FIX: Macrium 0x8004231f – Failed To Create Snapshot (Solved)

If you try to clone a hard disk with Macrium Reflect and the Clone failed with error "Failed To Create Snapshot. Result Code: 0x8004231f", continue below to fix the problem. Macrium Reflect is one of the most popular disk cloning programs on the market and we like to use it from time to time to clone old disks into new ones. After several disk cloning with Macrium Reflect, I have noticed that one of Macrium's most common errors is "0x8004231f – Failed to create snapshot".

FIX: Macrium 0x8004231f - Failed To Create Snapshot

This tutorial contains instructions to resolve the error "0x8004231f – Failed To Create Snapshot" in Macrium Reflect.

How to FIX: Macrium Reflect Error 0x8004231f – Failed To Create Snapshot.

The Macrium error "0x8004231f – Failed to create a snapshot" usually occurs when is assigned a drive letter on the System Reserved partition (MSR). To resolve the problem, proceed and remove the drive letter from the System Reserved partition of the source disk, using the instructions below.

1. Close Macrium Reflect and all open programs (plus the Windows Explorer)

2. Open Disk management. To do that:

  • Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
  • In the Search box, type: diskmgmt.msc &
    click OK.


2. Right-click on the System Reserved partition of the disk that you want to clone (Source disk) and select Change Drive Letter and Paths…

FIX Error 0x8004231f Macrium

3. Click Remove.

Remove Disk Drive Leteer

4. Click Yes at the warning message.


5. Close Disk Management.
6. Open Macrium Reflect and try to clone the disk again.


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