Macrium Imaging Problem

  1. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64

    Macrium Imaging Problem


    I've encountered an issue using Macrium Reflect FREE x64 Version 4.2 Build 2952, and wonder if anyone can help me understand what is going on.

    I have used the very same version to image my C: and E: succesfully on a few occasions, using the existing XML defintion files. Now, however, when I choose to run these XML definitions, I get the error message shown.

    I haven't made any changes to the XML definitions, or the underlying system, that I am aware of that would prevent Macrium from processing the image. In addition, I have checked that the external USB drive to which I am imaging is functioning correctly and has enough free space, which it has. This is the same USB drive that I have imaged to previously.

    I have attached an image of the resultant logs showing previous succesful imaging, as well as the several failed attempts from today.

    Can any Macrium guru's suggest how I go about troubleshooting this problem?

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Macrium Imaging Problem-error.png   Macrium Imaging Problem-logs.png  
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  2. Posts : 1,381
    Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

    Sorry ... use MR regularly but haven't encountered the same problem.

    I've been able to get good response from their website, but then, I have the PAID version.

    You could try posting. All they can do is NOT reply.
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  3. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

    My guess would be that the xml definition file is corrupted. I suggest to delete it. You find the file in Documents > Reflect folder. Just delete it there (and not in Macrium itself) and make a new definition. Then let's see what happens.
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  4. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

    I think whs has the answer.

    This maybe related, maybe not, didn't write down the error code. It did fail right at the end, a couple of times.
    Recently had an issue backing up with MR, tried doing it from safe mode and it worked and was verified.
    Also can try from the Rescue CD.
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  5. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
    Thread Starter


    Thanks for the feedback. I deleted the XML defintions and re-created them as part of a backup and it all looks OK now.

    As soon as I did that I realised what the problem USB drive letter changed from H: to F: after I unplugged it and plugged it back in (or I may have changed it - I dont remember), so of course in the XML it was still looking for H: I think I need to find out how to hard fix a USB drive letter to avoid it again.

    Thanks again for the help.
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  6. mjf
    Posts : 5,969
    Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

    To fix the letter just do it in Disk management. For similar (not Macrium) reasons I fix the letters on my USB hard drive partitions which are regular backup drives.
    Right click partition > drive letters & paths.

    I pick the "higher" letters so they don't get temporarily assigned by in & out flash drives.
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  7. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
    Thread Starter

    Nice one - thanks MJF.
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