing partitions..' is greyed out. There is an option to install drivers.. but what drivers? I am asked for the media containing the drivers for my hard drives (two Samsung 850 EVO SSDs). I have no such disc. The drivers are native to Windows, surely??

Scuppered at all turns. Even trying to correct my BSODs and system errors errors by using the system image is fraught with yet more errors and frustrations!! (SFC ran with no issues BTW).

What do I do now then? Take up golf instead, and ditch all my PCs perhaps.

Many thanks!

A:Can't restore system image..

When did you create the backups? Was it before or after you first got the BSOD?

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So I created a system image a while ago via windows backup on my external HDD. It just so happs that I need to restore now.
i tried to do it in CP and got to where i could select the drive and begin the restore process. However I was not able to check the first option to wipe the drive then install. So I just clicked next. It went to the second screen and basically didn't move for. But it froze after 20mins. I canceled it and windows wouldn't boot. I formatted the HDD and reinstalled windows and now rrying the restore again and same issue. It just kinda freezes. There is no HDD activity either.

How can I restore from my system image?

A:system Image Restore help

Yupp keeps getting stuck at "restoring C" what should I do to restore from my image?

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i had a 750Gb hybrid drive as boot drive and i have a system image of this drive. now that the drive is bad iam trying to restore the system image on to a 1Tb drive but it keeps telling me that no drive is found for the image to be restored.
what could be the issue ? In BIOS i have put the drive as boot drive and made its partition active .
I previously had the problem where i was trying to restore the image to a smaller drive but this time i am trying to restore the image to a 1Tb drive which is larger than the original disk of 750Gb.

thanks

A:cant restore system image

aliyesami

Try adding the .inf file of the SATA driver or chipset driver . When it can't locate the drive .

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I am trying to restore a system image using W7 Repair Disk.

The drive to which I am attempting to restore the saved system image is part of a RAID 1 array.

The system image I am attempting to restore from was created on a non-RAID disk in another machine. In other words when the system image was created on another machine, that machine was not running a RAID 1 or any other RAID array.

On Restart at the end of the restore process the new machine will not boot into the restored C: drive which is in the RAID 1 array. System Repair cannot fix the problem.

Is the fact that the non-RAID image I am attempting to restore into the new RAID 1 array fatal to my plan? Is there any work around?

A:W7 Restore System Image

If you can go back to the machine with the non-raid disk, open up that pc (with it shut down of course) and temporarily install the raid card you're using. Boot up; the unit will ask for drivers for the raid card to be installed. Do that.
You do not have to set up the raid!

Then make another image on that non-raid machine. Take out the raid card and rebuild the RAID 1 where you had it. Then restore the new image to the raid. Should boot into W7 now.

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Hi, my Windows 7 has totally crashed. I only get a blink cursor in the top left corner of my screen after the first bootup screen. Totally my fault... I had my Norton turned off, and I downloaded a "free" video editing program. As soon as I double clicked the .exe file the screen went blank, except for that cursor... I can get into system recovery tools and I can do the first two options, boot repair and system recovery, but neither of them are fixing the problem. I think I need to do a restore from System Image but I never made a backup system image. (i know, i know... dumb as can be..... ) I thought that if it ever completely crashed I would be able to access the recovery partition, but it doesn't seem to be working out like that..... I do have most of my important documents/projects/software saved on an external hard drive, so I'm not too concerned about that, I just want to get windows working again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:restore without a system image?

Hello rinkel and welcome to the SevenForums.

Well it seems like you got a nasty virus. You will need to re-install Windows 7 using the default manufacturer disk. If they gave you one. To be on the safe side i would recommend wiping your entire hard drive first using this tutorial:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then simply re-install windows afterwards.

Let me know how it goes,
Gamer

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I am trying to restore a backup system image to my laptop. I have a system image backup of Windows 8 on an external WD Essentiasl 1TB external Hard Drive.
I go to advanced tools restore system image and it says "Windows cannot find a system image on this computer. Attach the backup hard disk or insert the final DVD from a backup set and click retry. Alternatively, close this dialog for more options. Retry gives me the same message. Tried starting with drive attached, not attached, same result. Click cancel.
Next option selected is "Select a system image." No system image listed. Hit refresh, still nothing. Top of screen says "Click Advanced to add a network location or install a driver for a backup device if it does not show up in the list below." I click on the Advanced tab. Option to "Search for a system image on the network" or "Install a driver." I select install a driver. Find the right driver for the WD Essential hard drive and when I click on them I get "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware." Click OK. Can't find how to load these drivers I am being asked for.
Funny thing is that on the screen where I search for driver I can see the WD Essential Hard Drive connected to the system. I can also see the system image files but when I click on them I get the same error message, "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware."
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I familiar with restoring a back up image from an external USB HD. My question is, what is the correct procedure for restoring a system image from an incremental or differential back up image. Would I restore the first saved image and then the last incremental or differential back-ups ?

A:Restore System Image

What backup software did you use to make the backups?

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Hi, my work required me to have my laptop reformatted but I made a recovery image in Control Panel -> W7 File Recovery and on the left pane Create a System Image. I saved it to my external drive, ~100GB in size.

Sent my laptop in, came back blank W7 image. I reinstalled W8 and went into Control Panel and W7 file recovery but it says Windows Could not Find a Backup for this computer. My drive is attached, visible, none of the files were modified. When I reinstalled W8 I used the same Computer name. I also tried doing it from boot in the advanced section where you can select restore image but also it cannot find it.

I can mount the image in W8 and see all of my files and access them, but I'd rather just use this image and have all my programs and whatnot already installed.

A:Restore System Image

Any ideas?

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please help.
i created a windows image on my external hard drive. i cant for the life of me figure out how to install it.
let me start at the begining... i saved image, then started messing around with drivers ect. i did a restore to factory settings and then tried to load that image on. when i tried your way either threw F8 and/or windows back up and restore it sees the VHD image on my external but when i try to go further it says missing hardware or something like that and i cant proceed. next i mounted my VHD on my laptop made the VHD active and went into the files and folders to see if everything was there and it looked fine to me. there must have been windows updates running in the back ground and my system rebooted .... when it did it said no disk manager found. black screen... ekk... luckly i had a windows 7 pro upgrade handy and reinstalled from there then i went to comand prompt reinstalled windows.old to bring me back but now all the programs that came with the laptop are gone.
oh boy what a mess... i want to load the image file i saved on my external drive but need help please.............................. this is all done on the same laptop all under windows 7

A:system restore image please help.....

Have a look at this: System Image Recovery

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Hi
Did a system image backup onto DVDs. I had 3 partitions on my HD C:windows, Data, and a linux partition. What am I going to see when I restore it. Have to because my MBR is messed up from installing GRUB onto MBR when installing Linux.
I guess my next question is how do I fix my mbr without going the image restore route?

Thanks

Claude...

A:System image restore

type this from an adminstrators account in CMD

fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0

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Hello for the past 4 days i have had an issue where my computer just fails to boot without going through some ritual (after it lets me log on it works 100% fine till i shut it off again). I believe this was caused by some driver update that went wrong but i have done so much since then that i cant pinpoint it anymore.

So i want to do a system restore to the 9th of December. just going to system restore only has the 11th saved. but i did create a system image on a external hard drive on the 10th. would it be possible to load the system image then look for the system restore on that image for the 9th? is this possible? my other alternative is a factory reset at this point.

A:Using System Image to get to earlier System Restore.

How did you make a system image? With win7 built-in software? If so... that doesn't backup stuff like pagefile, hibernation file...... and restore points.

