Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cloning will not start

20 Feb 2015   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Cloning will not start

I am in strife again I went to clone my 120GB SSD to a 256GB SSD this afternoon and the Macrium will not start because it tells me the disk is full does not have enough space. I have uninstalled a lot of stuff that I thought would free up the disk but it is still showing a completely full disk in Properties.

Can anyone tell me how to get out of this? as nothing I try seems to have any effect on the capacity of the drive


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Feb 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If the 256 GB drive is the target, why not just format it or delete all partitions?

You can't even start Macrium on the 120 GB drive, where it is installed?

Are you trying to clone ALL partitions on the 120 to the 256? Or just some of them?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Its installed on the 120GB and it is full and after trying to remove most of the programs, music library etc it was still full and not letting me even uninstall some stuff because there wasn't enough space on the disk to do that and it isn't starting at all now.

Never mind it was an upgrade to 8.1 and I really didn't like it that much. I have an image/s of the rotten thing anyway if I want to play around with it but being on this 7 forum most of the time it was a bit awkward to use because of showing pics of settings etc.

I shall just have to reinstall the original 7 on the 256GB drive and reinstall my pics and music etc. It is my secondary machine now (laptop) it is just the thought of a reinstall
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Feb 2015   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try to unclog your 120 GB drive.

Click on Start. In the search field type %temp% and open the temp folder shown. Select all and do a Shift+Del. Except for a few folders and files that are current ( leave those alone), you should be able to delete most left-overs.. Check how much space is released. Sometimes it may surprise you, especially if you had been using the photo, audio, video processing. They create many GBs of temp folders/files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Try to unclog your 120 GB drive.

Click on Start. In the search field type %temp% and open the temp folder shown. Select all and do a Shift+Del. Except for a few folders and files that are current ( leave those alone), you should be able to delete most left-overs.. Check how much space is released. Sometimes it may surprise you, especially if you had been using the photo, audio, video processing. They create many GBs of temp folders/files.
Ok Jumanji I will try that tomorrow as I cannot get past the machine trying to repair itself and if I can get back to the desktop. But I am not holding my breath because it will not even start in safe mode now.

The drive has been telling me for a while it is nearly full but stupidly I took not much notice. If I want to get it back I have to reinstall 7 then use the 8 upgrade disk and then see if it will upgrade to 8.1 - which was free at the time - plus I have the image. But that seems to be a lengthy task and I am in no hurry. My problem is I do things too quickly and well end up in the deep end of the pool
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You could also try booting from a Linux CD and see if you can delete temp files on the Windows drive from Linux.
If you do manage to delete enough to get Windows to boot, try TFC Temp File Cleaner.
TFC Download
In some cases I've found a lot of temp files with this tool that can be deleted.
If you can boot Windows you could also turn off Hibernate (if it's enabled), and reduce the pagefile size on the Windows partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok David I can try that too I use Ubuntu normally but I do have the Linux Mint MATE bootable drive.
I deleted some reg files for some of the software I took off and perhaps I messed it up like that too, but I would have thought it would have safe mode booted all the same.

Not taking a trick these last couple of months my run of bad luck must end soon
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #8
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Maybe too many restore points. My system constantly resets the amount of drive space to use at 50%. I don't need 228 GBs of restore points.

Bill
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

@billmcct
Avast is known to cause problems for some, setting the drive space to 50% for restore points.
I think Avast NG is the culprit, if you have that option installed ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #10
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

As a matter of fact I do use Avast. Thanks I will look into it.

Bill
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cloning will not start




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cloning
Since many members had problems with cloning I made a Macrium clone of my W7 system to study the situation. Unfortunately there was nothing to study because it went perfectly and booted immediately. I did, however, observe that the cloning took a LOT longer than an image from the same system -...
Backup and Restore
Cloning HD
I know there are some threads out there for this but I wanted to ask certain questions. Wanted to transfer my current HD to a SSD using Aconis True Home image 2012. Have my current HD all backed up as an image on an external HD. Question I have is there is a feature in Acronis that has "clone...
Hardware & Devices
windows won't start after cloning hard drive
i just cloned the OS hard drive in my computer from an 80GB to 160GB (both IDE) using acronis true image enterprise edition. the clone process completed fine, but when i try to start the computer with the new hard drive plugged in (power and data cables disconnected from the old drive) i get the...
Hardware & Devices
Cloning to SSD
Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installed in a mechanical hard drive (Seagate 750Gb SATA HD). I will be replacing the Seagate with an SSD. Can I clone the Seagate to the SSD by using software like Acronis, etc or am I forced to clean install Win7 in the SSD? Thanks.
Installation & Setup
Win 7 HDD Cloning
I have been doing my research concerning cloning my Win 7 C: HDD. In another thread I was troubleshooting an BSOD boot up loop. So, while I have been able to fix all my issues. I now have a new fresh hard drive and a fresh install of Win 7 on that drive. Is it possible to use PCMover to...
Software
Cloning HDD?
Can I clone my HDD(C:) to a USB HDD and boot from the external drive? I wouldn't mind keeping a mirror OS for when things go kerflooey....ahem....
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App