Windows 10: System image to thumb drive not working

  1.    01 Dec 2015 #1

    System image to thumb drive not working


    So overall, I was having a issue with creating a system image. It would state that "The specified backup storage location has the shadow copy storage on another volume (0x80780038)"

    After reading several forums I found that if you delete the restore points you are able to create a system image.

    During my troubleshooting, I was attempting to backup to a 64GBthumb drive (this worked in win8 and win7)..

    As I was trying to use the thumb drive, I ran into the following issue..

    First it says it needs to be formatted to NTFS. Once I format it to NTFS, it says "The drive is not a valid backup location"

    Images I found - http://www.windows10forums.com/threa...o-backup.2372/


    I do not want to use any 3rd party software to accomplish this.

    Any help would be great. Thanks
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  2. Posts : 5,143
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       01 Dec 2015 #2

    I don't have a solution for you.
    Just one comment : why not switch to an external hard drive ?
    Yes, it costs more, but a 1 TB ext. hdd can be had under $80 US and it can be used for a long long long time.
    I have been using an ext. hdd for 3 years, and I use it to store system image backups for my 2 laptops. It never fails to work.
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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3

    How much space is used on your hard drive?
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       01 Dec 2015 #4

    Why do you not want to use a 3rd party program? Macrium, EaseUS, even Acronis are better than the Windows backup.
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  5.    01 Dec 2015 #5

    Less then 20GB. No reason that it should not backup. At first WIndows sees the usb thumb drive as a recognized device, but tells you it needs to be formatted to NTFS. Once formatted, Windows states that it is not a recognized device??

    Am I missing something here? I know there are several better options to get the job done.. but this should work.

    Just wondering if anyone else has ran into this issue and found a solution.

    Thanks


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    How much space is used on your hard drive?
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  6.    01 Dec 2015 #6

    Sounds to me like a bad thumb drive. Do you have a second computer you can check it on? You might want to Restart the computer from Windows with the thumb drive disconnected. After a restart then plug it in and see if it is recognized properly.

    Don't just do a shutdown and then power back on because with fast startup enabled in Windows 10 that doesn't really do a complete shutdown. You want to select restart from the power icon.
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  7.    01 Dec 2015 #7

    I know it is recognizing the thumb drive. I have tried the restart.

    But now I'm thinking it might be assigning the thumb drive the same path letter as one of my other partitions.
    I seen on another post where the Nov update is causing duplicate path letters on usb devices.
    Ill find out in the am and I will post.



    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Sounds to me like a bad thumb drive. Do you have a second computer you can check it on? You might want to Restart the computer from Windows with the thumb drive disconnected. After a restart then plug it in and see if it is recognized properly.

    Don't just do a shutdown and then power back on because with fast startup enabled in Windows 10 that doesn't really do a complete shutdown. You want to select restart from the power icon.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    01 Dec 2015 #8

    If that is the case, open disk management and assign the thumb drive a different drive letter.

    It's only 11:30 there in New York...what are going to bed so early for?!!
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  •    02 Dec 2015 #9

    Nope, so the thumb drive is getting it's own path letter.

    I'm at a loss as to why this is not working...
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