I have a system image of a laptop that had a 180GB SSD drive in it. Replacing that SSD drive with a 250GB SSD drive. running Troubleshoot/Advanced Options/System Image Recovery and it finds image on a USB 3.0 disk drive fine. Run the image restore and it fails with an 0x80042412 error. Diskpart shows the drive ("0") there. Disk detail shows it as a SATA drive, online, Path, Target and LUN all zeroes, Location path = unavailable. Boot disk=No, Read-only No and all other options = No. Diskpart also reports no volumes and no partitions. The recovery option says it will partition and format the drive---never does. Fails about 5 seconds into the recovery with the error noted above.
I have sucessfully used the Toshiba DVD recovery set to recover the system to its factoiry orginal state (W8 Pro) but the image is of a Windows 8.1 pro with all of the Windows apps, etc. on it. I do not want to go back to reinstalling all of the software again. Any thoughts?