Windows 10: Windows Restore to a Seagate 2TB BarraCuda HD not working Solved

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  1.    10 Dec 2017 #1

    Windows Restore to a Seagate 2TB BarraCuda HD not working


    I have a Windows 10 system with 2 internal hard drives C: (250 GB) and E: (500 GB) that I use as my primary system. I also have a backup / mirror system in case I have an issue with the primary system, I use Windows Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to create a system image of my primary system, including both the C: and E: hard drives. I then restore this image including C: and E: to my mirror system and everything is ready in the event my primary system goes down.

    Everything was working fine until I installed a new Seagate 2TB BarraCuda HD as the E: drive in my mirror system. Now when I restore the image to the mirror system Windows restore only restores the C: drive, It acts as if it can not see the second Seagate 2TB drive and doesn't give me the option to restore that part of the image (E: Drive). Any Ideas why? Could there be a problem with Windows restore recognizing a 2TB hard drive?
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  2. Posts : 1,127
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       10 Dec 2017 #2

    Probably not much help but anyway...... have a read here:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itprogeneral

    I know what the following answers will be (lol) use Macrium or some other imaging program.

    I've always championed Windows own utility but this is something I think you need to be sat in front of to suss out.

    Is putting the old drive back and making a quick copy with another program an option ? Then restore that newly made image back.
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  3.    10 Dec 2017 #3

    Microsoft is depreciating the built in system image function and recommending that users move to third party programs for system image backups.

    Now might be a good time to move to something like Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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  4.    10 Dec 2017 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Microsoft is depreciating the built in system image function and recommending that users move to third party programs for system image backups.

    Now might be a good time to move to something like Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    Hello NavyLCDR. Do you have any links that can give a definitive answer to any hint of when the built in system image function will no longer be a part of the OS?
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  5. Posts : 1,127
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       11 Dec 2017 #5

    I don't think anybody knows for sure. It was mentioned a while ago that Backup and Restore might not make it to the Creators Fall edition (and it did) and the same went for File History.

    Because of the uncertainty I made the switch from the Windows utilities to AOMEI which has proved a sound move in practice.
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  6. Posts : 250
    trying to install win10
       11 Dec 2017 #6

    doesn't give me the option to restore that part of the image (E: Drive)
    You can use wbadmin command line to restore the image.
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  7.    11 Dec 2017 #7

    Hi Thanks for the Input. Considering the Comments my issues are really a result of using a non-supported Backup system (ie: Windows 7 Backup and Restore ) and it's interaction with newer larger hard drives. So it is time to change!

    I just tried Macrium Reflect Free and it worked perfect for my purposes, so I ma going with that software --- Thanks again.
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  8.    11 Dec 2017 #8

    PhoenixRising said: View Post
    Hi Thanks for the Input. Considering the Comments my issues are really a result of using a non-supported Backup system (ie: Windows 7 Backup and Restore ) and it's interaction with newer larger hard drives. So it is time to change!

    I just tried Macrium Reflect Free and it worked perfect for my purposes, so I ma going with that software --- Thanks again.
    Hi there
    Don't forget to test RESTORE as well if it's the first time you've used it.

    Macrium is used by loads of people on this Forum so it should be OK but if you've never used it before you want to be sure restore is also 100% reliable --I've seen loads of cases where people get what seems a successful backup and then on restore there's Disk I/O or other error !!!! (fortunately not normally from Macrium).

    So if you have a safe working OLD backup system restore your current system after imaging it with Macrium. If it fails restore from your legacy system.

    Chances are Restore will probably be OK but I'd test it rather than find out something is wrong when I really need the restore.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 250
    trying to install win10
       11 Dec 2017 #9

    It is not clear to me what MS means by this:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2510009/microsoft-support-policy-for-4k-sector-hard-drives-in-windows


    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    Ability to install Windows to and boot from a 4K sector disk without emulation (4K Native Disk)

      • New VHDx file format
      • Full Hyper-V support
      • Windows backup
      • Full support with the NT File System (NTFS)
      • Full support with the Resilient File System (ReFS)
      • Full support with Storage Spaces
      • Full support with Windows Defender
      • Inbox application support



    Yet further down the page, it says:

    If you are using a logical sector drive of a size other than 512 bytes, Windows system image backup and restore operations may fail..



    If , as they appear to claim, windows Backup ( in win 8) works with native 4k. Presumably, windows backup ( in win 10 ) should also work with native 4k.
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  10.    11 Dec 2017 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Microsoft is depreciating the built in system image function and recommending that users move to third party programs for system image backups.

    Now might be a good time to move to something like Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    I agree Macrium Reflect Free is the best. I did not believe all the hype here until I started to use it. It already saved me from reinstalling Windows 10 three times already. Before that I used System Restore and when it failed I had to do a repair install.
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