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Windows 7: sys image fails

13 Mar 2011   #31

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Your 100MB system reserved is almost certainly your problem (as indicated earlier in the thread). It needs ideally 50MB free for a shadow copy when imaging. 38MB is way under.

1) Temporarily assign a letter to system reserved in Disk Management
2) enable show hidden and system files
3) You can now see it's contents. Post a screen shot of the contents

Depending what's in there, there is a cleanup operation that can be used.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #32


You may need to enable popups from this site as clicking on the paperclip opens an attachment utility. If not, try the down arrow next to the Paper Clip.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Did you make a backup as offered by Ccleaner registry module?

Try restoring the backup it made.

I don't recommend using the registry cleaner part of Ccleaner
Never had a single problem with the registery cleaner. I only use it when I have problems though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Mar 2011   #34


The post was from 2 1/2 years ago, when CCleaner still got blamed for registry tweakers' problems.

No longer.

The app was finessed to final perfection about two years ago when it's issues trickled down to nothing. It is a genius app still maintained by some of the world's top geniuses.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #35

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

This problem is not uncommon and doesn't involve CCleaner.
You either move the system partition and make it larger or clean it out (using the correct tool).
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14 Mar 2011   #36
Fat John

Windows 7 Ultimate

I went to another browser. The Upload tool did come up with this browser when clicked on paperclip. I hope this provides the information you need. The system reserve does not appear to hve very much.

sys image fails-capture-disk-mangement.png

sys image fails-c-drive-reserve-area.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #37


Your SysReserved partition is showing only 39mb size when it's supposed to be 100mb minimum. We cannot confirm this because the Disk Management window is not maximized so we can't see the Listings columns showing sizes.

If your System Reserved partition is truly only 39mb then your options are to expand your System Reserved partition to make it spacious enough it doesn't cause any more problems, or delete it to recover its space and the System boot files into Win7.

Back up your files and backup image so you can start over if necessary: Make a Repair CD if you don't already have a Win7 DVD. System Repair Disc - Create - Windows 7 Forums

To expand SysReserved use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to rightclick>Resize Win7 partition, drag left grey border to the right to free up enough space to add to your SysReserved to make it 200mb, click OK.

Next rightclick System Reserved>Resize, drag right grey border to the right to add the extra space you made, OK. Apply all Steps. If Win7 won't start, boot the DVD/REpair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

To delete SysReserved and recover its space and System boot files into Win7, boot PW CD, rightclick SysReserved to Delete, OK. Then rightclick Win7 to Resize, drag left grey border all the way to left, OK, again rightclick Win7 partition to Modify>Set to Active, OK, Apply all Steps.

Now boot the Win7 DVD/Repair CD, accept any offered Repair, if it doesn't start boot back in to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #38

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

@Fat John
It certainly looks like your total system reserved is 39MB. Enough to hold the boot files but would be surprised if you could ever make a Windows image.
Even 100MB can present problems at times. 200MB is a better size.
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15 Mar 2011   #39
Fat John

Windows 7 Ultimate

Ok. It is only 39 MB. I assume there is some good reason for the System Reserved. So, I am going to try to keep it. I can not do a Win7 backup image to backup because that is my probleim. I could not create a backup image to an exterial drive because my C drive System Reserved partition is too small to create an image.

It appears I need to do this without a Operating System backup because I do not have a choice. I will use my Win7 DVD if action cause the system to not start.

I assume that "free Partition Wizard bootable CD" is a free program I can download and then use. I will have to buy a writable CD to copy it to.

As noted above, I will need to make it 200 MB. I think that is all I need. This will be a week job. So, I will have time to find out how to use the new Partition software and fix system if things go wrong.

Thanks for the help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #40


You can get good quality CD's 5 for $2 on the wall rack at Walgreens.

Be sure to back up your files. You can save a Macrium backup image just in case: Macrium - Image your system - Windows 7 Forums
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