When trying to recover from a Windows Image Backup, you may encounter error 0x80042412.
After researching a number of articles mentioning about disk clean, setting active partitions etc, it was found that the majority of people have this issue because of disk type and size.
How to fix
After a bit of time, the simple fix is use the same size disk drive or larger for the recovery.
If using a smaller disk, the original backup partition needs to be same or smaller than the replacement drive.