Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
What is the precise error message? If it has a reference to "shadow..." then
The system reserved partition needs shadow storage space. You can check this in Disk management (right click Computer>Manage>Disk Management) the system reserved (100MB) should be around 70% free. If you've got 50% free or more then this isn't your problem.
But you should also check the VSS space on the storage volume.
From an elevated command prompt
>vssadmin list shadowstorage
will show you the available shadow storage space on your backup volume.
Thanks, this may be a dumb question, but are you referring to the external HDD being more than 50%? (The C drive is only 46% I think). Because I'm afraid to even connect the external HDD now because of the problem mentioned above: ...error box; saying I will have to format the external HDD if I want to use it.
But it has everything from my old PC that I want to keep! (less than 200GB that's why I bought a 1TB ext hard drive). I'm assuming formatting will get rid of everything on it!
When I attempted the System Image, I got something mentioning the "Shadow..." I'll dig out the error screen shot I took.
Sorry but the last sentence in the box above doesn't even make sense to me. I must be thick, but I don't get it. I'm a lesdyxic (
) visual learner, so diagrams are better than words (and numbers) for me.
But like I said, none of that makes any difference if the £100 external HDD I bought is gonna be formatted and I lose the last backup from my old PC!
That is my more pressing concern now, as this is a problem no matter what tool I use for backup, so anyone have any suggestions, other than buy another ext. HDD?
Thanks a lot