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Windows 7: BSOD Win 7 --- Driver_IRQL_Not_Less_Or_EQUAL

29 Jan 2012   #61
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

DVDs are more prone to failing. The files can be burnt to the disc but the disc itself may have bad sectors during burning and result in the inability to restore the files later. An external drive is a much better solution.


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29 Jan 2012   #62
jo15765

Ultimate 64x
 
 

Makes sense. I am going to go the "Reflect" Route....One question tho (and it may be in the documentation and I haven't reached that step yet). Once I have everything backed up, 1) how do I restore the data from my external Hard Drive? And 2) what am I using to boot my system? I have an OEM version of 7, and I made Recovery Discs, but to me that would install the data that is causing the burns to be unsuccessful in the first place
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29 Jan 2012   #63
jo15765

Ultimate 64x
 
 

Also, when I open Macrium Reflect I see these 3 drives listed:
Also when I launch Reflec it shows 3 partitions
1 - System (None)
NTFS ACTive
191.7 MB
1.46GB

2 - C:
NTFS Primary
84.41 G
579.61 G

3 - HDDRecovery
Hidden NTFS Primary
14.52 GB
15.10 GB

Do I want to back up all 3 drives? I know that the one listed as C: is my primary drive where my data is housed, but do I need to copy the other 2 as well?
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29 Jan 2012   #64
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jo15765 View Post
Makes sense. I am going to go the "Reflect" Route....One question tho (and it may be in the documentation and I haven't reached that step yet). Once I have everything backed up, 1) how do I restore the data from my external Hard Drive? And 2) what am I using to boot my system? I have an OEM version of 7, and I made Recovery Discs, but to me that would install the data that is causing the burns to be unsuccessful in the first place
1) You will need to create a Macrium Boot CD, preferably the free Windows version. The Windows version provides better support for various external drives than the Linux version does. I tried the Linux at one time, and it would not recognize one of my external drives, so I now go with the Windows version.

2)You want to recover your system to the factory image using the recovery discs you made or the recovery partition. It will only load the software that was originally installed on the system by your manufacturer/vendor for the OEM. If it is that software that is causing problems, then you will have narrowed it down to being a problem due to the vendor and should contact that company.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jo15765 View Post
Also, when I open Macrium Reflect I see these 3 drives listed:
Also when I launch Reflec it shows 3 partitions
1 - System (None)
NTFS ACTive
191.7 MB
1.46GB

2 - C:
NTFS Primary
84.41 G
579.61 G

3 - HDDRecovery
Hidden NTFS Primary
14.52 GB
15.10 GB

Do I want to back up all 3 drives? I know that the one listed as C: is my primary drive where my data is housed, but do I need to copy the other 2 as well?
I would backup all three drives. 1 is the boot partition for booting the system. 2 is the drive with Windows on it. 3 is the recovery partition for recovering your computer to the factory image mentioned above.
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29 Jan 2012   #65
jo15765

Ultimate 64x
 
 

I did select the Windows CD to create with Macrium it is downloading the file now. Ah, that makes sense. So once it is a "fresh" install, then install my burning software and attempt to burn. If I receive a BSOD then I know it is an issue with either manufacturer or the vendor.

I'll use the recovery partition to recover windows. I want to do the destructive one where I will loose all files and settings correct? I know it asks if you want to keep your files intact or something of that nature, it's been a while since I have used it. I want the option that will restore my PC to out of the box settings, right?

I will back up all 3 drives, I wasn't sure. I knew I wanted to keep the 2nd one (my drive with windows on it) but wasn't sure about the others.
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29 Jan 2012   #66
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jo15765 View Post
I did select the Windows CD to create with Macrium it is downloading the file now. Ah, that makes sense. So once it is a "fresh" install, then install my burning software and attempt to burn. If I receive a BSOD then I know it is an issue with either manufacturer or the vendor.
More than likely. Do you know if you have had this problem since you first bought the machine, or did you start trying to burn recently and never really tested out of the box? It is either Vendor/Manufacturer related, or for some reason, your disc drive decided to fail. The only way to find out if it is the drive is to replace it or get an external burner and see if the problem persists.

First see if the problem remains after restoring the factory system image.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jo15765 View Post
I'll use the recovery partition to recover windows. I want to do the destructive one where I will loose all files and settings correct? I know it asks if you want to keep your files intact or something of that nature, it's been a while since I have used it. I want the option that will restore my PC to out of the box settings, right?
Yes, you want to remove the current setup and return it to how the system was setup when you first bought it. You will lose your files and settings, which is why we are creating the Macrium backup.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jo15765 View Post
I will back up all 3 drives, I wasn't sure. I knew I wanted to keep the 2nd one (my drive with windows on it) but wasn't sure about the others.
You want to backup all three so that you can return to the current system setup using the Macrium image. If you resolve the problem with the factory image, you can install Macrium and mount the current image and move your important files over. If you go this route, you will have to re-install all software, updates, drivers, etc as you cannot move them from the image. You can only move data from the image, not programs. Also, if you do decide to start from the factory setup, keep the Macrium image around for six months in case you realize you missed important files when getting your data back. I know I often have this problem when I do these steps, and I will regret deleting an image when I realize I am missing something.
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29 Jan 2012   #67
jo15765

Ultimate 64x
 
 

I have had this issue since the computer was out of the box. One application would give me a BSOD when trying to burn, so I would try another one to see if it was just an incompatible program. But after the 4th program, I knew it had to be something more.

I have downloaded the file that it gave me from the Macrium Windows PE Backup but I am not sure what files I need to install from there? I installed the Windows AIK Setup...is that all I need to install from there?
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29 Jan 2012   #68
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jo15765 View Post
I have had this issue since the computer was out of the box. One application would give me a BSOD when trying to burn, so I would try another one to see if it was just an incompatible program. But after the 4th program, I knew it had to be something more.

I have downloaded the file that it gave me from the Macrium Windows PE Backup but I am not sure what files I need to install from there? I installed the Windows AIK Setup...is that all I need to install from there?
You just install what is downloaded as it prompts you to do so, and then you continue through the Macrium steps. It will know which parts of the program you installed to use to make the disc.
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29 Jan 2012   #69
jo15765

Ultimate 64x
 
 

I have watched the tutorial but I didn't see a way to image all 3 partitions at once. Is there a way to do this, or do i have to manually do each partition?
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29 Jan 2012   #70
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Just select all three and click Image this disk... See the attached image.
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