Windows 10: Can not Backup or system image, Win 10

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  1.    12 Mar 2016 #21

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    On this shot the H: drive is disk 3 and it shows three segments before the H partition, of the three ahead of h are the J: and an unallocated before and after it.
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  2.    12 Mar 2016 #22

    I would use that EaseUS partition program to delete all other partitions on the H: drive disk and then expand H: drive to fill it. Then, and I don't know how to do it in EaseUS, you probably need to set the H: drive partition to a data type partition for a GPT disk which is ID=ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7. That should fix it.
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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #23

    I have tried both EaseUS partition magic and MiniTool to remove the unallocated segments from the H: drive disk. They seem to be inbedded and not removable. On my last screen shot you can see these as an asterisk above and below each drive letter and they are on each drive. It must be some win 10 thing? I have another computer here with the same G raid set up and it is showing the same asterisk by the drive letters. I was able to empty this drive and I went to the cmd prompt and did a disk clean, reinitialized it and have the same thing when it was completed. So I think I want to try to find out something about these unallocated segments and why they are there.
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  4.    13 Mar 2016 #24

    The unallocated spaces are not the problem because they are not partitions. They are just empty spots on the disk. Having actual partitions on the disk of the wrong type is the problem.

    You can never delete an unallocated space because there is nothing there to delete. You can use the unallocated space by adding it to an existing partition or creating a new partition in it.
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  5.    13 Mar 2016 #25

    Hi, TerryGer.

    Just for completeness sake, despite all that's been posted up to this point. Can you execute "bcdedit" from an elevated (admin) command prompt and post a screenshot of the result - at least the output paragraph that is titled "WIndows Boot Manager" ?
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  6.    13 Mar 2016 #26

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    Here is the shot requested. I did try to extend the h: partition into the unallocated space which did not work out so well. I ended up getting the disk changed from a basic to a dynamic disk. Right now I am working on getting space on my NAS to move everything off of disk H: so I can do, what?
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  7.    13 Mar 2016 #27

    TerryGer said: View Post
    ...Here is the shot requested. I did try to extend the h: partition into the unallocated space which did not work out so well. I ended up getting the disk changed from a basic to a dynamic disk. Right now I am working on getting space on my NAS to move everything off of disk H: so I can do, what?
    Thanks. My request was more a "belt and suspenders" kind of thing. I wanted to make sure Windows Boot Manager was actually pointed at a second partition (as it is) rather than a first partition (like H:) and, even though you don't have boot problems, there wasn't an indication that imaging may be confused if it were otherwise.

    Anyways, I would look to getting the data on drive H: moved off to NAS, if anything, so then you can totally wipe the disk containing H: and J: clean, format it appropriately (MBR may be better choice), and then restore the data you moved off when backing up H:.
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  8.    13 Mar 2016 #28

    You could try command prompt to image the C partition and all partitions related to it. This is the command where "S" is the disk to which the image will be written. You may have to change the letter to reflect your setup
    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:S: -include:C: -AllCritical -quiet
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  9.    13 Mar 2016 #29

    teresawang said: View Post
    ... why don't you just trying 3rd party backup software to finish this task?...
    OP said that was done in post #14. OP is trying to get Windows Image backup to work nonetheless.
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  10.    13 Mar 2016 #30

    I still think the OP should try the command I posted in #28. That is genuine Windows. The Windows backup function has always been a bit tricky. That's why most of us use Macrium, AOMEI or alike.
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