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Windows 7: Unable to backup hard drive with Backup Program

16 Apr 2010   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

The hidden active partition on Disk 1 was the problem, it appears.

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16 Apr 2010   #12

W7, Xp Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The hidden active partition on Disk 1 was the problem, it appears.
I see.

Quite so.
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16 Apr 2010   #13
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

If you want to boot Linux from the Windows Boot Environment, you should download a program called EasyBCD (Do a google search). With a bit of tinkering you should be able to add your Linux system to the windows boot sequence.
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18 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7

I may have been a little premature. Though I did get it to work, it still failed about half way through with blue, red, white, or gray BSOD screens. The problem also seems to be with the ESATA port on my motherboard. Though the internal one works just fine, the ESATA port seems to have sporadic problems when writing to the disk. Even just copying a several folders all at once gave me some problems until I copied them one at a time.

So, I decided to go back to accessing the drive through a USB cable and the backup program worked just fine now that the hidden partition is visible and large enough.
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11 May 2010   #15

windows 7
back up

yep i did a back up put it on my mom computer via net work on moms it shows 15 gig from my computer it shows empty i have tried using the windows back to make an image a few different ways I can see windows still cant get thing right. I went and got a free program called paragon back up its free and it's rated # 2. You can back up to dvd's spanned over how ever many dvd's you need, or back up to another drive. You can also scan the backup to make sure its right. Be honest the last thing you need is to do a back up and find out its worthless and have to start from scratch.

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