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Windows 7: Strange Intermittent reassignment of Hardrives

24 Jan 2011   #11
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It's a windows bug.

Very rare.

The solution is to use backup software that can cope with it.

Paragon make excellent products , but as far as I know - they don't deal with this issue automatically.

However, you should be able to select the restore target manually with Paragon.

If you use windows system image GUI - you are out of luck ( as you found out )

I think Macrium is the only one that deals with it automatically.
Hello SIW2,
Welcome to my problem. What you stated makes sense to me now. I tried to restore with Paragon and it wouldn't (don't remember exactly what it said now), but I had an older Macrium Disk backup. I may have missed something. It reinstalled successfully which somehow changed the drives and I then did the Paragon with a much newer backup. Time consuming and annoying. Maybe I should have bought Macrium, may still as the differential or incremental backups that I wanted from Paragon are not easily available. You have to make a Backup Capsule that partitions off a section and uses that. Then it will let you do the other partial backup types. The regular backup mode will not. Ah, shucks!
Thanks for joining the discussion.
glennc


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24 Jan 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

glennc,
I'll continue to think about your issue and maybe ask the occasional question because it's puzzling.

I had Paragon at one stage but stopped using it because I was using Windows & Macrium and I thought 3 was being a bit paranoid.

Can you answer these questions:
1) Did Paragon successfully make images for you and store them on the 1TB drive?
2) When you boot from the Paragon boot CD can you browse whatever HDDs Paragon sees (forget IDs) and locate an image?
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24 Jan 2011   #13
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
glennc,
I'll continue to think about your issue and maybe ask the occasional question because it's puzzling.

I had Paragon at one stage but stopped using it because I was using Windows & Macrium and I thought 3 was being a bit paranoid.

Can you answer these questions:
1) Did Paragon successfully make images for you and store them on the 1TB drive?
2) When you boot from the Paragon boot CD can you browse whatever HDDs Paragon sees (forget IDs) and locate an image?
Howdy mjf,
I was going to stop using Macrium once I became satisfied with Paragon, still aren't and it may not be Paragon's fault. Yes it has made successful backups which have been used at times and has not, until a Macrium Restore was done first. Like right now it considers my 500 GB drive as drive 0. I just looked and it seems to restore by giving you a presented list of saved backups with the hardrive 0 or 1 assigned to each backup, depending on what state the OS was in at the time of the backup. This was from the system, will try with boot cd to check and report later. Double checked my BIOS and it is correct as always. Checking Macrium from the OS it gives you a tree of the computer and drives and lets you pick the location to restore from. Think about it, please.
I am hoping one of you brilliant people will be able to assist me. Loosing hope though.
glennc
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26 Jan 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

MJ,

Yes , you can .

Paragon products allow you to browse to an image, then select the location restore it to.

I think Glenn was getting confused by the image labelling - it doesn't matter, Paragon will restore any image to any location, if you do it manually.

Even if the automatically generated archive database doesn't agree with windows drive assignment ( what Glenn refers to as
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it seems to restore by giving you a presented list of saved backups
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