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Q: single drive, 3 paritions, one OS per parition, image backup/restore

just as the title indicates, i have one hard drive that is partitioned 3 times for a tri OS boot.

window 64bit, 64bit and 32bit all window 7, for my personal reasons.
now i just found out today window 7 image backup tool backs up the entire hard drive, and can not seperate partitions therefore backs up all 3 parition together as a single image file.

what i want to know is, if there is a way either through window 7 or via another 3rd party image tool, that i can backup image and restore image per partitions instead per harddrive and still be able to tri boot? and if so, which program and how..?

thanks a lot!

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Preferred Solution: single drive, 3 paritions, one OS per parition, image backup/restore

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: single drive, 3 paritions, one OS per parition, image backup/restore

Macrium lets you back up one partition at a time. So does Acronis.

I think Windows imaging has its own idea of what a "system" partition is. I don't use it and will have to take your word for it that you have no control over that.

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I have windows 7 pro and running a raid 0 system. I am using Macrium 5 to backup the disk image. In the event of a HD failure will I be able to replace the raid drives with a single drive and restore the disk image or will I have to stay with a raid 0. I understand the drive or drives will have to be the same size or larger.

A:restore from raid 0 image to single drive

Hello owood1,

Yes, you will be able to. When a image is restored, it will just restore the size, partitions, and installation to a selected HDD as it was when the image was created. It will not matter of it was RAID or single.

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD). My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive. Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it. From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

Thanks in advance,
Pete

A:want to restore backup image to a new hard drive

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Quote: Originally Posted by pl28


Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD).

Describe this recovery disk. Where did it come from? Burned? Bought? Can you make another?


My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive.

Made an image backup with what application?


Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it.

I'd expect that your "recovery disk" is something you would attempt to boot from to restore an image. Are you able to boot from this "recovery disk"?

You say "does not recognize my new hard drive". Do you mean you can boot with the recovery disk and locate your previously made image file, but you cannot select the new hard drive as a destination for the image restoration? Or do you mean something else?

From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

You didn't say what application you are using to make and restore this image. A lack of proper drivers on the recovery disk can prevent i... Read more

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Hi,
I believe the following statements are true for win7 image backup.
1) The win7 image is for the entire HDD (or SSD).
That is, you cannot make an image of just one partition.
2) When you restore the image, there is no option to restore
a single partition. That is, you have to restore the entire image.
3) The new disk must be larger than the image disk.

This is very restrictive. And it discourages large C:\ drives :-(

Are there any image backup/restore tools that will backup/restore
just one partition?

If I could do an image backup/restore for a selected partition
then I could have a C:\ partition of maybe 200GB for OS and a
D:\ partition of maybe 800GB for data on a 1TB disk.

What is best practice?
thanks

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I ran an Image back up of my C: drive (using Windows 7 & an external usb drive) after getting warning messages that the Hard Disk was failing and to back up the drive.  I got a replacement 500 GB internal drive to restore the Image to and got as far as the Windows Login Screen after the Image Restore was complete and then automatically rebooted.  I typed my password in under my profile BUT, it was not accepted/ recognized... (I can't remember the exact wording) There are 2 profiles that come up, at that point, (just before going into Windows)...Mine, and my g-friends, whom, for whatever reason, WAS able to login to her profile  ...
 
Can anyone tell me how to bypass or fix this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6414, 500 GB, Serial ATA, and running  Windows7.

A:Unable to login 2 Windows after backup and Image restore of drive

It's possible that because the hard drive was failing, your profile was corrupted and restoring the image still resulted in a corrupted profile. Try the following.
 
If you gf's account is admin then log into her account and change/clear the password of your account in "User Accounts" of control panel.
 

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Hello: newbie here

I looked but I couldn't find the answer. I had made a full image of 3 drives using Win 7 backup tool. However, since then, I have removed 2 of the disks but I want to restore just one of the drives where the OS was installed (these are physical HDD= 3). Windows restore CD does not let me restore just one drive since the image is for all 3.
Is there any way that I can force windows 7 to restore just one of the drives from the the full image with 3 drives? Unfortunately, the drives that I removed already have new data in another PC and pretty big (2T each). I don't to buy 2 drives just to install the OS image.

thank you

A:Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

Hello vlsi99x, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the two HDDs that you removed were only data drives and not system drives, then yes you could use step 8 or 9 in the tutorial below to only restore the system drive (step 8 easiest way) or exclude the drives you don't want restored (step 9).