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I'll keep it short.
I have a hard disk with four partitions and Windows 7 installed on two of them.
My motherboard was damaged because of power fluctuations.
During the process of finding a new motherboard, I learned that both the Windows ran on some, while they showed the BSOD on others.
Finally, I got a new affordable and compatible motherboard, but both the Windows wouldn't start up and keep showing me the BSOD.
I borrowed a friend's hard disk, installed Windows 7 on it and accessed my hard drive.
I can see its contents and browse, copy, paste and delete data, but I can't recover my Windows, so it would work again.
So I emptied one of the non-Windows partitions on my hard disk and installed Windows 7 on it.
It's working fine, but I want to be able to recover both of my previous Windows.
Did I mention I don't have a system image of either Windows or system restore points on both of them?

A:Recover W7 without system image/restore?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ticmain


I'll keep it short.
I have a hard disk with four partitions and Windows 7 installed on two of them.
My motherboard was damaged because of power fluctuations.
During the process of finding a new motherboard, I learned that both the Windows ran on some, while they showed the BSOD on others.
Finally, I got a new affordable and compatible motherboard, but both the Windows wouldn't start up and keep showing me the BSOD.
I borrowed a friend's hard disk, installed Windows 7 on it and accessed my hard drive.
I can see its contents and browse, copy, paste and delete data, but I can't recover my Windows, so it would work again.
So I emptied one of the non-Windows partitions on my hard disk and installed Windows 7 on it.
It's working fine, but I want to be able to recover both of my previous Windows.
Did I mention I don't have a system image of either Windows or system restore points on both of them?


Is it data or the whole win 7 install you want? You can use the easy transfer wizard to import data and MOST of your settings to the new install. You cant get the old install to work. It has different drivers, and many other things which is why it BSOD's.
We need a bit more info

Ken

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Hi,

This morning I did a system image restore from a two week old image resulting in a BSOD quickly after when I was using the pc again.

The BSOD happened after like 10/15 minutes or something.

Had it something to do with updates/drivers? Like an antivirus that was updating in the background?

I really hope if someone would take a look at the zip I included in this post.

Thanks!

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Hi,

I recently made a hardware switch. In order to do so I made a system image to move over to new mobo. worked fine 2 months ago. More recently I upgraded/switched cases. Thought it was no big deal. System wouldn't load. Blue screened.

I attempted to do another system image recovery. However this time isn't working. I've probably gone to the well one too many times at this point.

I'm able to go through the system image motions and it takes about 5 hours for the system image to be restored. This is where the problem occurs. After the system image, I should be able to do a startup repair and get on the right track. However after the system image is apparently successful. On reboot it is not reading or detecting the OS/Image. Thus I am unable to do startup repair or a system restore.

I am now stuck in a system image loop that does nothing. Even after a diskpart>clean.

I used the system image recovery available through Win7. I know I should have used something else, but I'm beyond that.

My only thought on a solution at this point is to acquire a copy of Win7, do a clean install and then restore from the new install. That will be my last option. If that is an option.

Please help. 700GB of information and my academic research programs are at stake.

Thanks

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I have a HP pavilion p6823 and one day it wouldnt go past the blue hp screen that has the setup and BIOS options. Well I used a system repair disk and it told me i needed system image disks so I put the last disk in like it said, and now it is giving me this message

Error details: Windows did not find any fixed disk that can be used to recreate volumes present in backup. Ensure disks are online, and disk drivers are installed to access the disk(s). 'diskpart.exe' tool with list disks command can be used to see the list of available fixed disks on the system.

Even if you dont know but you could at least tell me what it means so I can google it, I just need some help!

A:system image restore failed

Well, it looks like you went for the image restore option. Did you ever create a system image? If not, you should try to go for a restore from a restore point or try to reinstall the system - after you saved your files with a live Linux CD.

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Hi,
 
I recently did a full image backup on my Windows 8 laptop (preinstalled with Windows 7 but was upgraded to Windows 8 Pro) using the built in backup program (Windows 7 recovery). The backup was saved to an external hard drive.
 
Recently, the laptop crashed and I had to reinstall Windows 8. When I attempted to restore the image, I got the following error:
 
The system image restore failed.
 
Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using BIOS and this computer is using EFI.
 
The image can only be detected when I attempt the image restore through the Windows 8 DVD (Repair computer>Advanced options>System image restore) and not through "Windows 7 recovery".
 
A similar problem was posted here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/55742bfc-3392-485a-9ce1-204b3b55050f/system-image-restore-fails-because-of-efibios
 
but I can't seem to figure out how to boot the DVD from bios as suggested.
 
Would be grateful if anyone could help. Thanks in advance.
 
 

A:System image restore failed

Hi,
 
I have since reinstalled all the programs. Will be using a third party backup software in the future to prevent this from happening again.
 
Thank you.

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So my issue is that I can't restore a system image I made. I was running 8.1 update 1 and created an image before trying to upgrade my Ubuntu to Fedora on the other side of the SSD.
I ended up screwing it all up in royal fashion somehow. Anyway, I deleted all of it, started fresh and installed via my DVD in UEFI mode (4 partitions so I know that's right.)

I then try to reboot to the DVD after install and restore my image. It ends up giving me the cryptic error 0x80004005 and says "The system image restore failed."

Afterwards, it seems that corrupts the UEFI somehow as it doesn't show up in the boot order when trying to get back into it. Anybody have any ideas on how to overcome this?

I'm definitely not averse to any cmd work but I haven't seen anything that can help me so far.

Edit- I have also wiped it clean and tried to restore it without any partitions and then just one big one with NTFS all with diskpart. Just nothing working.

A:Can't restore system image, 8.1 pro, 0x80004005

Was the system image captured with 4 partitions (UEFI-GPT) or 3 partitions (MBR)

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Hi all

So I booted into my other hard drives win 7 pro installation. Then I saved that system image onto my hard drive where the new windows 7 pro install is. After booting into the new windows install, then rebooting and going through the wizard and using the backed up image from the old windows 7 pro install it appears as if nothing is installed, no programs, drivers, themes, visuals etc. It's as if I didn't do anything at all.

What gives?
thnx!!!

A:Trying to restore from saved system image

Hello Lizzy,

Is where you saved that system image the original location that you created the system image backup to, and not just copied there?

Did you get any error or failure messages during the system image recovery?

Did it restore the system image to the correct HDD(s)/partition(s) drive letter(s)?

If you are dual booting, did it restore to the other installation instead?


System Image Recovery

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hi !

I have two partitions on my boot disk one 93gb and other 600gb.
I made an system image backup . and now I am trying to restore to an other 150gb drive but it says it cant restore to that drive .

I know you cant restore to a disk smaller in size of boot disk . but what I want to know is that in my case when I made a system image backup did he backup the whole C drive or only the 93Gb partition where windows is installed.
btw my OS is win7-64bit.

A:system image restore not working

Hello Aliyesami, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like both partitions on the drive may have been included in the system image, and you may not have enough space on the 150GB drive to restore them to.

To help be more certain, please post back with the exact full error message with error number that it gave you to see what it says is the issue.Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
In addition, post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management screen.

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I currently have win 10 on my main pc bt I discovered my gaming is too slow, so I want to install win 7 through a system image I created on my second pc( the same type and specs but different username and o.s since I upgraded my main pc from win7 to win10) onto the new partition I created on the pc ( for the win7 installation). The external hd I used to create the image was western digital hd bt its not showing in the 'select usb drive' when trying to restore the image.

Edit:: I actually want to dual boot win10 and win7

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Hello,

1.) Recently upgraded my Dell E510 PC from XP-Vista-Win7. Trying to create a system image backup of C: drive.

