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Q: TeraByte Unlimited's BootIt Bare Metal

Manage your partitions, install and boot multiple operating systems with ease, back up and restore partitions or entire drives all this and more, using BootIt Bare Metal. Taking its roots from its highly successful predecessor, BootIt Next Generation, BootIt BM has been developed from the beginning to provide a powerful set of tools for todays computer users, enthusiasts, and professionals.


Version 1.29 - December 17, 2014

Updated with IFD version 2.93.
Updated with TBOSDT version 1.56.
Fix potential loss of partition entry when "Change Disk Type" button is used to convert to MBR from EMBR or GPT when there is already a mix of partitions in and out of the MBR partition table.
Other potential changes, updates and enhancements.
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Homepage: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-bare-metal.htm

Spoiler: Download link
Download link for BIBM Retail V1.29: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/2a147756

MD5: FB38160EE0EC9746F8566F204E172D2D

Preferred Solution: TeraByte Unlimited's BootIt Bare Metal

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: TeraByte Unlimited's BootIt Bare Metal

First post updated with the latest version 1.29

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Push-Button Reset Overview

This article talks about Refresh, Reset, and Bare-metal recovery... What exactly is this bare-metal recovery? How do I access it?

A:What is bare-metal recovery

Bare Metal means a clean hard drive, like it comes out of the box. The entire installation is redone, just as it is if you recover a System Image Backup.

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Im looking for some advise. I work for a small company that runs SBS2008 as a server for user authentication and file shares and that is it.

I preformed a backup of the entire system to allow for a bare metal recovery in the case the server crash and burned. I was trying to test the recovery by restoring to a VirtualBox VM. Obviously the hardware is different, and after the restore, the VM continued to Blue Screen and reboot. So Im asking for advice on how I can test the backup, or ways to test recovery so I know if our server does die I can be back up in a short about of time.

Purchasing third party software is out of the question here. I know all about explaining to the powers that be, that the cost of being down for a length of time is far greater than the cost of a third party software to allow backup and recovery to different hardware. Still being approved to purchase software is denied.

So I am left with the tools at hand, The SBS2008 Disk, The Backup Made from inside SBS2008, and any free tools on the net. Can someone help me work through this so I can be sure I can recover my data? Putting files back where they were is easy enough for me, but Im talking about restoring all the users profiles, Active Directory, Group Policy, etc. If I cannot restore this to different hardware ( and this might be the case if the server hardware dies and wee need a new server) than I need to be able to reload all our settings. Help with this would be greatly appreciated. Th... Read more

A:SBS2008 Bare Metal Recovery


I would suggest have a spare set of identical replacement hard disk/ disks to hand & try the recovery to them.

That will at least prove the recovery system you have will work when needed. That is provided the recovery/ backup does not die with the system disk &/ or partition you are saving to! OK?

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I'm having problem with My Hp-15, system disabled 70766952m please Help!

A:Re: windows 10 bare metal install

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I have been trying for a few days to get this up and running but I keep running into problems where it says the system drive cant be found. I am following the instructions listed here and still get errors. I have noticed that over the years Microsoft's documentation sometimes leaves out key details that I need to know that do not get listed. I am primarily wanting to use this approach for when I do my quarterly formats of my PCs in the house with a highly customized image.

A:Has anyone created media for bare metal reset?

Nevermind I figured this out, script only works on drives that are already convert to gpt or mbr and the size needs to be set to the correct minimum.

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I am running Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I migrated my laptop's Windows 7 OS to VM and was able to boot to it in Hyper-V. I cloned my laptop first then sysprepped it with an unattend script and a batch file. The unattend install works
and the batch file runs during Windows setup on my bare metal laptop. When I do the same in Hyper-V, the batch file never runs.

Here's the process I took to migrate my laptop to VM and what I did to get it to run in Hyper-V to see if something along the way I messed something up:
-Used dism to capture the image.
-Applied the image to a vhdx.
-Attach the vhdx in Disk Management.
-Copied my unattend.bat, unattend.xml, and setup.bat scripts to the C: drive of the vhdx.
-Loaded the SYSTEM HIVE from the vhdx in Regedit.
-Changed the "Start" DWORD from 3 to 0 in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/atapi", "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/intelide", and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/msahci"
-Unloaded the SYSTEM HIVE and detached the vhdx.
-Used Hyper-V to create a Generation 1 VM. Used the vhdx as the disk.
-Booted the machine up with error, but got rid of it by running a repair on Windows.

