The Rescue of Windows Backup Hangs Creating System Image

Posted by @Cherry

May 31, 2016

Windows backup always hangs while creating system image. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper can avoid this problem and image system with simple steps.


“Here is my question: I’m trying to create a system backup image for my Windows 7, everything is going well. However, it hangs at 97%. Why? How can I do for it?”

Backup Hungs

Windows backup hangs creating system image

Most users know that it is necessary to create system image as soon as they installed operating system. Because it has many effects that will influence your system, virus attack, system crash, etc. Users all know that it is complicated for re-installing operating system. And creating system image should be the best way for restoring - once there is something wrong with your system, you can restore system image backup instead of re-installing operating system. Windows operating systems do have their own system backup image tool. Take Windows 7 as an example, open it by clicking Start-> Control Panel-> System and Security-> Backup and Restore, and then, you can start to create system image.

Create System Image

However, you may meet the problem as the scenario mentioned. If there are Windows 7 system files on any particular partition, it will be selected for the system image backup and be excluded as a destination for the backup automatically. It may also be that if a partition with no system files is marked as Active, the system imaging program may mistakenly take it for a system partition and include it in the backup so it can't be used as a destination device. And there are many other reasons that can cause Windows backup hangs creating system image.

The rescue of Windows backup hangs creating system image

Fortunately, there is a powerful software that can help you break out the problem of Windows backup hangs creating system image. That is backup system image with the freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard, which is designed by AOMEI Tech, can help you create system image for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 more flexible. You can follow the steps below:

Step1.Download the freeware, install and launch it. Click System Backup under the Backup tab.

System Backup

Step2. The system partition will be selected in default, and all you have to do it to select a destination place to store the system backup image. You can backup it to another local partition, or you can backup system to external hard drive, even backup system to network. Here we backup system to the local hard drive E:\.

Select Destination Partition

Step3. Here, before starting backup, you can set up more in Backup Options, like add comments, etc. You can also set up a schedule backup for this task, or change it into differential backup (AOMEI Backupper backup with incremental backup in default). After all settings. Click Start Backup to launch the progress. After the progress done, click Finish to exit.

With AOMEI Backupper, you do not need about Windows backup hangs creating system image. It will create system image backup more flexible with an easier steps. Besides, you can use it to restore the system image backup. AOMEI Backupper has many other utilities for you to keep data’s safety. It is worth to use.