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Windows 7: Restore an OS split image w/ Macrium

05 Jan 2014   #1
MadSupra354

 
Restore an OS split image w/ Macrium

I'm having to restore back to early December as I think my boot drive's data is corrupt and it's had to perform system repairs since. I record the image onto a 2 partition hard drive, and the image has to be recorded onto both because of the size of it. I didn't think it was possible to restore from 2 partitions, so I've moved it to my single partition 500GB drive. I need help now with actually restoring that image, as I have to go into Windows PE, which I don't think I've done before. Sorry if this is blatantly displayed in a tutorial, I haven't had many resources to check and I've just recovered this computer back from having a stroke.

I appreciate the help in advance.


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05 Jan 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Hmm, there are a few flaws. Let's unravel them:

1. Do you have a working Macriun WinPE CD. If not, download the .iso from here and burn it to CD.

2. What was this story of imaging to 2 partitions. How did you do that anyhow.

3. Now that you have the image on 1 partition, double click on the image and mount it. Then look into My Computer, double click on the virtual drive (usually F) and have a look whether that is the complete image.

4. For more details regarding the recovery procedure, have a look at this excellent tutorial which Keith has made for the purpose. For more info on Macrium consult this tutorial.

If you have more questions, post back.
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05 Jan 2014   #3
MadSupra354

 

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Do you have a working Macriun WinPE CD. If not, download the .iso from here and burn it to CD.
Is it possible to use a flash drive instead of a CD? It's really awkward for how my setup is.
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What was this story of imaging to 2 partitions. How did you do that anyhow.
I backup my OS drive (~300GB) onto my Seagate hard drive (~285GB, fit it in by using high compression on Reflect) but I'd still not have the space to backup to 1, 142GB partition, so it would prompt me with There's not enough space on this volume, select another volume to record the rest of the image...
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05 Jan 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Is it possible to use a flash drive instead of a CD? It's really awkward for how my setup is.
Sure, just burn the iso to a flash drive. You can use Rufus. Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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I backup my OS drive (~300GB) onto my Seagate hard drive (~285GB, fit it in by using high compression on Reflect) but I'd still not have the space to backup to 1, 142GB partition, so it would prompt me with There's not enough space on this volume, select another volume to record the rest of the image...
So what did you do then ?

Did you mount the image as I suggested and does it contain all your stuff.

PS: If you have such a big C partition, you have to split it into OS on C and user data on a data partition. But we'll discuss that later.
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06 Jan 2014   #5
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
So what did you do then? Did you mount the image as I suggested and does it contain all your stuff.
PS: If you have such a big C partition, you have to split it into OS on C and user data on a data partition. But we'll discuss that later.
It would prompt me to select another volume to record the rest of that image. They look like this:
Restore an OS split image w/ Macrium-capture.png
I'm in the process of mounting that .iso with Rufus. Is it as simple as, after it's mounted, boot into Windows PE (I may need reminding of how to find myself there), have a wonder around the UI...? I'm unsure of which image I'd begin restoring with.


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06 Jan 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would think you start with the image that has the lower number - 00 at the end. The 01 seems to be the extension. I have never dealt with a split image. Will be interesting to see how that works. Let's hope it still works after you moved the 2 pieces.
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06 Jan 2014   #7
MadSupra354

 

Move them where? I've copied them to my 500GB HDD. Should I go ahead with the restore process? I can't check them for my stuff but I have verified the first image with Reflect. How would I go about booting into PE?

My setup for reference.
Restore an OS split image w/ Macrium-capture.png


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06 Jan 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Copied or moved makes no difference regarding my comment. I would probably try to restore from the locations where Macrium put the images.

You have to boot with the WinPE CD. When you do power-on, keep tapping F12 (ESC for a HP-PC) and change the boot order so that the CD ROM is on top ( with the Up key).
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06 Jan 2014   #9
MadSupra354

 

OK F12 doesn't seem to work, I've even plugged in a PS2 keyboard because it has issue with my normal USB one. Should I change the boot order in the BIOS?
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06 Jan 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The boot order must be CD ROM first. Some people have that per default in the permanent BIOS settings. In that case the BIOS will pick up the CD automatically when you have it in the CD tray before power-on. Just watch out, there may be a little nessage appearing on the top left of the screen saying : " .... press any key".
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