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Windows 7: Drives and Acronis

18 Aug 2009   #11

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

Like I said .. I suspect there's something unique about my HP bios.
M$ should have me as a tester .. If it will go wrong .. It'll happen to me.

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18 Aug 2009   #12

windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Acronis probably doesnt know what to back up. how big is c? and D?

Acronis sees 'C' as 100mb and 'D' as 97GB - My Computer sees 'C' as 172GB and 'D' as 97GB 'D' is formatted but empty.
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18 Aug 2009   #13

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by new View Post
Something is wrong, the Backup file from 'C' and 'D' came out as 11,230kb and was copied in about 10 seconds. I am using True Image 11.

Well yeah Acronis is backing up what it sees as c (100mb system part) and D (win 7 operating system) and probably you have it set to incremental so all it is backing up is the files that have changed.\

I think what you really want to back up is C (hidden 100mb) D (win 7) and E (data maybe)

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18 Aug 2009   #14

windows 7 64 bit

I think I can see the problem now, Acronis seems to be changing my Drive letters. It sees 'C' correctly as, System Reserved 100mb, but it sees my Operating System on, 'F' Drive 24GB used 172GB total. It has also reversed the Drive letters of my DVD drives.
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18 Aug 2009   #15

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

The drive letters may correct themselves .. Once you boot to a recovered HDD.
Try it and cross your fingers.
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18 Aug 2009   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Have you considered using a different Imaging app.?

If you only want to use it for drive/partition imaging, Macrium Free works superbly ( true native 32 and 64 bit program )- you may be surprised how efficient it is:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

If you want to file and folder backup, and incremental/differential - you need the paid version.

I also use Paragon Hard Disk Manager for my file/folder and partition/drive backups. - they don't claim Win7 support ( they will claim it on the repackaged 10 series - marketing as ever ).

However, it does support 7, it works perfectly on my 7x64 system.
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18 Aug 2009   #17

windows 7 64 bit

Thanks SIW2, I'll give it a try. I have always liked Acronis and never had any problems till now. I found when I used it this time, after building a new system, it didn't recognise my SATA drive and told me 'No hard drive found' However after speaking with Acronis and telling them I was using Win 7 that problem was solved, but the changing of the drive letters is a new one. I really only used to like copying the 'C' drive as a restore left all my other partitions untouched.
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