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Windows 7: What is a "0-0" partition??

11 Mar 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My guess would be that 0-0 is the first partition of disk 0 - probably the 100MB active boot partition. The system always starts counting at 0 (zero).

Unfortunately your snip of Disk Management is not very telling because it does not show Disk 0 and Disk 1.


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12 Mar 2011   #12
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

To: ztruker, That looks ok but what does it show when all of that analyzing is done? The only image I have had verify is one I ran from the boot CD. When I did a verification check on it afterward it says it failed??

Hey Greg how's it going?
I posted a question in the software section. I tried running the backup for 7 Pro and got the attachment named "backup". I put it in "Software" because I thought it was a separate issue. The long and short of it, that doesn't work either

whs: sorry about that I couldn't get it to stretch out that far to show the 0 and 1. Here's a shot of that. According to that it's healthy??


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12 Mar 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are trying to make an image with the native /7 imaging, you are up for many challenges. I would recommend you use either Macrium or free Paragon. Those at least work.
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12 Mar 2011   #14
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi whs
Let me guess I paid extra for the Pro version just so I could make backups with it and now you tell me it's crap? No challenge if I can't make it work.
BTW the post got moved to this section (P&M).

I have the paid version of Macrium and I have yet to get it to make a verifiable image either. (I've had that over a year now.) For some weird reason I can't post in their forum either, even though I have a paid version. I worked with their administrator to try to figure out why. Still don't know. I can access it just fine from any computer but this one. The reason I have the paid version is because when they made Vista they never put a PE in it, so the free version wouldn't work.
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12 Mar 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, that is a strange story. I have made at least 50 images and many recoveries with (free) Macrium and never had any problems. I teach a class on it at the local computer club and none of my students ever reported any problems.

Maybe you have a problem with one of your disks. I would uninstall your current Macrium and maybe install the free version (because I know that works). But use Revo for the uninstallation. That way you also get rid of all registry entries and files - use the Advanced uninstallation option in Revo.

Btw: there is no need for the PE disk for a recovery. The Linux disk works fine. But SIW2 can tell you how to make a PE disk yourself - in fact there is somewhere here a thread on it. Ask SIW2, he will know.
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12 Mar 2011   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Now you've bought Acronis you want it to work - understandable.

Can you get access to a bare bones external HDD without smartware "stuff" and see if you can make an image without an image corruption error.

You could also go to the WD wbsite and get the latest smartware/firmware update for the WD external.
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12 Mar 2011   #17
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I didn't buy the Acronis, that's the rub. I downloaded a version specifically made for WD. As to the "Smartware" (Which is anything but) I didn't install that, just the HD alone. I don't have the latest updates on it though, at least I don't think I do. Here's the deal, my original My Book croaked after 10 months. WD replaced it with the one I just installed. I don't really know how to find out if the most currant updates are on it or not. My guess would be they are not. However, that being said, on the old one after I installed the first updates the guys on that forum told me "Don't fix what ain't broke". They were right, the problem started right after that update. There was an update for the firmware and the software. I thought I'd see how it worked without updating it.

As to the Macrium, I did install the PE on here with Windows 7. I wasn't sure if Microsoft had put one in it so since I had it I installed it. I could uninstall the whole shooting match and see how the free version works. Wouldn't you know I just reinstalled the thing. I use iobit uninstaller, it's similar to Revo. It has an advanced feature that cleans all files out, including anything lurking in the registry. When I uninstalled the Acronis there were 281 files it found after the initial removal. I did a fresh install when I got the newer My Book HD. It had assigned different drive letters to it, so I uninstalled everything.
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12 Mar 2011   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by total confusion View Post
after I installed the first updates the guys on that forum told me "Don't fix what ain't broke".

As to the Macrium, I did install the PE on here with Windows 7.
I go along with the first bit of advice but it did appear that something was broken.

I don't understand your Macrium comment.
After you have your OS sorted out and given you haven't bought Acronis I'd try both
1) Macrium free
2) Windows inbuilt imaging

With Macrium just check that the linux boot disk works for you. Hiren Boot CD v13.0 has the Macrium pe built in to it's mini XP option.
I think 2 imaging programs is good insurance and I haven't had a single problem with (1) or (2).
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12 Mar 2011   #19
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi again

The Macrium PE lets you load directly to the program during bootup without having to use the recovery CD. It puts Macrium right in the boot menu.

I downloaded the free version. I uninstalled all of the paid version, did a reboot to be sure the PE was no longer on the boot menu. Ran the free version and it failed. I don't understand why it has it set up to auto verify. There shouldn't even be a auto verify with the free version, so I can't find any way to turn it off. So that you can see what I mean I'm putting in 2 images.
Did your free Macrium come with a license key (pre typed in the box) when you first opened the program? There was a license pre typed in mine. It's not the same as the one I have for the paid version, I didn't remember there being one a couple of years ago when I first tried the program out.
If anyone has any idea of how to change that auto verify to N for no I'll give it another shot.


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12 Mar 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are really having all kinds of trouble. Mine is not set to Autoverify. Let me check whether one can change that.


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