Nandroid Restore Failed

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    Yesterday I took a nandroid backup of my stock GB rom (4.5.608) as I was going to install CM7. I was disappointed of CM7 as it generated a lot of FCs. I SBF'd and installed stock GB again, and installed 4.5.608. I tried to restore the nandroid backup from CWM and it failed at the last step, showing that an error was encountered while formatting /system. What could the problem be? Could it be a corrupted backup?

    Edit: I took another backup today and went to restore it immediately after and it still told me that it could not format /system. What's wrong with my phone?
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    I even tried formatting /system via ADB while in CWM but still unsuccessful :frown:
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    This probably isnt the response you're looking for but I was in the same boat but I totally botched the flash (didn't wipe system) but yeah so I got all stuck up and the recovery wasn't working out so I ended up having to sbf and restore everything with titanium. After going back through EVERYTHING and updating all the way back to gb, I rebootstrapped and still couldnt flash the recovery, so hopefully you aren't in the same boat as me, but I hope you're prepared for the worst my friend. :/
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    You cannot “flash the recovery” on the D2G due to the locked bootloader, are you sure you didn't mean something else?
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    What do you mean by prepare for the worst? For the fact that I can't restore a nandroid backup? I can successfully enter in stock recovery or CWM recovery but can't restore any backup due to the formatting system error.
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    Dont use the D2G recovery in Rom Manager, use the DX (2nd-init) one instead. There's something wrong with the d2g one (and koush knows but hasnt fixed it....) and it tries to format a non-existing partition.
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    You mean the Droid X Recovery that exists on the market? And then I use Clockworkmod normally after bootstrapping?
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    Or the recovery image which you select and download from ROM manager? I thought that you were talking about the bootstrapper.
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    Ok I tried taking a backup with Droid X (2nd-init) recovery and it successfully restored. I would like to ask the last thing, is a backup taken with D2G recovery fully equivalent with one taken with DX recovery? I had failed to restore a stock backup taken with D2G recovery even on Boot Manager installed on CM7.
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    Yes it is. Did it say why it failed?

    Sent from my D2G
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    I don't remember exactly what it was but I believe something related to the system partition. When trying to restore backups in CWM it kept saying that an error was encountered while formatting /system, but it worked when I restored with DX recovery image.
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