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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect not seeing my portable USB HD on a Win7 64 bit system

18 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Macrium Reflect not seeing my portable USB HD on a Win7 64 bit system

I have used Macrium reflect on a Win 7 32 bit machine to image the HD on a potable USB HD and it's wonderful, no it's a Godsend.
I just bought a Dell XPS 15Z laptop winch is a core I7 8G Ram with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I installed Macrium Reflect 4.2 on the machine.I thought I'd image the hard disk on my portable USB HD . Macrium performed flawlessly. When I needed to restore, I inserted the restore CD and booted, Macrium asked for the image file so I connected the portable USB HD but Macrium did not see it so I tried the other two USB ports and pressed "Refresh" but it did not see the HD. I tried to insert a flash drive that had a copy of the image but it did not see it either!

What am I doing wrong?

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18 Jun 2012   #2

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Hi netadict and welcome to Seven Forums.

I assume that you are using the Linux rescue CD. That can be problematic. One thing that you can try is completely powering off, attack the backup drive while powered off and then boot the CD. That worked for me sometimes.

The other thing you can do is to use the WinPR recovery disk which is much better at detecting your disks. Normally this would require rather a large download but whs has created a prebuilt ISO which you can find here. FileSwap.com : Macrium 5.0 WinPE.zip download free. All you need to do is to burn it to disk.
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18 Jun 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netadict View Post
image file so I connected the portable USB HD but Macrium did not see it so I tried the other two USB ports and pressed "Refresh" but it did not see the HD.
Hi,

I don't think this is the issue, but a few things to check over : are you plugging your portable drives into a USB3 port by any chance? If so, try a USB2 port.

Regards,
Golden
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18 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

kado897, do you think I have to upgrade my reflect 4.2 to version 5 for the iso to work?
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18 Jun 2012   #5

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No. The images created with 4.2 can be restored with a V5 recovery disk and vice versa, but it is a good idea to keep backup software up to date as it handles more recent hardware.
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18 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thank you. I'll try the new CD and report back with the resulys
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18 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Macrium 5.0 WinPE.zip did the trick
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18 Jun 2012   #8

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Good news netadict. glad we were able to help.
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18 Jun 2012   #9

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Great news
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19 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

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