Here are the scripts that I am running during sysprep:
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.c... Read more

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Hey community. I was hoping for some clarification. I am use to working with VMWare ESXi VSphere for hypervisors. So I have been labbing for my MCSA and I notice alot of the context of MCSA material describes installing an instance of Windows Server 2016,
and then turning that into a Hyper-V Server. What I did was I installed Hyper-V Server 2016 on my ProLiant. Is there any reason why I would not want to do this ? I had to reference alot of white papers, manuals, eventually blogs, and I think a youtube video
or two before I could manage it from my remote PC. It involved adding the target computer via power shell, customizing the hosts file, adding the server within the PC's computer configuration I forget what exactly. I also had to disable the firewall on the
Hyper-V Server 2016 before the Hyper-V Server 2016 hosted on the ProLiant started appearing in my Hyper-V Manager from my Windows 10 Pro machine.

However I was listening to this gentleman's youtube video.
and he explains that Hyper-V Server is meant to be installed as a bare metal Hypervisor which is what I did do but because i was accustomed to working with VMWare SAN's that are the same way where you install the Hypervisor on the host machine and start
spinning up virtual machines. However I noticed i got some updates on the Hyper-V-Server 2016 the other day and not all of them wanted to install ... I believe some of the updates were for Windows so it went int... Read more

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For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..


A:Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:

-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware
-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes
-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable media

Here is the link to the addon - Plus Pack
And its data sheet

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In another thread about why Windows 10 is free, I started journalling my installation, largely to answer Drew's claim that Win10 installation was easy.  It is not, and it is not even done yet.  But to say more than I did there, would hijack that thread's theme, so am starting a new one here, where other installation horror reports are located.  In this case, the problem is different from the others, so if I interpret the rules rightly, I should start a new thread, not post to a dissimilar one.
Problem:  Windows keeps reinstalling itself over and over.  Each time more files were copied, so it wasn't actually doing the same install over and over, but might have been interactive, reboot, interactive again.  But there is NOTHING in the screens you see, to let you know this.  They all read the same, they all begin with 'Install Windows 10', each time you must select the language then agree to the EULA, and everything afterwards is exactly the same in the progress screen, and when it finishes, it says it has to reboot 'to continue'.  Continue what?  Well, the first seven times I left the installer stick in, and at the 8th time I decided to take it out at the next 'Install Windows' purple screen (after reboot).  And, I hit the Red X to close the installation.
Next I booted it without the stick, and all went as recorded in that top link of this post.  Since it wouldn't allow me to input my name and the other data, I... Read more

A:Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

Post-reset, it goes into a loop again for me to either Install or repair windows, just like the other 8 time.  So this time I went to advanced options, and selected the one which repairs why Windows won't boot.  For I never actually got into Windows, it wouldn't let me create the first user account (wouldn't let me type in the data).  I suspect this is because I turned off all the data-sharing options listed in the 1st post's top link.  But of course, nothing in the prompts or 'reactions' say that's why.
Aha, now it says 'Startup Repair couldn't repair' the PC.  Going down the rabbit hole again...

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable mediaHere is the link to the addon - Plus PackAnd its data sheet

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Hi, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

A:bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

Paragon 12 has no support for Windows 8.1.
Paragon update to 14
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

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I am looking for a Win 7 backup and restore program that can do the ff.

1. Do an image backup which can be used for a recovery (in case the system won't load or some program won't run) or a bare-metal install (if the HD has to be replaced or reformatted);

2. Do a scheduled incremental file backup based on what was added or changed since the image backup or the previous incremental backup; in addition to the bare-metal install from the image backup, all incremental file backups can be restored, bringing the system back to the state from the last incremental backup;

3. If the backup disk is filled to a certain percentage (say, 80 pct), then the image backup is deleted and a new one is made. If the new image backup is successful, then all incremental backups are deleted. New incremental backups will be based on the new image backup.

4. One also has the option to schedule both the image backup (e.g., every month, every six months, every year, etc.) and the incremental backups (e.g., daily, weekly, etc.).

A free program that can use a network drive as a backup is preferable.

A:Backup Program with Bare-Metal Install and Incremental Features

Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

We have tutorials on its use.

