Troubleshooting: Disk Space Error 0x80780119 when Creating a System Image in Windows 10

Error 0x80780119 usually occurs due to problems with disk space on the disk where you want to create a system image. There is probably not enough free space on the system partition to create a system image. You can create a new system partition or enlarge the current partition. If the partition is large enough, but there is not enough free space, the USN Log may have become too large.

What causes error 0x80780119?

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  • Using an SSD combined with inappropriate settings.
  • Not enough free space in the system partition.
  • Outdated drivers.
  • USN logs have become too large.
  • Too many language packs.
  • System protection is disabled.

How to resolve the disk space error 0x80780119?

Enable system protection

Normally, system protection remains enabled by default. However, in some cases, it is disabled for various reasons.

  1. Press Win+S and start typing “system protection”.
  2. Click on “Create a restore point” in the results list that appears.
  3. Now check the protection of the available disks under “Protection Options”.
  4. If you find that the disk is not protected, select the appropriate driver and click “Configure”.
  5. Then check the “Enable system protection” checkbox and click “OK”.
  6. Close any open windows and restart the computer so that the changes will take effect the next time you log in.

Increasing the size of the OEM partition

Since this is a disk space issue, increasing the OEM partition size can also resolve error 0x80780119. However, only some configurations allow you to control the size of the recovery partition. If this is allowed on your PC, you should definitely try this workaround.

  1. Press the Win+X key combination to launch the Power menu and select Disk Management.
  2. Right-click on the System Reserved volume and choose Expand Volume from the context menu.
  3. When the volume expansion wizard opens, click Next.
  4. Now select the amount of disk space in MB you want to add to the System Reserved volume.
  5. That’s it. Restart Windows and see if the problem has been resolved or if it still exists.

Updating the device drivers

Outdated or corrupt device drivers also cause error 0x80780119 when creating a system image. Therefore, you should make sure that all device drivers are updated and working properly.

  1. Right-click on the Start menu and select Run.
  2. Type “devmgmt.MSC” in the empty field and press Enter to start the Device Manager.
  3. Now click on the “&” symbol to expand the different partitions and look for the yellow exclamation mark.
  4. If you find one, it means that you need to update the driver for that device.
  5. Right-click and select “Update Driver” from the context menu.
  6. Then select the “Automatically check for drivers” option.
  7. The system will now automatically search the Internet for available updates.
  8. If any are found, you will be prompted to confirm that the device driver update is required.
  9. Do the same and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the remaining steps.
  10. After completing the steps above, restart Windows to apply the latest changes.

Removing the language packs

As some users report, removing language packs can eliminate the 0x80780119 error on your computer. While it may not seem to be related to the error, removing unused language packs will definitely free up space on your hard drive.

  1. Press the WinKey+I key combination to open the settings interface.
  2. Select Time and Language.
  3. Then click on “Language” in the left navigation area.
  4. Go to the right side and scroll down to the “Preferred Languages” section.
  5. If you find a language pack other than the default, click it to expand it and click Remove.
  6. Wait for a while until the system deletes the selected language completely.
  7. Then restart Windows to save the latest changes.
  8. Log back into your computer and try to create a system image.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Run a disk cleanup.
  2. Run the CHKDSK program.
  3. Turn on the system protection.
  4. Update the hard disk drivers.
  5. Remove the language packs.
  6. Increase the OEM partition size.
  7. Create a new system volume.
  8. Delete the USN log.

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Click on Update and security.
  3. Click on Backup.
  4. Under "Are you looking for an old backup?", click the Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7) option.
  5. Click the Create system image option in the left pane.
  6. Select the On hard disk option.

Press Windows + X to open the command line. Then type "SFC /SCANNOW" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will fix the problem, or at least figure out what went wrong. After that, you should be able to create a system image without errors.

  1. Insert your Windows 7 DVD and restart your computer. When the Welcome screen appears, click Restore Computer.
  2. In the System Restore Options window, select Restore System Image and click Restart.
  3. When prompted, insert the system image disk.