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Windows 7: image restore 0x80042302

11 Mar 2015   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
image restore 0x80042302

Trying to do image restore to blank hard drive but I keep getting message a volume shadow copy service component encounted an unexpected error check the application event log for more information (0x80042302).THe computer is a hp 6530b, I was running windows 7 pro. I have try just about everything I found on the internet. I do not have a install disk as I got this on the internet a couple of years ago.I created a recovery and image disk as soon as I got the system. I do not run anything of importance so I was not worrying about what it restore to. My old hard drive crashed so I was unable to recover anything. Any help anyone can give I am willing to try. Thank ahead of time.
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12 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Perhaps something here will help:
0x80042302 on system restore.. - Microsoft Community

Check whether Volume Shadow Copy Service, System Restore Service is started and Set to Automatic

1. Type Services.msc in Start Menu search box, hit Enter.
2. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running and set on Automatic.
3. If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, Start it. Also set it on Automatic if it is not.
4. restart your computer.
Now try to do a system restore.
You may also download the Norton removal tool and completely remove all the components of Norton. Check if that helps.
Check how the computer works in safe mode.
Start your computer in safe mode - Windows Help
If the computer works fine in safe mode, then do a clean boot.
Refer this KB article:
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
Also, run System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to make sure system files are intact and to replace the file. Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue
3. At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files
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12 Mar 2015   #3

windows 7 professional 64 bit

thank for the reply but as I stated I am trying to do a image restore to a blank drive, so I am unable to check any of the suggested items, as least I do not know how if I have no system to load and do my image restore.
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13 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Sorry it didn't help. Hopefully another member will have some suggestions for you. :)
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13 Mar 2015   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I'm guessing you are using the built in Windows Imaging...
If you are using a different program such as Macrium, post that info, there would be different instructions.

See if this tutorial by Brink helps for the W7 built in utility:
System Image Recovery
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13 Mar 2015   #6

windows 7 professional 64 bit

I created my image disk using window 7 recovery, there are 3 image dvd disks and the bootable repair disk. I have tried bootable repair disks that I made using Aomei,,paragon with the same result of course I do not have image disks by those programs only windows 7 that I created when I got the laptop (HP 6530b). I have tried to load the image disks onto a difference system running win 7 and win 10 with smaller and larger hard drives than I had in my laptop. Last night I loader a friend win 7 installation disk but still could not run the image disks. I have tried to image to a blank drive, one with win 7, one with win 10 all to equal, larger, and smaller disks. The equal size was on the original lap top, the others on a desktop. I do not have a win 7 install disk for my laptop as I got it over the internet. I have printed Brinks instructions but I do not know when I will try it as I have loaded win 10 on my system but will try them on another system that I have a blank drive on. I will try anything anyone suggests as Microsoft will probably want a product key when they release the final win 10. I thank you and everyone for any suggestions.
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