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A:100TB Servers | Dedicated Bare Metal Server Hosting


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just ran a Veeam bare metal retstore to a new hard drive.   realtek wifi adapter shows properly installed, but no connections are available.  network trouble shooter says wifi adapter failed. replacing orignal drive results in a perfectly working wifi connection.Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC    2023.30.301.2016  toshiba satelite

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Hi All,

The story so far:
2008 server was hit by rootkit virus. Machine was taken to doctor for data recovery. (Raid 5 data set, we had low % hope of recovery) New hardware and Server 2012 replaced old server.

So far, so good.

Now we want to use the old machine as a workstation.
Raid 5 was reformatted as Raid 0. Two volumes on 4 disks.
When we go to boot from a Win 7 Ultimate x64 DVD, we get the "reboot and select proper etc.."

I seems that the IDE DVD drive is not being identified at boot. I have tried the predictable changes to boot order, but have not disconnected anything. We did try attaching a SATA DVD drive, but that was also not identified during the boot sequence.

I don't know that the Rootkit didn't affect the bios...not educated enough to know if that is possible.
At this point this has become a 'hobby level' problem, but I still want to find resolution.

Asus P5Q Turbo, 4 Seagate drives on Raid 0, IDE dvd drive, 3" IDE floppy (unplugged, either/or with DVD drive)

And there I am....

A:Bare metal install 'reboot and select proper boot device...'

Why are you using dated RAID technology, which Win7 doesn't like and we see nothing be problems with? It confers no performance advantage and if you lose one drive you almost always lose all the data. So the only time it makes any sense is if working with huge files like full length movie editing and there are now drives big enough to handle those too.

Pick your fastest drive and follow the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have been using WHS for the past week or so, and I really love its potential. The problem I'm having with it at the moment is that certain computers' backups seem to fail inexplicably, and so far I haven't been able to figure out why. If I can, I'd love to stay with WHS.

If I can't get WHS to work reliably, then I'm looking for a good alternative backup solution for my ~10 Windows computers. Here's what I would like:

* Management from one central location. I love how I can install the Windows Home Server Console on each client computer, and then I can manage all of the backups from one place. It's much easier than running around to each computer to configure the backups.

* Single-instance storage or deduplication. A huge potential HDD space saver, when you have a lot of wasted space with two computers backing up the exact same file.

* Bare-metal restore. Again, I love how WHS makes it easy to restore using a boot CD and a network connection. That way, in the event of a client hard drive dying, I just pop a new drive into the computer, reload the image, and we're back to normal without having to worry about reinstalling Windows, software, drivers, et cetera.

* Price! WHS is a steal at roughly $100 with support for up to 10 computers. Seems many client-server backup programs can easily cost $400 or $500, and that's a little steep for me at the moment.

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A:Looking for Windows Home Server-like network backup solution with bare-metal restore.

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Hello, i had bought the XPS 15 laptop approximately 5 months ago from philippines and right now i am in india. When i am charging the laptop i get electic shock when i touch the metal parts of the laptop.
But recently i discovered when the laptop is charging i get current from other parts of the house as well such as metallic bathroom taps and metal grill of my house.
I tested it using tester so its not some assumption but real current.
So please provide some guidance on why is this happening and why is the current flowing in different parts of my house when laptop is charging.

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I've got a really strange problem.. My computer will randomly shut off or not turn on sometimes. Once it "short circuits" it won't turn on again for a while - sometimes an hour, sometimes all day. At first I thought it was overheating, but when I was messing around with it, I found that if I unplug the HDMI cable after it shuts off, and sometimes just touch the metal of the HDMI cable to the metal mount (not the actual port) of the HDMI port it will turn back on, but not all the way. The fans will start going, but if I then plug the HDMI cable back in, it doesn't show anything on my monitor.

Can anyone explain this strange behavior?

A:Metal on Metal Short Circuits?

Firstly did you bench test everything before installing into the case?

Are the standoffs in the correct place on the case and are you sure that no extra standoffs are under the motherboard causing it to short to the case?

Something is obviously shorting I would disassemble the machine and reassemble it paying attention to where you install the standoffs and for foreign objects that may have fallen behind the mobo. might be worth bench testing it first to figure out if anything in particular is causing the problem.

Your psu should grounds the case and motherboard so you want to ensure that your wall socket isn't damaged and has a working ground.

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hoping someone with BootIT NG experirence can assist.

im about to give the thing a whirl.

i've watched the online video tutorials and feel pretty good to go.

is there any real difference between partitioning with a 3rd party like bootIT NG or doing it from a fresh install from window's installation procedure?

