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Windows 7: Macrium Working - but some drives are missing

11 Mar 2012   #1
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 
Macrium Working - but some drives are missing

Hi folks,

Im probably doing something wrong here as the simplest level but when I launch Macrium (Free v5) I only see the following drives which it will allow me to image:

Macrium Working - but some drives are missing-macrium-screen-shot.png

What you are seeing there is the contents of my SDD. The strange thing is that I have a HDD (spinner) which has two other drive letters. Now these are formatted using GTP rather than MBR (i wonder if this is the cause?). Below is a my computer snip:

Macrium Working - but some drives are missing-my-computer.png

and a disk management snip:

Macrium Working - but some drives are missing-disk-management-v3.png

The worst of it is that i can happily access this HDD no problem and copy to and from it from my SSD. Additionally I have sucessfully imaged my entire SSD (both partitions) from SSD to the HDD through Macrium.

So if Macrium can write to the HDD with no problems at all, why dosnt it show up as a viable medium to copy?

Probably missing something silly here

thanks for any help

Matt




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11 Mar 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Interesting....a quick search yields the following (see 4th post down):

Macrium Support Forum - Local drives not displayed

Are you using the free version?

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #3
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

you need the PRO version for GPT disks Not even the paid for Standard version works. Have a look at the comparison on the download page in my sig.
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11 Mar 2012   #4
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 

Darn it...

So my earlier decision to initialize my HDD using GTP was a mistake it would appear.

So if i want to be able to image any data on the drives Ive created on that HDD i need to delete them and re-make them using MBR style?

Is this the correct (yet a bit sucky) approach?

Thanks
Matt
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11 Mar 2012   #5
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IcarusII View Post
Darn it...

So my earlier decision to initialize my HDD using GTP was a mistake it would appear.

So if i want to be able to image any data on the drives Ive created on that HDD i need to delete them and re-make them using MBR style?

Is this the correct (yet a bit sucky) approach?

Thanks
Matt
I guess so if you want to use Macrium Free. There may be other backup software which may work with GPT disks. I might be worth having a look at Paragon and Easus ToDo. I don't know whether they support GPT but it is worth checking.
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11 Mar 2012   #6
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear IcarusII,
Hi! Apart from the format which caused you to not view all the disk drives, there is another very important issue with the free Macrium Reflect Ver.5.

The linux based rescue disk ,which is very popular and easy to create,DOES NOT recognize RAID External/internal HDD (partitions). As a result, when you start the Rescue Wizard after popping in the Linux CD/DVD, you will get a message"the free version does not support RAID".

The solution is to create a Bart PE rescue Media,which will access all drives (where you have stored the backup images). This involves downloading WAIK( roughly 1.8 GB) from the net and burning it to DVD.
This vital point is surprisingly not mentioned in any of the Macrium support forum tutorials.


regards,
sree
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11 Mar 2012   #7
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Win Builder RE

Would Win Builder RE do the job with Win PE? But you still need WAIK and driver packages.
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12 Mar 2012   #8
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Would Win Builder RE do the job with Win PE? But you still need WAIK and driver packages.
Dear HammerHead,
The Macrium folks have customised the Bart PE to suit their needs. Once you choose the above media, the process of downloading the necessary "components" of WAIK is automatic. The manual input is to insert a DVD-R/DVD-RW and using the iMGBurn(in my case), burning the .iso to the inserted Disk. The one advantage is you need to create only once and can be used for all the backups for restore. The one niggle is it needs to load a few drivers for 1)Network, 2)Audio and 3) Ethernet.Naturally one has to choose the path of C:/Windows for the downloads.

I was used to the Linux environment rescue disks and this is a new experience to me; i mean you got to wait for the drivers to load before proceeding further. This has really stolen the beauty and simplicity of Mac-Ref Backup &Restore! IMO,version 5, though customized to the 64-bit and windows 7 OS, is a bit difficult for beginners,no doubt about it!

regards,
sree
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12 Mar 2012   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Just a small point. It is no longer BartPE but the full Windows PE 3. I agree that it is vital to use that rather than the Linux disk.
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12 Mar 2012   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Bart PE

Excuse me. I looked at "Bart PE" as an entirely different app than "WIN Builder RE".

"The solution is to create a Bart PE rescue Media,which will access all drives (where you have stored the backup images). This involves downloading WAIK( roughly 1.8 GB) from the net and burning it to DVD.
This vital point is surprisingly not mentioned in any of the Macrium support forum tutorials"
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