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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Restore problems

15 Jan 2011   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Your CD player may be acting up or you may need to reburn it.

Make sure you select to burn it at 4x speed. Slower but much more accurate.
If you are using the Windows CD burner some people have had problems with it.

So you may need a third party burner.
I don't remember the names of the good free burning softwares at the moment.

Mike


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15 Jan 2011   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Red added by me. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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The fastest disk imaging software is now available as a free edition.


Absolutely free! No strings! The only free XP, Vista and Windows 7 compatible disk imaging software with BartPE and Linux based recovery options.
  • Create a disk image whilst running Windows using Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
  • Image to Network, USB, FireWire drives and DVD.
  • Built in scheduler.
  • 32 bit and native 64 bit versions.
  • Industry leading compression levels and speed.
  • Linux based Rescue CD with Network access and full GUI. Only 6.5MB in size!
  • Built in CD/DVD packet writing engine. Supports packet writing to DVD DL media with Windows Vista.
  • HTML log files.
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Version information
Version:
v4.2.2952
Date:
28 September 2010
File Size:
31.4MB
File Name:
reflect_setup_free_x86_x64.exe
MD5 Hash:
C3C686F88FF486BE5972D6DAE03E2AB4
Windows Versions:
XP, Vista, Windows 7. 32 and native 64 Bit.
Note: This installation file contains the 32 and 64 bit versions of Macrium Reflect. The correct version will be automatically installed.
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15 Jan 2011   #13
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Right, each time I tried to burn to a cd it rejected saying faulty media, if i put the same cd back in it then burned but would not boot as above. I tried this on two cd's. I have just tried again on a Packard bell CD - RW and all seems fine, maybe the Tesco cd-r's are dodgy, seems doubtful though?
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15 Jan 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have you had problems with the tesco discs before? or successes?
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15 Jan 2011   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If the disks work on a different computers CD drive you have a very picky CD drive on brand/type of CD it likes or the player has a problem.

Does the CD player read anything else? If not possibly a bad CD drive.
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15 Jan 2011   #16
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

With most imaging software, if Windows can boot and one wants to restore for reasons other than Windows not starting, he can initiate the restore process from within Windows. The imaging software then will enter into DOS mode and rewrite C with the image. Paragon does it. Shadowprotect does it. Does not Macrium allow this? ( I do not use Macrium)

A restore CD is required only when Windows does not boot and you want to restore C.

In the present instance, the OP is only taking the first step in creating an image from within Windows and then restoring from within Windows. So IMO asking him to create a restore CD is premature and in fact can mislead the OP into believing that a restore CD is always required for a restore. Correct me if I am wrong.

If Macrium does not allow one to perform a restore initiating it from within a running Windows, then its a different story.
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15 Jan 2011   #17
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Nearly there I think, one last quetion for now

I am in the restore wizard and have got to the 'Choose partition to overwrite screen.

When I backed up the image I selected the whole of C: but now C: is just the 100Mb system resreved partition and my Primary is now called D:
Is this just a temporary mane that the recovery software calls it?
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15 Jan 2011   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Ontheropes

I'm not sure. I just made the image of C. I don't know how yours will be lettered after. I'm not sure it will make a difference.???


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If Macrium does not allow one to perform a restore initiating it from within a running Windows, then its a different story.
Ponmayilal
Only from CD.

Mickey Megabyte. Have any input on Ontheropes drive letters?
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15 Jan 2011   #19
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Ponmayial
It seems as though Macrium can only restore from the CD at least in the freeware version.
I have tried the trial of Acronis and this worked perfectly though it was a free 14 day trial and is payware. I do not mind paying for good software if I need to but I have read a lot of bad reviews on Acronis. I will take a look at Paragon and Shadowprotect.

I have also had Robocopy mentioned which I believe is free with Win 7? though as yet I have not found it.
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15 Jan 2011   #20
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Paragon and Macrium are tops on the forum. Either one.

I started with Macrium and like it but Paragon may be more to your liking. Like a lot of things some prefer one over another.
Stay away from Robo and Shadowcopy.
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