1. basically does bootIT change the MBR and EMBR so that its no different than if it were set that way from the beginning?

2. if i have xp and bootIT NG on HD 1, then i use bootIT NG to add another OS to my 2nd HD, then i want to format HD1, which means i will get rid of the old XP and bootIT NG.... would that work?

is there any tieing connections to these swaps/resizes/changes?

3. is the new XP on HD2 identical to how it would be if i installed it by hand?

if so, then a utility like this can be so conveinent....

let me know, thanks!


Did you ever get a reply to this question?

I am in a similar situation.

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I downloaded a bootit ng so I could partition my flashdrive. After I finished dowloading it, the name of it was called booting. Idk if it makes a difference, but just in case. Inside it was BOOTITNG.exe and makedisk.exe. After using makedisk.exe, it lessend my Patriot flashdrive 16GB to 1MB. Someone please help me!

Edit: Nvm. I just formatted it through Computer Management. LOL.

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hello everyone....

what a great forum by the way....

anywho, this question is for all the bootit ng experts out there. im trying to create an image of my c: for backup on some dvds.

i click on create image and everythings good. then i tick on CD on the left column underneath the list of my Hard Drives.

when i tick on CD, all the buttons become null, and i am not able to "paste" the partition onto the drive and burn. my drives is a samsung SATA drive

does anyone know whats going on, or how i can burn an image?

please let me know,


A:BootIt NG Experts!

Hey I've just started using Bootit NG. Seems really great so far. I can't help you with your problem (which you may have solved by now) because I haven't got there yet. But there is a really good selection of short articles on the terabyte website.

There isn't much discussion about Bootit around. This could be along shot, but do you know how to access the Bootit screen during bootup? My system just boots to Windows, and the only way I know how to access Bootit is by booting from the start up floppy drive...

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My old keyboard (with a PS2 connector) worked just fine with Bootit NG version 1.75b. When the old keyboard finally died I bought a new keyboard that does not have a PS2 connector. It has only a USB connector. Bootit NG does not recognize the new keyboard. When I try to type a file name in a Bootit NG dialog box nothing happens. The keyboard works just fine with Windows XP SP 3.

Another symptom is that the Num Lock light is dark when I boot into Bootit NG. I assume this means that Bootit NG does not have driver code for USB keyboards.

I am on a tight budget and cannot afford to buy another keyboard (if one exists!) with a PS2 connector. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get my USB keyboard to work with Bootit NG?

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Anybody try to use this program ?

How to Partition a Thumb Drive: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

How to Partition a Thumb Drive: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

I am interested in making several partitions on a flash drive.

I was told by Lexar support they don't support this product anymore.

I asked them up to what capacity flash drive it would work on ?
They said they didn't know. All they could tell me is that made that program to work for usb drives in 2008. Anybody here knows ?

Are there any other freeware programs out there which could make several partitions and make it also a bootable usb flash drive like this program , but can support in different Windows O.S.?


A:Lexar Bootit Program

Hi have a read through here 77 - Create a multiple partition, multi-boot USB Flash drive under Windows - RMPrepUSB

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I'm frustrated!
Resurrected my son's old laptop to get back online, so here I am.
I hope this is just a simple oversight on my part (hope springs eternal).

I have been using the same desktop PC for quite a few years with M$ dual boot.
C was 98 and D was XP. Total of 4 partitions C through F and a second drive as slave.
Both eide.

Time passes - D overfills - offspring leaves, leaving free space on another partition.

Eureka! Let's expand D!

After some research decided I can do it, after all 'you cut your teeth on DOS'.
Removed empty drive E using M$ but found no utility to merge free space to D.

More research - decided on BootIt NG - downloaded, printed, BACKED UP - and took an IMAGE of D for good measure (don't want to lose OS do we?).

Fine up to rebooting.
BING goes full circle back to edit screens.

I have printed and read Mr Goodell's "Understanding Multiboot" and tried to tweak.
Unfortunately I eventually have completely disabled the computer.
It hangs at Verifying DMI Pool data.

The only way in currently is by DOS diskette.
I am not beyond editing 'hidden' files!
Tried to point boot.ini to partition 1 instead of 2.
Obviously does not get to that program.

Unfortunately XP disk is a recovery not full system. I cannot currently afford, (and simply don't believe I should have to) to shell out for a new XP OS .

