Windows 7 - Create a system image - error message (8x80780119)

first I try to create a system image of windows 7 on a WD external HD hard drive 1TB, but I always receive this error message...

" Threre is not enough disk space to create the volum shadow copy on storage location. Make sure that for all volume to be backup up, the minimum disk space required for shadow copy creation is available. this applies to both the backup storage destination and volume included in the backup. Minimum requirement for Volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabyte of free space. for voulimes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. Recommended at least 1 gigabytes free of disk space on each volumes if volumes size is more than 1 gigabytes (0x80780119)"

I change on Disk Management a drive letter from D: to F: because I have a thinkpad lenovo mode x100e Netbook.

I don't undertstand, I have enough space on my external HD 1 TB.

Can you help me with this issue.

Thanks,

Eduardo.
mallonyIT TechnicianAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
found another item to try

right click on my computer, select manage, disk managment, assign the system reserved partiton a drive letter
from an elevated command prompt
replace X: with the drive letter you just assigned

Fsutil usn queryjournal X:
fsutil usn deletejournal /N /D X:

go back into disk managment and remove the drive letter

try the backup again.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you will need a 3rd party disk partition tool i.e. gparted and increase the boot folder from 100MB to say 300MB

another partition tool http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

Then it should run ok.
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nobusCommented:
try making the image with Paragon B&R (free) :  http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Can you take a screen shot of your Windows Disk Management and load it here?
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mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
Please find attached a screen shot from my Windows Disk Management.
Windows-Disk-Management-screensh.JPG
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Are you trying to take backup of only c partition or the first partition as well?
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mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
only C partition.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
As your boot files are located on this 1.5GB partition during backup of C: Windows tries to backup that partition as well. I think this could be the issue.
Just to check this suggestion download the tool already suggested by nobus: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/
Try to take backup of C: with it and it will not automatically include that partition. Then take backup of two partitions (you should do that because in other case the system after restore will not boot).
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
A system image backup does the boot drive (SYSTEM_DRV) and Drive C..

Why is your system_drv so large? it normally is 100mb, I've found that 200-350MB works better though.. Since only the boot files are there plus maybe recovery.wim it shouldn't be that large.
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mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
My system is large, I think that this is due to a virtual machine with some other operating systems on it.

Do I still have an option to create an image, despite having VM ware with some system on it?

Can I still be able to do some image from this machine?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
the SYSTEM_DRV (no drive letter) should have nothing in it except the boot files and maybe winre.wim

An image of Windows7_OS (c) should work no matter what is on it.
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mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
can you show me how?
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mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
I will try that!

Thanks.
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