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create a system image

by bluesfloyd / January 6, 2016 8:41 AM PST

hi guys,
trying to create a system image using external harddrive from my laptop, after some time get a error message( the system cannot find the file specified(0x80070002)
can you guys help me fix this problem????
thanks ,bluesfloyd

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Just yesterday I did this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2016 9:09 AM PST
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I used my Apricom set for that.
You might want to look at software like (there's a free version.)

You didn't tell what backup software you were trying but the Microsoft supplied one fails so often no one I know will use it.

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Bob has given you some sage advice!
by wpgwpg / January 6, 2016 9:41 AM PST
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I've been using the free Easeus backup program for several years & I can recommend it. There are many others out there, but as Bob says, the one that comes with Windows is fraught with peril.
Good luck.

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