Windows 10: error when trying to restore a system image backup. It says backup was created with BIOS...

Discus and support error when trying to restore a system image backup. It says backup was created with BIOS... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I had a processor fail causing my MBR to be corrupted. I did not have an SRD for this system. I downloaded Windows 10 Pro 64 bit from your site. I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JimGager, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. JimGager Win User

    error when trying to restore a system image backup. It says backup was created with BIOS...


    I had a processor fail causing my MBR to be corrupted. I did not have an SRD for this system. I downloaded Windows 10 Pro 64 bit from your site. I have a good backup of the system but version 1809 of Windows will not perform a system image restore. I download windows 10 Pro 64 bit version 1803 to resolve the restore problem. Now what I get is an error message sayin Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using BIOS and this computer is using EFI. Please help me get my original files restored. Thank you.

    :)
     
    JimGager, Dec 26, 2018
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  2. Clark Ari Win User

    Restore a System Image Backup

    Hi Kirk,

    One of the possible reasons why this issue occurs is when the System Image Backup that you'd like to restore is corrupted. We would like to know more about the issue so we can assist you better. Please answer the following questions:

    • How did you create your system image backup?
    • Can you provide us the screenshot of the exact error message?
    • Is your USB device readable to other PCs?
    • What are the contents of the USB device? Can you provide us the screenshot of it?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Clark Ari, Dec 26, 2018
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  3. twilyth Win User
    Backup utility

    Cobian backup will do file backups locally or to ftp, with or without encryption and compression. However it doesn't do image backups, which is really what you need if want to fully restore your system.

    I've used the W7 back up program and Acronis a few times to restore a system and both work great. With Acronis though, you need to burn the recovery cd they suggest FOR EACH and EVERY machine you use it on.

    One problem with W7 backup is that seems to break easily. On one machine I did an upgrade re-install and the backup utility doesn't work. No luck in trouble shooting it either. So I now rely on Acronis exclusively for image backups. But I use Cobian for file backups to ftp.
     
    twilyth, Dec 26, 2018
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  4. error when trying to restore a system image backup. It says backup was created with BIOS...

    Restore a System Image Backup

    I created a Windows 10 System Image backup of my SSD drive, and stored it on a 64GB USB stick prior to sending my computer in for repair. Of course, the SSD was needlessly wiped and reset to factory defaults, so now I want to restore the system image.
    Unfortunately, I can't get Windows to recognize the USB nor a copy of that image on a hard drive during the "select an image" process. In addition, I copied that backup to a NAS device and tried to get the restore software to recognize that, but it just keeps
    giving me the same error.

    I've tried using the advanced startup to select an image both from within Windows 10 as well as via booting from a USB stick that was loaded with the Windows 10 media tools. The same errors and dialogs are presented.

    What are the steps to replace the factory image with my backed up system image?

    Unfortunately, the system image is not bootable since that would make too much sense.
     
    Kirk Hutchinson, Dec 26, 2018
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