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Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

  1. #30


    recimg doesn't work for me. I keep looking for the solution with no luck. Other posts on web forums show many others have the exact same problem.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>mkdir C:\RefreshImage
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>recimg -CreateImage C:\RefreshImage
    Source OS location: C:
    Recovery image path: C:\RefreshImage\CustomRefresh.wim
    Creating recovery image. Press [ESC] to cancel.
    Initializing
    100%
    Creating snapshot
    27%
    The recovery image cannot be written.
    Error Code - 0x80042411

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

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  2. #31


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mikiep,

    I can't find anything on that error code either that has been solved.

    As a test, you might enabe the built-in Administrator account, sign in to it, have nothing else running, and try this again to see how it does.
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  3. #32


    Thanks for the idea! I didn't think of that.. but unfortunately still same

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>mkdir C:\RefreshImage
    A subdirectory or file C:\RefreshImage already exists.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>recimg -CreateImage C:\RefreshImage
    Source OS location: C:
    Recovery image path: C:\RefreshImage\CustomRefresh.wim
    Creating recovery image. Press [ESC] to cancel.
    Initializing
    100%
    Creating snapshot
    27%
    The recovery image cannot be written.
    Error Code - 0x80042411

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    Error VSS event id 8193

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IVssAsrWriterBackup::GetAsrMetadata. hr = 0x80042411, A critical volume selected for backup exists on a disk which cannot be backed up by ASR.

    Operation:

    PrepareForBackup event

    Context:
    Execution Context: ASR Writer
    Execution Context: Writer
    Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
    Writer Name: ASR Writer
    Writer Instance ID: {eecd776d-7c2c-4dd0-a6c1-ae3c54b5eead}

    Error-specific details:
    ASR Writer: A critical volume selected for backup exists on a disk which cannot be backed up by ASR. (0x80042411)
    ~~~


    Warning VSS event id 12290

    Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: ASR writer Error 0x80042411. hr = 0x00000000, The operation completed successfully.

    Operation:
    PrepareForBackup event
    Context:
    Execution Context: ASR Writer
    Execution Context: Writer
    Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
    Writer Name: ASR Writer
    Writer Instance ID: {eecd776d-7c2c-4dd0-a6c1-ae3c54b5eead}

    Error-specific details:
    ASR Writer: A critical volume selected for backup exists on a disk which cannot be backed up by ASR. (0x80042411)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I do see a windows server with the same error that was resolved with regsvr32 to the components [ 0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status. | Symantec Connect Community ]
    Anywhere to find a list of the components as used by win8 pro 64 ?

    Thanks Again !
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  4. #33


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Could you post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window to see if that may reveal anything?
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  5. #34


    Drive Management;
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  6. #35


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, try the tutorial using your D: drive letter in both commands instead.
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  7. #36


    I've tried in the past to the D drive.. I just tried it again now logged in with the Administrator.
    Still exact same.. thanks though.

    Is there a user logoff ? other than restart in win8
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  8. #37


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could log off from the Start screen.

    I'd hate to say it, but you may need to refresh to fix you custom refresh issue.
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  9. #38


    I've done refresh before and reinstalled completely.
    Right now I'm doing a full format of the E drive. Will see if it can play to there after its done. slow_ but done now.. recimg still doesn't like me.

    Interesting the first time I tried to stick a image into the fresh E, it said out of memory.. a quick look in Resource Monitor shows
    In Use 2510,mb
    StandBy 5620
    Free 4mb usually free shows almost equal to standby when I peek into resource monitor.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~ Fixed it Did several things, too many to remember.. shrunk and expanded each partition about 10mb, moved active partition back and forth.. then the error changed its number .... the final thing was stop that dataram RamDisk.
    Refresh was 35 minutes first time,, then a 45 min second time .. about 7gb CustomRefresh.wim from total of about 40gb (16gb total in page.swap.hiber)
    Last edited by mikiep; 06 Feb 2013 at 16:02.
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  10. #39


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I followed the tutorial, and the Custom Recovery Image was created without any problems in about 4 hours - I had been worried how large the image would be, but it was only 9.5 GB from 70 GB used on the windows 8 drive, so I was amazed that it contained complete Pagefile, Swapfile and Hiberfile elements in the archive. I thought that .wim files filtered out such data. I look forward to the opportunity to use the image in anger (not really).
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