Will uninstalling BootIt take me back to square one?

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A:Solved: BootIt NG - slid resized lost OS

I guess there are no BootIt NG experts willing to risk an opinion in 5 days.

Looks like a complete reinstall is in the works

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Anyone lucky enough to have a PC capable of storing terabytes?

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some time ago i got the hopper (DVR) from dish network. they also offered a two terabyte expander for $80.
since my 160 gig hdd on my pc was getting full, i purchased it it and hooked it to my pc, works like a charm.

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I am needing to upgrade to a Terabyte internal HDD really soon and was wondering if anyone could suggest a few good ones or options I should be looking at when comparing internal terabyte HDD's

I dont want to spend an arm and a leg... something "affordable" I suppose? Is $100 a fair shot for a good internal terabyte?

A:Which internal Terabyte HDD?

I found a cute one on newegg.com
Newegg.com - HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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One of you nice folks mentioned TeraBytes' usb, Caligula, and dvd boots.
Even though I can read TeraByte material, I'm not sure I understand what I'm reading.
Is there any tutorial in 5th grader English for:
-- a bootable DOS and/or a bootable xxxPE and/or a bootable Linux
-- on both USB 8GB flash drives and on DVDI hoping to be able create bootables that will take me to a prompt,
and let me pick or type in at the prompt the name of a utility I want to run.

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Desktop hard drives holding 1 terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes, of storage will likely debut in 2006

The first magnetic drive, the RAMAC created by IBM, weighed a ton and could hold 5MB of data on 50 24-inch circumference platters. Now people can get a one-inch drive that can be held in your hand that holds more than that.

A:Terabyte drive this yr

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I see some others have had some problems with these drives being recognized. I am having some similar problems. I have a small 300gig drive that my W7 RC is loaded on. I am using a Biostar MCP6P M2+ MB and 3 gigs memory. When I boot with Paragon Disk Manager, I can see all drives, including the external 500gig Maxtor and manipulate them just fine. When I then plug in the SATA Hitachi and reboot, my system sees it. However after a period of time Explorer or some other program will freeze and the only way is to soft reboot the system. Sometimes this works, other times, the BIOS hangs trying to identify this drive. Remove the drive and all is well. I believe the other drive, I don't remember the make, is causing the same problem. I have just upgraded the bios an intend to see if the problem remains.. Otherwise, [except for not finding a magicolor 2300 64bit driver] all seems fine. Any ideas out there?.. both 1 T drives are less than a month old. I saw a comment about setting Bios drive wait times.. so will look at that..
What I can't understand, is why these drives can be recognized at one time, and then when transfers to them or searches are being done, they lockup..


A:Freeze ups with 1 Terabyte Drives

Hello Charles & welcome to SevenForums.
Some drives, in particularly external drives are coded to sleep after certain time of inactivity.
My Maxtor 500GB backup drive is infamous for it and trying to even open the recycle bin is like pulling teeth.
If i've got it right, i think this app might help

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I don't get this no issues but Windows 7 won't detect any usb hd neither sub 2.0 or 3.0 different ports don't help and outs fully updated plus no other issues. When boot my xp boot up CD it detects the usb drive right away. Flash drives work just not usb drives. Any ideas on how to fix this? Or where to start I don't want to reinstall again I just did.

A:Can't detect 3 terabyte hd Windows 7

Your writing is hard to read or understand.

- That said, what kind (brand) is this 3TB hard drive?
- Have you tried different cables?
- Have you tried said hard drive in another PC?
- Is said hard drive being seen in disk management? If it is, does it have a drive? If not, assign one.

And sometime cables act strange, so check the connections on both ends. I've had issue where my portable hard drive isn't being recognized only to find fiddling with the cable fixes the issue.

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I partitioned a 3 terabyte drive to use internal on my computer. It worked fine. I now want to restore it back to its default . I've saved all needed files and put it back into usb box and connected usb to computer. When I start format wizard it only shows 7?? Gig available to format. How can I restore to 3 terabytes?

A:Format 3 terabyte drive

Quote: Originally Posted by don6558

I partitioned a 3 terabyte drive to use internal on my computer. It worked fine. I now want to restore it back to its default . I've saved all needed files and put it back into usb box and connected usb to computer. When I start format wizard it only shows 7?? Gig available to format. How can I restore to 3 terabytes?