1st try.
Backed up System image of C drive to DVDs(10). Before storing the DVD's in my bank deposit box I wanted to make sure I could restore from them. So I began the restore process, when I reached the 6th DVD disk the system reported the disk had 'a Disk redudanacy error'.

2nd try.
So I decided to create the system image again on 10 new DVDs. This time it took 11 disk. When I went to Restore them, the sytem asked for the last disk. I put in disk 11, it can't find the backup set. I tried Disk 10 with no better luck. The only think I did different was when it asked me at the end if i would like to create a disk recovery image, I said no. The DVD kept spinning after I clicked the close button to the dialog box which said you have a successful backup set. (RIGHT!!) I right clicked the DVD , closed the session and clicked eject.

3rd try.
I decided to see if the system image from the 1st attempt would maybe work. Right , am I smoking waky weed. This time a had worse luck. It errored out on the second DVD with 'data redundancy error'.


I'm not sure why I can't get a backup to work on DVD's . By the way this was my second bundle of DVD's (Sony). I had worse luck with Memorex.

I'm not sure why something so simple doesn't work.

A:Not able to Windows 7 restore system image

It is wacky to try to back up to that many DVD's. You need an external drive. Until you get one, create a primary partition on a secondary HD (or, if you must, your primary HD) to store the image. It will be autodetected there by the DVD to reimage if needed.

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Bought a bare bones kit, Asus motherboard amd 8-core cpu 1TB wd hardrive, 8GB memory, It all went together fine, I installed w-7 64-bit os system that went fine, Then I partitioned the drive, 500GB & 431GB the windows-7 64-bit on the 500GB, formatted the 431gb partition and installed w-7 32-bit from my old PC, which I had backed up on to an external drive, When i try to start the w-7 on 32-bit, Screen flashes blue, not enough time to read what it say's then just goes back into the windows logon, Can still get into my w-7 64-bits fine, any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks

A:Did a system image restore now get bsod

Trying to install a backed up old version of Windows onto a completely new computer will not work. If you had created the an image of the old 32 bit Windows with a program such as Macrium Pro you could use the redeploy feature in conjunction with it's bootable CD or USB thumb drive to install the image, but this program is not free.
The reason it will not work is that the new system has different drivers & hardware & many other variations that prevent it.
The only other alternative is to do a completely fresh reinstall the Windows 32 bit OS, as you have done with the 64 bit one. Then you can copy over your personal files from the backed up drive.
Of course you will have to reinstall all other software programs that you have as you can't copy those across, so you will need their activation codes.
With all this in mind, why bother installing the 32 bit Windows at all. If you have to do all this you may as well just use the 64 bit system & reinstall all your software in the 64 bit version. This might require buying the 64 bit versions of the activation codes if necessary. Your personal data files should work after you copy them across.

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I have installed windows 8 on my "C" drive partition after using windows 8 for a while i didn,t like it. so can i restore my windows 7 back from the system image i have created earlier. Give your opinions.

A:Restore windows 7 from system image

Yes.

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Nice day to all.

I have read the tutorial/s and solution/s on the forums, but I cannot find what I am looking for.

Here is my situation:

-I have now installed and using two sata hard drive (Drive C "500GB" for OS and other programs and Drive D "1TB" for Games and other Documents)

-I also have SYSTEM IMAGE created before and saved it on my external hard drive.

Now I want to RESTORE that SYSTEM IMAGE saved on my external hard drive to the Drive C "500GB"

My asking for help is HOW TO DO IT CORRECTLY:

>Should I disconnect/unplug the SATA Cable for the Drive D 1TB before I proceed with the system image restore?

(By the way I have no problem with the procedures on how to do the system image restore)

>OR is there a RISK if I just continue with the system image restore with both SATA CABLES for both HDD not removed?

I hope i have stated my problem clearly and thanks for any advise.

A:How to RESTORE System Image CORRECTLY

Best to disconnect drive D; first.

Did you the Recovery disk?

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 For Windows 8 only.

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

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I currently have win 10 on my main pc bt I discovered my gaming is too slow, so I want to install win 7 through a system image I created on my second pc( the same type and specs but different username and o.s since I upgraded my main pc from win7 to win10) onto the new partition I created on the pc ( for the win7 installation). The external hd I used to create the image was western digital hd bt its not showing in the 'select usb drive' when trying to restore the image.

Edit:: I actually want to dual boot win10 and win7

A:How to restore system image on my second partition

I upgraded to win 10 on my pc
bt I discovered my gaming is too slow,
so I want to install win 7 through a
system image I created on my second
pc( the same type and specs but
different username and o.s since I
upgraded my main pc from win7 to
win10) onto the new partition I
created on the pc ( for the win7
installation). The external hd I used
to create the image was western
digital hd bt its not showing in the
'select usb drive' when trying to
restore the image. I used windows backup for the image; I didn't use third party app.

Edit:: I actually want to dual boot
win10 and win7

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Hi, I'm not an advanced user but need to restore a system image I've saved on my NAS.

I think the problem I'm having is when I get to the stage of restoring the system image, I need install lan drivers. I can't figure this out though. Has anyone had a similar issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Lightning hit the PC (Intel i7 with Win 7 64-bit) and killed 2 x HDD (D, 1 x SSD (half of C, RAID card and other stuff. Replaced drives but the same RAID card in not in stock anywhere so connected new drives to motherboard RAID to get going ASAP.

Problem:

Restored system image from networked RAID server no problem but image has drivers for RAID card which has curled up its toes and no longer in the machine. Safe Mode wont even start.

Reckon it should be possible to replace RAID drivers with standard ones using CMD (or other method) from Recovery Disk.

Anyone got any ideas, or should I give up now, do a clean install and start the long re-install everything process?

Thanks in advance.

A:Image Restore with changed HDD system

Bury the dated RAID technology and set up a single HD config with mobo SATA drivers.

Start the old Win7 to ssee if it will start up in new hardware. If so, It will change out all of the drivers from system32/driverstore, requesting several restarts.

If it won't start, then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to Recov Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots as the image may need MBR repair or rewrite.

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I have a Kingston SV300 SSD, and I've bought a Samsung EVO 850. I also have a Windows system image. Question is, if I use that system image on the new samsung ssd, it will carry leftover drivers from the kingston one? Or it's better to make a clean install?

A:Question about system image restore

Welcome.

An system image is just that, an exact copy of the system. What is contained on the Kingston SSD will be put on the new SSD.
I have used a image of my system to go to a new drive but sometimes it may be better to start fresh. I base it on how well my system is running.

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If I made a System Restore Point and then made a Macrium Image and restored both at different times, would they make the PC identical or would there be a difference?

A:Image Restore vs System Retore

They are not the same.

Macrium and similar will use vss or their own snap driver to create a snapshot, then create a complete image of that snapshot. Restoring the image returns everything to the point of that snapshot.

System restore restores some windows system files, and deletes files not present at the time the restore point was made.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx

edit clarified

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I had to replace my HD so created a system image using windows backup to my external USB hard drive.

the problem is that when I boot into windows repair mode and choose to restore from my image, the usb drive is not detected, so I cannot restore.

The drive is visible from within Windows, and shows in the bios as a boot device, just not visible from repair mode.

This is a USB 2.0 drive

how can I get windows repair mode to see my usb drive ?

A:cannot restore system image from usb drive

Hi there

The built in Windows system image is not a very good program and doesn't allow you to restore from an external device directly which IMO makes it a CACKHANDED and almost useless system.

What you CAN do

1) re-install Windows -- don't panic we only do this to get a working Windows. Don't bother with any applications or updates.

2) Now do the RESTORE - the installed windows should be able to access the external HDD. and overwrite your newly installed windows with your original backup.

