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Windows 7 System Image Backup 0x8078012D

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  • I'm having a problem with Windows 7 Backup. It seems to backup normally until it gets most of the way done with the system image, then I get the 0x8078012D error and it's suggested that I run chkdsk /R. It creates the image up to 170 GB (my C: drive has about 185 GB) before it stops. I haven't yet run chkdsk.  I am using Mcafee Total Protection and have tried turning off Real-time Scanning while it is backing up but I still get this message. My question is what is the System Image Backup? Is it just the recovery discs? If I change the settings to include the entire C: drive (it is currently set to let windows choose) will this have the same effect as long as I have the recovery discs?
    Friday, June 25, 2010 1:44 AM

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  • System Image Backup creates a recovery image which could be in the form of disc(s) if you burn it to disc, and/ or it could be on another internal drive, and/ or it could be on an external drive, all depending on where you write it to. The basic principle is to create a "shell" of your machine so that if something happens, including total hard drive failure, you just write that image to a clean, healthy drive and you're back to the point you were at when the image was created.

    What has worked for others in your situation is to completely turn off your anti virus software while doing this backup.

    You may choose to disconnect from the internet while doing so.

    Please let us know how it works out.

    • Proposed as answer by hmmmm..... _ Monday, June 28, 2010 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by cory78 Monday, June 28, 2010 8:36 PM
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:32 AM

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  • System Image Backup creates a recovery image which could be in the form of disc(s) if you burn it to disc, and/ or it could be on another internal drive, and/ or it could be on an external drive, all depending on where you write it to. The basic principle is to create a "shell" of your machine so that if something happens, including total hard drive failure, you just write that image to a clean, healthy drive and you're back to the point you were at when the image was created.

    What has worked for others in your situation is to completely turn off your anti virus software while doing this backup.

    You may choose to disconnect from the internet while doing so.

    Please let us know how it works out.

    • Proposed as answer by hmmmm..... _ Monday, June 28, 2010 1:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by cory78 Monday, June 28, 2010 8:36 PM
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:32 AM
  • Well I ran chkdsk on C: and it came up with 1 bad file cluster. Then tried to run it on the external hard drive, but it seemed to hang during the fourth stage. I ran western digital's data lifeguard program and it didn't find any problems. Then I did as you suggested and completely turned off my antivirus. Then the backup worked. 

    Will the backup software run through the whole system image backup again the next time I run it or will it just get updated with the new files? 

    • Proposed as answer by tsik27 Monday, May 30, 2011 6:08 PM
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:07 PM
  • It will write new backups leaving the old backups until it runs out of space in the part of the disc which you have allocated to backup. As it runs out of space it will will delete the oldest first to make room for the new backups.

     

    Monday, June 28, 2010 1:55 AM
  • Well that's not exactly the answer I was looking for. Will it create a brand new system image file? The first time it took roughly 3 hours to complete the system image alone. Will it take this long each consecutive time or will it only take a few minutes, like the normal backup after it is initially run?

    On a side note, I think it was the external hard drive which was causing the system image to fail to backup. Last night after the successful backup I noticed that the drive was making odd noises. It sounded like something was rattling inside the case. After closer inspection it sounded like three or four consecutive soft clicks. I exchanged it today for a new one which is sounding normal so far. I guess I'll wait and see it it fails at the system image again.

    Monday, June 28, 2010 3:03 AM
  • The image backup will back up your system drive and boot files into an image. If you restore this image, your system and system partition will back to the status when you did this backup.

    What is a system image? 


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Monday, June 28, 2010 7:30 AM
    Moderator
  • So sad that Msoft moderators can't read well enough to answer a direct question. I've run into this when e-mailing or posting in forums. For the benefit of cory78 let's try again...

    cory78 has asked 2 times whether a system image will be created from scratch if a previous attempt to create it is incomplete, or will the failed attempt just be added to to create a complete system image.

    I'm sure that I don't have to tell you that posting answers that don't address the question is useless.

     

    Thanks for your help

    Friday, August 26, 2011 9:21 AM
  • So sad that Msoft moderators can't read well enough to answer a direct question. I've run into this when e-mailing or posting in forums. For the benefit of cory78 let's try again...

    cory78 has asked 2 times whether a system image will be created from scratch if a previous attempt to create it is incomplete, or will the failed attempt just be added to to create a complete system image.

    I'm sure that I don't have to tell you that posting answers that don't address the question is useless.

     

    Thanks for your help


    It depends.
    Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:16 AM
  • So sad that Msoft moderators can't read well enough to answer a direct question. I've run into this when e-mailing or posting in forums. For the benefit of cory78 let's try again...

    cory78 has asked 2 times whether a system image will be created from scratch if a previous attempt to create it is incomplete, or will the failed attempt just be added to to create a complete system image.

    I'm sure that I don't have to tell you that posting answers that don't address the question is useless.

     

    Thanks for your help

     

    There is no continuing to make an image which previously failed. You can't say you want to image the drive today but have it pick up from where it failed a week ago; that's not going to happen. If you image the drive right now, you get what exists right now.

    Hope this helps clarify the issue.

     

     

    Saturday, December 03, 2011 12:37 PM