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Windows 7: win7 64 pro , disc image not showing?

16 Oct 2017   #1
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 
win7 64 pro , disc image not showing?

Hi.
So today I decided to make a image of my OS using the Windows software. My laptop has a 250gb HD and my external HD is 80gb.

As I have just reinstalled my OS I figure it would be a good time to back up a image.

Mt laptop has around 40gb used so the 80gb hd should have plenty of room.

So first I created a recovery disc and then I backed up system to the external hd, all went well I thought?

So I decided to give it a test, put in the recovery disc >restarted the laptop while tapping the F12 key>then booted from the cd and chose to restore.

Well it could not find my external HD??

After that , I restarted ad checked my external HD and yes the backup files were in there?

Any ideas what I did wrong? Was I supposed to give the backed up files a certain name??

FWIW I have always used Acronis True Image on my other PCs, does the Wimdows software work as well?


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16 Oct 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.

Is your External HDD connected to a USB 2.0 port?
How did you created a recovery CD?
How did you backed up system to the external HDD?
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16 Oct 2017   #3
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.

Is your External HDD connected to a USB 2.0 port?
How did you created a recovery CD?
How did you backed up system to the external HDD?
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If you need more specs please see my other post ( I just reinstalled the OS)

Created boot disc with Windows 7 64 bit Pro make a restore/repair disc.

Using a external 80GB Net Disc hard drive w/ USb cable, YES ITS 2.0 USB.

Is its a pain I'm just going to get another Acronis as the prices have come done and I am familiar with there software.

Also i do have a thermaltake dock (esata) and other HD here, I figured since the 80gb one was self poewerd I could use that?
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16 Oct 2017   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Macrium Reflect Free allows you to make an "emergency boot disk" and put the USB drivers on it, so that if your hard drive crashes, you can boot with the emergency boot disk, then plug in your external hard drive, because the USB drivers will be loaded into the Macrium environment.

See if Acronis has something similar to that.
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16 Oct 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I had never used Windows backup. I've made a backup of my SSD (OS disk) and saved on my USB flash disk.
Fist it say ed it couldn't save to the drive as it was a Fat32 and should be NTFS. Then it proceed and saved the disk backup to the USB flash disk.
Going to test it.

What format you have on the 80G USB HDD?
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16 Oct 2017   #6
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I never did either and decided to give it a try but after this I will stick with Acronis, which I have been using for many many years.

Now that I see that the prices have really came down, I wll just get a copy off Ebay. Bought one last year for my other PC off E bay for $11 or $15, yes it was new in the box and legit? Ask how I know as I have used them a few times for support.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I had never used Windows backup. I've made a backup of my SSD (OS disk) and saved on my USB flash disk.
Fist it say ed it couldn't save to the drive as it was a Fat32 and should be NTFS. Then it proceed and saved the disk backup to the USB flash disk.
Going to test it.

What format you have on the 80G USB HDD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2017   #7
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Of course Acronis does all that and they have been around for years and extremely well rated

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Macrium Reflect Free allows you to make an "emergency boot disk" and put the USB drivers on it, so that if your hard drive crashes, you can boot with the emergency boot disk, then plug in your external hard drive, because the USB drivers will be loaded into the Macrium environment.

See if Acronis has something similar to that.
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16 Oct 2017   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

As far as I know, all imaging programs do that.
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