Don't BTW activate on installation- Note W7 gives you 30 days before requiring activation - don't even bother with the updates -- you just want the OS up and running so you can restore your old image.

(cackhanded method I agree but is should work).

Now IN FUTURE - download something like FREE MACRIUM and create a bootable disc.
Backup and restore images using this is no problem.

I actually use a paid for piece of software -- Acronis -- since backup and data recovery is IMO worth MORE than the PC it's on (how much would it cost you in time and money to re-create Music / Video libraries again even if it were possible !!) the 45 USD or so is worth every penny I've spent on that software.

Cheers
jimbo

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hey , this a stupid question, i think. but i just can't understand what is the deference between a system restore image and a backup data image etc? i've heard that u can save both a system restore image and backup at the same time to an external hard drive : for example, f:drive\name of pc user\backupImageSet YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS is this correct? how is this possible , thank you

A:backup/restore system image?

As Brink says, "There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them."

A "plain backup" usually just backs up data files, while a system image backs up everything on your drive. A system image is a kind of backup. To confuse things, it depends on which backup/imaging program you use as to whether or not you can extract individual files. The native Windows 7 tool lets you create a "plain backup" of data files, or a full system image. But you cannot restore individual files from the system image.

Let's say you accidentally delete an important letter that had been in your Documents folder. Either a system image or a data backup could restore that letter. But if all you had was a Windows 7 system image, you'd have to restore the entire hard drive and not just the letter. That's why the native Windows 7 lets you select what kinds of backups you want to create: a data backup, a system image, or both. Other backup software (like Macrium, EaseUS Todo, Paragon, etc) offer more flexibility than the native Windows 7 imaging tool.

Hope this doesn't make it even more confusing.

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Can I Restore a System Image of a HDD (70 Gb of 500Gb used) => To a 256 Gb SSD?

What about any required SSD drivers and/or any SSD management software that won't be on the HDD System Image?
Anything else that may affect a successful drive swap from HDD to SSD?

A:Can I Restore A HDD System Image To A SSD Without Issues?

Easiest way would be to shrink the 500GB partition to below the size of the SDD>image across then you can extend it to fill the SSD if necessary

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had a complete system crash and had to use image restore.  now I have lost photos, documents, e-mail address in thunderbird etc.  dumby me did not have a back up disk.  is there a way to restore what I lost.  thanks for anyone's help

A:system crash / image restore

There are lots of free, and paid, file recovery software apps out there.  Many folks use Recuvva by Piriform.  It is free.  The restoration of the system image probably overwrote some of your data files.  You should NOT install Recuvva, or any other file recovery software on the drive where the data did reside.  Installing it there will overwrite more clusters.  Load it from a USB drive and have another drive available to which any missing files that are found can be recovered to.  Do not recover to the drive with the missing files.
 
Do not install any new apps on the restored drive to avoid overwriting data clusters, possibly containing your missing files.  If Recuvva or whichever file recovery app you use does not find much, then you should consider engaging a professional data recovery service to recover your data, if it is that important.  I have heard that the prices are fairly steep.
 
Hope this helps and good luck!  Frequent backups are HIGHLY recommended.  Nothing "forgets" faster than a computer.  Have a great day.
 
Regards,
-Phil

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So I had an SSD and I had backed up (created an image) using Acronis True Image Premium 2014.
As a coincidence, the HDD died a couple of days later.
I bought a new HDD and restored the image (with great difficulty) on another system, then took the HDD and put it into the laptop in question.

everything works except...the system is SLOW! I mean, I have never seen it this slow - ever. I see lots of errors in the eventlog such as the Cryptographic service failed/crashing (The Cryptographic services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT Error was: -583). Same thing with the Windows Search Service. I see the HDD activity sky high. I also get prompted for opening known programs like the mmc snap in or event viewer in Windows.

I am really not sure what to do as I have lost a lot of time (and money). I really need the system back to good perf condition but just not sure where to look or what to do. Usually I'm pretty good but this is a baffle to me.

I am using Windows 7 Ult SP1 + all updates.

thank you.

A:System very store after image restore on new HDD

The image that you had backed up, was it from the SSD or the HDD?

The best (and quickest probably) thing to do would be to freshly install Win7 to be honest.

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While doing maintenance on my computer last night I started a system restore to the latest point I had. Immediately on its reboot I began getting Bad Image Errors.

I ran and updated malwarebytes and avast, as well as Cleaner too handle registry errors.

I attempted another restore, and that seems to have solved the loginui.exe bad image error, but the rest persist.

The error is for C:\PROGRA~2\SEARCH~1\SEARCH~1\bin\V32LO.DLL

Also when I tried a restore to an earlier point it says that the restore failed with error code 0x0000022

I tried sfc/scannow in command prompt but it said it had found no integrity issues.

A:Bad Image Error after System Restore.

Ran through Malwarebytes again, issue seems solved after restart. Will update if happens again.

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I made a system image from Windows 8.1 using Windows' own system image feature. I seem to be unable to restore it. I booted with the Windows 8 disc, and told it to restore from a system image. It found the image, ran a few minutes, then failed because of version mismatch (?). Not before hosing the entire system, by the way. Luckily, I was well backed up.

I booted with the Windows 7 disc, and it didn't even see the system image (on my external HD). It saw my Windows 7 system image and restored it just fine, and here I am.

Anyway, is there some trick to restoring a Win8.1 system image? I am not running Win8.1, so I can't generate a repair disk that way. Is there one available online somewhere for download?

TIA

A:Can not restore Windows 8.1 System Image

Not clear what the version mismatch is about.

Couple of things you could try.

1. Use an 8.1 recovery/install media

2. Restore the image using wbadmin commands , that should work from any windows pe, Vista or newer.

3. Mount the vhd and then image it with another imaging program. E.g use Aomei to make an image of the mounted vhd. Then restore the Aomei image.






Is there one available online somewhere for download?



. You would need to look for it. Not hard to find, I believe.

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I have a 40GB OCZ SSD as my C: drive which stores Windows and a few applications and a 1 TB WD green drive to store everything else. When I first installed Windows, I created a separate 5GB partition of my SSD to install Ubuntu. Now, my SSD is completely full, and I am not able to merge the two partitions without formatting them both.
My plan is to create an ISO image of my C: drive, store it on another drive, then load a linux disc, format C:, then restore the ISO. What's the easiest way to do this? When I use the utility built into Windows, it won't allow me to only backup the C: drive:



Thanks!

A:Need to Create and Restore System Image

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CrispyVictim


My plan is to create an ISO image of my C: drive, store it on another drive, then load a linux disc, format C:, then restore the ISO. What's the easiest way to do this?


Imaging applications generally don't create ISO files. They tend to use proprietary file formats, such as .mrimg in the case of Macrium, one such imaging app.

Restore to another larger SSD or what?

You want to get rid of the Ubuntu partition?

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Hi

I am trying to restore a system image backup from an external HDD using a system repair CD. I have done this in the past (with the same external HDD and CD), most recently about 2 months ago.

For some reason this time it isn't working. For context - I just got my computer back from a repair place, they replaced my hard drive, I don't know if that might be the reason it isn't working now?

I do what I always did before - boot from the disc, go through the little menu, select the backup, and where in the past it worked, now it tells me I can't restore this backup image from the current environment, and it proceeds to tell me that in order to restore my image I have to boot from a disc (which I am doing, which is why I'm confused)

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? Thanks.
 

A:System Image Restore not working

Changes in hardware can cause it to not work,especially
if the hard drive is a different size than the original image.
That may be where you are running into problems.
Might try using something like acronis true image in the
future as windows 7 backup is a bit limited and acronis
can do restores to different size drives and other functions.
 

