I had an issue updating Windows 10 about a month ago. Part way through, it froze and Windows became unbootable. I figured, big deal, I’ll just restore my backup.
Winclone 6.0.3 wouldn’t do it. Kept throwing out some odd message (didn’t save a screen shot) about not being able to restore to the partition. I tried reformatting the partition as MS-DOS (FAT32) as I’ve done numerous times in the past to either erase an existing partition I was using for my Windows install, or simply creating a new partition on another drive. This had always worked in the past, but now it wouldn’t.
Today, I had time to try and tackle the issue again and got out my Win 7 Home Premium DVD and booted to that so I could use Windows itself to quick erase the partition as NTFS to try and get past this error.
After that short step, I launched Winclone and was told there was an update to 6.0.4. Part of which included a fix for restore errors. So I did that. Started the restore again, and yay!, it actually started restoring my backup.
Bad news. This is not a large partition (100GB) and the Windows image is pretty much just Windows 10 with the Acrobat Reader and few other small apps added to it. In other words, not much data to restore.
In the past, the entire restore typically only took about 25 minutes. This restore has been going for almost 5 hours now, and it still isn’t done! It is going, but at the pace of a snail trying to go up a mountain coated with Teflon.
What’s going on?