Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
You should post a Disk management screen shot to confirm your partition types.
Assuming no linux partition you either have a dynamic disk (generally bad) or an extended partition with logical drives.
As a general answer to your question it depends on the nature of the "crash".
With Macrium Reflect free you restore one partition at a time.
Generally if your OS became unusable with Macrium you would try restoring just C: #2. Say no to MBR replace.
If you needed to replace the whole disk this is the order:
1) #1, System Reserved. Say yes to MBR replacement. Say No for subsequent partitions.
2) #2, C: OS.
3) Boot system. If system fails to boot try running repair up to 3 times from a system repair disk or install DVD.
4) Data Partitions
5) Factory image partition, D:.
Then go part way through a factory recover to ensure your recovery partition is working. Then exit.
Thanks for your reply and suggestions. Sorry for the late reply as I've just completed the backup, partitioning and installing apps on my laptop.
As you can see, I've 5 partitions on my laptop.
Partition#1 = System Reserved (102MB)
Partition#2 = Recovery (21.39GB)
Partition#3 = OS (100GB)
Partition#4 = Data (300GB)
Partition#5 = Misc (44.28GB)
Partition #4 and #5 are being Logical. I've tried to make #4 to primary and the system does not allow me to create more partitions. So, I changed the #4 to Logical. I'm ok with it with 3 primary partitions and the remaining as Logical.
In case I need to perform (Full) restore on the laptop. Are the following steps correct?
1) #1, System Reserved. Say yes to MBR replacement and choose active. Say No for subsequent partitions. [Do I need to execute the restore process before continue to next step?]
2) #3, C: OS.
3) #4, E: Data.
4) #5, F: Misc. Note: What about partition#2 as this is for Recovery from vendor and it's a "Active" partition
1) Restore all the partition at one go.
#1, System Reserved. Say yes to MBR replacement and choose active
#3,4,5, mark as "Primary", No to MBR
Questions: In my case, for partition 4 and 5, it's created as "Logical". Do I still make these as "Primary" ?
Sorry for all the questions.