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Hello all,

Just to inform you, and to share my positive experience!

To test if System Image Restore works, I have deleted all Windows 7 partitions, including the system partition of 100 MB, so I only got left, two disks, with both only unallocated space.

I rebooted to check if Windows 7 was removed, and yes, I could not restart my system.

I inserted the Repair Disc, choose to restore a system image, and it did find my latest system image.
Only thing a little bit peculiar, the time of the image was not correct, I create backups at 17.00 and the system image got a time of 08.00, I guess this is because I live in a different timezone.

The restore went smoothly, took not much time, and after restarting the computer, my system is working exactly like before!
Even the disk layout in Disk Manager is equal to what it was before.

I like Windows 7!

zx81

A:System Image Restore successfully.

I've used the Image restore on a number of occasions and it has always worked flawlessly.

I've tried a couple of the free Imaging software programs and a trial of Acronis (all of which I wasn't 100% satisfied with) and for me, I'm more than happy with W7's own and shall be sticking with it.

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i have a problem doing a system image restore. it goes to roughly 45 percent and i get w errors. one error says that the operationg failed due to a error encountered with either the source or the destination and the other "additional imformation error said the request could not be perforemd because of an I/O error (0x8007045D).

im really new to the whole restoring part so any helped would be glady usefull

edit: im trying to get take it from my computer thats losing its hdd and putting it onto a seagate freeagent goflex drive, so later i can put it onto my new WD hdd i got

A:problem doing a system image restore

Hello Codeword,

From looking at the Microsoft KB article below, running a chkdsk /R command for each drive letter may be able to help. Afterwards, see if you may be able to do the system image recovery.

Error message when you try to perform a full backup on a Windows Vista-based computer&#58; &#34;The request could not be performed because of an I&#47;O device error&#34;

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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good day! last week, my laptop was starting to get slow and lags from time to time so i decided to do restore my system image..

a little flashback while we're at it.. when i made a system image, i did not include my d and e drives (personal data and work files) since i make a regular backup of my files.

back to present after i was done restoring, i was shocked to see that my d and e files were also wiped out. i did not know that they also be wiped out and my problem was my last back.up was from 3 weeks before.. i had to purchase easeus data recovery wizard pro just to recover my files..

now, i'm contemplating on doing a system image restore on my desktop at home but i only want to restore the c drive.. not the other drives.. is there an option how to only restore the c drive?

thanks in advance!

A:selective system image restore?

Unfortunately Win7 imaging is in its infancy so lacks some options that are included in other free apps like Macrium Reflect and Paragon 10 backup.

If you have a WD or Seagate HD, you're can also download their excellent free Acronis cloning app which includes imaging.

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Hi,

My current Win 8.1 with Bing System Disk looks like this ...

DISKPART> detail disk

CT250BX100SSD1
Disk ID: {DBCA8AE0-D882-4488-BC37-737B955DD5FD}
Type : SATA
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1300)#ATA(C00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : Yes
Pagefile Disk : Yes
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : Yes
Clustered Disk : No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 C Acer NTFS Partition 231 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 1 RECOVERY NTFS Partition 600 MB Healthy Hidden
Volume 2 ESP FAT32 Partition 300 MB Healthy System

DISKPART> list part

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 600 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 System 300 MB 601 MB
Partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 901 MB
Partition 4 Primary 231 GB 1029 MB

I can save the system image using the ex Win 7 utility hidden in the File History page, and I can restore the system image back to this drive using either my Acer e-Recovery created USB boot disk or the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Trial Boot CD - no issues at all.

BUT when I replaced my Crucial BX 250GB with a Crucial BX 500GB SSD - and tried to resto... Read more

A:Cannot restore System Image to a bigger SDD

Further to my post above, something interesting ...

After a failed attempt to restore my disk image using the MS method, I checked what was actually restored using DISKPART - see here ...

WHY is Volume 0 set as a RAW file system instead of NTFS ???

This must be the reason for the failed restore - so what is causing this ?

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installed panda from staples,ow windows doesn't recognize it, panda doesn't recognize windows,windows won't let me into program, to use systeem restore, too correct my problem???
 

A:windowsxp won't let me in to system restore,says bad image

have you tried uninstalling panda?
 

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Hello, I need to restore my computer from a system image but when I try I always get this message
"To restore this computer, Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery Environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore, shut down this computer and boot it from a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc and then try the restore again."

Solutions have told me to make a System Repair Disk. But the issue is, I have no way of creating a system repair disk. How am I meant to restore everything if I cannot use the disk method?

A:[Urgent] Unable to restore from System Image

Hello Microbillgates,

If you like, you can also create a bootable Windows installation USB to boot from and do a system image recovery with.

You can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Afterwards, you can use the tutorial below to create a USB with the ISO file.

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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I've been having some problems with my pc running Windows 7 so I decided to just restore to a system image I created last Tuesday. I started it last night, and currently it's been going for over 13 hours and is only about 30% of the way done. It's not frozen, because I've seen it move. Is this suppose to take this long? I had a rather large anoint of files (about 200gb) but I wasn't expecting this.

A:Should a System image restore be taking this long?

Usually doesn't take that long. How did you create the backup image?

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Hey guys.
So here's what I've done so far:

Bought new 2TB HDD for my early 2009 iMac 24", installed it. put old HDD in an enclosure.
Used SuperDuper to transfer OSX partition without a hitch.
Used Bootcamp Assistant to create new 1TB partition for Win7 pro 64 bit. Formatted to NTFS with win7 install disc.
Tried to use winclone to image and clone old Win partition, failed.
Banged head against the wall for a bit.
Recovered
Opened up iMac's guts again and swapped the drives, used win7 backup and restore to image the windows partition onto the 1TB empty partition on new drive.
More open-heart surgery, swapped drives back so 2TB is in iMac, 640GB is in USB enclosure.
Deleted original Win7 from 640GB drive (worrying but I didn't have anywhere else to put the image)
Copied image from 2TB drive onto 640, also made a copy of it in my Mac HD (using Paragon NTFStools to enable the copy)
Booted from Win7 DVD and tried to restore from 640 to 2TB. failed.
Cried for a bit.
Deleted everything on new HD's NTFS partition.
Tried the restore again, still failed: recovery to the backup storage location is not allowed.
Checked that the location of the backup was the correct drive (E
Sacrificed a goat.
Tired repartitioning, reformatting etc. the 2tb drive.
Read the whole Internet.
Cried some more.
Registered here.

So I understand that system restore wants to restore TO the drive that it originally took the image from, which is where the image now is. This is all fine and lovely, but I wan... Read more

A:Restore from system image which has been moved to external HDD

Ok, well, never mind then.

For anyone else who has this problem, what I did was to just reinstall Win 7, get it all updated and protected, then just copy the backup to C: and mount the .vhd image using Disk Management (right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management > click C: > Action Menu > Attach VHD)

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Not the ideal solution but I can at least salvage the important files.

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Is there a software that could do this?

A:Universal System Restore CD/DVD image that works on all OS?

I seriously doubt it.

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Hello

I am trying to restore my PC after my 150Gb C drive failed. I have bought a 128Gb SSD to replace it and the data that was on the C was less than ~50Gb.
I have multiple disks and run a full backup each week. I would like to know if its possible to recover just the C drive? When I try to exclude the other disks which have data on I'd like to save it says I disk was missing thats needed for the restore.
When trying to restore and not excluding any disks I get an error message saying:
"A data disk is currently set as active in the BIOS. Set some other disk as active or use DiskPart utility to clean the data disk and retry the restore operation (0x80042406)"

Anyone got any suggestions to either problem?

