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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect v5 restore

25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Macrium Reflect v5 restore

This morning I had to restore an image using Macrium. The image was only 5 days old.

I had made both the Linux and Pe rescue disks. The Linux disk did NOT work at all.
The PE rescue disk loaded and first it did not load 3 drivers, but I did a scan and it found the drivers and loaded them.

After a lot of nail biting I think I got it to restore. I then restarted the computer, but on Bootup, it said "BOOTMGR" missing. It told me to restart again, but the same message came up.

How do I get my "BOOTMGR" Back??

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25 Jan 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

this tutorial may help: Startup Repair

it's important to do a trial-run and always test an imaging program before relying on it in a 'panic' situation. you can't just assume that it's going to work ok.
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25 Jan 2012   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I then restarted the computer, but on Bootup, it said "BOOTMGR" missing.
Are you sure that you included your "System Reserved" partition in the image you made 5 days ago?
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25 Jan 2012   #4
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I then restarted the computer, but on Bootup, it said "BOOTMGR" missing.
Are you sure that you included your "System Reserved" partition in the image you made 5 days ago?
I had the same thought. That is probably the cause. I recommend to always transfer the bootmgr to C: before one takes an image of C:. Then you are safe and do not have to muck around with the 100MB active system partition - worse even if you have a Dell. They put the bootmgr on the recovery partition.
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26 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote:
Yes the "System Reserve" was included in the image.
Yes it was.

With Macrium Reflect v5 there is no way to verify the image until you get ready to restore it.

To make a long story shorter , I went ahead and did a Clean install of Windows 7. It will probably take me a month to get all my software reinstalled, but it will not be the first time I have had to do this.

I just don't have any faith in this version of Macrium. I know that version 4 worked; I used it many times to restore images without any issues. I also know that Acronis works well (linux rescue disk work in v4). I will probably go back to using Acronis. Acronis is a little slower, but never failed me.

As far as I am concerned this problem is fixed.

Thanks for all the replies.
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26 Jan 2012   #6
whs

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I am not sure what happened here because we never analysed the causes of the failure. But I think you gave up too fast. We may have been able to resurrect the thing.
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26 Jan 2012   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

For Huffman and future reference to those who read this thread.

You need to have a v5.0 Linux CD to work with v5.0 Macrium.

You may have done this but did not state it.
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26 Jan 2012   #8
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
For Huffman and future reference to those who read this thread.

You need to have a v5.0 Linux CD to work with v5.0 Macrium.

You may have done this but did not state it.
Are you saying that the WinPE recovery disc does not work for you? - or do you mean that the V4.2 Linux disc is no good.

I tried to restore a single partition on a multi partition disk with the Linux recovery disc. But that did not work. It apparently allows only for full disk restores because that was all it offered as restore target. With the WinPE disc, I had no problem.
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26 Jan 2012   #9

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Never used a PE disk.
So this pertains to the Linux CD's.

There are supposed to be updates on the 5.0 Linux CD so it should be used with Macrium 5.0.
Why would they offer a new v5 Linux CD if the old v4 Linux will work properly?

If your using v4 Macrium then use the v4 Linux CD.

Just makes sense to have the right version of Linux CD for the right version of Macrium.

Why take a chance that it won't work when you need it.
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26 Jan 2012   #10
whs

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My problem with the V5 Linux CD was that I could not restore a single partition to a multipartition disk - at least it looked like that because it only showed full volumes as targets and not partitions. Did you see that too.
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