Unable to create System Image Backup > 0x80780119. Now OS won't Boot.

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  1. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    Your SSD is toast. You need to reclone the HDD Windows partition.
    This is what I would do (all commands run in a command prompt with admin privileges):

    1. On your existing Windows on the HDD run:
    Code:
    reagentc /disable
    That will disable the Windows Recovery Environment and move the Windows RE files into the Windows folder.

    2. Prepare the SSD:
    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean <- this will erase the disk selected above, make sure it is the SSD
    convert gpt
    select part 1
    delete part override <-this will delete the MSR automatically created with the convert gpt command
    create part EFI size=100
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign letter=w
    create part MSR size=16
    exit
    3. Your SSD will now have an EFI system partition, followed by an MSR partition, followed by blank, unallocated space. Now clone or copy ONLY the C: drive partition from the HDD to the SSD. Give the new cloned partition on the SSD a drive letter, let's say E:. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free or Macrium Reflect Free to copy or clone only the C: drive partition from the HDD to the unallocated space on the SSD.

    4. Run the final command to write the boot files from the new cloned partition to the new EFI system partition to make the SSD bootable:
    Code:
    bcdboot E:\Windows /s W: /f UEFI  <-replace E: with whatever drive letter you assigned to the new partition
    5. Boot the computer from the SSD. Once you are in Windows on the new SSD, re-enable the Recovery Environment:
    Code:
    reagentc /enable
    6. Once you get everything working fine on the SSD, you can delete all the partitions on the HDD and reformat it as one big data partition - or however you like.
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  2. Posts : 18,219
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
       #12

    @flexmcmurphy


    Once you get all that done, please post a screenshot of Disk Management again, and we can introduce you to Macrium Reflect backup software.

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free




    /edit

    Thanks @NavyLCDR for that prompt response and excellent information.
    Under your account name you should change it from Guru to: I speak Diskpart, or maybe Diskpart Guru.
    Last edited by Ghot; 17 Mar 2021 at 22:45.
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  3. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro (Version 20H2, Build 19042.867 )
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Thank you @NavyLCDR and @Ghot

    I will try all those steps today. At least I can quite easily restore everything.

    Well, I will need to use Macrium to get the above done and actually I used it already to clone my HDD to the SSD.

    Quick questions:
    1. Why are you recommending I switch to uefi instead of sticking with mbr?
    2. Any idea why I was unable to create a system backup image from my SSD? Instead I kept getting that 0x80780119 error. But then it worked from the HDD? So I guess the problem was not the size of the System Reserved Partition afterall? Will a uefi system make the system backup image work more reliably on the ssd than mbr?

    Thank you,
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  4. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #14

    flexmcmurphy said:
    Thank you @NavyLCDR and @Ghot

    I will try all those steps today. At least I can quite easily restore everything.

    Well, I will need to use Macrium to get the above done and actually I used it already to clone my HDD to the SSD.

    Quick questions:
    1. Why are you recommending I switch to uefi instead of sticking with mbr?
    2. Any idea why I was unable to create a system backup image from my SSD? Instead I kept getting that 0x80780119 error. But then it worked from the HDD? So I guess the problem was not the size of the System Reserved Partition afterall? Will a uefi system make the system backup image work more reliably on the ssd than mbr?

    Thank you,
    Oh, shoot, I did not mean to switch you to UEFI. My mistake. I'm glad you caught that! Change step two commands to:
    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean <- this will erase the disk selected above, make sure it is the SSD
    convert mbr
    create part PRI size=100
    format fs=ntfs quick label="System Reserved"
    active
    assign letter=w
    exit
    and then step 4 command to:
    Code:
    bcdboot E:\Windows /s W: /f BIOS  <-replace E: with whatever drive letter you assigned to the new partition
    I'm glad you were paying attention!
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  5. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #15

    Always run Detail disk before running Clean so as to make sure that the correct disk has been selected. 👉 Better safe than sorry. ✔️
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  6. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro (Version 20H2, Build 19042.867 )
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Great I'll do all those things this evening.

    So I guess nobody knows why I kept getting that 0x80780119 error when trying to make a system image backup of Win 10 on the SSD?
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  7. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #17

    Heaven knows.
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  8. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro (Version 20H2, Build 19042.867 )
    Thread Starter
       #18

    I just want to report back to this thread for anyone that lands here with a similar problem.

    I have a 1TB HDD with Win 10 Pro formatted with an MBR partition table and using Legacy boot in the BIOS. I recently cloned it to a 1TB SSD using Macrium.

    I wanted to make a System Image backup from Win 10 on the SSD but I kept getting a pop up error message with code: 0x80780119. I did a lot of googling and some results suggested the size of the System Reserved Partition may not be big enough. I checked and mine was 50MB when I think it is meant to be 500MB.

    I tried increasing the size of the System Reserved Partition on the SSD using EaseUS partition master but this seemed to mess up my SSD which would then not boot.

    My SSD was only just set up as a clone from an HDD. So I booted back in to Win 10 on the HDD and despite having the same 50MB SRP it DID create a System Image Backup just fine. This is still something I don't understand.

    My Solution:
    I used Macrium Reflect Free to (once again) clone the HDD back to the SSD but this time I specified in the Macrium settings to make the System Reserved Partition be 1000MB. I also told it to make the OS Partition (C:) smaller so I could have some unpartitioned disk space to install Linux in to at the end of the disk.
    Once that completed I was able to boot back in to Win 10 on the SSD and successfully make a System Image backup from the SSD.

    Observation:
    This suggests that the Windows 10 System Reserved Partition needs at at least be bigger than 50MB on an SSD for the System Image backup tool to work because that is the only thing that I changed between Win 10 on my HDD and on the SSD.

    Here is a screenshot.. I used Macrium to clone from Disk 1 (HDD) to Disk 0 (SSD) and change partition sizes at the same time.
    Unable to create System Image Backup  &gt; 0x80780119. Now OS won't Boot.-disk-mgmt_2.jpg

    Macrium is certainly a very useful tool.

    Cheers,
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