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  1.    09 May 2017 #1
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    Win 10

    System cannot find hard drive to put system image on


    Greetings,

    I have a new rig. I want to make a backup system image to another drive (3Gb SATA). It works well (gaming drive). And is "seen" by Win 10 in File Explorer and otherwise works.

    But the system backup windows cannot find it. I hit the refresh option and it does not show up.

    I have 1.09 Tb of free space and the primary drive I will copy is 294 Gb.

    Thank you,

    win 10 (Creators Update)
    i7-7700
    8Gb
    480 SSD
    Geforce 1070
    Last edited by Shawn; 09 May 2017 at 20:34.
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  2.    09 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    trying to install win10

    Does wbadmin command find it?

    From winpe:

    wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:d:

    Obviously replace d: with the drive letter ( as seen form winpe) where your image is stored. (I assume it is in the original folder structure).
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  3.    09 May 2017 #3
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    You mean reboot to the repair menu (blue screen) and go to the DOS option and type the string?
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  4.    09 May 2017 #4
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    trying to install win10

    Yes. The wbadmin restore functions are only in winpe.
    Last edited by SIW2; 10 May 2017 at 09:27.
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  5.    09 May 2017 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Am I to understand this will recover my computer from the version I find? I do not want to recover a drive. I want to create a system image on this drive (OP: "to put system image on"). The drive has nothing on it except games. There is no system image or backup files on it.
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  6.    09 May 2017 #6
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    trying to install win10

    If you have an esp partition you will have to restore that as well ( restore it first if it was the first partition ).
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  7.    09 May 2017 #7
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    trying to install win10

    The -backuptarget is the drive containing the system image. You will have to have that attached so winpe can see it.

    The -recovertarget is where you want to copy the contents of the image file.

    That is the easy bit. You may need to fix the restored os drive letter. Tricky to do manually, so I included that function in these guys: NT6.zip

    Fix Drive Letter section. Select the recoverytarget letter in the dropdown and click FIX. It is almost instant.

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  8.    09 May 2017 #8
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    trying to install win10

    You want to create a system image and save it onto a drive that doesn't show in system image GUI?

    You coul try removing the drive letter in diskmgmt, then assign it another.
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  9.    09 May 2017 #9
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    FYI: my disk management: I am trying to copy (for the first time) a sys image on E.

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  10.    09 May 2017 #10
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    Very odd.

    Maybe free version of Z-dbackup will see it. Z-DBackup Free Backup Software for Windows

    It is a basically a GUI for win Sys img. It may coax win sys image to save onto E.

    System Image Backup with Z-DBackup Freeware - YouTube
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