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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I want my OS and programs on a new 256GB SSD. I've created an image of my current system - OS on C: drive and program files on D: (modified registry to install all programs to separate physical drive D: by default).

Is this fairly straight-forward, or will I need to do any tweaking or hoop-jumping to do this? Thanks.

A:Restore Image from "Two-Drive" Setup to Single SSD

Hello Psuedoware,

If you don't restore both, you'll have to reinstall all programs on the other.

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Hi
I am not an expert and hope some one can help/advice.
AIM: to restore an image of a working Win7 to a new HDD

BACKGROUND:
Original PC has 3 partitions .--1st Win XP , 2nd Win 7 64bit HPremium--no 100mb boot partition .3rd data partition.

PLOP boot manager installed on MBR of HDD( I have no backup of original prePLOP MBR). Plop keeps both active primary partition invisible to each other.
All is working fine.But I want to make backup image of the 2nd partition alone(with Win7.) no D: data partition copied in image--I have separate backup of data.
If this PC breaks I will get new HDD and install the image on that without Win XP just C:Win 7 + D: data
I have made the image of C:.I try testing in Virtual box with Virtual HDD--all efforts fail. Have tried clonezilla/macrium R/True image.(Installing to VB viaWin7 Install disk works fine.)
QUESTION: Is such restore possible?(ie single partition to HDD) Or does the original 3 partitions layout must be on the new HDD to be able to restore?

FAILURE: Scanos-finds no installation.All bootrec repairs tried multiple times.Installation is seen in the initial Recovery CD scan but it cannot fix the problem and scanos cant see it.
al si

A:Can Partition image restore to single HDD?

Al Si, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

One problem with your configuration is the boot manager. Most of the image programs don't support other boot managers and therefore, that's why your restore does not work.

You might be out of luck due to the incompatibility of the boot manager.

Just backup your data really good.
Does the plop boot manager support people have any options for you?

Rich

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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I need a little help figuring this out. I made a backup image a while back on my network. Now that I want to re-image, I reboot as requested, wait for it to load, and Windows says it can't find my backup, "if it is on a network, close this window , type the network location."

Putting in the network location does nothing, I'm just returned to the screen where it would list the backup image if it had found it, but there's nothing there.

Thinking perhaps my NAS was the problem I copied the image onto a portable hard drive, but after rebooting into the restore program, Windows 7 doesn't find the USB drive.

I know the image was good, because I got an "image successful" message when I made it. Any ideas?

A:Image Restore can't find Backup Image

You say Windows can't find the USB drive, or is it the image file within the drive that it can't find?

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System with 2 Raid Voumes - Drives c: with Win 7 and F: NTFS drive -
1) System Image Backuped up to F: (included C: and F:) and made restore DVD
2) I Reset Volume "C:" drives to Raid Mirroring - formated and assigned C:
3) Booted on Restore Disk and won't restore because C: partition but won't allow me to just restore c: wants to resotre C: and F: but F: has Image on it.

Is there a way to just restore Win 7 to C:?
Restore has c: and f: in dialog box but I can't modify?

I will donate if I someone can help me figure out how to restore the C: drive. Already tried copying image to usb HD but not compatible for Xcopy?

Thanks

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So currently my gigabyte motherboard has 2-1TB drives in a mirror raid as my secondary drive for data storage and 1 250GB single drive for my OS. In the BIOS I have the setting set to RAID for my hard drives, which I set this after I loaded windows when I first started, but now my 250GB single OS drive needs to be reloaded, but my XP disc will not see the drive since I have it set to RAID. I'm having trouble loading the raid drivers from gigabyte and I thought it would be easier to set the hard drives to AHCI mode and unplug my 2-1TB drives, reload windows on the 250 then plug my 2-TB drives back up then switch the BIOS back to RAID, but I am worried that this will mess up my RAID on my 2-1TB drives?? I would hate to experiment and lose the data on those drives. Will switching modes mess up my RAID???

A:Gigabyte Mirror Raid on backup drive need to reinstall XP on single OS drive question

Pull the drives off the system, do whatever you need to do to get XP installed. When that is working, change the settings to RAID, then reconnect the mirror.

