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18 Jan 2012   #11
Infinite

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18 Jan 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocks911 View Post
So any suggestions for a free program, or really any program that works to clone and reinstall a drive?

I'm running w7 64 bit Home Premium.
I'm not sure what problems you are having with Macrium.

I use Macrium and EaseUS TODO Backup, in an alternating fashion.

Both work OK for me and are less problematic and simpler to use than Acronis or Windows.
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18 Jan 2012   #13
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocks911 View Post
Wow, I've been trying various backup programs and havent had any luck so far. Macrium came close except when I booted from the rescue disk the backup file on my external HDD that contained my C drive backup didnt show, as a matter of fact the entire drive did not appear. Kinda hard to reinstall it when the drive containing it doesnt even show.
So then I tried Paragon. So I cloned my C drive and created a bootable rescue disk, but when I booted into the disk nothing happened. Paragons interface appeared and I selected normal mode/main recovery environment and nothing happened...nothing.
So any suggestions for a free program, or really any program that works to clone and reinstall a drive?

I'm running w7 64 bit Home Premium.
Thae Linux recovery disk that comes with Macrium Free is often problematic. If you have the bandwidth to download the WAIK(1.7GB) the Custom PE version with Macrium 5 is preferable.
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18 Jan 2012   #14
rocks911

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I'm not sure what problems you are having with Macrium.
The problem I had is that my external HDD did not show up when I booted the rescue disk. I have several drives, both internal HDD's and external HDD's and the one drive that I absolutely needed because it contained my backup didnt appear in Macriums backup list of drives
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18 Jan 2012   #15
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

kado897,
I did download the WAIK(1.7GB), the Custom PE version with Macrium 5. All went well but unfortunately my backup HDD didnt appear among the various drive options, for whatever reason.
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18 Jan 2012   #16
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm trying Windows backup.... 500+Mb backup, taking forever!!!!!!! hours and hours and hours and hours. I need a good program, does one exist?
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18 Jan 2012   #17
indianacarnie

 

Actually.... I have never had any problems backing up with the Windows built in tools. I use the system image for emergencies and its never failed me yet. Having said THAT....... I also use EaseUS. You can never be too safe you know .
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18 Jan 2012   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

There is a work-around which should overcome your problem of external HDDs not showing.
Use a Live Linux CD (e.g. Ubuntu) to copy the backup file, from your external HDD, to your non-OS HDD.
You should then be able to select it using the rescue CD.
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18 Jan 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocks911 View Post
I'm trying Windows backup.... 500+Mb backup, taking forever!!!!!!! hours and hours and hours and hours. I need a good program, does one exist?
Try EaseUS TODO Backup, a free download.
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