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Windows 7: I've attempted to perform an Acronis H2010 Image recovery

02 Aug 2010   #1

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
I've attempted to perform an Acronis H2010 Image recovery

I've attempted to perform an Acroins H2010 Image recovery to 3 different HP computers now ..
And one attempt to perform a Manual clone where I could specify the partition sizes.
As long as the reserved partition is on the Disc .. All these attempts have failed.
The new HDD would not boot … And it seems like the HP recovery DVDs will not perform a repair install.

My question is ...

If I would have made and used a W7 System Repair Disc ..
What are the odds it would have fixed this boot problem ???
Is this something everyone should make .. even if they do not do imaging??

And will this work on any computer .. (same bit system) .. or is it computer specific ??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2010   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

noyb, I've posted you question to the Guru's, hoping someone has the answers. I myself use TI 2010, but have only made backups so far. You may get some replies now. We aren't ignoring you :)

A Guy
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05 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This may not be of any help but i'll try.

In many cases cloning the drives work just fine. But, in the past i have ran into issues similar to you where the cloned drive just wouldnt boot.

With Acronis, what I have found to work the best is just creating a Full image of the entire disc. (Not just partitions)

You'll have 2 option going this route.
1. A straight up Full disc image. it will restore the entire disc to any other HD without issue. If the new disc is larger you'll end up with some unallocated space at the end. You can still extend this space to the main partiton once in Windows.
2. Sector-by-Sector full Image. This option will allow you to resize each partiton before restoring the image. Quite useful if the target disc is smaller than the Master Image, or if its larger and you can assign the additional unallocated before hand.

Sector by Sector will also be larger images. For the most part, its really not needed to do this unless you just prefer to.

The downside to this is youll need a secondary HD, partition, or other place to at least store the master image.
However, If it is a fairly clean Image, (not lots of Music,Pictures etc) you can burn the Image to a DVD or DL DVD.

Then, you simply boot from the Acronis Rescue disc, and when it asks for a image location, swap the rescue disc for DVD or DL DVD you have with the target image.

Now, the target system doesnt need to have a secondary HD.

I have never had any issue doing it this way. With cloning I have had a couple problems.

As far as your question about a repair disc, I would say Yes,
If for example you choose to restore a image of just the main partiton, excluding the 100MB boot one, Windows will fail to boot. But a System Reapir will fix and get you going again.
My guess is that the same would hold true here.

You mean, will the repair disc wortk on any computer?

I believe it has to match the system type (32 or 64bit) but other than that should work on any system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Aug 2010   #4

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

As near as I can figure from what I've been reading, the answers would be ..
Pretty good, Yes and Yes.
I wish I'd know about the repair CD when I was having problems.
I have Acronis Images for a couple friends W7 computers, guess I'll find out the next time one of them crashes.
My Acronis problems were solved by installing W7 without the reserved partition.

I've advised all my friends with an OEM W7 to make a repair CD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


The answer to your question is: Yes, whenever a clone or image will not start, it is likely you can start it by repairing or rewriting the MBR.

First, boot the Repair CD into Command Line to use Diskpart to make certain the reimaged 100mb System Reserved or Win7 partition is marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums.URL

Next, boot the Win7 DVD repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. System Repair Disc - Create - Windows 7 Forums.URL

One other issue might be blocking startup as sometimes drive letter slips in Registry during cloning or reimaging. Use Paragon Rescue CD to correct drive letters in the system registry. Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning Boot the Paragon cd - select Normal Mode , then Boot Corrector.
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