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Windows 7: W7 BZ won't burn System Image to DVD

15 Jul 2011   #1
richiesr3

W7 32bit
 
 
W7 BZ won't burn System Image to DVD

I'm trying to burn a System Image of my W7 Pro OS to DVDs and it won't do it. The Wizard keeps requesting a "media larger than 1GB" and "Formatting/Preparing media" and cycling around and around continuously. It will save a System Image to another HDD location but not to DVDs.

Can you copy the HDD System Image to DVDs?

I have an NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A PATA device. Device Manager/Driver Update (online) shows no new drivers for this device.

So what do you think?

Thanx,

Richiesr3


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15 Jul 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what you are doing wrong, but--

Saving to DVDs is not the way to go. Technically, possible..practically speaking, not a wise decision.

Backup your image to an external usb drive.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hey there,

I might be wrong, but it won't burn it to multiple DVDs (if your system image size is larger than your DVD size). It can't split the image. If you want to burn it to DVDs, save the system image to another drive, then split it with a tool like HJSplit HJSplit: free file splitting software for Windows, Linux and other platforms and burn it.

Edit: The reason for this is the system image is a VHD, which doesn't like to be split
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15 Jul 2011   #4
richiesr3

W7 32bit
 
 

I'm glad someone moved my thread. It appears that the answer is right below me now on this discussion board. IJMOLINA is having the same problem.

I'll keep saving it to a another HDD.

If I want to save to DVD, it looks like the advice on that thread says to get Macrium Reflect Free at this link: Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Thanks though...

I'll call this one solved unless someone else has something to add.

Thanx,

Richiesr3
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15 Jul 2011   #5
richiesr3

W7 32bit
 
 

Hjones,

Thanks for the post. I was really kinda bored today and thought I'd give the "Ol System Image to DVDs" a whirl. Now I'm bored again.

Thanx,

Richiesr3
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15 Jul 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hjonesMCT View Post
Hey there,

I might be wrong, but it won't burn it to multiple DVDs (if your system image size is larger than your DVD size). It can't split the image. If you want to burn it to DVDs, save the system image to another drive, then split it with a tool like HJSplit HJSplit: free file splitting software for Windows, Linux and other platforms and burn it.

Edit: The reason for this is the system image is a VHD, which doesn't like to be split

you are wrong. Win 7 Backup and Restore will correctly handle backing up a system image to DVDs.

I don't recommend such but it is a viable alternative.
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