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Windows 7: OS back up

15 Aug 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Another free alternative is EaseUS Todo Backup Version 3. It's very easy to use and understand.

Look at this thread:

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...g-program.html

I was able to boot from the CD without any issues.


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16 Aug 2011   #12
petrox

win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Whs, the format options of the blanc CD are: UDF- 1.50,2.00 2.50 and UDF- 2.01 default. No NTFS or FAT options. Regards Peter
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16 Aug 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrox View Post
Hi Whs, the format options of the blanc CD are: UDF- 1.50,2.00 2.50 and UDF- 2.01 default. No NTFS or FAT options. Regards Peter
Sorry, that was a misunderstanding. I was asking for the format of the HDD where the images are stored.
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20 Aug 2011   #14
petrox

win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi WHS, the Hard drive is NTFS as are the other two. Thanks. Regards Peter
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20 Aug 2011   #15
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If your having issues with Macrium then you should look into this new free software from EaseUs:
which has already been stated lol
http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...g-program.html
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20 Aug 2011   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Peter,

It's not clear from your original post, but is this F: drive with the Macrium image an external USB drive? Is it plugged into your PC when you attempt to boot from the Macrium Recovery CD?

Regards,
Golden
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20 Aug 2011   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you tried Hirens??? The linux boot disk just doesn't work on some systems. It works on one of mine and not the other.
You can also download the Macrium V5 trial and make a pe disk which will work after the trial has ended.

When you get to the stage of locating an image for restore you should browse to the appropriate Macrium *.mrimg file.

Add: If your image is on another partition of the same drive, then you can still reimage the OS partition provide the MBR partition table and the other partition file system is in tact. One of the reasons it is bad practice is that if your HDD fails you no longer have an image to restore to a new HDD.
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20 Aug 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If the Linux boot CD will not complete the bootup process or hangs then it may be that your HD needs a windows specific driver. I have an HP quad core with fake raid. When I booted a rescue CD it did not see my HD. Macrium 4.2 Pro trial worked. So I bought that. I would download the Macrium 5 Pro trial, make the Linux boot CD, and see if it works. If not then Macrium free version is probably not going to be helpful to you.

Edit: I also got the same impression as Golden. I wasn't sure from your post if F: is on the external drive or a partition on the system HD.

Edit2: various imaging programs Linux boot CDs will vary with supported drives. The only way to know for sure is boot and look for the drives. If all else fails you can create a WinPE disc and load the driver manually if necessary.
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21 Aug 2011   #19
petrox

win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Golden and Gentlemen, all the three Hard drives are internal SATA drives. The OS is on C: ,D: and F: are for programs and etc. The Page file is on a partition of D: which is then listed as G: 9 Gigs. I will give Hirens a try. Thank you for your continued help. Regards Peter
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21 Aug 2011   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Peter,

I see that you attempted to burn the Recover CD 4 different times, so I'm guessing its not the physcial media (the CD disks) at fault here, but can you confirm that all 4 of these disks freeze at the same place? ie. freeze at the Wizard?

Regards,
Golden
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