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Windows 7: Creating System Image Fails repetatly

08 Oct 2010   #1
prabhakarlad

Windows7
 
 
Creating System Image Fails repetatly

I Have Intalled XP SP3 and Windows7 fresh on C and E Drive With all Programms , Softwares and all needful things , Then I Planned to Make System Image at Last Night on DVD Media Every Thing get OK Up To 4 th Disk but at the Fifth Disk " Error varification of files on media failled " apperead and prompted me for another Disk , I have Instered and The process of Backing ( Creating Image ) started and it is still running for last 10 hours , Neither any error message appered or System Hang up Every thing running normally , I Cant Understand what is wrong To Write a DVD This much time should not be taken
can any one sugest any solution to this problem


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08 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

1 thing you could try is to backup onto a temporary folder on your hard disk (if possible) and see if the process finishes successfully. This will help narrow down the issue to either the drive or the disks


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08 Oct 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did it tell you an approximate size the backup image would be ? I may be larger than a CD/DVD & need to be on a different partition or HD.
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08 Oct 2010   #4
prabhakarlad

Windows7
 
 

Thanks for quick responce But It not possible me Backup on hard disk as am out of space backup size is 38 GB and available space is only 12.5 GB on other drive
The DVD ROM has no problem as I have written 5 DVD s With Acronics True Image
Creation of System Image With Win7 failed 4 times and i have wasted 12 DVDS
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08 Oct 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Then your best option is an External USB Hard Drive for backup image. Plus you can also use it as additional storage, not just for backup.
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08 Oct 2010   #6
prabhakarlad

Windows7
 
 

Thanks DocBrown as I early said It is about 38 GB and Creating with Windows 7 It is automaticaly creats Disk-1 , disk -2 disk 3 according to the size of Backup to fit on DVD
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08 Oct 2010   #7
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Being able to backup / image to CD/DVD is apparently a glitch within Windows 7. Even Microsoft forums have documented these issues. Some of the documented issues involve the type of media used (+R, -R, +RW, -RW, dual vs single layer), the brand of media, the brand of burner, the speed of burning, whether the media is formatted separately prior to attempting the burn or during the burn process, etc.

Windows 7 "Create a System Image" problems

From personal experience, the first few times I tried creating an image to DVD, I tried 3 different brands and two different types (a +R and a -R) because that's what I happened to have available. It flat out didn't work. I invested in an external USB hard drive and it has worked flawlessly ever since.
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08 Oct 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

If that's the case could I also suggest using different software to perform the backup? It may be financially better than getting new external media
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08 Oct 2010   #9
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If that's the case could I also suggest using different software to perform the backup? It may be financially better than getting new external media
Thanks for adding that bit of info. I flat out forgot to mention Macrium free and the tutorial created by whs. Must be my one remaining brain cell is overloaded this morning.

Imaging with free Macrium
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08 Oct 2010   #10
prabhakarlad

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If that's the case could I also suggest using different software to perform the backup? It may be financially better than getting new external media
Thanks for adding that bit of info. I flat out forgot to mention Macrium free and the tutorial created by whs. Must be my one remaining brain cell is overloaded this morning.

Imaging with free Macrium

Thanks Now think that the External USB Hard disk will useful for for both purpose
again As said I Created A Image with Acronis True Image Home 2011 of My C: Drive It tooks 9 Dvds for 18 GB Backup I wonder as Each DVD is of 4.35 GB , Again I have Created System Image oF E: drive ( Where Win7 is Intalled ) It tooks Only 3 DVDs For 31GB Backup With Same Acronis True Image Home 2011 which I Cant understand such big differeance
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