I have a Vaio laptop which came with a "recovery partition" (factory image). I have tried to create a system image to use with the System Repair Disk, in the event of a catastrophe, via Windows 7 Backup & Restore. I have a 3TB WD "My Book" external HDD, which is the destination location I've chosen to save the system image to.
In the "Confirm your backup settings window,
Backup location is D: My Book
"The following drives will be backed up" shows:
1. System Reserved (System),
2. (C:) System,
3. Recovery (System)
all of these are checked and I cannot uncheck any of them.
Windows begins making the image (backup), creates the folder "Windows Image Backup" on the external drive. It runs for about 5 minutes, then the progress bar turns completely red and I get the following Error:
"The backup failed.
One of the backup files could not be created. (0x8078002A)
Additional Information: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. (0x8007045D)"
I am wondering if this due to the "recovery partition" (factory image.)
If so, can I get rid of the recovery partition in Computer Management?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.