Windows 10: Windows server 2016 System image restore driving me crazy

Discus and support Windows server 2016 System image restore driving me crazy in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi everyone. I am simply trying to recover a windows server 2016 system image. I took the image from a 400GB HDD and i'm recovering the image onto a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by BaraccaX, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. BaraccaX Win User

    Windows server 2016 System image restore driving me crazy


    Hi everyone. I am simply trying to recover a windows server 2016 system image. I took the image from a 400GB HDD and i'm recovering the image onto a new 400GB drive. The new drive is the same model as the old drive. I am using a USB flash drive to boot into recovery.

    Error 1 - No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found.

    So as per another post i opened Diskpart, list disk, select disk 1, clean..

    Error 2 - The computer needs to be restarted to finish preparing a hard disk.

    I reboot and then get error 1 again. Around and around we go.. I've selected exclude the flash drive. Also per another post suggesting i remove the flash drive just before i start the re-image process. That didn't help either..

    I also tried to initialize the disk, set as active and assign a drive letter. no luck. So at this point. Just don't know. Thank you for any help.

    :)
     
    BaraccaX, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    restore system image from command prompt, drive d: not seen by system restore

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    To be able to help you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the following details:



    • Are you trying to restore the system image or create a system image?
    • Are you able to see the external drive in File Explorer?
    • Could you please briefly explain the procedure that you are following to initiate a system image restore?


    In the meantime, I suggest you to refer the articles on
    How to: Create a system image in Windows 10
    and

    How to restore a Windows 10 system image to an existing or larger storage device
    created by Andre Da Costa.



    Please reply with the detailed information, to help you in a better way.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. Unable to use System restore from a windows 10 image on Windows 7 with error: "windows cannot find a system image-the usb drive is not visible"

    Please help me restore windows 10
     
    raymond.bell, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Windows server 2016 System image restore driving me crazy

    Unable to use System restore from a windows 10 image on Windows 7 with error: "windows cannot find a system image-the usb drive is not visible"

    Hi Otley,

    Thanks for replying to us with the status of your issue.

    As you mentioned, when you connect the USB flash drive in to the system then the System image backup is not present. It might occur if the System image files is not created properly or may be it got corrupted.

    As an initial steps I suggest you to check for the memory space in the USB flash driver.

    If the Memory is occupied in the USB flash drive the I suggest you to try running check disk on USB flash drive and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps to perform Check Disk.


    • Press Windows + X on your keyboard.

    • Select Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Type the below commands.

      Chkdsk [drive letter]: /f /r

    Reply to us with the status of your issue, we will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Jan 24, 2020
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