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m4 256GB can't restore system image

Hi,

 

 I have a laptop with Win 7 Pro 64-bit full patched with the latest. I wanted to update my slow HD with new m4 256GB SSD. So, I backed my 100G C drive using Windows Create System Image applet.
  Swapped the drives then booted using the system recovery CD. Went to diskpart, did the following::
  • select disk 0
  • create partition align=1024 (also tried 4096)
  • format fs=ntfs
  • active
  • assign
Then tried to do "System Image Recovery" which keeps giving me this error 0x80042412, details says that "no disk can be used for recovering the system...etc"
I tried removing all partitions and volumes on the SSD (using diskpart's clean command), but it gives a different error (0x80042403)
One thing I noticed in diskpart's (detail disk) command that the SSD one line that says (Boot Disk: No), is this normal? Not sure why I'm the only one getting this error.


Could you please help.

 

Cheers

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targetbsp
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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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I've never used the Windows image thing.

You could try this: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

 

Failing that I'll leave this thread for someone who has used it to answer. :smileyhappy:

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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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Thanks a lot targetbsp, you have made my day. Guess what the guys at msdn forum said,,, Windows 7 does NOT support image restore to SSD!!

 

Can't believe MSFT is still making money with Windows.

 

More few questions:

  • Not sure how macrium format my SSD (1024 vs 4096),  How can I find out?
  • Which one is better? 1024 vs 4096
  • Can convert from either without losing data?
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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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As long as the alignment is divisible by 4k it doesn't matter what you use. :smileyhappy:

 

No, you can't easily change it afterwards.

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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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Hmm, here is what diskpart report:

 

 

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary             99 GB    32 KB
  Partition 0    Extended            99 GB    99 GB
  Partition 2    Logical             99 GB    99 GB

DISKPART>

 

I have two partitions each one is 100G.....So first offset seems OK, but second one is hard to calculate :smileyhappy:.

 

Cheers,

Abdul

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targetbsp
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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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This will check for you: http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?download_id=9

Just choose each drive in turn and it will show green and say OK if it's fine or red and bad if not.

 

I'm afraid I don't know much about setting up multiple partitions, i always just use folders.

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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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OK, here is more info from msinfo applet:

 

I got two partitions, here is the starting offset of each one:

 

Partition	Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size	100.00 GB (107,372,772,352 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset	32,768 bytes

Partition	Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size	100.00 GB (107,372,805,120 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset	107,372,805,120 bytes

 

Doing quick calculations:

 

First Partition Offset: 32,768 / 4096 = 8 (Looks fine)

Second Parition Offset: 107,372,805,120 / 4096 = 26214063.75 (Looks bad)

 

So, would increasing the size of the first partition fix the second partition offset?

 

Cheers,

Abdul

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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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targetbsp wrote:

This will check for you: http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?download_id=9

Just choose each drive in turn and it will show green and say OK if it's fine or red and bad if not.

 

I'm afraid I don't know much about setting up multiple partitions, i always just use folders.



Thank you so much, I was looking for a tool like this

 

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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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Like I say, I've never played with that, but it makes sense!

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Re: m4 256GB can't restore system image

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Ok, it's getting interesting...

 

So, here is the Current Offsest for the second (bad) partition and then below I calcuated how it should start :smileyhappy:

 

 107,372,805,120.00 	 26,214,063.75 	Current (bad)

 (3,072.00)		

 107,372,802,048.00 	 26,214,063.00 	Planned (good)

 

So, by decreasing first partition 3,072 KB I should get second partition start the right place. That's the plan anyhow.

 

But, before I do this I thought let me do quick analysis of current performance of the two partitions (the good and the bad).

 

Good parition (Drive C):

 

C Drive - as-ssd-bench M4-CT256M4SSD2 5.6.2012 9-29-55 PM.png

 

 

Bad parition (Drive D):

D-Drive - as-ssd-bench M4-CT256M4SSD2 5.6.2012 9-25-14 PM.png

 

On the read side not much difference. But the write side there is a big hit indeed. So, let me try "fix" this for dive D and will report back the results.

 

Cheers,

Abdul