Windows 10: System Image Copy backup looping

  1.    23 Apr 2016 #1

    System Image Copy backup looping


    Trying to help my father save a system image copy of a new Lanovo ideapad 100S laptop with Windows 10 originally installed, onto an 32MG SD Card (via skype so sorry if I do not have enough info below to explain myself, let me know if you need more).

    The problem is that the save continually loops during the saving process. The progress bar gets just under half way and it then asked for a disk to be inserted into the Drive. When selected OK the progress bar shoots the the end and then starts again until it reaches the same place and we get another identical message.

    I have provided screenshots below to hopefully show exactly what it happening and explained the actions I have tried to resolve it so far:

    SCREENSHOTS

    The C: drive is 21GB so the SD card D: should be big enough?

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    The backup selects 3 drives without the option to deselect any of them.

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    It finds the SD card without a problem.
    Saves the save but when it get about halfway if gives a message to insert a disk into Drive and click OK. Then apprearrs to loop back and start the Crive again.

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    Checked the SD Card in File Explorer at this point and there is are 2 files on it.

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    Checked the SD Card again once clicked to ok to insert a disk and one of the files has been wiped 0KB

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    ACTIONS TO FAR

    1. Checked File history service and Volume shadow copy. Both were not running so started both. Retried saving a System Image Backup, with the same result.

    2. Preformend a clean boot, set File history service and Volume shadow copy to running, still getting the same result.

    Any idea why it is looping and how I can stop it so we can get a system Image copy saved?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,849
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       23 Apr 2016 #2

    Try a USB stick - Not SD card
    SD Cards are not bootable
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    23 Apr 2016 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Try a USB stick - Not SD card
    SD Cards are not bootable
    Thank you I will need to get him to buy one to try. I had sought help from a Mirosoft Service Engineer and he failed to point that out as an issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    27 Apr 2016 #4

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Try a USB stick - Not SD card
    SD Cards are not bootable
    Now the problem of how to get it onto a USB stick.

    When we try we get the message that is it not a valid drive.

    After extensive searching I found a workaround that involved turning the USB stick into a network and then saving the system image which worked without a hitch BUT now find that people have been unable to then reload the image when saved in this way which makes the copy worthless.

    Does anyone have a foolproof method of saving the system image to a USB stick?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       27 Apr 2016 #5

    I had tried to save system image backup to an usb. It failed with the error message .................. it is not a valid backup location.
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    I had posted question about that quite sometime ago.
    I'd like a clear understanding why.................
    The end result from my thread is : use an external hard drive or DVDs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    27 Apr 2016 #6

    Thank you, You have helped me give up the hope of getting a sensible resolution from Microsoft.

    It is coming clear that this issue seems to be a huge bugbear for an extensive number of Windows 10 users that Microsoft seem unwilling to address or even acknowledge. I can't expect my father to be spending more mony on hard disks (does not have a DVD drive) when he just will never make use of it other than for this so will be looking into Macrium Reflect although very reluctant to have to go to external software to do something which is fundimental to maintaining the software we have already paid Microsoft for the honor of using.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 1,849
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       27 Apr 2016 #7

    Macruim Reflect is a Very TRUSTED Backup program in every forum, and it is free...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    27 Apr 2016 #8

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Macruim Reflect is a Very TRUSTED Backup program in every forum, and it is free...
    Thank you for the assurance! Can I just ask if you know that it will definetly allow for the system image to be saved to a USB?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 1,849
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       27 Apr 2016 #9

    YES..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    27 Apr 2016 #10

    Kyhi said: View Post
    YES..
    Thank you!!!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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