I have had a failure creating a "System Image" disk to a 4.7 GB DVD through the "Backup & Restore - Create a system image" interface via the Windows 7 control panel.
I followed the instructions in the tutorial specifically for this purpose on the "Windows Seven Forums" at the URL below:
I got to the "Creating a system image" panel, it said"Windows is saving a backup... - Preparing media"... then it went through a "format media" process for the 4.7 GB DVD that I was burning to.
And then the progress bar started and got about one inch along before it stopped and and I got a"Create a system image" panel that said, "Label and insert a blank media bigger than 1 GB - Please write the following label on a blank media and insert it into E:"... and then it gave the name of the computer, the date and time for me to write on the disk.
This didn't make any sense because I already had a 4.7 GB DVDin the E drive that this process had already formatted... somehow this "System Image" process was seeing my 4.7 DVD as a 1 GB DVD .
But there was an "OK" button and a "Stop backup" button so I said clicked"OK" anyway, then it waited for a few seconds and then brought up the"formatting disk"panel again, then started in a loop of that panel and the "Label and insert a blank media bigger than 1 GB" panel, over and over.
I could here the drive starting and stopping when it went around in this loop a couple of more times before I clicked"Stop Backup" ... but then it wouldn't stop, no matter how many times I clicked "Stop Backup"... it just kept in the loop until I had to do an"End Task" to stop the process.
Fortunately, it didn't do anything to the computer or system because I restarted to be sure and it is fine... I've also checked the function of the DVD drive by playing a CD and that is fine too, thank goodness.
I've also had burnt several DVDs successfully in the last few days with "Ashampoo Burning Studio 6" software with no problems.
Can anyone shed any light on this and give me advice on burning a "System Image" DVD disk?... the tutorial at the URL above gave specific instructions on selecting the E drive to burn a DVD during this process.