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Windows 7: Acronis does not see my C: drive

27 Jun 2012   #11
Tink

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

Hi wanchoo...I wish that the solution was as simple as that here, unfortunately, I have tried the many suggestions here, and at the Acronis forum, and nothing seems to resolve the problem. Acronis just does not see the C: drive no matter what I do. I am not in a hurry to spend more money to the newer version if it is that Acronis just does not want to see the C: drive on the x64 machine.

I did not have a problem with it on any of the x32 bit Windows OS's on my other machines, one of which was a x64 bit based machine with Win7 x32 installed.

I thought perhaps that it might be because of the Win7 x64 bit OS that it does not want to see the C: drive, but, others who also have a x64 machine with Win7 x64 installed have said they have no problem. So...I don't know what to think at this point.




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27 Jun 2012   #12
Tink

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

Hi SIW2 - Thank you for the link and additional information for other imaging software. I have used Paragon in the past, before I started using Acronis, and it was a good software, but Acronis was easier to use. But I will take another look at it. I have not heard of the macrium free, but, will check it out as well.

Thank you very much for your time and help. I truly appreciate it.
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27 Jun 2012   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you have a WD or Seagate HD you can get a free version of Acronis from the HD manufacturer website.
I believe it's based on the Acronis TI 2009 version.

You can also download Acronis TI 2012 and use it as a trial version for 30 days.
That way you can test it before you buy it.
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27 Jun 2012   #14
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tink View Post
Hi SIW2 - Thank you for the link and additional information for other imaging software. I have used Paragon in the past, before I started using Acronis, and it was a good software, but Acronis was easier to use. But I will take another look at it. I have not heard of the macrium free, but, will check it out as well.

Thank you very much for your time and help. I truly appreciate it.
A lot is simple personal preference, the type of backups you do, etc., etc.
I've tried the free Macrium - it works fine for what I do, which is cold full images/restores.
I just tried the free Paragon SIW2 mentioned - it works fine. But it was considerably slower doing a restore than Ghost 15, which is what I've used for years and will stick with until I see something I like better.
But many absolutely hate Ghost. You really have to try different imagers to find one that suits you and your needs.
I haven't tried Acronis in some years. From what I remember it was good.
It's a shame it won't find your image.
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27 Jun 2012   #15
Tink

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

I downloaded and tried to install the TI Home 12 Trial and it also erred and would not install. So I contacted Acronis and got their tech support to assist with the installation via Team Viewer.

It took 3 times to get it to finally install for them, but, it finally installed. At first it would not see the C: drive either, but, after some manipulations it finally showed up. Don't ask what they did as I have no idea, just trying this and that and suddenly it showed up.

Any, they were able to show me how to schedule for the backups with the new version and so now all is set. I am doing the first initial backup and then will do the incremental.

Any way, thanks all for all your time and help, I really do appreciate it. I am hoping that all will continue to work OK from here.
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27 Jun 2012   #16
bluefishdeep

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit 6.1.7600.16385
 
 

Hi Tink
Have you used System Mechanic on the Win7x64 machine? I used SM to defrag and to consolidate free space etc. I set the option to restart the system when this 24 hour process was completed (2TB on Drive C. The result was than on the reboot, the boot manager could not find drive C: In this case, which seems to reoccur when I use SM, a power-down, power-up cycle solves the problem.

I also have Acronis on a system similar to yours. Have had no problems with it finding C:

Just a thought.... Good luck.
Bluefish
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27 Jun 2012   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The new Paragon is the fastest - no question.

See my post here 10


It is so fast I thought something had gone wrong at first.

The gui looks the same as ever - but the engine and the backup container are completely new.

Note: The free one comes with a Linux recovery disc - as with any imaging software, it is worth checking the recovery disc works on your machine.


You are brave continuing with Acronis - pretty sure that is the snapman driver not installing properly - it has been a known issue for years.
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27 Jun 2012   #18
Tink

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the added info, bluefish. There have been a lot of imaging software around for some time that I have not tried, and others that I have not see much about.

I have pretty much stayed with what has worked well for me, and that has been Acronis, or Paragon. I don't do a lot of backups, but, they are nice to have when you need them.
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27 Jun 2012   #19
Tink

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The new Paragon is the fastest - no question.

See my post here 10

You are brave continuing with Acronis - pretty sure that is the snapman driver not installing properly - it has been a known issue for years.
Thanks SIW2 for the link. I don't know if it is bravery, or wanting to get a backup I know how to retrieve easy enough.

I will look into Paragon for consideration. My Acronis trial is good for 30 days and I have to decide then what I'm gonna do. I just don't want something that is going to trash my system. As a long time Microsoft Tech Beta Tester, I know well how frustrating it is to have a software trash my system.
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27 Jun 2012   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Here I tried the Macruim Reflect free version and found an error when going to restore an image and Reflect prompts with "invalid" and refused to restore an image made of the Vista drive back in 2009 when the RC was first out. I still haven't ran with a look at Paragon however while Norton Ghost has been a long time champ as far as rep for many.

To date however both Acronis 2010 and the backup option in 7 have been found reliable. Acronis does offer a few things however like compressing image to take up less drive space as well as featuring the option of seeing any image mounted as a second C drive in WE allowing it to be viewed. You can even add more files to an existing image.
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