Windows 10: Windows backup can't find system image

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  1. tunacity Win User

    Windows backup can't find system image


    I see that thousands of others have had this same problem, and I've tried a dozen solutions, but Windows still can't find my image to do a system restore. I've been able to attach the vhdx files, and they're viewable in Windows, so there may be a way to manually create partitions in a new drive and copy the files to them – but gosh, it shouldn't be this hard. Is there perhaps a third party program that can locate these vhdx files and re-create a disk from them?Thanks in advance....

    :)
     
    tunacity, May 21, 2022
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  2. Creating a System Image backup - keeps looping

    Hi,

    Thank you for giving us an opportunity to assist you with the query.

    I understand the inconvenience caused, now that you have me with you let me take care of this.

    The system image is exactly like the mirrored copy of the Operating System which contains the configuration of the Operating System. When you create backup system image your windows 10 comes back to the same position at when the image was created earlier.

    As an initial step, I suggest you to make sure that the services required for backup to run successfully is enabled. Refer to these steps:


    • Press Windows + R
      keys, type services.msc and press Enter.

    • In the services window, locate the services
      File history service
      and the Volume shadow copy service and check if they are running.

    • If they are not running, right-click and select
      Start to manually start the service.

    • Check if you are able to create a backup now.
    Step 1: I suggest you to follow the steps from the below article created by

    Andre Da Costa
    and check if it helps.

    How to: Create a system image in Windows 10

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...ndows-10/84fa6683-e3ac-4e93-9139-368af9267869

    Step 2: If the issue still persists, I suggest you to boot the computer in a clean boot state and then check.

    Booting the computer in a clean boot state can reduce software conflicts and help identify the root cause of the issue. You can refer to this article for more information:

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows

    Note: After troubleshooting, reset the computer to start as usual. Refer to the step
    How to set the computer to start as usual after clean boot troubleshooting under more information.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know the status, we are glad to assist you further.
     
    Abdul_Malik, May 21, 2022
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  3. Geekoid Win User
    Using network hard drive for backup

    It depends what sort of backup you want to do. If you're happy just backing up regular files, then there are a bazillion (really, that many!) different bits of freeware to do that. There is a good list here:

    Download Back Up Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

    and pretty much all of them can do network backups. Some even have fancy options like encryption. Really, the most useful thing is just being able to schedule them and know they ran OK.

    You may also want to make a system image backup too, and you'll find that software in the very same list.

    I don't have Windows 8 as yet, so I'm afraid I can't suggest any for that platform. Personally, I use Clonezilla for image backups.
     
    Geekoid, May 21, 2022
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  4. Windows backup can't find system image

    System images and backups.

    Hi Arthur,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per your query, I like to inform you that; if a copy of C drive on any external storage media/system partition cannot be used for system recovery purposes. You need to create System image backup using File history.

    To create system image on Windows 10 follow the below methods.


    • Type File history in the search area on the taskbar and select File history.

    • Click on System image backup on the left bottom corner of the Window file history Window.

    • Click on Create System Image on the left panel of the System Image backup windows.

    • Select the driver, where you want to Create system Image.

    • Follow on screen instruction.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, May 21, 2022
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