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

30 Sep 2011   #1

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How long does system re-image process usually take?

Hi all,

I'm trying to re-image my computer to a new harddisk, which is about 90GB, however it seems that I stuck at the ending stage (The running bar is full).

The harddisk led keep on for a few hours and I don't know what's going on. I did not get any error message. Is that normal?

Thanks!

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30 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello am5a03

Its a bit of an ambiguous question as a lot depends on hardware, what data is on the drive and what imaging program you used and where the image is stored.
Its my guess you used the native windows imaging program so for an example to re-image an 80gig system partition, 58% full from an external HDD (usb2) takes 25-30 minutes on my netbook.
A few hours for 90 gig seems a long time to me.

Danny
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30 Sep 2011   #3

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The fact that the bar stuck at 100% for a long time suggests that the imaging process could not be closed for some reason. Danny is correct on the timing it should not take several hours. It might be worth retrying the restore to see if it terminates properly this time. If you have another image it might be worth trying that also.
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30 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks guys, I redid it again and it works now.
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30 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by am5a03 View Post
Thanks guys, I redid it again and it works now.
That has happened to me once before where it stalls at the end.Just out of interest and for others that may have the same issue how long did the re-image take.

Glad its sorted

Danny
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30 Sep 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by am5a03 View Post
Thanks guys, I redid it again and it works now.
Good to hear it's sorted.
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04 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have about 120GB on my C and D drives that I am trying to create a system image of. I left it running overnight and it has not moved. I am putting the image onto my USB hard drive - is this taking too long?
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04 Jan 2012   #8

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Hi Kellylout and welcome to Seven Forums. I take it you are using Windows Backup rather than a third party tool. It does seem too long for 120GB of data. I would have expected 1-2hours. Could you post a screenshot of it running. It would also help us to help you if you could load your system specs. You can get details of how to do these things in this thread .http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html
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04 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have put in some of my system specs but I dont have the time nor do I fully understand how to find some of the information as the pictures wont load. I am using Windows Backup tool and I will attach a screenshot. Thank you


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04 Jan 2012   #10

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Is that a clue in the background? "Windows cannot find the disk or network location".
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