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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

24 Jan 2014   #1421
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@whs,

What was wrong with Aomei on your transformer?

(I don't really know what a transformer is - I was under the impression it is a tabbok or netlet or some other daft name, which runs android - that is wrong, obviously).


It might be a botched install, but if there is something about the "transformer" it doesn't like, there is a log file. It is in Aomei Backupper\log folder.

If you post the log file up , they may be able to see what it is and fix it.


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24 Jan 2014   #1422
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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But what if my OS is dead.
Then you use the recovery media you created on dvd/flash. Those boot menu / pre-os things are for convenience. Neither of them replace the need for external media, just in case
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24 Jan 2014   #1423
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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In the case of MR, it will still work since, if you select it during boot, it will boot before the OS and works independently of the OS. It's only when the drive itself is dead that it won't work. Then you fall back to a disk or stick. I suspect it's the same for AOMEI.
Not really, they both depend on windows boot process working. Sometimes that is the very reason you need to restore.
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24 Jan 2014   #1424
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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In the case of MR, it will still work since, if you select it during boot, it will boot before the OS and works independently of the OS. It's only when the drive itself is dead that it won't work. Then you fall back to a disk or stick. I suspect it's the same for AOMEI.
Not really, they both depend on windows boot process working. Sometimes that is the very reason you need to restore.
With MR on my machine, the menu to chose between booting into Win 7 or Win PE appears immediately after the UEFI and the BIOS from my HBA card have finished booting but before Win 7 itself starts to boot. It hangs for three seconds, then, if nothing is selected, Win 7 starts to boot.
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24 Jan 2014   #1425
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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In the case of MR, it will still work since, if you select it during boot, it will boot before the OS and works independently of the OS. It's only when the drive itself is dead that it won't work. Then you fall back to a disk or stick. I suspect it's the same for AOMEI.
Not really, they both depend on windows boot process working. Sometimes that is the very reason you need to restore.
I use your RE64 program to create an ISO that has both Macrium and AOMEI in the one PE. It works very well.
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24 Jan 2014   #1426
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks. Glad you like it. Glad somebody is using it.

I put a couple of extra things in there. Is it clear what they are all for ? The NT6Repair what I made myself, since nobody else has.
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24 Jan 2014   #1427
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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With MR on my machine, the menu to chose between booting into Win 7 or Win PE appears immediately after the UEFI and the BIOS from my HBA card have finished booting but before Win 7 itself starts to boot. It hangs for three seconds, then, if nothing is selected, Win 7 starts to boot.
Yes, the menu is the windows boot menu. It depends on mbr executable code, partition table, bootsector code, bootmgr, bcd, back to bootmgr again - then you get the menu. After you make a selection, bootmgr tries to find and start the os loader. If you are using EFI, it is the same except it goes firmware boot manager >windows bootmgr, bcd, back to bootmgr, windows boot menu,etc.

That is windows boot process which can often get borked.
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24 Jan 2014   #1428
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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With MR on my machine, the menu to chose between booting into Win 7 or Win PE appears immediately after the UEFI and the BIOS from my HBA card have finished booting but before Win 7 itself starts to boot. It hangs for three seconds, then, if nothing is selected, Win 7 starts to boot.
Yes, the menu is the windows boot menu. It depends on mbr executable code, partition table, bootsector code, bootmgr, bcd, back to bootmgr again - then you get the menu. After you make a selection, bootmgr tries to find and start the os loader.

That is windows boot process.
Curious. It's the same process if using something other than Windows, such as Linux.
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24 Jan 2014   #1429
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks. Glad you like it. Glad somebody is using it.

I put a couple of extra things in there. Is it clear what they are all for ? The NT6Repair what I made myself, since nobody else has.
Most of them. Not the NT6Repair though.
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24 Jan 2014   #1430
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I'll have to try that. Thanks LF. I assume it will show up in the BIOS boot selection or does it show up automatically.
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