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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Restore problems

15 Jan 2011   #1

Windows Prox64
Macrium Reflect Restore problems

I am just setting up my system, a clean install of Win 7 x 64
I have installed macrium reflect free ed. and have managed to create a backup image of the C partition.
However on running restore and going through the wizard I get to the screen
'Drive C is locked The partition you are trying to overwrite is in use by windows
select one of the following
1) Close all windows and applications
2) Reboot and select reflect recovery environment
3) Reboot and start reflect recue cd

Well, reflect is the only application i have running so i dont understanfd how Im supposed to restore my C drive with windows on it?

Option 2 dont really undestand and option 3 is not an option

Any ideas? Thanks

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15 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Are you keeping the image in a partition other than C, which you are trying to restore?

( I appreciate the fact that you have taken to creating and restoring backups at the initial stage itself and this "learning" will keep you in good stead later when you have to restore in emergent conditions.)
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15 Jan 2011   #3
Hopalong X

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

You can't use the back up image from Windows while you are using Windows as you found.

You need to make the Macrium boot disk. This allows you to reimage without Windows running.

I''l find the tutorial or post a how to for you in a few minutes.
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15 Jan 2011   #4

Windows Prox64

Thanks for replying

When you say am I keeping the partition in other than c, what I am doing is the following:

1) Click on 'Craete a back up of an entire disc or selected partitions'and the wizard opens

2) Select the partition C to create a backup image for.

3) Select destination , which in my case is my removable drive and leave default Image ID etc.

The image burns and tests succesfully

So then I try to restore

1) Restore a partition button and wizard opens

2) Select the image in my removable drive which displays in top panel, in bottom panel it has Disk 1 and the name of my hard drive with - 2 C:

3) I hit next and choose a partition i want to restore where i select C: that is the only choice anyway.

4) The next sreen has a list of all partitions on the HDD so I select 1 Primary (C:)

And it is at this point I get the 'Drive C: is locked problem.

Thanks for looking at this
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15 Jan 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

it seems like you are trying to restore the c partition while you are actually using it.

that is why it is locked. when you are running windows, you are using the c: drive.

as hopalong instructed above, you need to make a macrium rescue cd, then boot your computer from that. then your c drive won't be in use (you'll be running from d: or whatever) and it won't be locked.

go to the 'other tasks' menu in reflect, and 'create rescue cd'. the linux option is the quicker of the two.

to boot from it, you'll need to make sure that your computer's bios is set to boot from cd/dvd.

if you need any further help, we are here. :)
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15 Jan 2011   #6
Hopalong X

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

This will help explain some of the things.
Imaging with free Macrium

Click #1 in left picture.
Make sure Linux is selected at #2 and click next.

Right picture make sure DVD/CD burner is selected. Insert CD in burner drawer.
Click Finish.

This will burn the Recovery CD. Mark what it is and save it for when needed.
After burning I closed everything in Macrium and booted from the CD to test it.
If it boots and goes to the first screen on the Disk it is good. I just clicked Cancel but I knew CD player was reading the disk.

I also had to use it a few weeks ago to re image my XP. It works great just follow the prompts from the CD.

Hope that helps.

You cannot reimage Windows while Windows is operating or in use.
To use Recovery Disk.
You have to set the Bios boot order to CD/DVD first. Put the disk in the drawer.
Reboot and the disk will boot not Windows.
Then follow prompts on disk.
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15 Jan 2011   #7
Hopalong X

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

Read both of these tutorials
#1 how to burn Recovery CD.
Macrium KB

#2 How to use Recovery CD.
Macrium KB

They have pictures of what will show on screen and are much better tutorials than I can do. You won't have any surprises.
You will have seen it all before.

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15 Jan 2011   #8

Windows Prox64

Cheers, I shall go now and read those tutorials
However i have managed to burn a recovery cd but I am having a few issues, on booting it loads (says something like Linux blah blah loading) and then just hangs on a black screen. I have tried running memtest as i know this runs on my other pc but this hangs as well, so i seem to have another issue at the moment.
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15 Jan 2011   #9

Windows Prox64

I did read on a forum somewhere that macrium Recovery only works on 32 bit?
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15 Jan 2011   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hmm, you think you have some dodgy ram?

find and replace the dodgy stick straight away!

then try making a new linux recovery disc - use the advanced settings and try compatibilty mode.

Macrium Reflect Restore problems-refl.png

macrium reflect recovery works on both 32 or 64 bit machines.

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