It's best to install XP with nothing else on the system anyways, otherwise you risk having XP decide to install your O/S on drive "D:".

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My machine blue-screened on me abruptly while sitting idly. Nothing much that I can think of has changed lately.
It rebooted on its own and went into Windows fine, except for a message saying Windows did not shut down properly and asking me if I want it to search for a solution. (This was NOT a message saying "The system has recovered from a serious error.")
Everything seemed fine.
I went to the C: drive in Windows Explorer > Properties > Tools > Error-Checking > Check now. I left the first box checked, which is checked by default, to check for and fix system errors.
But when I clicked "Start," nothing happened. I clicked it again, and again nothing happened. It may have been 20-30 seconds before it finally gave me the next screen, which says it has to be shut down to run CheckDisk.
I know my machines pretty well, and this long delay was very uncharacteristic behavior.
I ran chksdk and it said it found no errors.
I went back to do the same steps again, and again there was an unprecedented, very long delay before the Check Now > "Start"
button gave me a response.
I noticed that after it did finally respond the first time after a reboot, if I then canceled and tried it again, it responded instantly.
A third reboot revealed the same behavior. It exhibited about 30 seconds of a delay after hitting Start before it gave me any response.
Based on my experience with computers, my judgment is that I need to restore this machine f... Read more

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Hello.
I have a Win Vista Ultimate x64. I made a win full computer backup, but i dont know how can i explore a backuped drive. (image drive)
I need a some files , but restore from full computer backup doesnt work.
It displayed error.
Can you help me ?

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I'm in the process of backing up my data now, but I've run into 2 problems.

1: The external doesn't have sufficient space for everything I want to backup (I purchased it when I had my old PC)

2: The data transfer is terribly slow (10 megabytes/sec for USB external HD)

Now, the question I have is for #2! I kinda want to try to take a shortcut.

If I partition my current hard drive (500gb currently, 350gb in use), can I move the rest of my data to the new partition (gonna call it J, reformat and install Windows 7 without it also wiping the data on the J: partition which is also located on the same drive?

I dunno how else to describe what I'm doing besides doing some kindergarten diagram.

Hard drive A (500gb)

C: 350gb J: 150gb (data, not programs)

If I format C and install Windows 7 onto it, will J: still be there?
 

A:Vista -Single Hard Drive backup?

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I have documents on Word Perfect , and have not been able to copy, or backup, to my Iomega external hard drive.I have tried right clicking on the particular page in that program,looking for a "copy" and then "Paste" to the location of the esternal hard drive.
What have I overlooked?. I have little or no problem with backing up other material.

Tnx

Oneoldman ...Very!
 

A:Backup single file to External drive

What happens? Is the file in use?
 

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Hello,
 
I have a SSD 256 GB (1 partition with Windows OS) and an internal hard drive 3 TB (6 partitions).
 
I format my PC very often, so I need an easy solution not to spend 7 hours of re-installing always everything.
 
I am looking to backup my Windows 8.1 Installation (from SSD to HDD) with all settings/files and installed programs.
So cloning my drive C: to a single file that will be located on another partion (which is not empty but has also music files)
 
I would like that the restore process be done with a free bootable software that lets me select this file.
 
I have already burned a bootable DVD with Partition Wizard Home Edition.
When I try to backup it needs me to select a Partition where to transfer, but I don't know if it will delete the data on that partion?
 
If with Partition Wiziard this is not possible, please suggest me any other way or software.
 
Your assistance will be very much appreciated.

A:How to backup my Windows 8 drive to a single file?

Hello, and Welcome
 
My first choice would be Macrium Free. You can create a WinPE boot disk easily on a Windows 7 computer.
 
Also good, and free, with the ability to make a UEFI bootable disk is Aoemi Backupper Standard. They also make a separate WinPE builder with all their tools including Partition Manager.
 
In order to boot the disks on a Windows 8 computer, you need to disable Secure Boot and possibly Fastboot. If that does not work change the BIOS from UEFI to Legacy or CSM boot.

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i have prepared the drive image of my c drive which comes to around 6 GB. it is not possible to burn it to a single layer dvd. then how can i burn it to two single layer dvds? i should be able to boot the system with this image dvd when it crashes .plz help. thanks.

A:c drive image -how to burn to a single layer dvd?

