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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

14 Mar 2010   #250
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abax2000 View Post
Brink,

thnx again, got that.

I have a series of reported errors "event id 11". So far they were sourced to Device\ide\ideport2. I had also some BSOD's that seemed to damaged the file system, but I repaired through standard repair functionality on W7 and the W7 installation disk.
I changed all my SATA cables (as I have found that this a common reason for this error).
It was ok for 1 or 2 days but then I had again sporadic instances of the same fault and one BSOD again.
And now I got "event id 11" sourced to Device\cdrom0.

Any ideas?

I have my drives set to AHCI (mobo is P5W DH Deluxe with chipset 975X). When I originally installed W7 (4 months ago) I did not use any intel software (chipset software and/or matrix). Just used the default w7 drivers.
Do you think that I should update the system with Intel software?
If further systems details would be needed, I will be happy to provide.
When do you get this BSOD? This may be better asked in the Crashes and Debug forum instead if not related to the tutorial.

If you have a newer Winodows 7 motherboard chipset driver to install, it may be worth a try to see if it may help.


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14 Mar 2010   #251
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Greg,

It's just easier to copy the entire folder to avoid accidentally not copying over a needed file, but yes you could still copy only the subfolder with the computer name on it instead though.
Are the other files in the user named folder relevant to a restore? On the other topic, I questioned and re-questioned all of this with the final verdict being that the only thing that needed to be saved and moved to another safe location was the folder mentioned above, example: Backup 2010-03-14 004647

At the time, I had the feeling that more was needed for a restore than just the example folder I just mentioned. It's possible I mis-understood,lol.
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14 Mar 2010   #252
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abax2000 View Post
Brink,

thnx again, got that.

I have a series of reported errors "event id 11". So far they were sourced to Device\ide\ideport2. I had also some BSOD's that seemed to damaged the file system, but I repaired through standard repair functionality on W7 and the W7 installation disk.
I changed all my SATA cables (as I have found that this a common reason for this error).
It was ok for 1 or 2 days but then I had again sporadic instances of the same fault and one BSOD again.
And now I got "event id 11" sourced to Device\cdrom0.

Any ideas?

I have my drives set to AHCI (mobo is P5W DH Deluxe with chipset 975X). When I originally installed W7 (4 months ago) I did not use any intel software (chipset software and/or matrix). Just used the default w7 drivers.
Do you think that I should update the system with Intel software?
If further systems details would be needed, I will be happy to provide.
When do you get this BSOD? This may be better asked in the Crashes and Debug forum instead if not related to the tutorial.

If you have a newer Winodows 7 motherboard chipset driver to install, it may be worth a try to see if it may help.
BSOD's happen randomly and not for the same reason (at least taking into account WhoCrashed and my very limited understanding of dump files).
In theory, I could use latest software from Intel for 975X but I have some preservations if this will be ok on a running system. As far as I see, latest Intel Matrix does not mention my version of ICH7 (82801GR) but some others and I am confused. Any help on that would be more than welcome.

I have already post a side issue in Maintenance (for the time I have so many issues that I have classified them in "main" and "side" - lol).
Since I ran some final tests I will take it there or in Crashes&Debug as you suggest.
I would be obliged if you could followup and contribute on these.

In the meantime, a final question that is related to this tutorial: is it possible to use a System Image to transfer everything on a new machine (new motherboard and new CPU) or not (as there will be new mb setting, devices etc) ?
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15 Mar 2010   #253
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Abax,

I'm afraid that I'm not much help when it comes to BSOD's.


Since it a completely new system, a system image backup from another system probably would not work out very well due to all the drivers and such being for the other system. It would be best to start over with a clean install of Windows 7, drivers, and programs on a new system instead, but you can extract any files that you may want or need from the system image backup. This will helps show you how to.

System Image - Extracting Files from using Virtual PC
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15 Mar 2010   #254
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you disconnect your Vista drive until you make the backup? I know that's a pain but.....
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15 Mar 2010   #255
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mcleod,

There's no need to disconnect the Vista drive since you could just leave it unchecked and not have it included in the system image backup if that is why you wanted to disconnect it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2010   #256
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Abax,

I'm afraid that I'm not much help when it comes to BSOD's.


Since it a completely new system, a system image backup from another system probably would not work out very well due to all the drivers and such being for the other system. It would be best to start over with a clean install of Windows 7, drivers, and programs on a new system instead, but you can extract any files that you may want or need from the system image backup. This will helps show you how to.

System Image - Extracting Files from using Virtual PC
I am hoping to get my current System Image, if possible, to a new rig (new motherboard, new CPU, new partition or disk) since the whole thing looks like a mobo failure.
I would like to do so for the obvious reasons (besides personal files that can be taken care off easily with a backup): drivers, programs, program settings, tweaked program files etc.
Is there any tool that could that? I am not myself sure what would be the technical implications, as a new mobo would mean also new chpset and so on, but if you know of something please fill me in.
The only alternative I can think is a new mobo same as the existing, but it would be strange to buy in 2010 a 2006 piece of equipment.

For all the rest (trying to salvage the existing rig), I will take it to other threads. Take a look, because this case seems to be quite interesting

I haven't upgraded yet my chipset drivers to the latest Intel version, as I heard a lot of problems around, and I think that I have enough already. Probably I will go for a version back when I figure out how.


thnx for your input
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15 Mar 2010   #257
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

abax, you can use Windows Backup to image your drive as described in this tutorial, or imaging tools like Macrium Reflect or EaseUS. I used both and they work pretty well.
As for the new mobo, your Windows will probably complain that stuff have changed but usually a repair install will fix it. You might need to run it 3 times. Please make sure you backup your personal files (can you hook up your drive to another computer before and do that?)
The only situation when you would run into trouble is that your Windows was a OEM version, in that case it would not accept a new mobo and you would probably need a brand new retail copy of Win7.
Finally, from what I read the only way to avoid the problems of changing mobo is to get one with exactly the same chipset, but as you said that might not be available anymore. And I have no evidence it works either.
Let us know if you need additional help
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15 Mar 2010   #258
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thnx wallyinc,

your input is at least somewhat optimistic if things go down the drain.
I have already a System Image and an additional folder Backup ready (lol).
Please see a more detailed description of the issue here SFC
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15 Mar 2010   #259
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

abax
Reading that and re-reading the previous posts, I think you will be better off doing a clean install of Windows 7 and then transferring your personal files. It looks like your previous install got corrupted, maybe because of mobo problems (I would still triple check the HDD) or other, but the fact is that if you just image the problematic installation you will probably carry over many of those problems.

With a clean install you won't need to worry about the old drives from the old installation not being compatible with your new equipment, as Shawn warned. A clean install will take care of it
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