Windows 10: System Image Restore Problem

Discus and support System Image Restore Problem in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi everyone, I really need some help. I backed up my system using a system image about a month ago. Then just recently my system kept freezing. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by michaelswift, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. System Image Restore Problem

    Hi everyone,

    I really need some help. I backed up my system using a system image about a month ago. Then just recently my system kept freezing. I went to reinstall windows and it kept crashing and therefore had no operating system on.

    So so I then used my windows 10 recovery cd. I went to the system image restore and located the image.

    However every time I try to recover it, the process freezes (image attached). The actual system image is stored on my external hard drive.


    michaelswift, Apr 21, 2019

  2. System Image Problem


    Could you elaborate on the Nick's Data? I've already done a Sys Img to G: drive.
    What is a Belarc Advisor audit?

    Rebooting now to see if drives stay the same.

    caddman6425, Apr 21, 2019
  3. System Image Problem

    [table][tr][td]Version[/td] [td]Date[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.05[/td] [td]8/03/2009[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.08[/td] [td]7/21/2009[/td] [/tr] [/table]
    Which one is newer?
    Only 5.05 was offered on HP for the machine I linked.
    The description danced around some of the anomalies we're seen with drives.

    Since only 5.05 was offered, I questioned 5.08
    Guess we know the answer now - 5.05 failed to flash.
    We could spend time trying to figure that out, but IMO it's better on the back burner for now

    I think the next step is to try the Macrium sleight of hand to get the System Image restored.
    I'd like to get the System Image up and running to do the follwoing

    • Copy Nick's data to a folder off of the restored System Image C: drive

    • run a Belarc Advisor audit to collect license keys for Nick's software

    • there might be other data collection that Nick can do in preparation for the final step

    The final step is a clean install, install up-to-date MS and 3rd party software, and restore the copied personal data.

    Nick was having difficulty locating the outlook files in the System Image - so getting it back running live is the best I can think of.

    Thoughts, suggestions, and objections are always welcome and considered
    Slartybart, Apr 21, 2019
  4. fdegrove Win User

    System Image Restore Problem

    System Image Problem

    Hi Nick,

    No need to stress.
    Since the dl of the windows install media failed twice in a row already we are going to do as Bill suggests.
    No use wasting another day on it at this point.

    Here is a description of the steps to follow:

    - Connect the external drive that contains the Macrium images we made.

    -Boot off of the Macrium rescue CD. Make the necessary changes in bios so booting from CD is the highest on the boot order priority list or use the machine's bootmenu (Fn key ? ) to select to boot off of CD.

    - From within Macrium select restore. Browse for image 0_SysRes etc. and load it in Macrium.

    - Select the drive to restore to: your c: drive. Make sure it is the correct drive. Only one internal drive should be connected at this point.

    -Drag and drop the loaded backup image to the beginning of the C:\ partition. It must be fully at the left of the partition.

    - Click restore and confirm.

    - Once it has finished close Macrium. It will automatically reboot.

    -Boot again off of the CD.

    -Macrium loads and select restore again.

    -Browse for and select 1_Windows from the backup drive. Select the same destination drive and drag and drop it right next to the small partition we just restored. Click restore, confirm the overwrite and let it finish.

    -Again close Macrium and reboot once more off of the cd.

    -In Macrium on the top left hand side there a menu option that reads something along these lines (I'll load it in a few minutes to verify and correct if necessary) : "Fix Windows boot problems".
    Click it.

    -Let it finish and reboot off the main hard drive this time.

    - Cross your fingers and hopefully Windows will start up.

    I suggest not doing this immediately. I hope Bill will have a look at the suggested steps and correct any if need be.

    Best, *Wink
    fdegrove, Apr 21, 2019

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