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Windows 7: psmounterex.sys needed. Bugchecks in Macrium Reflect

28 Jun 2013   #1

Windos 7 Home Premium
psmounterex.sys needed. Bugchecks in Macrium Reflect

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

When I try to browse an image backup with Macrium Reflect, psmounterex.sys bugchecks.
It would be nice if I could restore a backed-up copy of psmounterex.sys, in case the one on the system is corrupted. But I can't restore, because Macrium needs psmounterex.sys. Catch 22.

Any thoughts on where I can get a copy of psmounterex.sys?

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30 Jun 2013   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums plugger. Forgive me if this sounds stupid, but have you tried reinstalling Macrium? It would install the driver again and all may be well after. Your images would still work assuming they were created correctly.

Do you show the psmounterex.sys in c:\windows\system32\drivers?

A Guy
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01 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Your current install of Macrium Reflect won't run?

Your problem sounds like a question taken from a certification exam, very confusing wording, might want to rephrase it.

Doesn't seem like a catch 22, atm.

There is a book being sold on ebay for $70 on how to use Macrium Reflect, what?
Made me laugh, went searching for info, mentions Wikipedia articles on the book cover and info.
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07 Jul 2013   #4

Windos 7 Home Premium

To A Guy:


My backup files have two versions of psmounterex. Something changed in March.

Re-installing Macrium does indeed seem the thing to do, and presumably it would have worked, since it would have brought in an old version of psmounterex.

The Windows Driver Verifier caught psmounterex trying to corrupt memory.

Macrium suggested excluding psmounterex from Windows Driver Verifier. This allows Macrium to run, presumably doing awful things, but no one notices.
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