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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

14 Sep 2015   #1510

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I can see my NAS from the rescue environment. I'm using WinPE v5 and the network is hidden in "This PC". If your rescue disk was created on the same PC the necessary drivers should have been included.
It was created on the same PC, but after googling, I see I'm not the only one with this problem.

I found this thread on my same problem: Can't Browse NAS from Rescue Media

In that thread, somebody suggests following the troubleshooting steps in this article:

Resolving network issues in Windows PE - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

This evening when I get home, I plan on doing that, and hopefully I'll get the problems resolved.

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14 Sep 2015   #1511

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I have to admit I don't use my NAS for MR backups. I guess I was just lucky this morning that I was connected by ethernet when i checked this morning.
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18 Sep 2015   #1512

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

By the way, I've been busy the last several days, but I just got around to the troubleshooting, and it turned out to be something simple. My NAS requires a user ID (different from my Windows user ID) to be logged on to. The credentials are supplied automatically by Windows because the first time I mapped a drive to it, I checked that box. But the rescue CD is a new instance of Windows that (I assume) can't access those credentials, so when I browse the network, it acts just like there is no NAS.

The solution is to go into Windows Explorer on the rescue CD and map a drive to the NAS. Once I did that (and supplied the credentials), Macrium can see that drive letter, and with it, my backup images.

I am now running the steps in post #33 of this thread, since I'm back in business, to confirm that all is working as it should. If so, I'll finally do a full image of my hard drive, and start setting up my new computer the way I want, and actually start using it.

Update: I just finished running the test from post #33:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
10. Watch out when it asks whether to replace the Master Boot Record - in this case say "do not replace" because this is only a data partition. If that were your system partition, you would replace the MBR provided you do not have a separate boot partition.
It never asked me this question. So I forged forward and did the restore, and as described, the files restored successfully, so I think I've passed the test that proves my rescue CD performs as needed. Still I wonder why it never asked me about the Master Boot Record.
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19 Sep 2015   #1513

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Good news Zindar. I think the MBR is now an option that defaults to yes. It doesn't do any harm to replace it.
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19 Sep 2015   #1514

Win-7 Prof 64bit
How to proceed with Macrium Reflect


currently experiencing a situation as outlined in the following post:
HDD failing, need to clone for replacement HDD - Tips needed

My situation:
Laptop HDD failing. WD replacing with exact model and size.
Error - Reallocated sectors.

Have created a Macrium Recovery Disk and was able to boot from it.
Now I need to either clone (using Jumanji's suggestion with SystemRescueCd) OR
Image with Macrium

Had read that Macrium might fail to image is disk is failing and hence was concerned but might do that to begin with. But how to begin?

My HDD structure:
System Preserved
C:\ - System Drive
D:\ - bunch of VMs that I can make a backup of, have older backups
E:\ - User Profile was moved to this folder, again can make a backup
F:\ - Important Data folder, have regular backups, can make a backup

So, should I make a image of the entire disk at once or should I image some partitions at a time. Have no problem deleting VMs from HDD (after making a back up) and Data from E:\ and F:\ if that would help.

Do I need to format and partition my new HDD in the same manner as the older failing HDD?

A bit confused on how to image with System Preserved and C:\-System Partition. Should I image just System Preserved first and then another image of C,D,E,F?

Thanks for your assistance.
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19 Sep 2015   #1515

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zindar View Post
Still I wonder why it never asked me about the Master Boot Record.
Good news Zindar. I think the MBR is now an option that defaults to yes. It doesn't do any harm to replace it.
Yes, restoring the MBR is an option set in the defaults in V6.

You should review the defaults and make sure they are set the way you want things to work.
i.e. The default settings will automatically delete "old images" based on free space, number of backups, etc.

I prefer to manually maintain and delete my backup images, check free space, etc., so i turned off all auto deletes.

In the Macrium menu click on Other Tasks / Edit Defaults.
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21 Sep 2015   #1516

Windows 7 x64

Hi sir kado897!

im new to macrium reflect and hit a wall in creating a rescue media,

im using the latest version 6 on a windows 7 x64 machine, and im able to create full images, recently i bought a usb drive to create a rescue media but was stopped by the error "could not create a list of required files."

i used the ReflectDLfull.exe to download the macrium reflect exe and the , installed it and stopped by the "could not create a list of required files"

download the, again stopped by the same error.

also i checked the google for solutions and tried all without much success

and i also reinstalled the apps about 3 time now.

im planning to download the full WAIK, and install that, but before downloading the big file, i like to ask for your advice.

have you encounter the same problem? and should i install the full WAIK to solve this?

see the quote below, its the waiklog

Beginning Wim build - 9/20/2015 11:56 AM

Unmounting the Wim - 9/20/2015 11:56 AM

ImageX Tool for Windows
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Version: 6.3.9600.16384

Committing: [c:\boot\macrium\WA5KFiles\mount]...

Unmount Error: Did not find an image mounted to [c:\boot\macrium\WA5KFiles\mount].
Thank you for your time!
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21 Sep 2015   #1517

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Hello studiostarstuff and Welcome to Seven Forums,

I never had your issue so I can't give you any first hand knowledge/experience to fix it.

What I would try
- Create an ISO Image file on the Create Rescue Media / Burn Rescue Media window.
(This is an option in the CD/DVD burner dropdown - see screen print below)
- In the MR menu / Other Tasks, click on Add Recovery Boot Menu Option

See if you get the same error with these methods.

Also, what do you see for Type on the Burn Rescue Media window ? (see my screen print)

fwiw, When I create rescue media I normally create an ISO image, and then burn it to CD with ImgBurn, or add it to a multi-boot USB flash stick with YUMI.

Imaging with free Macrium-mrburn.png

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21 Sep 2015   #1518

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I've no idea about that issue either. Try what DavidE suggested. It also might be worth trying PE4 or PE5 which I use. PE5 is the latest version. You are given the opportunity to change the PE version when you start to build the recovery disk. I think it is another 500MB download.
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21 Sep 2015   #1519

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Also, studiostarstuff, you stated
i used the ReflectDLfull.exe to download the macrium reflect exe and the
I use the ReflectDL.exe to download Macrium.
Where did you download your installer from ?

The Macrium site redirects to CNET for the download, I don't use that.
One place to get the ReflectDL.exe from is MajorGeeks:
Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

I always uncheck Run after installing, I save the download, then manually run it.

Here is a snip of what i see for options using the ReflectDL.exe

Imaging with free Macrium-mrdownload.png

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