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[Urgent] Unable to restore from System Image

  1. #11


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could use the method in the tutorial below to extract files from the system image, but it won't help with programs. Programs will need to be reinstalled.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

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  2. #12


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    =/ ok. While I reset I would like to know why this error happens. It's the first time this has occurred as I have done a system image several times in the past
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    This error usually happens when there's an issue with the recovery partition. Normally, you could just boot from your installation media to do the system image from instead. I'm not sure why it would give you the same error when you booted from the installation media and not your Windows though.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    This error usually happens when there's an issue with the recovery partition. Normally, you could just boot from your installation media to do the system image from instead. I'm not sure why it would give you the same error when you booted from the installation media and not your Windows though.

    If you like, I find that using Macrium Reflect is a more reliable way to do system images in the future.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #15


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Alright thanks. Should I still marked it as solved despite not getting a fix for the image?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's up to you, but you could leave it unsolved to see if someone may know something else that may help.
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  7. #17


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Will do, thanks anyway. Will keep the system image for 2 weeks.
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  8. #18


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I fixed it! However I just need to reinstall the graphics driver
    What I did
    1: Installed a clean copy of WIndows
    2: Install Reflect
    3: Mount the VHDX where Windows and everything was
    4: Backup the VHDX to a USB HDD using Reflect
    5: Create a Reflect USB
    6: Restored the Reflect Backup to my main hard drive
    7: Booted to the 8.1 Installation USB
    8: Fixed the bootloader.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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