Windows 10: System Image Problem Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,506
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       02 Jul 2016 #21

    caddman6425 said: View Post
    Thank You very much!
    Sorry, lost your thread for a while.

    It was staring me in the face. Disk 0 only has 15 GB free.

    I still want to understand the setup before then next step

    Boot to the install media again
    Shift+F10 to open Command

    diskpart
    sel dis 0
    lis par

    sel dis 1
    lis par

    Take another picture of the diskpart output
    and post it as you did before

    exit
    exit

    Press the X to exit the install if that's where you return after closing the Command Prompt

    Thanks, hopefully that will give me what I need to make a decision.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Jul 2016 #22

    Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. Since you had trouble see my last photo and the listing is pretty short, I'll just type it out, OK.

    DISKPART>sel dis 0

    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> lis par

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    -------------- ------------ --------- -----------
    Partition 1 Primary 580 GB 31 KB
    Partition 2 Recovery 450 MB 580 GB

    DISKPART> sel dis 1

    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> lis par

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    --------------- ------------- ---------- ------------
    Partition 1 Primary 298 GB 31 KB

    DISKPART>


    How this helps!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       02 Jul 2016 #23

    Before I was matching size to the partition and space on the disk
    Now I know for certain which partition is on which disk

    More precautionary on my part - sometimes I post too fast.
    The next thing will be to change the disk and I want to be absolutely certain.

    Thanks for typing all of that out

    Now I have to look at all of the good information you posted and figure out what commands to post.
    It's after midnight here, I promise not to lose track of your thread again, but I won't get to this until the morning.

    Bill
    .
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Jul 2016 #24

    Thanks Bill
    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    03 Jul 2016 #25

    Got a question Bill,

    Would deleting that recovery partition help, since I don't use it, then do a complete format of the drive so as to allow the 500 MB limit for the system reserve? Just fishing here.

    Next, is there anyway to read the VHDX file to see what it expects the drive to be?
    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    03 Jul 2016 #26

    {'m sorry about being a pain, but I just looked at the volume of the drives and I noticed that Drive C:'s Fs is RAW and the restore partition H: (which should be D:, which I don't need), is NTFS. Is this correct?
    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       03 Jul 2016 #27

    You're no pain at all - you're right on track. That's exactly what you're going to do!

    I finally wrote it all down - doesn't seem like much now that I look at it, but I always err on the side of caution when I'm not standing next to someone giving advice.

    Please look over this stuff and ask questions. I use shorthand for diskpart command -
    | lis=list | dis=disk | par=partition | vol=volume | sel=select | del=delete | ... most are obvious



    If nothing has changed as far as disks go, then first you list the disks
    From the data you posted

    Disk 0 596 GB Vol 3 Ltr C 580 GB
    Vol 4 Ltr H 450 MB
    Disk 1 298 GB Vol 5 Ltr D HP Pavillion 298 GB
    Disk 2 7663 MB Vol 6 Ltr E ESD-USB 7662 MB
    Disk 7 931 GB Vol 11 Ltr F My Book 931 GB
    Disk 8 3726 GB Vol 12 Ltr G Seagate Exp 3725


    Process overview:

    Offline the disks you don't want to affect
    disks 1, 7 & 8

    Delete partitons on the disk you want restore the image
    disk 0

    Online the disks you want to use for the Image restore
    disks 1, 7 & 8

    Use the Repair options on the install media
    and drill down through the menu picks to Restore Image


    I threw in a few lists between operations so you can review the status.
    The only destructive commands are del par and del par override on disk 0

    Process commands:

    diskpart

    lis dis

    sel dis 1
    offline dis

    sel dis 7
    offline dis

    sel dis 8
    offline dis

    lis dis

    sel dis 0

    sel par 1
    del par

    sel par 2
    del par override


    lis par
    lis vol

    sel dis 2
    online dis

    sel dis 7
    online dis

    sel dis 8
    online dis

    exit
    exit

    You should be at the initial install screen (language, time, keybd)
    Next
    Select Repair
    and drill down through the menu picks to Restore Image

    When the Use latest image window diplays - double check the date and volumes to be restored
    You can always pick select image to use in the restore if you have more than one
    --> You might want to peek at what other images are available ... you can use the one offered originally or go back in time to an earlier image

    If the option to format and partition disk is active - then select it
    If it is not active, the the restore will decide and in most cases format and partition to match the image

    Give it a shot and here's hoping the best.


    Bill
    .
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    03 Jul 2016 #28

    I pulled disk 2 the USB, is that OK?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    03 Jul 2016 #29

    Problems, I get this error when I select next from the initial install screen (language, time, keybd), error 0x80070002. Now what????
    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    03 Jul 2016 #30

    Never mind, I got it to go to the next screen, I'll let you know.
    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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