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Fix System Image Restore Fails with No Disk Can Used Error [2018]

Updated on May 15, 2019 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

Do you know what to do when Windows warns you ‘No disk that can be used for recovering the system’? Once the 'System Image Restore' process fails, is there still a way to restore your Windows system to a previous point or reset your computer to a healthy state? Here on this page, you’ll find two reliable ways for fixing this issue, and you can just follow to resolve the system image restore error on your own now.

Windows system restore failed and no disk can be used

"Hi guys, does anyone know how to repair the Windows system image restore failure error? Yesterday, I tried to restore my computer to a previous state by restoring an earlier created system restore point. 
I didn't finish the process. The computer didn't revert to the expected state and it even warned me with 'No disk can be used for the recovering the system...'. I was out of my mind about how to fix this issue.
If you have a solution, please help me. Thanks!

Although, it seems that quite some users do know how to create a system image backup or create a system restore point in case of unexpected problems from happening. Sometimes, things just wouldn't go as our expectation. So when the system image restore process fails on your computer, don't worry. Here in the below, you'll find reliable solutions here to fix this issue right now.

Fix 1. Use System Image Restore Alternative Software for Help

As for Windows system image backup tool - Windows Backup & Recovery may fail to backup some program files, resulting system image restore failure. Here below is a list of files that you may not be able to back up by using Windows System Image tool:

  • Program files that define themselves as part of a program in the registry when the program is installed.
  • Hard drive files that are formatted using the FAT file system.
  • Temporary files that are smaller than 1 GB.
  • Files in the Recycle Bin.

Therefore, to fully backup important system image files, it's highly recommended for you to fully backup all Windows system image with professional Windows backup and recovery software - EaseUS Todo Backup. You can directly backup system with simple clicks:

Back up system:

Step 1. Empty the external hard drive for Windows OS backup

1. First of all, your external hard drive should be as equal to or even bigger than your system drive size.
2. Please empty or move the saved data in the external hard drive to avoid data overwritten error.

Step 2. Connect the external hard drive and run EaseUS Todo Backup

1. Connect the external hard drive to your PC.
2. Launch and Run EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer.

Step 3. Backup Operating System to external hard drive

1. Click the icon at the left top corner and select "System Backup" on the left tool pane.

Start backing up Windows system.

2. Select Windows OS to backup and specify the external hard drive as your backup destination. 

Select the location to back up Windows OS

If you need to create an automatic backup plan for backing up your OS, try below tips:
Click "Schedule: Off" > Select OS backup type - "Upon Event" (to backup OS every time when you plug your external hard drive in) > "Save" all changes. 
EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically backup your Operating System after the first full backup when you plug your drive into your PC.

Create backup plan to automatically backup Windows system to external hard drive.

3. Click "Proceed" to start backing up your OS to the external hard drive now.

Recover system backup:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup, click the "Recovery" button on System Backup column.

Or click "Browse to Recover" to select the system backup you created in advance.

choose the backup image that you want to recover

Step 2. Choose one History version of the backup image, after confirming the contents, click the "Next" button.

And select the target location to restore your Windows. 

select the place to save the Windows recovery

Step 3. Then click "Proceed" to start backup recovery.

Wait for the process to complete, restart your computer and then you should be able to run Windows OS on your computer again.

If your computer is dead or cannot boot, you can directly follow this tutorial to fix Windows won't boot error on your own.

Fix 2. Directly Fix 'Windows System Image Restore Failed with No Disk Can Be Used' Error

For Windows 10/8.1/8 uses:
This needs you to create a Windows installation media for help. And you can use your Windows installation media to fix Windows system image restore failure by following the below steps now:

1. Download the installation media and select "Create installation media" for another PC.
2. Connect the Windows installation media to a new PC and set language, edition, etc. Settings ready.
3. Connect the media to your PC and set to run the computer on it. 
4. Follow the onscreen guidelines and select "Repair your computer".
5. On the Choose an option screen, select "Troubleshoot".
6. Select "System Restore" in Advanced options.
Wait for the process to complete and then you'll get a healthy computer back again.

If this process fails, you can also select Reset this PC on the Advanced options screen to reinstall Windows 10 on your computer. 

For Windows 7 users:
1. Insert your system installation disk to your computer, restart PC and set it to run from the disk.
2. Select "Repair your computer" on the Install Windows window.
3. Select "Use recovery tool that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair." Then click "Next".
4. Select Command Prompt and type: diskpart, hit Enter.
5. Type: H:/ fix:ntfs and hit Enter. (Replace H with the drive letter that you need to restore the system image.)
6. After this, you can continue using to restore the system image on your computer again.