What means are you using to create the image? Assuming you mean the final compressed image is 6GB in size, it should be possible in the imaging software to choose the output image file to be split to DVD size. When I use Acronis TrueImage, this option is one I can choose before creating the image. Then I can either burn the first segment onto the bootable recovery media DVD and the second onto another, or have a boot CD and the split file on 2 DVDs and once TI is booted up, change to the first DVD and direct TI to it.

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Not sure where to write this so I decided here under General Discussion.

I truly believe in backups of documents and image backup of HD. In the past I have used many different ones and prior to Win7 I was using TeraByte Unlimited Image for Windows V3 which was fast and reliable.

Well last week I decided to try the Win7 backup imaging software that comes in Ultimate but not sure if he other versions have it. Well I started the programm and saved my image or whatever Win7 now cals it to my backup HD. I have about 25 gb on C: and in less than 6 minutes was complete. The saved area was about 10 gb in size and has mutlimple directories with files in all of them. Will have to do some additional reading on actually what it is but it isn't one file like a true image.

Last night I used Win7 to restore my C: Drive and it went flawlessly in less than 6 minutes. Had anyone had any issues with this program?

I did another Win7 Backup this morning and it seems that it copied over the one I had stored. I'm sure next time I will change directory or file name so I can have more copies stored

Because I'm not sure yet if I trust the Win7 version I will continue to use both backup programs until I know more about the Win7.

Any thoughts?

A:Win7 Image Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ


Not sure where to write this so I decided here under General Discussion.

I truly believe in backups of documents and image backup of HD. In the past I have used many different ones and prior to Win7 I was using TeraByte Unlimited Image for Windows V3 which was fast and reliable.

Well last week I decided to try the Win7 backup imaging software that comes in Ultimate but not sure if he other versions have it. Well I started the programm and saved my image or whatever Win7 now cals it to my backup HD. I have about 25 gb on C: and in less than 6 minutes was complete. The saved area was about 10 gb in size and has mutlimple directories with files in all of them. Will have to do some additional reading on actually what it is but it isn't one file like a true image.

Last night I used Win7 to restore my C: Drive and it went flawlessly in less than 6 minutes. Had anyone had any issues with this program?

I did another Win7 Backup this morning and it seems that it copied over the one I had stored. I'm sure next time I will change directory or file name so I can have more copies stored

Because I'm not sure yet if I trust the Win7 version I will continue to use both backup programs until I know more about the Win7.

Any thoughts?


For me, the back up of Windows 7 is awesome. The two primary restore options, system restore and system image are incremental. The date that shows on the file represents t... Read more

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hey , this a stupid question, i think. but i just can't understand what is the deference between a system restore image and a backup data image etc? i've heard that u can save both a system restore image and backup at the same time to an external hard drive : for example, f:drive\name of pc user\backupImageSet YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS is this correct? how is this possible , thank you

A:backup/restore system image?

As Brink says, "There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them."

A "plain backup" usually just backs up data files, while a system image backs up everything on your drive. A system image is a kind of backup. To confuse things, it depends on which backup/imaging program you use as to whether or not you can extract individual files. The native Windows 7 tool lets you create a "plain backup" of data files, or a full system image. But you cannot restore individual files from the system image.

Let's say you accidentally delete an important letter that had been in your Documents folder. Either a system image or a data backup could restore that letter. But if all you had was a Windows 7 system image, you'd have to restore the entire hard drive and not just the letter. That's why the native Windows 7 lets you select what kinds of backups you want to create: a data backup, a system image, or both. Other backup software (like Macrium, EaseUS Todo, Paragon, etc) offer more flexibility than the native Windows 7 imaging tool.

Hope this doesn't make it even more confusing.

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Hi

I would like to create an Acronis image of one WIN7 PC with OEM license.
How it should work to recover this image across multiple PCs with other OEM licenses (each with the same hardware)?

A:Backup and restore the same image on multiple OEM PCs

OEMs are tied to as specific machine and MOBO.

Even though the other comps may have the exact same hardware and you could restore the image to them, you can have the OS (with key) on one comp at a time.

You would see the image on the other comps, but a message will appear saying you have "X" days left to buy a key.

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Hi Everyone,

I actually managed to get the image restoration on track by first formatting my new hard drive (as NTFS).