Post screenshot of disk management please

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Gentlemen, after looking here & there I have (almost) settled on Terabyte's Image for Windows Back-up.

Before I log into Paypal tommorrow & place the order any "dire warnings" before I proceed?? Is there a better choice for a Win 7 PC? (No!! I'm no longer interested in the win 7 built-in one).

A:Terabyte Image for Windows

I am not sure if many here use IFW, I haven't heard much mention on this forum. I have seen it mentioned elsewhere, usually highly regarded as I recall.

I use Paragon HDM 12 myself, it has a lot of extra functions for disk management, fixing boot issues etc., as well as imaging.

The most popular free version is macrium, and a newish one called Aomei Backupper is excellent.

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I have a terabyte full of stuff, and I recently went to open a directory via a shortcut and was informed that the drive path did not exist. I opened Computer and saw the drive wasn't listed there. Assuming it had somehow lost connectivity, I switched the drive off, waited for a few seconds and turned it back on again. This has solved this problem when I've discovered 'missing' drives in the past.

However, when I switched the drive back on I discovered that it was completely 'erased'. Nothing is on the drive, and that is confirmed by Computer's space analysis. This is mildly disturbing. What happened to all my stuff?

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

NVIDIA High Definition Audio
VIA High Definition Audio

A:Terabyte suddenly blank?

Edit: I did a scan and found these (picture attached)

Does anyone recognize these or if they may contribute to the problem?

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So that tells me that probably windows has stored a lot of something that I don't need. It appears that I'm using Windows 7's back up system, which is fine with me, but it won't run now due to Windows 10 saying I have too much data, when as near as I can tell, I do not.

My old system backup's were ~ 60gigs in size. Windows now says it needs 206 Gig for data, and 309 for system image for a total of ~ 516 Gigs needed for back up!

BUT my SSD (Primary - O/S and programs) consumes 80 Gigs out of 223, my E drive (Secondary for Data only) consumes 88gigs out of 139 for a total of 168 Gigs. (screen shots attached)

My external back up drive has 318 Gigs used out of 931. Windows wants 516 gigs for a back up. The math isn't working... OS+programs plus Data = 168 gigs, Windows wants 348 gigs more space to back up.
I checked disk management, and nothing of consequence is hiding in there.

Where do I go from here? I did disk Clean Up, nothing of consequence there.

BTW, C/windows.old is only ~ 40 gigs, The update from 7 to 10 went fine, and I have no plans to go back to win 7. This back up issue is my only issue that I know of.

Thanks in advance...

A:I installed Win 10 OK, but now it says I need 1/2 terabyte for back up

Open Admin Command, copy and paste the line below to run:
%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

Put a check mark on everything except Setup Logs file. Answer yes when asked that "You cannot revert back to previous version"

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I heard a friend talking about a 1 terabyte HD, only it wasn't for the PC, instead it was part of professional video editing equipment, and costs about 5000.

Now, I think he knows what he's talking about, but 1 terabyte? I mean, HDs are only on about 130Gb for the PC, at the max. Plus I think that this equipment is over 6 months old..so what's going on?

Is it possible to have that much storage?

A:1 Terabyte Hard Drive?

Originally posted by hdmk
Plus I think that this equipment is over 6 months old..so what's going on? Click to expand...

What's going on is that there are computers out there which are much more powerful than anything you see or get to use, or (probably) could ever afford. I am talking about machines that are used for more than just sitting in some kid's bedroom playing games and downloading mp3s - that's just the tip of the ice berg....

What I find more amazing than a 1 TB HDD is that you, in this day and age, actually seem to find a TB a lot of data. These days it is not. Not by a long shot.

I have 1/4 TB of HDD space approx, and its very easy to fill this space up. I would welcome a TB of disk space easy now that I have a cable modem internet connection at 512 kbps. Think about what space I will need when I can download whole DVDs instead of Divx rips..... at 7 GB or so a pop my TB will not last long....

Now a pecabyte or something... Now you are getting somewhere.... And certainly an exabyte.... Now you are scaring me. But I fail to find a TB HDD frightening in any shape or form and both hope and expect to be able to buy one some time very soon....

1000 GB is a terabyte.

1000 TB is a pecabyte.

1000 PB is an exabyte.

1000 EB is a zettabyte.

1000 ZB is a yottabyte.

Oh man... a yottabyte.... I don't think there is even a yottabyte of data in existence in the whole world.

