Error 0x80042412 (VSS_E_ASRERROR_RDISK_FOR_SYSTEM_DISK_NOT_FOUND) occurs during BMR restore in Windows Server 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2016


When you do a "bare-metal restore" (BMR) to a partition that is configured as a GUID partition table (GPT) disk in Windows Server 2016, the operation fails. Additionally, you receive error 0x80042412 (VSS_E_ASRERROR_RDISK_FOR_SYSTEM_DISK_NOT_FOUND).


At the beginning of the BMR restore, Windows enumerates the appropriate disk as the restore destination and generates the path to be used internally for processing. However, this path generation processing fails because of the configuration of the target GPT partition.


To work around this issue, follow one of these methods:

Method 1

Clear the Format and repartition disks check box in the restore wizard (recovery environment).

Recovery options

Method 2

In the recovery environment, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt, and then run the following commands.

  1. Start the Diskpart utility:
    > diskpartDISKPART>
  2. Select the disk to be restored and clean it up:

    DISKPART> select disk 0DISKPART> clean
  3. After the cleanup, change the disk type to gpt and continue restoring:

    diskpart> convert gpt