My HP MiniNote 2140 which I got from TechEd Australia is actually a pretty impressive little machine. My only concern is that given I am using it so much, I wanted to replace the 160G SATA Hard Drive with an SSD drive. I figured this would be better for me as it reduces the chances of a head crash given I carry it everywhere whilst it’s still running.
I used the Windows 7 Backup program to do a complete backup of the hard drive to an external USB drive. I replaced the 160GB SATA drive with a 120GB SSD drive and booted from a USB DVD drive with the Windows 7 DVD in it. I selected the Repair Computer option and then started to restore from the USB hard drive until I got this error below
"No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found. Try the following: […] (0x80042412)"
Basically it says that it can not find a disk to recover to. Investigation showed that the issue was not quite what it seemed. Windows Image backup from Vista, or Windows 7 will not allow you to restore to a smaller hard drive. In my case I was going from a 160GB SATA drive to a 120GB SSD drive. Other people had used third party imaging tools to do the job. I decided to try something different.
I reasoned that if the issue was that the image was too large (being a 160GB image) that if I used Windows 7 to Shrink the partition, it might work. I used the disk management console to Shrink the partition of Windows 7 from 160GB down to 85GB. I then performed another image backup with the Windows 7 backup tool to USB hard drive.
This time when I attempted to restore it, it went through just fine. After the restore, I used the Windows 7 Disk Management tool to expand the size of the partition back up to the maximum on this disk of 120GB. Hopefully this will help others that might face the same issues in future.
Had the same problem, this article helped me solve it. Thanks!
This was an excellent post. Saved me a ton of time!
Wayne Small says
Glad to have helped Stephen
Yours was the first post I came to when trying to do the swap to a smaller ssd. I gotta say, this sort of thing is never this easy…thanks very much for your post.
same issue, same solution! Perfect!
Outstanding artical! Glad I found this. I was trying to move from a 250GB HD to a 128GM SSD
deleted files rescue says
Link exchange is nothing else however it
is just placing the other person’s blog link on your page at appropriate
place and other person will also do same for you.
zooey nose job says
People have died on the operating room table even with the best of care.
These types of surgeons are often targeting patients with big budgets
who are ready to shell out the big sum of money just for looking better.
Structural problems to the nose even after rhinoplasty is also a possibility, and these problems include septal perforation, sinusitis,
and an irregularity of the nasal form.
Here is my blog post; zooey nose job
If you are going for finest contents like myself, just go to see this web
page everyday because it provides feature contents, thanks
facial plastic surgeon los angeles california says
But there are also those who are not amenable to this kind of treatment such as
Dr. For example, you might be seeking rhinoplasty as way to achieve a functional goal.
Those who want to get rid of such problems must have tried various anti-ageing products, but found no result.
Feel free to surf to my blog post facial plastic surgeon los angeles california
What’s up friends, how is everything, and what you wish for to
say regarding this post, in my view its truly remarkable in favor
Hmm it seems like your internet site consumed my own very first review (it has been incredibly long) so i think I’ll merely sum it up precisely what I had created published and also state, I’m totally experiencing your website.