I found it ironic that the Windows Recovery functionality would not work in my instance because the drive was not formatted, ironic because Windows 7 can install to an unformatted hard drive. Furthermore the video link from Microsoft (Video: Restoring your PC after a hard drive failure - Windows Help) does not feature manually formatting / partitioning the hard drive first (in my case using an EASEUS Partition Master boot disk). Finally once the restoration process started I was actually warned that the formatting / partitioning of the hard drive would be erased!

I am using a RAID 0 configuration so perhaps this fact is affecting the way that Windows Recovery works, however I doubt this!

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hello all,

Today, this morning, I did a system image restore, just to test if it works.
The system image was included in the backup of yesterday, 11/5/2009.

The image restore went smooth, Windows 7 is correctly restored and is running like it always did.

One thing I do not understand, the status of the backup is The last backup was canceled, and also the size of the backup is Not available

See the screen shot below.



I hope someone can explain why this is?

Thanks a lot in advance,

zx81

A:status backup canceled after image restore

There are 3 types of restorations, just your files, system image, and system restore. Just your files is just tha,t documents pics etc. (that is what is showing in your screen shot and what was cancelled.

It seems that you have a schedule of doing all 3 restores on a daily schedlule. When you did just the system image manually, the other backup were not done, hence cancelled. All the computer knows is that part of your scheduled backup was done and the others were not; hence cancelled.

Once a day, all 3 will be done. You will be fine, and all is ok with your computer

You may not want to do a daily system image. Once you are set up and you have everything you need, take an image, then save it. If you every want to restore it you will have the image of a new and perfect OS. If you keep making copies as little problems creep in they will be on the Image, when you do finally restore, all the little problems retrurn too

The computer does not know the size of a back up because you did a partial and not a full back up that will be scheduled, daily

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All was well in Windows 7 until we upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I "CAN" back up to our Lenovo PX4-300d. However, image restores DO NOT WORK! I boot to the Windows 10 repair disk, chose troubleshooting, etc. I point to the network location, asks me to login, and I click okay and no image shows up in the list. I then tried moving the image to a external drive so I have attached a My Passport Ultra and it doesn't find the image. I have tried this on two of my machines and yes the images were for their respective systems.

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My laptop came with a the following partition config:Pri Act ..... "Recovery Partition" - 20GB (14GB Used)
Pri ........... Windows 7 "OS Partition" - 60GB (14GB Used)
Extend...... Data Partition - 210GB (0GB Used)
As you can see the OS partition is not set as "Active" and the "Active" partition is in the "Recovery Partition". Once in a while I would like to switch between Windows XP and Windows 7 by restoring OS image backup to the "OS Partition" - I just don't want a dual boot setup and don't ask me why. So I did an image backup of the whole Windows 7 OS Partition and to save backup storage I only have a files backup on the / level + the /BOOT in the "Recovery Partition" .

After that I re-format the OS Partition and let XP install into it and everything going fine.

When I try restore Windows 7 to the OS Partition + all the files backup of the "Recovery Partition" and reboot it reported:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing: Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe"

I am sure the "Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe" is already restore to the Windows 7 OS partition.

Am I missing something in the Windows 7 "Recovery Partition" to backup beside just the / level files and /BOOT? I don't want to backup the whole 14GB so I tried to avoid the Windows 7 recovery disk images in that partition.

A:Windows 7 Image Backup Restore Problems

How about recovering the System MBR into WIn7 partition?

The Recovery Partition should only mark itself Active to run Recovery.

Have you made your Recovery Disk set as a backup to the partition?

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Hi..

My HDD died a couple of days ago and I received a new HDD from my laptop's manufacturer (Dell - Laptop 3568 Vostro). Fortunately I made a system image before the HDD failed (just after installing windows and drivers- the other backup i tried to make after HDD failure didn't work).

I tried using system rescue disk and the advance bootup option with image restore functionality but it seems none of the option is working as these utilities are not able to locate my system image that i stored on my external Western Digital HDD. I also tried to Google this problem but couldn't find any satisfactory answer.

As for system image backup i have a default folder named "Windows Image Backup" that windows created when i initially created the image. Had i missed something while creating the image backup?? Is this not the correct folder or the method to make system images?? Why windows is not able to detect the image?? Is there any third party software that i can use??

Pleasee help...
Thanks in advance to all..
 

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Hi, just so I don't destroy my setup I Like to ask if anyone else have restored their system from a image made by Acronis true image home plus Livecd 2012?

