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Windows 7: Cannot create system image

19 Apr 2016   #1
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Cannot create system image

Getting this message. I ran chkdsk..no luck.




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19 Apr 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Try a reliable imaging program
Imaging with free Macrium

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19 Apr 2016   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I agree with the Macrium recommendation. I now use Macrium exclusively. Although I had no problems with Windows inbuilt it is limited in capability and others report error behavior in Windows inbuilt from time to time.

Note that the above tutorial link is for Macrium 5.1. The new version is V6 which is fine but the user interface looks a little different but still straightforward to use.
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19 Apr 2016   #4
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you both. OK,I just downloaded Macrium and will give it a go tomorrow. Wondering why Windows doesn't work. I just want to be sure my system is OK.
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19 Apr 2016   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig View Post
Wondering why Windows doesn't work. I just want to be sure my system is OK.
That's fair enough. I'm not sure what you did with chkdsk but you should be checking your internal HDD and presumably the external HDD you are using to store the system image.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/952272
You can try the HDD manufacturers diagnostics as well. Just be careful their full scan doesn't wipe your drive. I stick to their quick scans and only use a full scan on a blank drive.
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19 Apr 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
You'd have to show us your disk management screen shot of what you're imaging and where you were putting it
Which where you're putting it should be on a totally separate disk than your os and other data disks
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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23 Apr 2016   #7
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for the delay....finally had a chance to go fishing, so you know how that goes. I took all your advice ( most appreciated ) and am now using Macrium...which I really love. I found it very user friendly and I created a system image and a recover media disc as well. Life is good. Thank you very much.
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23 Apr 2016   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig View Post
Sorry for the delay....finally had a chance to go fishing, so you know how that goes.
You have your priorities right. It's beautiful country you live in.
Good to hear that Macrium is working for you. Make sure you can boot from your rescue disc, locate your system image and mount it. When you mount it you should be able to browse your imaged drive (then unmount).
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