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I have a Lenovo Flex 4 1580 that came with a 512GB Liteon SSD. That drive failed, and I'm trying to replace it with a 1TB Sandisk SSD.
I used network PE boot to launch the restore, and then used ctrl-alt-shift to run diskpart. In diskpart, I created the two partitions on the existing drive, a 1GB WINRE_DRV partition and the remainder of the disk (I think) as a primary NTFS partition (which came out to 930GB approx).
After restoring 100% (0% remaining, more precisely), it timed out and gave this error:
[08/19/2019 00:33:04 664] RestoreHelper::FixBootBlock: fixing boot block [08/19/2019 00:33:04 664] RestoreHelper::ExtendVolume: extending the volume [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] Restoring ESP [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0x0, size: 0x4400 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0x4400, size: 0xfbc00 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0x100000, size: 0x6400000 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0x6500000, size: 0x8000000 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0xe500000, size: 0xe891900000 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] Found existing volume [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0xe89fe00000, size: 0x41000000 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] existing offset: 0xe8e0e00000, size: 0x1fbe00 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] FormatPartitionEsp called for disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] Formatting ESP partition at offset 0x8100000 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] ERROR: FormatPartitionEx failed, error 0x80042405 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] ERROR: FormatPartitionEsp failed, error 0x80042405 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] RestoreHelper::T_Restore: failed to restore ESP, error 0x80042405 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] RestoreHelper::T_Restore: restore complete with return value 536870914 [08/19/2019 00:33:27 664] ERROR: CDialog_Restore::Completed failed, HR=0x80070002 (at func: CDialog_Restore::Completed, admin\serveressentials\backup\pc\bmr\restorewizard\dialog_restore.cpp (97) I tried the instructions in Client BMR failed for UEFI machine in advanced mode , but the calculation in powershell yielded a non-integer, negative number of -2048.74120616913.
Based on the article, I'm assuming that instead of padding, I need to reduce the size of SOMETHING by 2GB, but I'm not clear how to do that so it lands on precisely the same address, particularly because of my fractional results from the powershell calculation.
Is there a way to determine the EXACT sizes for the WINRE_DRV, Windows, EFI, and MSR partitions from the backup itself. It seems odd that it handles what should be a straightforward restore so poorly (and manually). the Restore UI provides "human readable" sizes, but what is really needed are exact sizes in MB blocks, apparently.
Thanks for your assistance. This was my primary client machine and I really need it back!
It suddenly came to me why my computer acts wonky when I've got the server running. I checked the IPv4 properties and the server IP address was selected as the preferred DNS server. I don't want that. I tried resetting it to obtain DNS server address automatically but after rebooting it was reset again to the server IP.
Must I force the address to my router? Or, preferably, is there a setting in the server to keep it from resetting the client computers?
edit: Clients are all Windows 7 computers (pro and home)
Need some advice/direction. I've got a WSE2012 (not R2) server set up and have been a bit neglectful of it. Currently the Storage Spaces drive that I had created is totally hosed as it ran out of space. I added a drive a few months back with the intention of moving/removing some old backups, but time got away from me and it died again once it filled up. It has no data other than backups of my desktop machine on it, and that's not been working for 6+ months. I've got Crashplan on my desktop, too, so i'm not in any immediate danger of losing data.
What I'd like to do is just wipe the machine and start over. However, it's my domain controller (only my desktop machine is joined), and I'm worried about having to move my user profile on my desktop to a new domain. Can I just rebuild the server, name it and the domain the same as currently and then rejoin my desktop without issues?
Thanks in advance. I trust you all way more than any other site to lead me in the right direction.
Jim and Dave (and anyone else who's thinking this...): I know, I should have the server backing up, too. That's the goal for the new setup. And I'll be avoiding Storage Spaces. What a pain.