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Windows 7: Macrium Boot CD wont work.

10 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Macrium Boot CD wont work.

Hello,
I tried free Macrium the other night. Followed the tutorial by whs. Thanks whs.

I'm having a problem with the boot CD. I ran a test- Image and restore as explained in the tutorial.

Heres the problem. I select the CD as the boot device, put the boot CD in, hit enter, it loads to the 1st screen, I hit next and thats it. It just stops. Heres where it freezes.

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I tried it with the regular Linux boot CD and the compatibility mode CD. No Luck. Ive also tried burning to a CD-R, CD-RW and a DVD+R. Not sure what to try next.

Thanks



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10 Jul 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, I am sorry you are having this problem. This is the first time I see this particular issue. There is obviously something wrong with the CD or the optical drive. The only thing I can suggest is to burn another CD - but on a different system. Maybe your optical drive has a problem - which could be with the write, but possibly also with the read.
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10 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey whs, your video tutorial was a great help.

Ill try to burn it on another pc. The computer I'm using now is new so I haven't used the drive much. I have installed programs, played CDs, BDs and burned music without a problem.
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10 Jul 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Let us know how you make out. This is a strange problem. The recovery disk is a mini Linux with the recovery program. I cannot see what could really go wrong. And the fact that it started initially says that there does not seem to be a general device problem.
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10 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I downloaded Macrium on an XP computer and burned the CD. Same result.

I also tried a system repair disk I made and it loaded OK. I hit escape at the 1st screen because I haven't used one before and didn't want to go any further. I just wanted to see if it would load.

Maybe Ill try to run a test using the XP computer and see if the CD will work on it.
The other computer is Dell. Do you know what key to hit to get to the boot menu?
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10 Jul 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I suggest you download Hirens Boot CD ver 14.0. It has a Macrium pe capability as part of its mini XP environment. I've tested it and it works.
This is not the same as the linux boot environment you are using. The linux boot environment generally works and I use it.
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10 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just checked out the Hirens site. Theres alot of programs in that download. How would I use it with Macrium?

I know to download it and burn it to CD. After that what program do I use to boot from or what would my next steps be?

Thanks
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10 Jul 2011   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

When you boot Hirens select the mini XP environment option. XP will load.You can select screen resolution but let's forget that for now.
You should find a list of programs to run. There should be an icon in the tool tray. Select one that looks like backup (I forget the details) for further options. One will be Macrium and select it. It then looks like the desktop Macrium environment.
As with any live boot environment partition letters change.
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11 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tried the Hirens CD and it worked. I was able to restore the test image I made.

Wish I knew why the Linux CD didn't work.

Thanks for the help.
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12 Jul 2011   #10

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 77273GU View Post
Tried the Hirens CD and it worked. I was able to restore the test image I made.

Wish I knew why the Linux CD didn't work.

Thanks for the help.
It works even better if you use Yumi YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux to boot the Hirens from a USB stick.

Version 5 of Macrium (paid version only so far) can create a WinPE bootable USB directly.
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