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Windows 7: Trying to Re Image my computer with problems

11 May 2011   #11
gregrocker
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Try mounting the image's .vhd file in Disk Mgmt, see if it is corrupt. If readable then create an image of it using Acronis, Macrium or Paragon Backup.

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Acronis's premium imaging program is available for free if you have WD or Seagate HD's in the mix, from the Support Downloads webpage for your model.


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11 May 2011   #12
theog

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i have already got a the backup done. the problem i am having is from TRYING to re image my computer with the one i have already created, so that doesnt help me
Are you using a NVIDIA USB Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) chipset.
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11 May 2011   #13
chackonman

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try mounting the image's .vhd file in Disk Mgmt, see if it is corrupt. If readable then create an image of it using Acronis, free Macrium or Paragon.

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD
Macrium - Image your system

Acronis's premium imaging program is aviailable for free if you have WD or Seagate HD's in the mix, from the Support Downloads webpage for your model.
thanks i will try that.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chackonman View Post
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i have already got a the backup done. the problem i am having is from TRYING to re image my computer with the one i have already created, so that doesnt help me
Are you using a NVIDIA USB Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) chipset.
no i dont think so, my motherboard is a 890FXA-UD5 Rev 2.1 so its a AMD chipset with only crossfire compatible so i dont think any nvidia features would be on it
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11 May 2011   #14
chackonman

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try mounting the image's .vhd file in Disk Mgmt, see if it is corrupt. If readable then create an image of it using Acronis, free Macrium or Paragon.

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD
Macrium - Image your system

Acronis's premium imaging program is aviailable for free if you have WD or Seagate HD's in the mix, from the Support Downloads webpage for your model.

i Just mounted the VHD in the disk manager and it worked and loaded without error.

edit: its backing up the VHD now with the WD version of macrium. what do i do once its backed up?
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11 May 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are you saying that you are able to create a Macrium image of the VHD (which I cannot do with my free Macrium). If that is the case, you can use the image for a normal Macrium system restore with the Macrium recovery CD.
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11 May 2011   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Wolfgang, I saw this idea from someone (I believe Michael) awhile back who I thought said he was using Macrium, but since I don't use Macrium I've tried it only with Acronis.

OP may be using Acronis since he refers to WD version.

If you have tested and know it won't work with Macrium I'll edit my post.

Thanks.
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11 May 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Greg, I tried it a while ago and again today. But my free Macrium does not "see" the VHD when I try to make the XML definition file. I think you are right. He probably used Acronis.
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11 May 2011   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Actually Greg - it was me.

If you mount the vhd - it is treated like any other volume - you can make an image of that with macrium - or any other imaging app.- no need to test it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are you saying that you are able to create a Macrium image of the VHD (which I cannot do with my free Macrium). If that is the case, you can use the image for a normal Macrium system restore with the Macrium recovery CD.
If you have one of the fancy Paragon app. - there is a function to mount a vhd within it.
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11 May 2011   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The attached .vhd's are not seen by free Paragon Backup 11, only by paid Paragon HD Manager which will image them as does Acronis. Obviously the installed version must be used to capture a mounted image.

This may only be available in the paid apps or the Acronis premium versions which WD and Seagate make available for free.
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11 May 2011   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know what is wrong with yours, Greg.

B&R11 Free does it perfectly:

Basic Hard Disk 2 in this screenie

-br11-vhd.jpg

Perhaps you need to scroll down the disk map to see it.. LOL.


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