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Windows 7: How long does system re-image process usually take?

04 Jan 2012   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

This easy tutorial will help you fill out your system specs:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Please make some time to do that as it really helps us to help you.

Regards,
Golden


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04 Jan 2012   #12
Kellylout

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

But that is a backup not a system image, is that not the same thing? My hard drive is making a noise so it is active it just doesnt seem to be moving from that same spot. Very confused
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04 Jan 2012   #13
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OK I understand. Run resmon.exe and post a picture of the disk tab. Try to show the disk you are writing to by sorting by file.
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04 Jan 2012   #14
Kellylout

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Think this is what you mean.
Thanks a lot.


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04 Jan 2012   #15
kado897

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It is writing to it just very slowly. This is what I get with wbengine filtered.

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What sort of external disk are you writing to?


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04 Jan 2012   #16
Kellylout

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

A Buffalo external drive
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04 Jan 2012   #17
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm not really sure what to suggest here. I think I would stop the backup and start it again following the steps in this tuorial.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Windows backup can be a bit weird especially if you have multiple images. I personally chose to keep only the latest System Image and to rename old images before the next backup is taken.

Unless someone else has any ideas.
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04 Jan 2012   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

It was mentioned earlier that the drive was making a noise. Lets check to see that this noise is not abnormal : run this little utility to check the health of the disks, and post a maximised image of the screen:

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

Another friendly reminder : get those system specs posted using the tutorial.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2012   #19
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Good point Golden.

May be worth looking at all the disks involved.
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04 Jan 2012   #20
Kellylout

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

here it is .. will get those system specs done soon


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