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Windows 7: System Image Recovery Error.

07 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
System Image Recovery Error.

Hey guys, just wondered if someone could help me with this?

I moved around some of my partitions after creating a system image.

When I tried to do the restore to my old layout I got this error message:

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I have to say I never used to get this error before when I moved my partitions around. It just used to come up with a menu asking me if I wanted to format and repartition my disks to match the system image. And had a checkbox I could select.

Anyone know what may be causing this?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Create a Systym Repair Disk and try it.
Worth a try..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2012   #3

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This is normal if you restore the partition where you boot from. Did you ever restore the partition where "recovery environment" is located on?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail

I have a 200mb System Reserved partition and My Recovery Environment is on my C: Drive (Windows).

I'm pretty sure I've moved these partitions around before and it's never asked me for the disk before though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2012   #5


System Image saves partition information for the physical drive(s) comprising the partitions that were imaged.

I think it's telling you that it can't restore your OS partition because the partition layout has changed and it will format the whole physical drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail

Ok thanks Jim. I'm just wondering why it hasn't offered me the choice to format and repartition though?

When I moved my C: drive around before it came up with the option and a tick box asking me if I wanted to reformat to match the layout in the system image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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