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Disaster recovery testing a 2008r2 Windows System Image restore to Hyper-V VM

Testing some backup images we have for older servers after a disaster recovery scare. I have a System Image backup from a Windows 2008 R2 exchange server that gets generated by our backup system (Ahsay) using windows server backup

I am trying to test the restore file doing a bare metal restore on a virtual machine on hyper-v 2016

I run through the 2008r2 install media, repair your computer, re-image, load the image from the network, and am immediately hit with the following error:

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The system image restore has failed.

Error details: The device is not connected. (0x8007048F)
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I can't seem to find any details about anything like this on the internet. I am wondering if this backup is bad? Theres literally nearly nothing for this specific error in this specific instance anywhere that I see. It doesnt help that the error itself is incredibly vague.

There is only one virtual hard disk attached to this machine, and it is larger than the source computer's hard disk.

This is my first deep dive into using Windows System Images so it's quite possible I just don't understand how to do this correctly, but from what research I've done on line, what I am attempting to do should not only be possible but completely straightforward.
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