Quote: Originally Posted by hubris
windows 7 needs at least 40gb for backup destination drive (free space) i think.
enlarge the 30gb you made.
also may be having trouble with a hidden partition ?
edit: missed where you mentioned that
I think you are mistaken.
I think you are talking about the hidden System Reserve partition on the C: drive which is by default 100MB. It was only 37MB and I did some research that says it should be at least 40MB. As for my 30GB partition on my target drive, I do not believe that is an issue. I could be wrong though. I extended the System Reserve partition to 490MB which should be plenty and still received the same errors. I have heard that in order to get the backup to work I need to make the hidden system partition visible by assigning it a drive letter. I might try that next. No, that did not work either.
It seems that strange that Microsoft would not have foreseen these problems and fixed them. I am not too impressed with their testing techniques. I would have thought this would have been a major issue or they rushed Windows 7 into production too quickly.