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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Issue

29 Jan 2015   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + Windows 10 pro 64bit duel boot
 
 
Macrium Reflect Issue

I have used the free edition of Macrium Reflect to save a image of my pc to a usb 3 external drive and restored from this drive before too with no problems at all, but today when I try it wont do it (maybe i'm doing it wrong but don't think so worked before ?) ..... when I try to restore an image the program tells me the following drive is in use and restore can not continue (is this new ?) automatic boot not available in free edition ? .... then it goes on to say automatically boot into widows PE, but this option not available in free edition ....... so do I take from this u can save a image in free edition but u cant restore it anymore ?


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29 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have the free edition and do not have a problem.
You put the USB into the drive and then you get the notice?
The problem may be with your drive or the USB has been corrupted. Can you make another Boot USB?
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29 Jan 2015   #3
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + Windows 10 pro 64bit duel boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I have the free edition and do not have a problem.
You put the USB into the drive and then you get the notice?
The problem may be with your drive or the USB has been corrupted. Can you make another Boot USB?
drive ok can read and right to it (can you make another boot USB) sorry not sure what u mean, but if yours ok probably down to part of my original problem that I messed up earlier by not backing up a sub folder in regedit I back up the hkey_loca_machine cant get it to open or back up too big or something and think I deleted something from the wrong folder that was connected to usb3 on my pc, going to try plug it in usb 2 see if that works
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29 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are notified by Macrium when they are giving updates. There has not been one for a while. If yours worked with the last update, the problem is on your end.
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29 Jan 2015   #5
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + Windows 10 pro 64bit duel boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You are notified by Macrium when they are giving updates. There has not been one for a while. If yours worked with the last update, the problem is on your end.
I got an update today don't know what it was but I downloaded before I tried the program last time I used program was 12 12 14
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29 Jan 2015   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Next time I use Macrium, I will get the update. I will not download it until this is solved. I do believe it is not the update, though.
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29 Jan 2015   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

I have the free edition and have only tried restoring from the boot CD(Windows PE or Linux). Not sure if that's the "automatic boot" you refer to, but no problems with the free edition. But it requires the USB to be connected to a USB 2.
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29 Jan 2015   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Macrium Free

Just though I'd mention that USB sticks are notoriously unreliable. Personally I create system image backups in a folder on a non-windows partition and have never had a problem restoring an image using the bootable Macrium USB.
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29 Jan 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I messed up earlier by not backing up a sub folder in regedit I back up the hkey_loca_machine cant get it to open or back up too big or something and think I deleted something from the wrong folder that was connected to usb3 on my pc, going to try plug it in usb 2 see if that works
In other words - you made a mess of your system. I think you should first fix that registry.

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cant get it to open or back up too big or something
That sounds like your stick is formatted in Fat32. For backup it must be formatted in NTFS (because of the blocksize larger than 4GBs).
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29 Jan 2015   #10
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
I have used the free edition of Macrium Reflect to save a image of my pc to a usb 3 external drive and restored from this drive before too with no problems at all, but today when I try it wont do it (maybe i'm doing it wrong but don't think so worked before ?) ..... when I try to restore an image the program tells me the following drive is in use and restore can not continue (is this new ?) automatic boot not available in free edition ? .... then it goes on to say automatically boot into widows PE, but this option not available in free edition ....... so do I take from this u can save a image in free edition but u cant restore it anymore ?
When I received that message, I popped in the Restore CD that I created.

Problem solved.
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