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Creating a .WIM backup, ImageX fails with 'The system cannot find the file specified'


Hi all,


I'm engineering an MDT2012 Task Sequence to migrate users from XP to 7. First I use Hard link migration, then I reboot to capture a .WIM backup using ZTIBackup data in WinPE, followd by the Windows installation. In Win7 to Win7, I seem to never have any issue, deployments complete without any problems.


However in Xp to 7, using PC's with actual user data, I am experiencing a very high, nearly 85% failure on the ImageX step. I get errors in ZTIBackup.log and in BDD.log that the system cannot find the file specified. Fearing disk errors, I've added a Disk Cleanup pass that runs:


cmd.exe /c reg import "%deployroot%\Scripts\Custom\cleanmgr.reg"

cleanmgr /sagerun:777


Which I've confirmed works for those purposes. I've also added a Check Disk /f /x command in front of the Wim backup step in WinPE, which I've also confirmed works as expected.


So...I'm not sure why in the world this keeps happening. Every PC seems to do this on a different file, which always is located in the User's profile somewhere, normally the desktop. I've done numerous google searches but it also seems that no one ever gets to the bottom of this.


The USMT hard link works as expected and the user's lose no data. Still, this is very strange behavior.

imageX errors.txt

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