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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect opens instead of my desktop

08 Sep 2015   #1
Sweetp59

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Macrium Reflect opens instead of my desktop

Sorry for piggy backing on this post but I'm working off a small phone. I just downloaded this program after an upgrade of Windows 10 messed up my computer (long story). I recovered Windows 7 thru Acer recovery. This morning I turned on my computer and it's like Macrium Reflect took over my computer. I can't get to my desktop. I tried hitting esc button when the window popped up but it still gives me the Macrium Reflect window. How do I get to my desktop? HELPPP


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08 Sep 2015   #2
Sweetp59

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Macrium Reflect opens instead of my desktop

Yesterday i downloaded the free version of Macrium Reflect after a nightmare with the upgrade to Windows 10. I had to do the eRecovery with Acer to get my Windows 7 back. I tried to do recovery disks after this but got an error that the third disk didnt take. I accidentally left that disk in my cd player. This morning I turned my computer on and Macrium Reflect opened up. I took the disk out and exited the program and rebooted. I've tried hitting the esc key while Macrium is booting but it doesn't take me to my desktop.What do I need to do to get past Macrium? Feel like this program hijacked my computer.
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08 Sep 2015   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You may need to get into your BIOS & change the boot order of your computer. It's possible that with all your problems Macrium has ended up as the first item to boot, so try changing the boot order so that your Windows 7 drive boots first.
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08 Sep 2015   #4
Sweetp59

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks! I finally decided to just do Alt + F10 to reboot. Hoping that it doesnt do this again. If it does I'll be uninstalling Macrium Reflect.
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09 Sep 2015   #5
Sweetp59

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well even after doing 2 factory resets, Macrium Reflect still opens up! I looked on the registry and it's not listed YET it comes up. I sent Macrium Reflect a message and they said it's not possible unless the disk is in the drive. It's not! Yet, it opens up. It's like this thing has hijacked my computer.


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09 Sep 2015   #6
Sweetp59

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have done two factory resets of my computer, looked on the hard drive and Macrium Reflect is no listed YET it opens up when I turn my computer on! I unhide the folders and did a search and it's not coming up BUT it's still on my computer! I feel like this program has hijacked my computer! HELP!


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09 Sep 2015   #7
derekimo

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Can you tell us or preferably show us what is listed on the boot tab in msconfig.

To get there press Type, msconfig and open that, go to the boot tab like this,



That's a W8 pic, but yours will be similar.

From the looks of it, it sure seems to be this option has been enabled and taken the place of default boot,

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09 Sep 2015   #8
Sweetp59

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's what mine looks like and I can't find Macrium Reflect in the registry but it's THERE somewhere because it comes up.


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09 Sep 2015   #9
derekimo

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OK, that clears that thought.

What happens if you just let it continue?

It could just be creating the rescue media.
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09 Sep 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought.
Check msconfig/Startup and Services for Macrium checked marked.
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