Windows 10: Macrium Error Code 10 - Cannot create image because of unused cluster Solved


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       11 Aug 2016 #1

    Macrium Error Code 10 - Cannot create image because of unused cluster


    I'm using the latest Macrium version (6.2.1495) and running the latest Win10 Pro 64bit Insider Preview Fast Ring (14393.67, v1607). In other words, everything is up-to-date.

    In the past I've had no problems creating Macrium image backups of Win10 Insider Previews. However, I now keep getting Error Code 10 regarding clusters when the imaging process starts:

    Cluster Run Error. Ununsed cluster found in cluster run - Error code = 10. Please run 'chkdsk /r'
    I've done the whole chkdsk /r thing via Windows reboot and via Macrium Rescue Media (for the drive I'm trying to back up and even for the drive I'm backing up to) but to no avail.

    There seems to be very little on the Net about this issue and Macrium doesn't give support as I'm using an Insider Preview Windows. Would any of you fellow-tenforumers happen to know what would help?
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  2. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
    Thread Starter
       06 Sep 2016 #2

    Anyone? Since I posted the question, I've updated both Macrium and Windows 10 Insider Preview (I'm in the fast ring) many times and yet I always get the error code 10. I've ran chkdsk many times and it hasn't found anything. Recently I did a surface test w/ Minitool Partition Wizard and it didn't find any errors. I have noticed, though, that the Transcend app (for the Transcend MTS400 M.2 Sata -drive I'm using) shows 99% instead of 100% in the wear out indicator (I've used the drive under two years). Anyway, I cannot locate the problem since none of the disk checkers I've used point out to the problem (unused cluster according to Macrium).
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    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.296
       07 Sep 2016 #3

    Somebody else got this error in the past and it was attributed to a problem in the EFI (Fat32) partition. To make sure try imaging all of the other partitions on the disk. If this works then you will need to run chkdsk against the EFI partition. I think you can assign a drive letter to that partition via Diskmanagement. See this article http://www.howtogeek.com/197296/how-to-use-the-diskpart-utility-to-assign-and-remove-drive-letters/

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  4. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2016 #4

    storageman said: View Post
    Somebody else got this error in the past and it was attributed to a problem in the EFI (Fat32) partition. To make sure try imaging all of the other partitions on the disk. If this works then you will need to run chkdsk against the EFI partition. I think you can assign a drive letter to that partition via Diskmanagement. See this article http://www.howtogeek.com/197296/how-to-use-the-diskpart-utility-to-assign-and-remove-drive-letters/

    You hit the nail in the head with that advice! Thank you so much! I did as you said: Checked that Macrium was working with the NFTS partitions, assigned a letter to the FAT32 partition, ran chkdsk (letter): /r, got asked if I wanted to save lost chains as files (to which I answered yes) and then exited. Voilą, I'm doing a full image backup as we speak and am very happy I (meaning you) solved this.

    To be honest, I probably had read the same thing you had about someone else experiencing this, but ,for some reason, felt that the solution would be too complicated (especially since it was given years ago to an older version of Windows). I'm glad, though, that you remembered it and shared that link which made things easy.
    Last edited by Tigerman82; 08 Sep 2016 at 11:46.
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  5. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.296
       08 Sep 2016 #5

    Your welcome. Happy it worked out for you.
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #6

    Add another success story. Had an EFI hidden partition throwing the error 10. Used DISKPART and CHKDSK, and now all is well!
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