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       31 Jul 2015 #10

    Was it a USB stick you booted from to restore the image? If so, once you've located the image you want to restore try removing the USB stick before intialising the restore as this changes the drive layout that the image restore process sees.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #11

    Boozad said: View Post
    Was it a USB stick you booted from to restore the image? If so, once you've located the image you want to restore try removing the USB stick before intialising the restore as this changes the drive layout that the image restore process sees.
    Yep. I used a USB stick. I have restored previous version(8/8.1 restoration) but this has never occurred.
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       31 Jul 2015 #12

    Give it a try by removing the stick before initialising the restore process please (you're already booted so the drive isn't needed anymore), it's been known to cause issues in the past even back to Windows 7. Let me know how it goes.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #13

    Boozad said: View Post
    Give it a try by removing the stick before initialising the restore process please (you're already booted so the drive isn't needed anymore), it's been known to cause issues in the past even back to Windows 7. Let me know how it goes.
    FYI- The restore process started and it failed in the end only.

    Sure I will let u know. Give me some time and probably in the week end I shall tell u.
    One more question
    If the system image does not match the existing partition, then It will repartitioned automatically to match to the system image rite?
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       31 Jul 2015 #14

    bagavan said: View Post
    FYI- The restore process started and it failed in the end only.
    I don't believe it matters where the failure happens when taking the extra drive into account.

    bagavan said: View Post
    Sure I will let u know. Give me some time and probably in the week end I shall tell u.
    One more question
    If the system image does not match the existing partition, then It will repartitioned automatically to match to the system image rite?
    I don't think systen images will repartition drives, I've only ever restored images to drives with the exact same partitions. That will be another one for me to test. I think if the image is smaller than the partition you're re-imaging onto then it should be OK, providing you're only restoring one partition.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #15

    Boozad said: View Post
    I don't believe it matters where the failure happens when taking the extra drive into account.



    I don't think systen images will repartition drives, I've only ever restored images to drives with the exact same partitions. That will be another one for me to test. I think if the image is smaller than the partition you're re-imaging onto then it should be OK, providing you're only restoring one partition.
    see this
    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8
    Code:
    Format and repartition disks box:
    NOTE: Special thanks to MJF for this addition.
    
     1) Grayed out and selected
     You are forced to have the whole disk formatted and repartitioned to match the partition structure of the disk the image was made from. This can occur when restoring an image to a new disk or the original disk with a modified partition structure. Data on other partitions on the disk you are restoring to will be lost.
    
     2) Grayed out and unselected
     You are not given the option to format and repartition the disk. This will occur if you are restoring Windows from a partition on the same disk.
    
     3) Not grayed out and unselected
     Here you have the option to select format the whole disk and repartition or not. In this case the disk the image was taken from has a matching partition structure to the disk you are restoring the image to. By not selecting the format and repartition option your image will be restored and other partitions untouched such as valuable data partitions.
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #16

    So the pen drive attached to laptop might have halted the recovery?
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       31 Jul 2015 #17

    I believe so, it's definitely possible as it's caused issues as far back as 7.
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  9.    03 Aug 2015 #18

    My Windows 10 installation went relatively smoothly. I had to address some download glitches that were clearly addressed by Microsoft tech data and once I followed their instructions, the install went as planned. I decided to make an system image on my 250G external drive now that everything is working and the way I want.

    It is now 4pm local time.
    I'm on my third try as I type this. Nothing but hassle and hours wasted.

    My first attempt (after 3 hours backup) resulted in
    0x80780119 not enough space error, which apparently is a misleading descriptor. A search online discovered a command line fix. Another 3 hours of backup and another error. This time a Volume Shadow Copy Error 0x80042306.

    This one has a few possible causes, which I've tried to address. It may be a conflict with the Carbonite I have running (which I've turned off) or it may be due to chkdsk errors on my external drive which I've repaired.

    If this one fails, I'm going to give up and just be grateful for Carbonite which doesn't make me jump through hoops.
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  10.    11 Aug 2015 #19

    The tutorial works fine, but doesn't get to No. 8. Instead I get 'Backup failed. There were bad clusters...... Ran CHKDSK with the /f flag set. No problems detected. In fact no problems detected using any of the diagnose and repair tools. Found a thread a bout the same issue with Windows 7. Suggested I shrink and then re-enlarge the system partition. Tried that. No difference. Took the system unit to my local computer store. They ran several tests on the hdd, but no problems found. Other than reformatting the hard drive and doing a clean install, I seem to be out of options. I don't even know which of the 3 system partitions the problem lies in and Backup ain't telling. Any suggestions, or is it down to Microsoft again? System: Generic, ASUS B85M-G motherboard, 1tb internal hdd, Toshiba 1 tb USB 3.0 hdd
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