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Windows 7: Dual Win7 installs SSD/HDD cannot use system image restore

31 Dec 2015   #1
OdinSon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Dual Win7 installs SSD/HDD cannot use system image restore

Main OS installed on my SSD Win7 HP x64

HDD has Win7 Ultimate x64


Previously had vista x64 installed as secondary since I got the SSD, I made steps on system images every so many updates and programs installed if I wanted to revert to a image that was no issue at all.

I wiped the vista last week installed Ultimate on a drive with SSD unhooked, I have to use a PCIe controller card to bypass non AHCI system for SATA III. I was about to do a windows image I made before installing Avast but it will not let me unless I completely Format my SSD now there are 2 Win7 installs even with the HDD unplugged.

I am thinking the MBR is screwed some how but no system errors or anything, ran sfc /scannow and chkdsk all ok.



The way I do my system images in those steps is complete one which leaves you the folder WindowsImageBackup, then I change it to 1 - WindowsImageBackup and make a text file of what is on my OS and any changes or programs installed and so on 2-3-4-5.

These are stored on my WD 1TB Black drive in which I have 2 that are also hooked up to the SATA III card which is no issue ever there just saying how I do it.


I am totally confused now on how to get the image to complete and any help would be grateful. I do not wish to reinstall completely is why I am posting.

Any system specs you need should be in sig if not just ask.

Thanks lol


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31 Dec 2015   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I kind of got lost in your long message. Briefly could you describe the problem and post a Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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31 Dec 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What do you use for imaging. I suggest you try free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium
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31 Dec 2015   #4
OdinSon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I kind of got lost in your long message. Briefly could you describe the problem and post a Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I tried to describe it best I could

Blacked out is business drives just precaution lol


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31 Dec 2015   #5
OdinSon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What do you use for imaging. I suggest you try free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

Windows built in System Image backup
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31 Dec 2015   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You did not post the entire Disk Management. We need the whole thing. Blacking out part of it will not help either.
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31 Dec 2015   #7
OdinSon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
You did not post the entire Disk Management. We need the whole thing. Blacking out part of it will not help either.
They're business storage drives and have no effect on anything but being there for storage
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31 Dec 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OdinSon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What do you use for imaging. I suggest you try free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

Windows built in System Image backup
That's where your problem is. Try the free Macrium.
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31 Dec 2015   #9
OdinSon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OdinSon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What do you use for imaging. I suggest you try free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

Windows built in System Image backup
That's where your problem is. Try the free Macrium.
nope it worked fine when I had Vista on the HDD used it numerous times without 1 flaw, since I put win7 Ultimate on the HDD I cannot

This video should help I cannot get past this it wants to reformat my SSD for the image to work never seen it before.

https://youtu.be/av7StRzQgzk
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31 Dec 2015   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you know better, then do it your way. I am out.
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