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Creating a system image in safe mode with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sethvel1, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. sethvel1

    sethvel1 Thread Starter

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    I am attemptin to make a backup image of my hard drive. The new Image will be complied on an external hard. The drive has a 1TB Capacity with 450 Gigs free. I am receiving an error code during the image compilation stating that there is a problem with the I/O device. I ran chkdsk and found no problems. I also switched USB ports just to rule that out. I have used this same external hard drive to image a different laptop with no issues last week. My next approach would be to try this in safe mode. When I am in safe mode, I cannot find the location of the software which windows uses to create the image. I typed the location into the address bar and it pulled up a link in the address bar which took me back to the control panel. Can anyone tell me if this is possible to do in safe mode and if not, what my next step would be.

    Windows error:
    The Operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or destination. If the source or destination volume is on a disk, run CHKDSK/R on the source or destination volume and then retry the operation. (0x8078012D)

    Additional Information:

    The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error (0x8007045D)

    Any help is greatly appreciated. I would rather use the windows software. Last time I used a third party I was messing around with 3. When it came time to use it, I could not figure out how to get it done. With Windows, I won't run into that problem of finding the software when I need to restore a drive.

    :cool:Thanks Everyone for all useful suggestion and directions!!!!!!!!:cool:
     
  2. Synt4xError

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    1) Save Data on external and format external.
    2) Manually backup data on source PC and reinstall OS (Format Hard Drive before reinstallation)

    Others may have different thoughts on this, but that's what I would do.
     
  3. sethvel1

    sethvel1 Thread Starter

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    I am only trying to save the ISO image of the hard drive on the external drive. I have other images of other hard drives saved on that hard drive so formatting that hard drive is not an option. Also, I am not trying to reinstall windows on the internal hard drive, I am simply backing it up. So to sum it up and maybe clarify, I am trying to image the internal hard drive with Windows 7 software, saving the image to the external hard drive. With the problems I am having, I want to try to do so in safe mode but I am not finding the Windows backup software while in safe mode. I want to know if this is possible while in safe mode. I am also open to other ideas as to how to correct the I/O error I am receiving. I do appreciate your time for your response but it does not address the issues I wish to correct.
     
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