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Image Bigger than Size used

Post by mustarirakos » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:21 pm

I have an interesting problem. I have i machine with an 80 gig drive with about 2.85 gigs used. It is an NTFS Windows XP machine. When I go to make the image, it makes an image that is 7.79 GIG! I ran chkdsk and it said something about something allotted wrong, so I thought it fixed it, but NOW it is even bigger, like 8.53 gig. It says the bitmap is 2.85 or whatever, but the image it makes is much bigger. Anyhelp?

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Post by feffer » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:17 am

Some PCs are shipped with hidden restore/diagnostic partitions. Maybe your image is including one of those. You could find out for sure, by doing a test restore. You should test the quality of your image in any case.

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