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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Restore problems

15 Jan 2011   #21
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
...dos mode...
you're partly right, but not for the free version. (i've always used a pe os for recovering.)

it looks like you get a new boot entry for recovery only if you pay.

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so it looks like OnThe Ropes does need a cd after all.

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@OnTheRopes - it looks like you've got two partitions on your pc - a 100mb system reserved boot partition and your main partition which contains windows.

i don't know much about the reserved partition, but to do a full backup, i think you need to image and restore them both.

as i'm not sure, i've asked for some help from some more exprienced macrium users.

i would wait for them to answer before doing anything drastic.




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15 Jan 2011   #22
Hopalong X

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

The drive letters can be changed after the install if necessary. C can be be put back on the OS.

Are you just practicing to check function or are you actually reimaging?

If just practicing. When done make an image of just the C only to have it available for future use.

Good idea Mickey as I never had this occur because I just imaged C.

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@OnTheRopes - it looks like you've got two partitions on your pc - a 100mb system reserved boot partition and your main partition which contains windows.

i don't know much about the reserved partition, but to do a full backup, i think you need to image and restore them both.

as i'm not sure, i've asked for some help from some more exprienced macrium users.

i would wait for them to answer before doing anything drastic.
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15 Jan 2011   #23
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Well I have managed a full recovery using the boot cd so at least I know it works, I do like the idea of being able to recover from within windows when its not a full crash Shadowprotect is too pricey for me. Whats your reasoning behind 'Stay away from Robo'?
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15 Jan 2011   #24
Hopalong X

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

Robo. Nothing in particular.

I know what does work for myself and most of the rest of the forum members. Macrium, Paragon and Acronis.

Top three used for features and consistent behaviour of the software. Not glitchy.

You can use Robo it may be just fine. Just my opinion from what others here use and my use of Macrium.

Mike
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15 Jan 2011   #25
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

Okay Hopalong, was just curious, the good news is I have done a full recovery succesfully with Macrium now as well as with Acronis so its between those two and paragon then and I will buy one of them.

Thanks for all the help all of you
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15 Jan 2011   #26
Hopalong X

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

You are quite welcome.

Mike
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15 Jan 2011   #27
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

glad it worked and didn't bork your system.
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15 Jan 2011   #28
Hopalong X

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

Mickey

I knew it wouldn't "bork" the system.
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15 Jan 2011   #29
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OnTheRopes View Post
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?
One should not go by the drive letter when restoring. My C drive is named W7U32b and I always look to it when restoring. Again I do not know whether Macrium shows the drive names so that there is no confusion.

The System Reserved Partition is always one little confusion added. I had for this reason installed Windows without the SRP.

If you are going in for a paid software, then go for one which gives you a WINPE based Recovery CD.

I always prefer not to install any imaging software into the system and run both backup and restore from the ISO image of the recovery CD using EasyBCD. Have a look at my post Say "No" to burning bootable CDs, DVDs from ISOs.

You can also create a multiboot pendrive from which you can run the recovery CD as mentioned in the thread.

Also keep a copy of your image in another partition apart from the one on the external drive/DVD/BD

With all these in place, you will be ready to face any emergency.
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15 Jan 2011   #30
OnTheRopes

Windows Prox64
 
 

I do have one more 'last question'

Why not just use the windows backup and restore utility as opposed to payware, what disadvantages does it have apart from less features?
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