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Windows 7: Trying to Re Image my computer with problems

11 May 2011   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think you boys might need to reinstall something - windows itself perhaps.

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I hate to admit it, but you were right - LOL. I thought I had the latest version of Macrium, but that was not the case. Just updated it and now it works.


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11 May 2011   #32
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There you go whs.

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See there, Si, my memory's not so bad after all
Yep not too bad - thought you meant This or several earlier similar posts
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11 May 2011   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

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There you go whs.
I owe it to your persistence, Thanks.
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11 May 2011   #34
chackonman

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

when i made the backup of the VHD using that WD version of what ever, i looked at its file size, the VHD was the normal 289GB and then the WD version of the program was only 209GB so i thought, What ever i will try it and restore using that program

so i mounted the newly made backup from into the WD program and set it to recover it onto my main C:

after some prepairing it re started then when it loaded up it finished the re imaging.


but when the computer tried to restart it wouldnt work which is what i was expecting to happen, dont know why the file size is smaller even though i asked it to do a full system image.

also since my old setup doesnt have RAID and my new one does. if i do manage to restore the backup would the OS bug out due to no raid drivers or what?
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11 May 2011   #35
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You would need the appropriate raid drivers in the o/s you restored.

Otherwise it is unlikely to boot up.
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11 May 2011   #36
chackonman

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You would need the appropriate raid drivers in the o/s you restored.

Otherwise it is unlikely to boot up.
so to do that do i mount the VHD drive then where do i put the RAID drivers?
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11 May 2011   #37
gregrocker

 

Was the originally created image from a RAID0 configured Win7 install?

If not you need to break the RAID and install to a single HD.

If so your RAID drivers should be in the image.

There is no real performance advantage to having RAID0 array, it is not redundant and you lose everything if you lose one HD. Best to use a second HD for image and file backup.
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11 May 2011   #38
chackonman

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Was the originally created image from a RAID0 configured Win7 install?

If not you need to break the RAID and install to a single HD.

If so your RAID drivers should be in the image.

There is no real performance advantage to having RAID0 array, it is not redundant and you lose everything if you lose one HD. Best to use a second HD for image and file backup.

Hey the original did not have raid it was just a single drive,

i know i can loose all the data is one fails but im fine with that, its a high end gaming PC so i want as small load times as possible.

do you know if there is a way to get around it? like when i installed that 209gb backup the computer worked until the Windows 7 loading screen come up then it blue screens, so im just guessing that is because of no raid drivers maby.

any way to install them???? and if so where would i put the install files
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12 May 2011   #39
chackonman

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

so if i was to remove my raid 0 then install the backup onto one of the drives, then once fully installed and loaded i then install the RAID drivers then i run another Disk backup and then reformat with the newly created backup with RAID 0, would that work??
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12 May 2011   #40
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, it should work that way - a bit long winded.
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