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Please I need help I did backup of my system drive (NVME SSD) because it had to be replaced. I didn't have option to have the new drive and connect it somehow for cloning so I made just a backup image. Now with the new drive if I make a restore the Win10 will not boot it's just go to automatic repair screen but nothing there seems to work.... Go to windows 10 just reboot to the same screen, automatic repair can not repair anything.... I really need to restore the system image please

 

 

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I found the problem, I managed to boot into the safe mode and there I found that the page file was from some unknow reason set to full disk capacity (400GB give or take) so I changed it from system automatic to manual, set the page file to 3 - 6 GB and after restart the system finaly boot just fine....

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Jan, welcome to these public User Forums.

Take a look at my update in forum topic: Steve migrate NVMe SSD where I documented the process that I used when upgrading my laptop NVMe SSD drive using Backup & Restore.

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Thanks but it seems it's not working either

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I will just update the problem, so it will be more understandable - my HP notebook displayed a disk error each time it was turned on, because of that I had to contact warranty service to replace the disk. Because I couldn't have both available at once I only made a classic backup (disk and partitions) where I selected the whole NVME disk with all partitions. I have only this backup, there is no way now to make any other backup bacause I dont have the old NVME anymore.

Now when I try to restore it trough acronis bootable USB the restore will finish but after restart Windows will not boot. After 2 attempts it goes to automatic repair and nothing works there. If I try to fix startup I get a message that repair is not possible and the log is generated in C:\Windows\system32\logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt and in this file at the end is "hard disk not found. if the hard disk is installed, it does not respond." and I have no clue why becuase C: is the system disk, the log is generated there so how the hell is not found ????

Anyway I guess problem is this: when I launch diskpart through cmd line (in the automatic repair) and list volumes, the C: volume with windows doesnt state "boot" in the info column which it does if I try the factory reset - then I have working and booting windows but its clean windows without any of my apps, config files, data files, without windows updates ect... but when I lok to volumes in dispart in this working windows the C: volume have "Boot" in info column. But I have no idea how to make the volume bootable because nothing works so far.... in the diskpart the "active" command will not work berace its GPT not MBR

 

 

 

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Jan, did you take a look at topic: Steve migrate NVMe SSD where I documented the process that I used when upgrading my laptop NVMe SSD drive using Backup & Restore?

I have used this method several times on my own HP Omen laptop when upgrading the NVMe M.2 SSD and swapping it to a spare drive of the same type & size. 

The key with NVMe drives is to boot the Acronis rescue media in UEFI boot mode, plus it is best to use the Acronis WinPE version of the rescue media.

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I did saw the topic but as I have already written it didnt help. See the EDIT section in my first post. The problem why the OS was not booting was the paging file that was set to whole disk size. The system drive had 0 free space left. This wasnt set during the backup so acronis had to screw it up somehow. I had to boot into Safe Mode and manualy set the paging file to 3GB only...

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Jan, I have never seen any change caused by recovering a backup image using ATI that caused pagefile size to be increased.

By default, when you make a Disks & Partitions backup image using ATI, the system pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys and swapfile.sys along with System Volume Information (protection storage for restore points) are all excluded from the backup image, and get recreated (for .sys files) when Windows is booted again.