Windows 10: System Image Problem Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       30 Jun 2016 #11

    Ok, it's possible that the System Reserve partition is corrupt - might be as simple as a size mismatch, might be more.

    I'd like to see your Disk Management

    1. Download dmDskmgr-vg.zip (contains dmDskmgr-vg.mmc)

    2. Open the compressed folder, dmDskmgr-vg.zip
      Double click dmDskmgr-vg.mmc to launch it
      Press the Open button if prompted Do you want to open this file?
      Answer yes to the User Account Control prompt

    3. Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
      Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image

    4. Attach the image to a new post


    Did you re-organize the drive in any other way than drive letters?

    I'd also like to see a list of the partition that has the images

    Launch Command Prompt (Admin)
    enter the drive letter with the image ( example F
    F:
    dir /a /s > listImgsVol.txt
    exit

    attach listImgsVol.txt to a post
    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

    Thanks
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  2.    01 Jul 2016 #12

    There's a little problem with what you want. When I did the initial Image restore, it wiped my hard drive and when it failed at the end of the restore, there's no OS to boot, let alone do what you want. I'm using a laptop to communicate with you, so downloading it to this computer wouldn't help.

    I've tried reloading the OS to try doing another "shift + restart" to access the System Image restore, I've tried using my USB flash drive to boot to the install and use the repair function and do a restore, but to no avail. Everything is screwed up, and at the present time of this writing there is no OS on C: drive, but the Image is on a External USB drive.

    What do you want me to do???
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  3. Posts : 4,531
    Win 10 Pro x64
       01 Jul 2016 #13

    are there 3 drives/partitions involved in this restoration process? c:, image drive and USB install stick?
    If so, the restore process is probably picking up the wrong drive to restore to (not the c drive). Try unplugging the USB stick right before starting the restore process.
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  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       01 Jul 2016 #14

    caddman6425 said: View Post
    There's a little problem with what you want. When I did the initial Image restore, it wiped my hard drive and when it failed at the end of the restore, there's no OS to boot, let alone do what you want. I'm using a laptop to communicate with you, so downloading it to this computer wouldn't help.

    I've tried reloading the OS to try doing another "shift + restart" to access the System Image restore, I've tried using my USB flash drive to boot to the install and use the repair function and do a restore, but to no avail. Everything is screwed up, and at the present time of this writing there is no OS on C: drive, but the Image is on a External USB drive.

    What do you want me to do???
    Aha!

    That would qualify as a corrupt System Reserve partition.

    The following is ONLY for BIOS / MBR machines


    Boot the machine the same way you were to do the restore
    Press Shift+F10 - that should open a command prompt

    Take a camera pic of the diskpart and I can help walk through it
    Otherwise, if you're comfortable with diskpart, you want to select the main drive in the HP desktop (the drive you want to restore the image).

    If it's a base machine (no additional drives added) You'll want disk 0 (I'll use that in the example ..... your disks might be different

    Launch diskpart, enter the following commands
    lis dis
    lis vol

    sel dis 0
    cre par pri size=450
    format FS=NTFS Label="System Reserve" Quick

    cre par pri
    format FS=NTFS Label="Windows 10" Quick
    assign letter=C
    exit

    That's my best guess at how your disk was partitioned. If you know something was different - please tell me
    Last edited by Slartybart; 01 Jul 2016 at 19:47. Reason: chg sysRes size from 500 to 350 based on screen shot
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  5.    01 Jul 2016 #15

    When I boot the system with no OS, I have to hit esc to go to the Boot Menu. When there I go down until I see the USB flash drive and pick it. After this, it starts to load Win 10, then I see the language, time and Keyboard screen, I pick next and it goes to the install or repair your computer screen. I pick "Repair your computer". The next screen is where I choose an option of either "Troubleshoot" or "Turn off your PC", I pick "Troubleshoot". Next it goes to the screen where it give the choice of "Reset this PC" or "Advanced options", where I pick the latter. Here I can pick "System Image Recovery", here I evoke "Shift + F10" and the command prompt screen comes up to "X:\Sources", it is here that I type "Diskpart" and press enter. Now the problem is that every time I pick on the "Insert Image" button, it hangs up this post.

    Here is what is on the command prompt screen:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]


    X:\Sources>diskpart

    Copyright (c) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On Computer: MININT-QFDNHR0

    DISKPART>
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  6.    01 Jul 2016 #16

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  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       01 Jul 2016 #17

    Thanks ... I need a little help though

    C: is the partition where you wan to restore Win10 form your image - right?
    I can't quite make out the size of the partitions

    C: is 596 GB ?? and RAW
    H: is 450 MB ??
    D: Hp Pavillion is 298 GB ???

    E: ESD-USB - is the install media
    F: external Mybook
    G: external Seagate

    It makes it a bit difficult to figure out what partitions are on which drive when you have other drives attached.
    What I need to know are ... the correct sizes of the volumes and the drive they're on

    I'm almost certain C: and H: are on Disk 0 ..... E, F, and G don't concern me right now.

    D: looks to be on a different drive - but that would be odd not to have the HP Recovery partition on the same drive as the OS
    I've it around on my HP machines before too, so it's only important if I characterized it and it is on the same drive.

    Anyway please identify the volumes on the drives

    Disk 0 - C:\ (596 GB) and H:\ (450 MB)
    Disk 1 - D:\ (298 GB)

    Once I'm confident that there's nothing on Disk 0 worth keeping, we'll clean it and try a restore
    We might have to create the partitions and then try the restore, but I think it should work on a bare disk
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  8.    01 Jul 2016 #18

    The boot drive that came with the computer is a 600 GB drive, partitioned into originally C: Disk 0 596 GB, for the system, and D: Disk 0 450 MB, for recovery of Vista, but when it does the Image restore it does a format to the drive, and give it the designation of Disk 0 - C:\ (596 GB) and H:\ (450 MB). I'm not interested in the partition of H:\

    There is another internal drive that you see as Disk 1 - D:\ (298 GB), a 300 GB drive. I also have two external HDD's Disk 7 - F:\ My Book (931 GB) a 1 TB HDD, and Disk 8 - G:\ My System Image backup drive (3726 GB) a 4 TB HDD.

    Disk 0 - C:\ (596 GB) Volume 3 RAW and H:\ (450 MB) Volume 4 NTFS, which I don't need, I think
    Disk 1 - D:\ (298 GB) Volume 5 NTFS

    I see a problem I think with the install USB as a FAT32???
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  9. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       01 Jul 2016 #19

    Ok, when you boot to external media, the drive letters aren't always the same.

    So I think H:\ in your picture is what you say was D:

    No Fat32 is fine for the install USB.

    Let me mull over the information a few more times and I'll post what I think needs to be done.
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  10.    01 Jul 2016 #20

    Thank You very much!
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