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If you guys ever get an issue with a system recovery look at this.

Issue arose:
  1. I did a secure erase and when I tried to restore the system it won't restore.
  2. I booted from my UEFI install USB and chose the system repair.
  3. Went to restore the previous system image and I got this when it was about to restore it.
Quote:
The system image restore failed.

Error details: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)

I finally fixed the problem:
The problem must have been one of 3 things I think.
  1. Either you can not restore from a image located on another GPT disk.
  2. There was a file corruption when I extracted the back up the first time. (I 7zip my system images)
  3. You are not able to restore to a secure erased drive (RAW format) and need to make it GPT first or you have to have the OS installed and then restore.


How I went though and ended up fixing the issue:
  1. I secure erased the SSD to begin
  2. Then I tried to restore to the SSD and it gave me errors
  3. Then I went into diskpart and converted the RAW SSD to a GPT disk, tried to restore and it still didn't work
  4. I then tried doing the proper partitioning as if I were installing the OS again, loaded the image and it still didn't work
  5. Then I finally just reinstalled the OS all over again
  6. Re extracted the system image again but onto my MBR formatted external USB drive not my secondary GPT formatted internal drive
  7. Rebooted to the recovery and chose the recovery from the external drive and it worked flawlessly
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Ah yea, I forgot about that, thanks. thumb.gif
Pretty much lol
The minimum 400MB works good too.

The recommended size should be in the powers of 2 (512MB, 1024MB, etc.) also, right?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Ah yea, I forgot about that, thanks. thumb.gif
Pretty much lol
The minimum 400MB works good too.

The recommended size should be in the powers of 2 (512MB, 1024MB, etc.) also, right?

IDK if that matters or not, you can set it to what ever you want I think. Just windows needs 400 minimum for certain things.
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Hi Sean,

my first posting on this forum biggrin.gif

Just wanted to say that this is a fantastic guide and I'll hopefully being using it tomorrow for my Windows 7 Pro install onto my new 64Gb Crucial M4!.

One quick question though. I've seen a few threads about moving user data over to a separate mechanical drive, either by using temporary installation user accounts, or during the actual installation process itself. Is this a good thing, and if so any guidance and / or advice as the guides I have read all seem to be a little incomplete?

Once again thanks for this fantastic resource.

Cheers,

Graf.
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Originally Posted by graphixa View Post

Hi Sean,

my first posting on this forum biggrin.gif

Just wanted to say that this is a fantastic guide and I'll hopefully being using it tomorrow for my Windows 7 Pro install onto my new 64Gb Crucial M4!.

Once again thanks for this fantastic resource.

Cheers,

Graf.

Welcome biggrin.gif
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One quick question though. I've seen a few threads about moving user data over to a separate mechanical drive, either by using temporary installation user accounts, or during the actual installation process itself. Is this a good thing, and if so any guidance and / or advice as the guides I have read all seem to be a little incomplete?

The temporary account method plain out sucks. Don't do that.

There is another method during the install like you said, but pieces of it were lost. I will try to contact the creator to get it fixed.

For me what I do with my user data is this:

Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note 1: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)
    Note 2: If there are two of the same folder after the move (ie. My Documents "A" and My Documents "B") you should delete the empty one located on the C: drive.
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add this

ccleaner + this (http://majorgeeks.com/CCEnhancer_d6547.html)

I think i'm in love! wubsmiley.gif

1000th post!

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Sean thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the information smile.gif

I think it would be really useful if the other method could be fully reinstated, not just for me, but for other users as well who I noticed have asked the same thing.

For now I'll hang on to see if it gets updated.

Cheers,

Graf
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Can anyone with an Asrock extreme7 gen3 mobo or something similar walk me through some of this? I'm completely clueless on UEFI and a lot of this stuff :[

it's all good. i went with good ol MBR
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I think i'm in love! wubsmiley.gif
1000th post!
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duuude. i added it and ran ccleaner before i installed it. it picked up 6MB, closed ccleaner then used the extra rules, reran ccleaner and it picked up 500MB!
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