Thanks

A:Full System Image Restore - Fails

You can restore your backup of C: to a HD 150gb or larger, but not smaller.

Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD Alignment
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

A bit more good reading:
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Profile - Change Default Location

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First, I'm new to this site and I don't know if this is the correct place for this thread, if not could someone please advise where to post this. I won't go into the problem here if this isn't the correct place.

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I am having a BSOD event about once a day and so far can't find a fix for it. When I reboot the PC runs fine for a period of 10-15 hours before the BSOD reappears. I have a System Image on an external hard drive that was made 2 weeks before the BSOD problem surfaced. I'm thinking about using this System Image to restore my PC but I'm nervous about doing so.

Couple of questions:

1. How reliable is the System Image Recovery function?

2. Is a System Image Restore likely to fix my BSOD problem (provided it's not a hardware problem)?

3. How can I verify which data files are actually in my System Image backup before I proceed?

4. When doing a Control Panel System Image Recovery is it best to just click on the System Image Recovery tab and just follow the indicated steps?

5. I also have a System Repair disc, is it useful in my situation?

6. Is there anything I'm overlooking?

Thank you for any assistance!

A:How Reliable Is The System Image Restore Function?

May I suggest you try this to fix the issue? Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hey Folks,

I got an error on my PC a few days ago that the hard disk was failing. SO I backed up a system image (three times) to my WD MY Passport Ultra, plus I copied one of these to some cloud storage I have. I'm having trouble figuring out how to restore everything. Can anyone help with this?
 

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Windows system image restore issues

If the system is UEFI, and the image was created in UEFI therefore a GPT format based image, then the drive to which it is going to be installed must also be a gpt format

GPT = Globally Unique Identifier Partitioning scheme

However although I have read your post three times and PLEASE accept my apologies if I have missed it
why did you not go in through windows key + C or whatever to charms and then change pc settings and then from there to advanced and then to refresh windows or to the ultimate restore from image

I suspect the fault lies with the failed but nevertheless the apparently completed image.

what is the windows 8 dvd please that is not efi - Unified Extensible Firmware Interface

I hate to be the bearer of what I think maybe bad news but, as the drive in the computer, if I have it correct is now formatted
I cant bare to find out there is nothing i can do as it tuk me so long to set up my system n i have a lot of my own data on there too.
Click to expand...

you are presumably except in a recover data situation, which is of course still there, until you over write it, but possibly only with a professional recovery - you are relying, I think on the backup - are you not.
What please was used for the backup - File History - Windows 8 - as that will not recover all OR some additional safety measure such as
Windows 7 File recovery in 8 from control panel - system image
 

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Hi

I created a system image and want to reimage my machine using a bigger drive.

I can boot of a setup dvd or usb and get to the 're-image' part of the gui, however no matter what i do, it fails to see the image (location?)

I have the image on an external drive, also on a secondary drive in the computer and on the network.
The gui will not 'find' the image (its properly named and at the root).

Is there a way to tell the restore gui to look for the image on the other internal drive or on the external drive explictly ? Maybe through the command prompt?

I can see the drive(s) that contain the WIndowsImageBackup via commandprompt and also from the gui (if i hit browse when trying to install a driver option).

At this point I am stumped why it cannot find the image, I have done this many times before and never seen this.

If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate any tips !

Thank You

A:unable to restore and/or locate system image

Can anyone tell me if Macrium will restore from a Windows created img or only if you create an img using Macrium ?

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Hi
I've just spent a day taking System Image backup images of three different hard drives. Well ok I didn't just sit and watch the bar move across the screen although it did hold up my computer. Anyway, what a waste of a day from my PC because
when I try to restore using System Image backup from my USB drive, the USB drive cannot be found. I have followed the procedure on page 750 of Configuring Windows 7, 70-680 precisely.  I tried booting from an OS DVD and a Windows Repair
DVD, but no USB drive.  I tried using a blank usb stick and that can't be found either. The USB drive can be seen when I logon to Windows to get the images on it. Might this be more to do with hardware such as adjusting BIOS boot settings,
or updating BIOS firmware. There seems to be others with unresolved problems like this. Should I join them and buy Acronis instead?
Tx

A:System Image Restore can't see USB hard drive

Hi,

Could you please check the following newsgroup posts for your answer. The posts lists different scenarios that might work for you.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsbackup/thread/9a082b90-bd7c-46f8-9eb3-9581f9d5efdd

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsbackup/thread/11d8c552-a841-49ac-ab2e-445e6f95e704

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsbackup/thread/9a082b90-bd7c-46f8-9eb3-9581f9d5efdd

Best Regards,
Kim Zhou

Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

Thanks for sending me these links and I will check them out. I think I came across most of the answer on the following link although doubts are raised: 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/windows-7-restore-from-image-wont-recognize/ce8e3d0a-236d-4eff-8370-c171d2dfa555?tm=1333929198413&page=1#footer
Basically, I should have had three files on the external drive as follows:
a.      A file named: MediaID.bin

b.      A file that has the same named as your computer name (this is where the .zip files are located).

c.      The 'System Image' folder named 'WindowsImageBackup'.
By moving my backups into a folder out of the way and... Read more

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I'm trying to delete the System Image Restore Points in the Win7/64 Home Prem catalog (see attached). The usual clearing method for all restore points won't clear the SIRP entries (from image backups made on my external HD, long ago deleted from that HD). In short, I have found no way to delete SIRP entries (they will accumulate forever), but other types of restore points can be deleted using Win 7 or CCleaner.

So I tried to go to the System Volume Information folder and delete the SIRPs from there. I was hoping to find 8 folders/files corresponding to the 8 restore points (in attachment), and I'd delete 6 of them. But the files have no extensions, so I can't read them to figure out which are the 6 SIRPs. Or if I knew what folder all 8 were in, I could delete that and start the SR process all over. The SIRPs aren't taking any disk space, but I don't like non-existent restore points accumulating in the catalog. Any ideas? Thnx
 

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Hey guys,

Been awhile since I've been around here. I'm stuck with a new problem. My desktop's OS hard drive crashed/is crashing. After testing several pieces of hardware and reseating numerous items, I got lucky and was able to boot into safe mode, once. My event viewer is full of disk errors. Pages and pages of disk errors. *Side note: Sure would've been nice if Windows would have said something */End Side note* So I have a Windows System Image and Windows Backup on a secondary drive that appears healthy. But I'm just curious what I'm looking at when my new hard drive gets here. Has anyone ever used the Windows 7 Image Backup/Restore utility? Can you use the image on a different hard drive or just when repairing the original? Will my programs be saved or just data? Just curious questions. All of my Google searches are bringing up reviews about the utility from the Win 7 RC days so I'm not real sure what I'm getting myself into here.

I have an old image using Clonezilla, would it be better to use that? My Windows backup executes every Monday morning.

Thanks for any tips, pointers, or explanations of how all this is going to work.

I appreciate you guys more than you know.

-Kyle
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 System Image Restore

If the new hard drive is the same size/type as the old one
it is probably going to run smoothly.
You will need to boot to the windows DVD and select repair options.
It will have restore selections.
I have run into problems trying to use a different size hard drive and
had to just go ahead and do a clean install.
Only way to find out is try it as windows 7 backup seems to be sensitive
to hardware changes.
Something like acronis true image is better,but it's not free.
 

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Hi guys, I have a problem with my Win7 x64 installation. I have played with a Playstation3 HDD and I have really screwed my win7 partition table.

I have tried booting with the setup dvd and tried everything there (startup repair, bootfix from cmd, etc) but nothing seems to work.

