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: System Image erroneous space error

31 May 2011   #11
Deepblue

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Dear essenbe,

Thank you for yours and your assistance in getting thus far. I went to remove the drive letter but am noit sure how. I am sorry to seem so lame but could you guide mas to how to revert. I cannot seem to even see how I added it in the first place.

Best regards,

deepblue


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 May 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If you have rebooted with the drive letter in place and it works don't worry about it. To remove the letter go to disk management, right click on the system reserved partition, select 'change drive letter and path' in the drop down box select remove. that will remove the drive letter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2011   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Not related to your image problem, but ...

I ALWAYS uncheck, "Hide extensions for known file types".

IMO that has got to be one of the most foolish default settings that I have ever seen.
What were MS thinking?
Why is it still a default setting in Windows 7?

I wonder how many people have been "nailed" by malware because of that.

I also use Macrium Free Edition and it has always "done the job" for me.

See this post for a link about how to use Macrium (Thanks to Bare Foot Kid):
is there a way to clone the windows?!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 May 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I ALWAYS uncheck, "Hide extensions for known file types".

IMO that has got to be one of the most foolish default settings that I have ever seen.
What were MS thinking?
Why is it still a default setting in Windows 7?

I wonder how many people have been "nailed" by malware because of that.

I also use Macrium Free Edition and it has always "done the job" for me.

See this post for a link about how to use Macrium (Thanks to Bare Foot Kid):
is there a way to clone the windows?!
I agree about free Macrium. That is what I use along with Acronis. I always use at least 2 backup programs-better safe than sorry. Macrium is one of the easiest backup programs there is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Or you can fix it now by using free Partition Wizard bootable CD: rightclick C, select Resize, drag the left grey border to the right 100mb to make more space for the SysReserved partition, click OK. Then rightclick System Reserved, drag it's right grey border to the right to include the space you made, OK, Apply steps. You should now be able to make the image.
Hello Deepblue, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you want to enlarge the System Reserved partition as Greg has suggested, you would need to "Move/Resize" (shrink) the left side of the Boot[Mirror] C: partition by at least 100MB using the outline in Step 1 of this tutorial at the link below as a guide.

I would suggest a system restart after the shrink just to make sure all is well, before you continue.

System Reserved : Create for Dual Boot

Then you could you could just use Windows 7 disk management to extend the existing SysResv to include the newly created unallocated space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

I have never seen a User folder in System Reserved before. Do you know how it got there? It would have to have had a letter assigned at the time to copy it in there, or for some backup to copy it in.

Once you unhide the files as you did, what is inside the User folder now? Please post back the contents of each folder and subfolder, and the total size.

Do you have your complete User folder on C and are these the files you are working from now? Open some of your active files and look at their Properties to see what the location of the User folder is - it needs to be C.

It's possible the User folder on System Reserved is the cause of the imaging error and it's removal will solve it once we see it's inactive, and if it brings the size of the partition below 34 mb used space. If not, we need to look in the other folders to see if something got written there erroneously as well.

At any point you can also use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize C from the left by 100mb and add that space to System Reserved from the right - an easier fix although I wouldn't want to have a set of User folders in my System Reserved either way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

A Users folder doesn't belong in the system reserved partition and I have no idea what it is doing there. The system reserved is the OS domain and no other application should use it. Space is tight in this little system reserved partition and 50MB is required by the OS for shadow copies during the imaging process.

I would suggest you install the Partition Wizard mini Tool (link given earlier). The explore partition function of the tool will give greater insight than simply assigning sys res a letter and using explorer.
Have a look inside this Users folder and post back the result.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System Image erroneous space error




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Space Error msg- Creating Windows 7 WIM system image
Hello! I'm booting from Windows PE DVD. I have entered in the directory command to identify all of my drivers. c:\ volume of C is System reserved d:\ files and folders of the OS e:\ Windows PE DVD that contains my ImageX file f:\ USB flash drive
Backup and Restore
How much space should i dedicate to a full system image?
What whould be the max for a fresh operation system with some apps installed like skype, steam etc
Backup and Restore
How much space does a system image require?
Is it big and if it is can i save it on a 16gb usb flash drive?
Backup and Restore
Attempting to create a backup system image, not enough space error
Hello, I'm belatedly trying to create my first system recovery backup, on a system which I first installed Windows back in November 2011. There will be a newbie question included, which might answer the question pretty conclusively though. I have a 1TB drive with a 214GB partition that I set up...
Backup and Restore
RE : Manage Space in System Image backup
Please explain why is it necessary to select the first option ....... Let Windows manage the space used for backup history Will the 2nd option be good enough ? If not, why not ? Thank you. P.S. I do System Image Backup once a week, on Monday of each week.
Backup and Restore
Can you increase space used by image/system backup ?
How do you increase the size used for windows image/system backups ? Can I increase the allocated space in the attached jpg from the current maximum 139.73 GB shown in Control Panel/Backup and Restore/Manage Space/Change Settings ? Thanks...TR
Backup and Restore


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 05:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App