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Windows 7: Backup Error code: 0x81000019


01 Aug 2010   #21
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by socrgy9 View Post
"Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy
Try this.

Start> Right click Computer> Manage
Select Storage> Disk management
Verify that you have a System Reserved partition of 100 MB
If yes, right click on this volume and select Properties.
View used and free space.

You must have around 40 MB free space for backup to complete successfully

A Guy"
I had not heard this but A Guy knows his stuff so having less than 40mb free space on the Sys Reserved partition must have been what was blocking your image from being created. I have 73mb free on mine and it makes an image.

However this problem should now be solved by recovering the System MBR into Windows 7 as the 100mb is no longer System Active, correct? Please post the Disk Mgmt screenshot so we can see.

And again: can you now make a Windows 7 backup image stored to data drive?


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01 Aug 2010   #22

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

here's what disk management is saying. ...i'm not really sure what i did earlier, but it is fixed now. things are they way they were, including windows backup is having the same issue about not finishing. SYSTEM partition still only has 37.7mb free space.

sorry, and nope. still cannot make a Windows 7 backup image stored to data drive


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01 Aug 2010   #23
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you run the exact DIskpart commands given to mark Windows 7 partition Active, mark 100mb System Reserved Inactive and then run Startup Repair, as they are not changed.
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01 Aug 2010   #24

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

no i did not. i did the opposite using the windows 7 disk i had so that i could get the computer to boot again.

if you can do the DISKPART from any cmd.exe when the computer is booted normally, then yes i can do that now.

however, i don't know what you mean by running startup repair?
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01 Aug 2010   #25
Microsoft MVP

 

Here is the Seven Forums tutorial on removing the System Reserved partition: System Reserved Partition - Delete

Follow this with Startup Repair run up to 3 times with reboots until Windows 7 starts: Startup Repair

Or you can use A Guy's approach which should also work since you haven't gotten rid of SysReserved partition yet. I was trying to get you started up while solving the imaging problem by deleting 100mb and recovering System MBR into Windows 7.
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01 Aug 2010   #26

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

ok, i understand what you're saying now. i followed all links and am printing everything out. i'm going to follow those steps and ill post again when its all done.

thanks for your help
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01 Aug 2010   #27

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by socrgy9 View Post
ok, i understand what you're saying now. i followed all links and am printing everything out. i'm going to follow those steps and ill post again when its all done.

thanks for your help
socrgy9, sorry this turned into an ordeal for you. My method would have been a workaround. Gregs method removes the 100MB partition, and thus the issue we think is creating your original problem. Gregs method is ultimately better for you. He originally meant it to fix your boot problem, and the original problem in one fell swoop, but deleting the partition should be a more elegant way than creating a new larger one. A Guy
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01 Aug 2010   #28

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

thanks A guy! i don't care if its an ordeal, i just wanted the thing fixed! you guys have been great. ill post when fixed
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01 Aug 2010   #29

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, we appreciate that. We're both in CA., so we're pretty bleary eyed about now. We'd actually be interested to see if creating a new , larger partition would have fixed it. Let us know what you find out either way. A Guy
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01 Aug 2010   #30
Microsoft MVP

 

There is an easier-to-use graphical interface to do all of this using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. BareFootKid just wrote up a tutorial about using it to remove the 100mb Sys Reserved partition:
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Using it might be easier for you to delete 100mb and also resize Windows 7 into the deleted 100mb HD space at the same time.

Look it over to see if you like it. I think PW is the coolest tool we use here. Before I would type out all the steps to do this (about a hundred times) but BareFoot has now done it for us with pictures.
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