I have next booted Hiren's Live XP and I can see my partitions (btw what is the small 100mb partition called system reserved?). I have found a folder called Recovery on my boot partition which contains a large file called winre.wim, can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ? If yes, how do I do that? (remember that win setup doesn't see my partitions) I have copied the whole recovery folder to an usb stick, but when I get to System Image recovery it doesn't find it...

Please help!

Thanks in advance.

LE: (thanks mod for proper edit of the post)

A:Can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ?

You can't boot into Windows? If so post a screen shot of your disk management window.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi all,

I just bought a new 1TB Samsung F3 to use as my new D drive after clumsily destroying my old C drive (luckily I was formatting it at the time before installing Windows 7, so no lost data!), and have had some problems after restoring the image.

I created a system image of my C drive, which was on a 160GB HDD, and copied this to my new Samsung D drive. I then put a 250GB Western Digital drive in place of the C drive (freshly formatted to NTFS), put the repair disk in I had created and began the system restore.

Everything seemed to go smoothly, but when checking my C and D drive I noticed my C drive was still only 160GB, instead of the full 250GB. Somehow I've lost 90GB of my C drive.

Has anybody else experienced this? Is it easily remedied. I can't just reformat the disk as it's my C drive, and I did this before the system restore anyway, so I'm sure I'd get the same problem!

Cheers in advance!

ps I've got Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. And the actual drive sizes vary slightly from the above, I've just used the figures they advertise!

A:C Drive is smaller after System Image restore

I just checked the Disk Managment Console and see that 80GB is unallocated. Is there anyway of bringing this into the rest of the C Drive without destroying the existing data on the 160GB 'partition'?

I've attached a screen print showing how the drives are set up.

Thanks once again!

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If I delete System Restore points in the usual way (delete all or all-but-the-last-one) as thru the Control Panel/System Protection>Configure, they all delete except for the System Image Restore Points (SIRPs). The attachment illustrates a 12/5 deletion....all "Automatic Restore Points" were deleted back to 11/15 when I bought this Win7/64 computer, but the SIRPs were left behind to accumulate. How do I get rid of the SIRPs?

A:How Do I Remove System Image Restore Points?

Open your Start Menu and select Computer. Right-click on your HDD and select Properties. Left-click 'Disk Cleanup', then 'Clean up system files', then 'More Options' and then 'Clean up...' under System Restore and Shadow copies. This should delete your previous restore points.

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I'm currently making system restore image, it's been running for about 7 hours, yet its only at 20%.

The OS drive is 350 GB, with the other 2 drives I have about 1.3 TB of data. I'm only backing up the OS drive right now. Is taking such a long time 7 + hours normal?

A:How Long Does it Take to Make System Restore Image?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101


I'm currently making system restore image, it's been running for about 7 hours, yet its only at 20%.

The OS drive is 350 GB, with the other 2 drives I have about 1.3 TB of data. I'm only backing up the OS drive right now. Is taking such a long time 7 + hours normal?


How full is the 350GB system drive?

Under normal conditions, it should take only a few minutes...

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When I use either of my two system images (one which I have already used successfully for my existing install) and from two different HDD's, I now cannot update and get "unknown error code 8024402F" which googling seems to suggest may clear itself at some point. The MS Updates repair did not fix it.

Decided, after googling, to just re-install which I have done many times without problem. This time the second set of 124 updates had three fails (KB2544521, KB2703157 & KB2598845) even though I update on shutdown and have never had fails before.
Then , after one more successful update, I started getting the Unknown error update failure I had after the system image restores.

My questions are:
Are the original Win7 install disks problematic due to the large number of updates and would the use of a SP1 install disk be better? (Have done 96 updates previously (on shutdown) without a single fail)
Has anyone had this update error (after an image restore) and it sort itself out eventually?
Anyone know of any tips or tricks to minimize/avoid update problems after install with non-SP1 install disk?
Or, know of any tips or tricks to avoid the update error problem after restoring a system image?
Win 7 has been problem free for me, since 2009. My router is unchanged and since an image restore (I gave up on the re-install after updates stopped working) has updated to the latest version of MSE (4.1.522.0, KB2754296) and latest antivirus definitions automatically.
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A:Not updating after system image restore or re-install

Solved by uninstalling .NET Framework 4 Client Profile. Updates then work.

Tried to repair the above first, but only uninstalling works.

It gets re-installed by updates (seeming after the Malicious Software Removal Tool has run!?) and Updates stops working again.

Not sure what's going on but at least I can get the latest updates. It's just crazy that I have to keep uninstalling the .NET Framework each time to update.

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I am planning to perform a system image restore using the system image contained on four DVD's. I have read Brink's excellent article "How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7". After researching WIN7 Forums for this afternoon and into the evening, I have a question regarding the backup data files option when accessing system image recovery thru the control panel. This assumes that the win7 OS is functional. After many attempts using Mini Tool, Paragon and other software, I have not been able to repair the HDD so the OS will not boot. My only access to perform a system image restore is thru the repair console or repair disk. Does this mean I cannot use the backup option?

My goal is determine if any files lost from the HDD failure are contained in this system image without wiping the files I am attempting to recover. Is there another way to view or recover the files from a system image on DVD? I understand that since the vhd files are on four DVD's they cannot be viewed using WIN7 disk management. Any help will be appreciated.

A:System Image restore using WIN7 and DVD media

VHDs can be viewed with Disk Management provided you have a running system. In Disk Management under the Action button you can attach the VHD and then open it in Computer.

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Hi, I have two hard disks, and I have a system image that I made of the OS, it is stored on the second disk, the one without the OS. Both disks have sharing turned off.

What happens if I can't boot into Windows, and I want to use EaseUS backup to restore my system? Will I be able to access the system image, if I boot from the EaseUS live CD? Or will I be denied access, because it is not a shared disk?

And generally speaking, is it adviseable to have sharing turned off, or on? I am not on a network, but I have several user accounts on the same OS. Please advice what security settings are good for my situation.

Okay, experience is the best tutor. I booted from the CD to see what would happen, and yes, it can read the system image file off of the hard disk.

But I would still like to know what are the advised security settings for sharing etc.
What is the most practicable approach to the issue?

A:restore system image from disk that is not shared?

You would be best to use Clonezilla for offline image backup. There is also ToDo Workstation which works better then the home version. ToDo workstation is best if the drive starts to go bad and you are moving the image from & to drives of different sizes.

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Hi folks,

I will attempt to explain my problem as clearly as possible.

I'm having problems with System Image Restore, (I'm underlining Image because I am referring to the complete image I created of my hardrive.

Now, I have NEVER used the Back Up Now option in the past. When I have wanted to create a System Image Restore I have always used the Create a System Image, and gone through through the process of putting it onto the external drive, which works perfectly, (I should have used that method). The problem is, usually if I want to create a new image, I deleted the old one, by going into the external hard drive and using a rather caveman approach by simply deleting the file via right click context menu!!! The trouble with this method is that Windows 7 still thinks the entry is still there and wont delete the entry from System Restore, the result being that System Restore becomes clogged with useless orphaned entrys.

In order to avoid this, I decided for the first time to use the Back Up Now option, which I heard supported System Image, so if I ever wanted to delete the System Image, I could do it through the Back Up Now method, so W7 would delete not only the image but the entry as well.. So I proceeded to create the System Image using this different method. It shows up in System Restore, and the external drive looks slightly filled, (which I assumed was the image), but when I went to restore I was told that no image could be found!!!

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A:Annoying problem with System Image restore

Just decided to create an image using the Create a System Image and noticed it shows up in Back Up Now, so that's good. I thought I had to use Back Up Now to create the image for it to show up in the Back Up information panel, but it doesn't. Excellent, all is good!

