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Windows 7: System image backup failed (on the same hard drive). Error 0x80042407

26 Feb 2012   #1
stasek27

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
System image backup failed (on the same hard drive). Error 0x80042407

I have 2x160gb intel SSD disks running as RAID0.
Recently my motherboard had failed and I replaced it with new one (different model).
Couldnt access OS because apparently some RAID data is kept on the motherboard and that was gone, so I decided to use a backup.

Booted from windows 7 installation disk and selected backup,

I click on 'repair', get to the 'select a system image backup'.
Select 'use the latest available system image (recommended). Click 'next'
I get the message 'all disk to be restored will be formatted and replaced with the layout and data in the system image'. Click Yes.


but then got an error saying:
"The system image restore failed.
Error details: The disk that is set as active in BIOS is too small to recover the original system disk. Replace the disk with a larger one and retry the restore operation. (0x80042407)"

Disk is completely empty with only 1 partition (deleted all partitions and reformatted and then created one).
Before motherboard problem i had several partitions, but I imagine that restore would recreate them.

Why do i get 'disk to small error' when im restoring on the same disk?
RAID configuration problem? Could stripe size be an issue here?

My OS: Win7 64 Professional


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27 Feb 2012   #2
stasek27

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What would be a workaround this problem?
I have two other 250gb drives.
How about seting them up as a RAID0, restoring to this bigger disk, then doing backup/restore to the orignal 2x160gb HDD with beter backup program like acronis?
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