My setup is the following:

Windows 7 32 bit on 1 HDD with the following NTFS partitions: Partition 1(Reserved for system - Bootloader), partition 2(C: windows), partition 3(E: Data and backup).

Now, I have made one incremental image including Partition 1 and 2 + MBR, but not partition 3 - and backed this up to Partition 3.

What I'm curious about is, if True image without any problems can restore partion 1 and 2 + MBR without destroying Partition 3?

Or if I should leave MBR out?

Is there any problems with drive attributtes, like bootable partition?
I have used Norton ghost for years, ever since the first Dos version, and never had any problems - the problems come with Vista and up because of the bootloader partition.

Hope someone already have tried this and can answer my question - Please, I know it should be possible, but I like answers from someone already tried this or seen it done, because theory is one thing and practice another.

With kind regards

JBJ

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As one proceeds to create a complete system image encrypted ?
've Got no success for two veses . One with TrueCrypt and another with BitLocker.

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I have done data recovery in the past with success, however this time im having issues

Basically the user had acronis true image installed, they made a full backup on their system

Later they started having issues and decided to restore that image which was from a yr ago, they did not make any other backups and now i am having trouble trying to restore it

I used stellar recovery and when i try to recover the entire drive onto a terabyte external it says not enough space and gives me a huge # EVEN THOUGH the partition is only 600gb

I had the same issue with recuva, so i thought it was a bug, but apparently its not as its doing the same thing with 2 programs right now

So instead of doing that, i started by recovering their documents folder which is going through just fine

However when i start trying to look at the pdf, photos and docx files even though they have the right file names the files themselves wont work

The docx files asked me to recover so i did that and it showed the text, but the other files dont appear to be working properly

I tried some raw recovery programs but after it was done it says the partition is 600 terabytes

A:Backup Restoration After Acronis Image Restore

Hi there
If you still have the ACRONIS backup image you can MOUNT this . Windows will then show you all the files etc in the backup with Windows explorer -- then you should be able to restore the relevant directories. This works even if you did an IMAGE backup (Disks / partition images) rather than DATA backup (by directories).

There should be a tool in your acronis software called Image explorer. -- Use that. Don't try and restore an image that's from several releases of software earlier than the one you are using now. The Image explorer is the tool to use.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Win 8 system backup image restore error help

You could try mounting it with something else.

Not sure if partition guru free will do it. The paid version handles vhd.

Once mounted, partition guru can make it's own image of the mounted drive., which can be restored.

You might need the paid version for that - worth looking at the freebie in case it does.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free

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I was wanting to do a re-install of my mom's computer, Im pretty sure she doesnt have a disk and the computer came with windows already installed with a factory backup image. Have had some virus issues and was wondering if its likely that it infected the factory image as well. In my personal opinion having the backup/factory image on the computer is a bad idea, better to have it on a seperate backup/recover USB stick or external hard drive that is only connected for backups or restores. Is there a way to get a fresh download from microsoft of windows 7 64bit which is what she is currently running now?

A:Can a backup/restore factory image get infected?

Wouldnt think a Factory Image would be infected when on a different partiton to start with , but not saying it couldnt happen.
Ive used a lot to repair laptops and never had an issue ...yet.
 
I would try doing a fresh install from the factory Image first , this way Drivers are done and Software also , and then just Win Updates req.
If all goes well then copy the Factory Image to an external Drive as a Backup.
 
If you prefer to reinstall Windows 7 from a Disc you will still need a Valid Product Key.{ Or Embedded within Bios }.
Here is a Download Link .
 
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
 
I havent needed to use this process for Win 7 , but have done 2 for Win 8 Laptops and no problem { Both had Product Key within Bios so activated automatically }
 

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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Watch this video.

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Hi Gang,

I was trying to complete a very difficult and laborious upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows 7 on one of my drives. I have a system with two drives, C has Win98 and D has Winxp sp3.

Anyway, after I discovered I ordered the wrong copy of Windows 7 I abandoned the process and decided to use my Norton Ghost 12 to reinstall win98 on my C drive which had windows Vista on it. At this time Vista had been formatted with NTFS.

I have done this several times tonight with no problem.

Well this last time I went to use my laptop and when I came back Windows 98 was on my C drive alright but I couldn't boot into it.

