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Windows 7: Strange 64bit Windows 7 problem

05 Apr 2011   #21
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
On the recovery partition there is a 132GB VHD file
There is probably a load of trial software and other stuff in it. See if you can mount it, as described above, and prune the useless stuff out of it using explorer. Once pruned save what's left as an image using Easeus.

You can also try restoring directly from the existing image on D: using Easeus. Make the bootable recovery media on your pen drive as described above. Boot from the pen drive, choose restore when Easeus is loaded, and then just choose the recovery image on D: to be restored to C:

You might need to use some other software to load and restore the VHD image. Like this;

http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=4

Sorry, but doing things like this can become quite complex!

Regards....Mike Connor


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05 Apr 2011   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Please try the Easeus boot disk as Mike describes above, to see if it will run your Recovery from D to C. This will be very interesting to see if it works and will help others.

It is a huge image, such that I wonder if you're reading it's size correctly. The image might not run if you prune it any but here is how to mount it in Disk Mgmt. to do that: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Also enable Private Messaging in your Control Panel (CP button at top).
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05 Apr 2011   #23
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please try the Easeus boot disk as Mike describes above, to see if it will run your Recovery from D to C. This will be very interesting to see if it works and will help others.

It is a huge image, such that I wonder if you're reading it's size correctly. The image might not run if you prune it any but here is how to mount it in Disk Mgmt. to do that: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Also enable Private Messaging in your Control Panel (CP button at top).
That does work on some machines, but it fails on others.

Directly mounting it might work, but I have tried that a few times with netbooks, notebooks etc, and although you can mount it alright, you can't usually run it! At least not on those machines where I have attempted it.

Regards.... Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #24
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Again

I not sure what the purpose of backing up the image file will do? Surely I should just be able to browse to it using the windows recovery from the d: partition
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05 Apr 2011   #25
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please try the Easeus boot disk as Mike describes above, to see if it will run your Recovery from D to C. This will be very interesting to see if it works and will help others.

It is a huge image, such that I wonder if you're reading it's size correctly. The image might not run if you prune it any but here is how to mount it in Disk Mgmt. to do that: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Also enable Private Messaging in your Control Panel (CP button at top).

Ok will do that

How do i enable Private messaging?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2011   #26
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi

I have managed to attach the vhd file using the guide provided, I'm a bit unsure what I need to do next?
Should i backup this using the other software?
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05 Apr 2011   #27
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

[QUOTE=pheonixman;1330078]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please try the Easeus boot disk as Mike describes above, to see if it will run your Recovery from D to C. This will be very interesting to see if it works and will help others.

It is a huge image, such that I wonder if you're reading it's size correctly. The image might not run if you prune it any but here is how to mount it in Disk Mgmt. to do that: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Also enable Private Messaging in your Control Panel (CP button at top).

Ok will do that

How do i enable Private messaging?[/QUOTE]


I think you need 15 or more posts for it to be available to you. Then you need these settings in your User CP (User Control Panel)


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05 Apr 2011   #28
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
Hi Again

I not sure what the purpose of backing up the image file will do? Surely I should just be able to browse to it using the windows recovery from the d: partition
It's just a safety measure in case anything goes wrong. Also, if you jigger the image, you still have a copy.

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #29
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
Hi

I have managed to attach the vhd file using the guide provided, I'm a bit unsure what I need to do next?
Should i backup this using the other software?
I would back it up, and then have a good look at it with explorer.

You can also try to restore directly from it. That was the original purpose of the image.

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #30
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Just to clarify.

The reason for mounting the disc and then making an image of it, is to be certain that it is in a format that Easeus can read and restore.

( This sometimes works without having to make a new image, the only way to find out if it will work on your machine is to try it).

Regards....Mike Connor
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