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Hello, a nice day to all of us..

Before this thread my problem is on "how to replace and install a new HDD," and twas solved clean.

Now the situation is this:
>I have now installed and using two HDD (one 1TB SATA HDD and one 500GB SATA HDD).
>Before I reformat the 500GB HDD, i was able to make a system image using "windows 7 create a system image and system repair disk."
>As of this date I am using the reformatted 500GB HDD for my Data/Music/etc..

>>My question now is HOW WILL I RESTORE A SYSTEM IMAGE of my old 500GB HDD created before to the new 1TB HDD?
>>Should I unplug the 500GB HDD before I do a system image restore or IS IT JUST OK TO DO A SYSTEM IMAGE RESTORE with the 1TB and 500GB plugged in?

[fyi, I have many games on that created system image before and I do not want to do a game re-install time consuming]

thanks very much for any info or comment.

A:How to Restore System Image Created on a Larger HDD.

Your title doesn't appear to reflect what you want to do. You want to go from 500GB partition image to a 1TB partition. You can just do it. Windows imaging will want to reformat the 1TB drive in the process and you may need to expand some unallocated space. If you do then get back. I would recommend disconnecting additional HDDs although it shouldn't be necessary given you have reformatted the 500GB HDD - best to be safe.

Having said all this I wouldn't recommend having your OS on one large 1 TB partition. I would partition the 1TB into 2x 500GB partitions and restore to the first partition. If you don't then once you start to fill up the 1TB you end up with unmanageably large images.

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is this possible?
and if not, can the image be converted to acronis format?

A:restore easeus system image, using acronis

each oem uses ther own method.. you can try worst that can happen is an error..

maybe get the right software??

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Having getting blasted with BSOD`s and formating my system 3 times the last days, I finaly took to my senses and made a complete system image after innstalling Win7 and drivers.

But when I boot the Win7 DVD and try to restore using my backup located on a storage drive I get this message "The selected system image cannot be restored in this recovery enviroment
I am even told to "boot the computer from the disk". Wich I obviously have just done....

Any ideas people?

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Hi, I use Win 7, 64 bit and have some System image Restore points with type as Backup. I have tried to delete the same by cc cleaner etc. But the problem is that these system image restore points do not show up in CC cleaner. I can only see them when I go to Control Panel--Recovery--Open system restore--show more restore points. The description is " system Image Restore Point" and type is backup.

I was wondering whether I can delete these without effecting my ability to execute system image restore in future and how much of GB do they utilise?

I have nearly 4 of them way back to July 2011 and would like to recover my HDD space if I am not going to get adversely affected.

I also use Macrium reflect disk imaging and backup software and are these points related to the Macrium software by any chance.

Thanks.

A:System Image restore points--How to delete

Have you checked System Properties?



You can always delete unwanted restore points by switching system restore off, rebooting your computer, and then re-enabling system restore if you still want to use it.

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Not as simple as the title sounds. Believe me.

To start: I did a complete backup of my system a month ago. I saved it on an external HD. There are three directories: Backup (Date) with two VHD files in this directory, Catalog, SPPMetadataCache and a file entitled MediaID. Well, about a week ago, I was having a hard time logging on to the system. I would get to the password and the system would not allow any keyboard entry and would not respond to Ctrl-Alt-Del. After a few attempts to figurer out the problem, I decided to do an image restore. When attempting this through the Control Panel, system repair disc and Windows 7 Installation disc, nothing worked because none of them recognized the VHD files. (I should add here that this is Windows 7 Ultimate on a two 1 Terabyte drive system in Raid 0 array - ). Well, I reformatted the drives so I now have drive C: and D: and have the absolute minimal installation of Windows 7 Ult. on the computer. In doing some research I found that I could view the files with Windows Virtual Hard Drive and all the files are still there. So, this brings me to the question:

Can I (and if I can, how do I) restore the original backup of one month ago to the system?

I have read that Windows Virtual Hard Drive has a limit of 172 Gb so that might not work as the backup is 214Gb in size. I have downloaded Virtual Box in case I need it. My main concern is to return the system to original configuration (sans the Raid array) without having... Read more

A:Help with a complete system image restore from VHD files?

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did a system image backup, then you should be able to do a system image recovery at boot to restore the image backup with the date you want.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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A couple of days ago I made a system image backup (there were no error messages that it was unsuccessful), now I need to restore it, I boot Windows 10 DVD, point to a network location and start the restore, but after an hour or so, at the end it errors with "0x80070057: Parameter is incorrect". After that Windows boots to diagnostic mode but fails to repair anything. Diskpart shows that the partition which used to be C is RAW, I also have an impression that the order of partitions is different (C was 3rd, after restore it seems to be 1st).
I checked and I'm able to mount VHDX with C partition and access all files, chkdsk doesn't find any errors on it.
It's a UEFI computer with GPT installation.
Is there some way to restore it with some 3rd party tool, or manually? What can I do?

PS: there's a lot of clues on the internet about fixing similar problem when such error popups at the beginning of restore from a USB thumb drive. The solution is to unplug the thumb before starting so the restore doesn't get confused with the additional drive. It's not the case here, I'm not using USB thumb and I get the error at the end of restore.
Update: I managed to restore an older backup of Windows 8.1 from before upgrade to Windows 10. I used Windows 8.1 DVD for the restore.

The difference between an old image and the new one is that after upgrade to Windows 10 I removed an optical drive and replaced it with a SSD which I was using for page file and ReadyBoost. Also, Windows 8.1 ... Read more

A:0x80070057 error at the end of system image restore

Ok I solved it.

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Hi everyone,

I'm about to rip my hair out. Thank you for clicking on this thread and I plead that you keep reading.

I have the following setup:

250 GB HDD - WinXP 32bit
1TB HDD - Win7 Pro x64
2TB HDD ("1") - Complete System Image
2TB HDD ("2") - brand new unallocated

So here's the story: 1TB drive started failing via the click of death. Was planning for worst case scenario, so created a full system image using Windows built in tool. The image created contains both the WinXP x32 and Win7 x64 drives within a single system image.

Lo and behold, my 1TB drive dies a day after making the system image. No problem I thought.. I have the complete system image and my Win7 recovery disk. I'll just use the image recovery tool on my new unallocated hard drive.

Connected the "2" drive to my primary boot SATA port. Connected the "1" drive to another SATA port. Neither the 250 GB or 1TB are connected anymore. Put in my recovery disk, went into BIOS and changed boot order to disk first. Recovery disk loads, scans for system image, finds it on "1". Gets ready to restore image to "2", click next, restore begins. Then stops 5 seconds later with the following error:

The system image restore failed.
Error details: Element not found. (0x80070490)

Have googled around for the past two hours, trying everything I have found. I've changed the boot order of the hard drives. I've unplugged drive "1" until the disk loads, where I... Read more

A:System Image Restore Failed (0x80070490) - Tried Everything!!

Going to try to get some sleep now, but if anyone thinks of anything please post and I'll reply first thing tomorrow morning.

Got a few thread views so ty to those that clicked

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Win 8 system backup image restore error help

You could try mounting it with something else.

Not sure if partition guru free will do it. The paid version handles vhd.

Once mounted, partition guru can make it's own image of the mounted drive., which can be restored.

You might need the paid version for that - worth looking at the freebie in case it does.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free

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I'm stuck and would appreciate any advice one may offer in accomplishing this.

After making a system image of the MBR W7 system on my C: drive then saving it to MBR HDD G:, I converted the C: drive from MBR to GPT.

I reinstalled Windows 7, restored the backups fine but can not get the system image to restore to C:. I'd like to restore my settings, etc.

Any ideas on getting there?

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