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: I appear to have mess with system reserved & backup error 0x81000019

18 May 2012   #1

7 64bit
I appear to have mess with system reserved & backup error 0x81000019

Hi there,

I am using windows backup, saving disk (C: ) and (E: ) (plus the system reserved I think not sure) to disk (F: ).

I recently have error 0x81000019 for the windows backup.

Disk "windows installation SSD" (C: ) has no system reserved partition
Disk "User/games"(E: ) has a system reserved partition 33% free space
Disk "Backup" (F: ) has a system reserved partition 70% free space (does the backup make this partition or is it junk from something?)

Could you please help me to clean this up and to have system reserved on the (C: ) disk. Plus to future proof from the error 0x81000019 stopping the backup.

I afraid to ruin the boot.


Attached Thumbnails
I appear to have mess with system reserved & backup error 0x81000019-diskmanager.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10

Welcome to the forum RHS
See the following thread :

Backup Error code: 0x81000019
Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2012   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

In your case your system active is the 2nd disk (Disk 1) and not your SSD. Also this system reserved has only 37 MB free space. You should have system reserved (active) on Drive 0.
The easiest solution would be to disconnect the 2nd & third HDDs. Mark your SSD active and Run startup repair 3 times using a system repair CD you make from the "Backup & Restore" screen.
or else use Easy BCD
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Connect spinners and mark other partitions inactive. You can use a program like Partition Wizard to recover the redundant system reserved partitions on the spinners.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 May 2012   #4

7 64bit

Thanks all, it was fixed now.
Although in the process I unallocated my entire data disk, thankfully partition wizard could fix it.
Unfortunately it (probably I) could not completely remove the system reserved partitions below 8mb for some reason. Instead I just copied the data and reformated etc.

The system disk has no specific reserved partition, I suppose it won't matter? I don't believe I will be doing such as dual booting here.

Attached Thumbnails
I appear to have mess with system reserved & backup error 0x81000019-part.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 I appear to have mess with system reserved & backup error 0x81000019

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Backup Error 0x81000019 - Fix
How to Fix Backup Error 0x81000019 in Windows 7 This tutorial will help show you some ways to deal with the backup error 0x81000019 which prevents you from creating a Windows System Image. USN journal files can accumulate in the system reserved partition. If you don't have 40-50MB of free...
Backup Error code: 0x81000019
Hi, since day one of having my new computer, my windows backup has never worked even once. i'm starting to get into upgrading hardware and such within my desktop, but i really don't want to go much further before creating a good solid back up and system image to have as my safety. after...
Backup and Restore
ERROR CODE 0x81000019 Hard Drive Backup + BEEPING NOISE
I am getting a beeping sound noise from the top right corner of my vaio laptop. The problem seems to be one my hardware drivers, to make matters worse i cant even back up i just get the error code in the title! I have checked my "system reserved space" which is at 100mb so i have enough memory to...
Cannot see System Reserved during image backup etc
Cannot see System Reserved during image backup etc Just earlier I was to make an image backup of my Win7 pc. I am using DiscWizard and just went through the it but was rprised to see that there is no "system reserved" in the Partition Selection box. Previously there was a checkbox and a System...
Backup and Restore
Full BackUp & System Reserved partition?
Hi there, Have a old version of ATI Home i.e 2009. I use it's bootable CD which works good with XP & Vista to create & restore images. When booted with it on machine running W7 got a slightly different option while creating a full back up........i.e an extra Partition, Primary Active size 100...
Backup and Restore
Backup Error code: 0x81000019 (Pleas help) SSD 60GB
Hi All Error code: 0x81000019 after each fail i get the same error message: "A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. Details: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow...
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 17:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App