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Windows 7: Can't do system image, pics attached

20 Oct 2012   #1
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Can't do system image, pics attached

Never had this happen before. Any ideas?




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20 Oct 2012   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

from the posted images--it appears that you are trying to make an image of your C drive on your D drive
1.there is not enough space on the D drive
2.it's a very bad idea to image onto the recovery partition--should your drive fail you will most likely lose your your recovery partition
3. get an external hard drive for storing hard drive images (at least 250 GB) as a system image will most likely be around 50GB
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20 Oct 2012   #3
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
from the posted images--it appears that you are trying to make an image of your C drive on your D drive
1.there is not enough space on the D drive
2.it's a very bad idea to image onto the recovery partition--should your drive fail you will most likely lose your your recovery partition
3. get an external hard drive for storing hard drive images (at least 250 GB) as a system image will most likely be around 50GB
Thanks for answering. I am not doing anything different than I have before. Why would it try to make an image on the HP partition? It never has before. Sometimes that is filled in red, sometimes in a green color like OS has. I never figured out why that would change, but I didn't really care.
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20 Oct 2012   #4
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

"I am not doing anything different than I have before. Why would it try to make an image on the HP partition? It never has before. Sometimes that is filled in red, sometimes in a green color like OS has. I never figured out why that would change, but I didn't really care"

even though you don't care why--the recovery partition turns red when it's getting filled up--which would only happen if 'system restore' is turned on for that drive.

Why would it try to make an image on the HP partition? er because it's the only drive available

question--to what location are you 'trying' to write the image--I don't see another drive listed
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20 Oct 2012   #5
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

E drive, disk

why wouldn't you want to image the recovery partition? I always have.


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21 Oct 2012   #6
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

So I am trying Easus, up to about 15 disks already!! Never needed that many on system image.
Anyway, I wanted to show you that the HP recovery changed color again, and I did nothing but start this other system image product. Is my machine possessed?


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21 Oct 2012   #7
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Seems it's over 200 GB to backup, you'll maybe get 50% compression (much less if lots of pictures\videos files), do the math regarding approx. disc use, must be a nightmare to keep track of them all, + a risk of some disc write or read failure.
Maybe high time to skip the optical and get a large usb hd
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21 Oct 2012   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sablegsd,

For system images, I would strongly recommend to save them to a separate internal or external physical HDD for the best reliability. DVDs have been proven not nearly as reliable, and usually when it's to late.
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21 Oct 2012   #9
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

"I wanted to show you that the HP recovery changed color again"

the amount of free space on the D drive changed from 318 MB (red) to 2.09 GB (blue)--so yes--perhaps your machine is possessed...or system restore is turned on for that drive...or your previous backup utility is set to use that drive
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21 Oct 2012   #10
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
"I wanted to show you that the HP recovery changed color again"

the amount of free space on the D drive changed
Why? It's randomly adding and subtracting from itself?

I still don't understand why it wont do the system image. It doesn't know I have about a hundred of these disks, what is it basing it's not enough space on?
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