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Windows 7: New thread...same partition problem

29 Jul 2010   #11
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you sure it's not saying it will use 60% of the imaged HD, which is about right when you consider the empty space which it doesn't include in the image by default?

What is the size of drives imaged vs. the estimated size of the finished image for Win7 backup imaging vs Paragon.
Just for the hell of it I attempted a quick image backup of my 117GB worth of files to one of my two internal TB HD's. It said it would reduce my drive space by 89%(!!). I proceeded anyway and suddenly my drive read "93.1GB free of 93.1GB"
I have no Idea why.....
BTW.....The drive I'm imaging is also 1TB


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29 Jul 2010   #12
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

Here are two screens, disc 1 is the destination drive. Paragon is attempting to use 800+ gb for the image, leaving me 93gb out of a TB!
Obviously the first screen is pre-Paragon and second is post.

Hope this helps.
Thanks again


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31 Jul 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

The problem appears to be that one of your storage drives is also labeled C.

Change the letter in Disk Management so it isn't included in the image.
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01 Aug 2010   #14
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The problem appears to be that one of your storage drives is also labeled C.

Change the letter in Disk Management so it isn't included in the image.
That's the letter T not C....I use a strange font.
The problem I have with Macrimum and Windows 7 is I can't do differential or incremental backups. I can do differential backups with Paragon.
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01 Aug 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

The Disk Mgmt screenshots show that both Recovery Partition and 100mb System Reserved partition have no content. This needs to be confirmed and then they can be wiped with the System Active MBR and HD space recovered into Win7.

It would also be a good time to consider doing a clean reinstall after wiping the C HD, as this could be the result of another in-place Upgrade gone bad. An in-place Upgrade is almost always an inferior install.

Please install free Partiiton Wizard to post back another screenshot of its drive listings to cross-check. Then right click on the Recovery and 100mb SysReserved partitions to Explore what files are on there, checking each folder.

You can also try running the Recovery partition (just to see if it will cue up and what options it offers) from boot using the key(s) given on first boot screen or in your Manual on Gateway's Support Downloads webpage for your model.

The backup image may start working correctly if you use PW CD to wipe the first two partitions, then Resize Win7 into its space. It will require recovering the MBR into Win7 by also marking it active and then running Startup Repair up to three separate times from the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD. This is all covered in this new tutorial: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

But again, the Win7 clean reinstall will result in better performance so consider it strongly for now or later. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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02 Aug 2010   #16
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

Can I/should I do an image backup prior to a clean install? I hate to go thru all the installation crap again.
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02 Aug 2010   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Backing up data is always a good idea.
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02 Aug 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twistedvincent View Post
Can I/should I do an image backup prior to a clean install? I hate to go thru all the installation crap again.
I always do just in case anything goes astray.

As a minimum, then as suugested by Theog, backup your data
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