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Windows 7: Problem restoring Macrium image, please help!

26 Jul 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Here is the download location for the most recent free version of Macrium:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

If you have more than one drive connected during a Win 7 install, it can do some odd things. The solution is to disconnect or disable all drives other than the one onto which you intend to install Win 7.

One of the odd things Win 7 can do is install System Reserved onto Disc 0 whenever possible---even if C is on Disk 1. That's likely what happened in your case.

If you had the hard disk containing C attached as Disc 0 rather than Disc 1, then System Reserved and C would likely have ended up on the same disk--Disc 0.

If you ever intend to do a fresh install, you can swap the 2 drive cables of those drives at the motherboard level. Connect the hard drive containing C to the port that Disc 0 is now connected. Leave the other drive unconnected during the install. After the install is complete, connect the drive containing your E and F partitions to the other port---the one to which the C drive is now connected.

Wait for WHS. I think you can likely fix your current issue by following his instructions from post 2, but I'd let him confirm that.


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26 Jul 2012   #12
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Here is the download location for the most recent free version of Macrium:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

If you have more than one drive connected during a Win 7 install, it can do some odd things. The solution is to disconnect or disable all drives other than the one onto which you intend to install Win 7.

One of the odd things Win 7 can do is install System Reserved onto Disc 0 whenever possible---even if C is on Disk 1. That's likely what happened in your case.

If you had the hard disk containing C attached as Disc 0 rather than Disc 1, then System Reserved and C would likely have ended up on the same disk--Disc 0.

If you ever intend to do a fresh install, you can swap the 2 drive cables of those drives at the motherboard level. Connect the hard drive containing C to the port that Disc 0 is now connected. Leave the other drive unconnected during the install. After the install is complete, connect the drive containing your E and F partitions to the other port---the one to which the C drive is now connected.

Wait for WHS. I think you can likely fix your current issue by following his instructions from post 2, but I'd let him confirm that.

Hello ignatzatsonic,

Thank you for the advice and the link. I will wait for WHS, maybe he has an advice to solve this problem.

Many thanks again & best regards,

Anne
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27 Jul 2012   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It looks to me that Maybe E: is where you should have restored your image. So when you mount your image (double click on it) how large is the mounted partition?
F: may need to be re sized to accommodate it.
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27 Jul 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First step to do is make Data D somewhat smaller (unallocated space appears on the rechterkant) so system reserved will fit in the free space. Then copy "system reserved" from disk 0 to unallocated space on disk 1. Make that copy a "primary partition" and mark it active.

All done using Partition Wizard.

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Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.
How to Set Active/Inactive partition with partition magic? Partition Wizard Video Help.

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27 Jul 2012   #15
Kaktussoft

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Post screenshot afterwards
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27 Jul 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi Anne,

1. It was the installer that placed the system partition on Disk0. The installer always grabs the disk with the lowest port number for the system partition. The only way to avoid that is to either install the system on the disk with the lowest port number or physically disconnect all disks that are not needed for the installation.

2. The odd setup you have can be easily fixed. I suggest you move (copy) the bootmgr to C. Then you can forget about the system partition and you only have to image C. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

3. I have uploaded the latest version of the WinPE recovery disk .iso to my skydrive site. Download the file from there and burn it to a CD - I suggest you use ImgBurn. That seems to always work. Doing it that way as compared to producing it from Macrium saves you a few hours.
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27 Jul 2012   #17
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello WHS,

Thanks for the information. I downloaded and used the (EasyBCD 2.1.2). According to the EasyBCD is the backup successful. Now, I am having a file in the C drive called (EasyBCD Backup (07-27-2012)). I do not see any changes on the picture of the Disk Manager! Do I have to do anything else or that is it. Is the odd setup fixed now?

Thanks & best regards,

Anne
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27 Jul 2012   #18
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
Hello WHS,

Thanks for the information. I downloaded and used the (EasyBCD 2.1.2). According to the EasyBCD is the backup successful. Now, I am having a file in the C drive called (EasyBCD Backup (07-27-2012)). I do not see any changes on the picture of the Disk Manager! Do I have to do anything else or that is it. Is the odd setup fixed now?

Thanks & best regards,

Anne
Did you do this? Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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27 Jul 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

C is marked ACTIVE now in disk management?
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27 Jul 2012   #20
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C is marked ACTIVE now in disk management?
Hello Kaktussoft,

Thanks for your reaction. Indeed, you are right! Now the C drive is marked (Active) as you can see in the new picture of the Disk Management.

Best regards,

Anne


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