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Windows 7: Problem With Restore of a Dynamic Disk

31 Jan 2020   #1
andrew124c41

 
 
Problem With Restore of a Dynamic Disk

64 bit OS
AMD

1 SSD C: With OS

I made a system for my wife several years ago moving the users folder to a hard drive E:

I now realize, quite foolishly, I wanted to make a RAID 1 windows 7 mirror and added a second HD

The mirror initially worked but then I got a failed redundancy. There was nothing wrong with the physical drive.

I backed up the data drive using the free version of Macrium Reflect.

I broke the mirror and now I am unable to logon getting the profile service problem. Somehow, the profile must be corrupted. I can boot to Windows but cannot log on.

I opened regedit and looked at the logon list.....none of the folders has my wife's first name on it which is what the profile should have.

I now understand that Macrium does not backup the Dynamic state of the disk. I have tried restoring the data to either a basic disk or a dynamic disk created using diskpart but nothing seems to be working. I am wondering if I should try a fresh install of Windows 10

Any help would really be appreciated. I have no idea what to do at this point.


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31 Jan 2020   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

hello-

Although you might get help here, you have Win 10 and could possibly get more relevant help by posting here-

Windows 10 Help Forums
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01 Feb 2020   #3
andrew124c41

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
hello-

Although you might get help here, you have Win 10 and could possibly get more relevant help by posting here-

Windows 10 Help Forums
I don''t have windows 10
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01 Feb 2020   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...I am wondering if I should try a fresh install of Windows 10..." Moving from 7 to 10 probably will not solve this situation, a 7 repair install might help.
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02 Feb 2020   #5
andrew124c41

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"...I am wondering if I should try a fresh install of Windows 10..." Moving from 7 to 10 probably will not solve this situation, a 7 repair install might help.
I have tried reinstalling the OS. I have tried everything I can think of. I should never have experimented with a dynamic disk in a RAID.

Dynamic disks are a real problem and I have researched everywhere and cannot figure out what to do.

I am able to see the data in the Win PE environment.

Also, having moved the users folder to a different drive poses a problem now.

I get a logon error. I cannot fix that either.

Everything is messed up. I am going to have to find an IT professional at this point because it is beyond my ability.
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02 Feb 2020   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

There is a difference between software dynamic disks and hardware RAID, I am not sure what you had.

Having moved the user profile to a different drive, could it be that the OS is now not seeing the user profile, because the drive letter has changed on the disk?

If this is the case, then you should be able to run a System Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) Installation DVD (or Repair Disk), and that should repair the system files.
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