Not only that but my usb external drive (storage device) showed all my partitions had been erased. I had names for the partitions like Stuff, Movies, Backups etc. and in my absence they were all renamed to "Local Disk." In addition when I tried to open them to see what was going on they all asked me if I wanted to reformat my drive.

What do I do? Is all my information lost? Or is this a simple problem that is remedied by turning it off and leaving it over night? Or perhaps by doing something else?

My usb drive is a seagate 400gb hard drive fat32 and connected by a usb to a 5.25" external box.

There was no power surge that I am aware of and I do have a surge protector.

I have been using my pc quite hard today, for the last 11 hrs.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!

I have partition magic 8.0 on my working drive.

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A:How Can I fix Paritions on my external USB Drive

I'm thinking that the cause of this could be my cat. I just got her. She could have crawled on the keyboard while I was away.

Will unplugging the usb box work? Will reinstalling 98 work? Is there a paritition fixer that will work?
 

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I have multiple computers with Dual Boot setups and have questions about the correct way to do system image backups to be able to restore only one OS in event of issues. After cloning hard drive that already had dual boot with 10 and 7 working successfully, the new hard drive would not boot Win 7, only Win 10. Both OS versions were visible, from both 10 and 7 dual boot menus. I had taken image backups from within each of the OS software, and tried to do a restore of the win 7 from the win 10 recovery media ( i did not want to risk doing a restore from Win 7 recovery media that would not be aware of the newer OS.). It found the Win 7 OS and the backup image when I selected the win 7 OS from the restore option, but it wanted to delete all other partitions on the drive (only one hard drive on system), which would have wiped out the working Win 10 partition.

Is it possible to restore only one OS partition from System Image Restore for dual boot setups using one hard drive, and, if so what is the image creation scenario and image restore scenario to follow.

I had a system image that I created in Win 7 (system and OS partition option) before I did a clean install of Windows 10 to a new Partition. I created a system image of Windows 10 after the successful install. I set up dual boot and was able to access both version of the OS successfully multiple times. I cloned to a new, larger hard drive and was able to access the Win 10 partition, but got an error ( unable to boo... Read more

A:Dual Boot Setup 10 and 8.1 and 10 and 7 using image backup / restore

The easiest way is to use a third party imaging software such as:
Macrium Reflect Free
Make a backup image of the entire disk then you can selectively restore one or more partitions

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My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

I didn't have any luck on a friends Win backup Image program, it looked like it might have restored the image but didn't in the end.

I ended up having to do another fresh install.... Now use a paid for 3rd party program that has worked great for me.

In all of my searching, I haven't found anything good about it's backup features or the transfer wizard.... sorry!!

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After updates run, PC Stops working until I restore to BackUp Image?

I have an older Laptop though it is still a very nice one that I think was ahead of its time.
HP Compaq nx9420. I recently bought and upgraded from Windows XP Professional to Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Version. This new install is on a new HD. It took me about 4 times to get the install to take, but only because it would lock up after updating. I ended up installing the updates one at a time and backing up the system after each one that installed with out locking the system up. Since then I just have not ran any updates even though windows constantly reminds me that I have 15 important updates waiting to be installed.

There is one thing that happens after installing the updates that tells me right off the back if there is going to be a problem. During the windows load up screen when it says "Starting Windows", the Windows 7 icon where the windows merge together is gone and it reverts back to the XP progress bar. ( Hope this makes sense ).

I only have two things that have been effected as far as I know. My track pad has lost the ability to scroll up and down and, battery has to be unplugged and plugged back in if I want the PC to recognize that it is there and start to recharge.

Is there anyway way to know which updates are safe to install or why they are causing the system to crash. It goes to system recovery and after restarting god knows how many times, it tells me windows can n... Read more

A:After updates run, PC Stops working until I restore to BackUp Image?

Why does this update crash my system?
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP...etc...etc... (KB2446708)

System trys to recover with system restore point, but can't. I have to use my back up image? Please tell me if this is important?

Newest update on this issue. I went through and again started installing updates one at a time, backing up the system image if they installed without error, but then this one caused it to crash once again, and once again I had to resort to my back up image to restore the system to working order?????

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I'd just done a new install of Windows 7 and have put my OS onto a new 64GB SSD. To begin with imaging and System restore worked but after I'd reconnected all my HDD (6TB in total) and installed all my apps (some alongside the OS, some on one of the HDDs alongside my user files) I went to do a Windows Backup image but discovered it wouldn't work, nor would Macrium Reflect, Paragon or System Restore.

