Running Win8 x64. C is an SSD with lots of free space (>200GB). I run:
recimg /createimage C:\CustomRefreshImages\Img121105
Source OS location: C: Recovery image path: C:\CustomRefreshImages\Img121105\CustomRefresh.wim Creating recovery image. Press [ESC] to cancel. Initializing The recovery image cannot be written. Error Code - 0x80070002
The paths specified in the command line are created, and I'm running this in an elevated command prompt, so it's not a permissions issue.
I've googled this but could only find worthless results, including a particularly entertaining one where the "solution" included instructions for creating a screenshot (press PrtScreen). Any help would be most appreciated.
Do you have TrueCrypt installed?
I too had this problem and found a blog post (http://blog.itbubble.ru/2012/11/recovery-image-creator-recimgexe-fails.html) which mentioned that an active mount at the root directory could cause a similar error.
I checked my C:\ and found no mount point there, but Mountvol did give “The system cannot find the file specified” under a number of volume names, which might be what was causing VSS to fail during Recimg initialization.
In my case, the invalid volume names were created by TrueCrypt. (If you mount a TC volume and then unmount it, you’ll see the volume name left there; and this, according to http://insertwittylinkhere.blogspot.com/2012/05/wmi-query-failed-provider-failure.html, is an old bug.) After I uninstalled TrueCrypt, I was able to create recovery images again.
Please let me know if this solved your problem.
I found that unmounting any open truecrypt volumes and rebooting worked not only with the portable version but also when you're using the truecrypt installer. In other words, it's not necessary to uninstall truecrypt, just reboot to clear the mount points.
There is a Link to the same situation for Windows 7 and i think it will work for Windows 8 also. This is a Knowledge Base of Microsoft from actual scenario.
This article is also useful for Windows 8
Just Check if it helps
also try recimg/help to do checklist of commands available
AS per the details the Link summarizes that it can be due to two reasons
After you back up files by using Windows Backup on a Windows 7-based computer, you receive a notification that resembles the following:Check your backup results The backup completed but some files were skipped.
When you click the Options button that is next to the notification, you receive the following message:Check your backup results The backup completed but some files were skipped. View skipped files
Now from that they have given 3 scenarios and their causes and the Resolution,as the Steps are long i referred to the page as it is a KB
The next link suggests ways to Refresh your PC and why it should be done
Reset your PC – Remove all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows. Refresh your PC – Keep all personal data, Metro style apps, and important settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows.
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