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Various Ways To Fix Error 17 When Creating A Disk Image Backup





MacBookProfessional, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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Posted Feb 1, 2013 1:35 PM

Using a 2TB External Hard Drive for Time Machine for iMac and MacBook Pro, both since 10.8.2. A month ago, the MacBook upgraded from 10.5 to 10.8. Three weeks later, the Macbook backup failed. Launched TechTool on the backup disk, found a lot of damage, reformatted it. The iMac has always made backups to this hard drive without any problem, but MacBook backups always fail. LONG “Preparing to backup”, then suddenly “Inserted hard drive cannot be read on this computer – initialize, ignore or retry” followed by “Back up disk image” Volumes / Backup2TB-1 / MacBookPro. sparsebundle “cannot be displayed (error 60). When I check the TMP file on the spare disk, it takes about 17.9 MB before exiting.

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Why save a disk image?

Disk Image not only copies important files, but also takes a snapshot of the entire hard drive. This means that programs and system settings are copied as well.

If your hard drive fails for any reason, you can use it to restore your system to the state it was in when the image was created. You no longer need to download and install additional programs or change settings. You can restore your system and files and get back to work immediately.


Make sure the target external drive must be formatted as an MBR (Master Boot Record) partition for this legacy process to work (MBR – legacy formatting – is for drives less than 2TB).

If you are using an external drive formatted with GPT (GUID Partition Table), you will encounter error 0x807800C5 (GPT is the last formatting for disks 2TB and over 8KB).

This is likely due to the fact that this is a legacy process built for Windows 7. Microsoft recommends using the File History app instead, sohow it can’t be used. to update old applications.

Dell recommends using the Windows 7 (Backup and Restore) application only when working with a backup file created in the same application. (Even so, the History application for files outside the system image file should be able to use these legacy files.)

Backing up a system image in an old application cannot be used with newer systems because Windows 8 also changed the BIOS settings to install the operating system.

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