The first errors I got were 'The read operation from the VolumeShadowCopy on the source failed (0x80780029)' and 'The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable (0x8007050)' I restored an early image and did a little more installing (MS Office 2010 as I recall). I attempted to make an image failing again with errors 'not enough space (0x80780119) and 'creation of shadow copy timed out (0x81000101).

Having researched the issue on this and other forums I came to the conclusion that the 100MB system reserved partition that Win7 had put on my C: drive wasn't big enough so I tried various methods to increase the size of this all of which failed leaving me little option but to start over with a clean install - which I'd actually only just very recently done!.

I didn't want to just repeat the same procedure which might well result in the same problem so after yet more research decided to follow advice here -
Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7 ? My Digital Life
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A:Image Backup and System restore stopped working?

FYI:

During a clean install, you can omit that 100 MB partition entirely by using Diskpart command early in the installation.

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Computer: Several Dell models all upgraded to Windows 10 Home during the free upgrade period, followed by the Anniversary Update:  Dell Xps 435MT (upgraded from Vista -> Windows 7 -> Windows 10), 8700 (upgraded from Windows 8.1 -> Windows 10), 8100 (upgraded from Windows 7 -> Windows 10)
Target:   Recovery of Windows 10 Home ver 1607(Anniversary Update) with all subsequent updates, and installed programs .
Known:   System Image Backup if one can be created will meet target requirement at least up to the last time the system image backup was taken. 
Found: Many solutions but not sure which will be applicable for the Dells above
A.  Generic procedures for Windows 10: W1. Windows System Image backup; W2. Windows System Image recovery, W13:  Creating bootable Windows ISO disc.
B.  Procedures for Dell seems to be unique for Dell, but uncertain which Dell System Image Backup and Recovery solution is applicable or available for the Dells above.
D1.  Dell Backup and Recovery (DBaR) and Windows 10.  I don’t remember or being notified to update DbaR before the Windows 10 update (see D1.Note for this tool). 
Later, I saw the notification for the XPS 8700 (originally 8.1) and applied the update but all I see NOW is Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) not 8.1.   D1 may not be available to 
Now I read that one needs to pay for backup and restore.  So D1 may ot available to me  &ldqu... Read more

A:Dell Windows 10 System Image Backup and Restore

Upgrading breaks the DBAR so you might as well get rid of it entirely.   DBAR is now also END OF LIFE END OF SUPPORT.  
I recommend  
http://www.aomeitech.com/download.html
OS support: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (all editions, 32 & 64 bit).
 

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Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition as long as there is enough space allocated for the space used ?

I transferred my Test Box triple boot OSs from a HD spinner to an SSD.
I had to make the OS partitions smaller for this transfer.
Macrium Reflect free recreated the SSD partition to the original HD size during the restore.
It didn't restore the image to the smaller SSD partition.
It deleted my 2nd pre-allocated partition so it could have a 120 GB partition to restore to.
The HD partition is 120 GB with ~20 GB of used space.
The SSD partition is 65 GB.

I ended up using Acronis, as it can restore to a smaller partition size.

Did I miss something when creating or restoring the Macrium image that would allow restoring to a smaller target size partition ?

A:Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?

Macrium must be restored to a larger or partition of equal size.
At least for the free version which I have.

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A few weeks ago I began to get an error message after waking up my Dell XPS L702X laptop. After start-up repair runs and finds no issues I was able to re-boot for a few weeks. Just after New Year’s, my laptop would not boot and I'm unable to launch in safe mode. I know there is a system image dated 12/24 and have attempted to restore the image. The process says it completes but the same issue of not being able to boot persists. I've replaced the HDD1 in my two HDD laptop (assumed it is the boot drive) and believe I've restored the system image to the new drive, but with no success, still cannot boot or launch safe mode. Is there any hope other than reinstalling from the recovery discs burned when I first got my system?

I've seen some posts that seem similar, but not sure it is the same issue
 

A:System stopped booting - can't restore from backup image

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Is it possible to resotre individual files from a full Image Backup? I Created a System Image. If this is possible, how is it done?

A:Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

You certainly can with commercial products like Acronis, but I don't know about the Windows product. I would guess you can--if you can't, that would be a major shortcoming.

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