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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect

28 Mar 2015   #1
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Macrium Reflect

I had been using Macrium Reflect without any problems then about a month ago or so u couldn't use from within windows on the free edition u had to boot from a cd (windows PE) this worked if u didn't need it in a crisis .... but twice now I need it and it wont work, good alternatives any advice am I doing it wrong ?, run program in windows it tells u cant use anymore so select to run in pe after reboot, I hit F8 select the drive with disk in but windows just restarts


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28 Mar 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I can still run Macrium free from within Windows ...
I'm using the latest MR free 5 version, but it worked even before updating to the latest ...

Start with a System File Check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't find and fix issues, I'd start scanning for malware ...

Do you have a System Backup Image or Restore Point from before the problem started ?
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28 Mar 2015   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I can still run Macrium free from within Windows ...
I'm using the latest MR free 5 version, but it worked even before updating to the latest ...

Start with a System File Check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't find and fix issues, I'd start scanning for malware ...

Do you have a System Backup Image or Restore Point from before the problem started ?
done the sfc /scannow all ok still cant use reflect from within running windows see screen shots and rescue media doesn't work ps all ok with malwarebytes




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28 Mar 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do you have a key you can tap on your PC when it is starting up that will bring up the "One time boot menu" so you can select the CD/DVD drive to boot from ?
Some PC's F8 brings up the one time boot menu, but other PC's use a different key.

If not, can you go into BIOS and set the boot order so the CD/DVD drive is the first boot device ?

Are you sure the disc is a working bootable disc ?
Can you try it in another PC to see if it will boot on that machine ?

Maybe you need to create a new bootable rescue disc ?
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28 Mar 2015   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Do you have a key you can tap on your PC when it is starting up that will bring up the "One time boot menu" so you can select the CD/DVD drive to boot from ?
Some PC's F8 brings up the one time boot menu, but other PC's use a different key.

If not, can you go into BIOS and set the boot order so the CD/DVD drive is the first boot device ?

Are you sure the disc is a working bootable disc ?
Can you try it in another PC to see if it will boot on that machine ?

Maybe you need to create a new bootable rescue disc ?
I use f8 to boot from recue disk witch it does but it doesn't ..... so ok I see what your saying maybe the rescue disk is at fault or the drive I boot from ....... but why can u still from within windows have u tried ?
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28 Mar 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What do you mean by
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I use f8 to boot from recue disk witch it does but it doesn't
Did you ever use this Rescue Disc before, successfully ?
Is F8 the correct key to choose what device to boot from ?
Can you post screen prints from a camera showing what you see ?

I have Macrium free on my triple-boot Test box.
I never tried RESTORING an Image from within Windows for the OS I am restoring.
If I want to restore the W7-64 OS partition, I boot into Win 8.1, run Macrium, and restore the W7-64 backup image to the W7-64 partition.
I do CREATE backup images for all OS's from within Windows, including the OS currently running, and that has never caused a problem for me.
That's what I meant when I said I can still run Macrium from within Windows.

I created the Rescue Disc in case I might ever need it, and tested that I can boot from the disc, test that I can find everything, no problems, etc.
I have not created a new rescue disc with the LATEST Macrium free version yet.

Anyway, if your Rescue disc is a working bootable CD/DVD you should be able to boot from it.
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28 Mar 2015   #7
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
What do you mean by
Quote:
I use f8 to boot from recue disk witch it does but it doesn't
Did you ever use this Rescue Disc before, successfully ?
Is F8 the correct key to choose what device to boot from ?
Can you post screen prints from a camera showing what you see ?

I have Macrium free on my triple-boot Test box.
I never tried RESTORING an Image from within Windows for the OS I am restoring.
If I want to restore the W7-64 OS partition, I boot into Win 8.1, run Macrium, and restore the W7-64 backup image to the W7-64 partition.
I do CREATE backup images for all OS's from within Windows, including the OS currently running, and that has never caused a problem for me.
That's what I meant when I said I can still run Macrium from within Windows.

I created the Rescue Disc in case I might ever need it, and tested that I can boot from the disc, test that I can find everything, no problems, etc.
I have not created a new rescue disc with the LATEST Macrium free version yet.

Anyway, if your Rescue disc is a working bootable CD/DVD you should be able to boot from it.

yes used rescue disk before successfully but the program has changed ..... restore a saved backup from the free version u have to do it from the rescue disk try doing it u can cancel when it tells u cant do it ?
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28 Mar 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It sounds like you are saying your CD rescue disc was created with an older version of Macrium, and now can't restore a backup image you created with a newer version of Macrium ?

Is that what is happening for you ?

Have you created a new Rescue CD with the latest version of Macrium, and see if that can restore the image you want to restore ?
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29 Mar 2015   #9
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
It sounds like you are saying your CD rescue disc was created with an older version of Macrium, and now can't restore a backup image you created with a newer version of Macrium ?

Is that what is happening for you ?

Have you created a new Rescue CD with the latest version of Macrium, and see if that can restore the image you want to restore ?
yes I have created a new version of the rescue disk from a new version of the program but still was not without problems, the new disk would load the program see pic below but with out keyboard or mouse control so u couldn't proceed, (click no by the way u don't need) anyway about 4 to 5 shut downs I got that screen with mouse curser I could select (no) and my long awaited restore began

but need better program to do all this will start a new thread


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29 Mar 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Glad to hear you finally got it to work, good job
I don't know why you had those driver issues, maybe it has to do with the PE version used creating the rescue disc?
Some people here prefer Aomei Backupper free:
Free Download AOMEI Backupper Standard: Windows Backup & Cloning Software
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