1,000,000,000,000,000,000 MB in a... Read more

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I have a terabyte full of stuff, and I recently went to open a directory via a shortcut and was informed that the drive path did not exist. I opened Computer and saw the drive wasn't listed there. Assuming it had somehow lost connectivity, I switched the drive off, waited for a few seconds and turned it back on again. This has solved this problem when I've discovered 'missing' drives in the past.

However, when I switched the drive back on I discovered that it was completely 'erased'. Nothing is on the drive, and that is confirmed by Computer's space analysis. This is mildly disturbing. What happened to all my stuff?
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

NVIDIA High Definition Audio
VIA High Definition Audio

Edit: I did a scan and found these (picture attached)

Does anyone recognize these or if they may contribute to the problem?

A:Terabyte suddenly blank?

Did it get banged? It doesn't take much to kill a drive. That is why externals are the most unreliable of all possible ways of storing data. You need always to have backups.

Does the drive appear in Disk Management? What status?

I tend to doubt that those found objects are the main problem.

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I recently purchased an external western digital 1.5 TB. Last night it was working perfectly, today i just unplugged it instead of going safely remove and then when i plugged it back in later on it was installing the software for some reason so i waited and after like 20 mins or so it got stuck so i closed it and started again. 2nd time it detected it automatically and when i opened it, it asked me for a scan disk i clicked to do it later and continued. It worked fine, until something odd happened. I had some duplicate files on the TB so i basically merged them. Now when i opened the movies folder it said F:\.... is in accessible for some reason. So i shut it off and turned it back on and this time i did the scan disk it said it found some errors and fixed them

It also said that some files might be found on this new folder called 'found' if anything was recovered or something like that. I moved on now the whole movies folder is missing and so other files have vanished. The TB is showing the same amount of space used how is this possible?

What should i do guys?

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Ok i dont mean the required space for the software on the TB but look at this ill open up my terabyte(nothings hidden) and i will highlight everything right click press properties wait a moment and it tells me how much stuff is on it...... here is a picture for a better example

A:Western digital Terabyte around 50gb gone.....

There definitely is some consistency problems. 931-351=580. 931-483=448. 580-483=97. So your actually missing about 100GB.

What seems weird to me is the name of the window showing used space. It should say "Prudence ( F: )" and look like the properties window of drive C:. I'm not sure whats going on, but I think you must have done something wrong.

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I'm going to buy a 1 terabyte hard drive for backup, and could use your help here since I'm completely clueless on all the details - internal or external? is there a recommended manufacturer?


A:Help in buying a 1 terabyte hard drive

I like my Western Digitals ... But a Seagate is good also.
I'd suggest getting an Enclosure and an internal HD and making your own external.
It's best is the HD is the same type as used in your computer.

Does your computer use IDE or SATA ??

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Hi there
On Windows 8 I couldn't get Macrium free to work properly when backing up an SSD to a USB3 external disk. I know this is W7 but some people will be testing W8 too so they will want a backup mechanism that works both on W7 and W8.

I've had too many issues with Acronis to continue to use it any more -- from about version 2010 they screwed up the interface -- started adding "Services" etc, and in general making it more bloated. Version 2011 was just about bearable but 2012 and 2013 totally screwed up and they've gone bananas with the whole licensing procedure - I've had it with them.

I was recommended Terabytes Image for Windows -- does the job perfectly on W7 as well as W8 -- nice clean interface, can copy and restore all sorts of partitions such as Linux etc etc , bare metal recovery and can be used on 3 computers. It's cheaper also than Acronis and you can try it for 30 days too.

If you are looking for a decent backup with the latest hardware (USB3 / RAID / GPT / UEFI) then this less well known program could be the solution.

I was actively looking for a change from Acronis for a while but Macrium failed so I'm glad I found this

Drive Image Backup Software for Windows :: Image for Windows


A:Macrium / Acronis problems so using IFW from terabyte


I agree with you about TI. Version 2013 doesn't play well with respect to 'bare metal recovery' on Win 8 on a EUFI machine. The Recovery Disk will not boot without having to enable the legacy mode at boot time and then enabling Secure mode after the restore.

You got me interested in the Terabytes offering. Did you test the Recovery disk on an EUFI machine?

Thanks a lot.

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Partitions correctly set-up? 831.12 GB unallocated. Can this be moved to allocate to the C: Win7 partition without re-doing a clean install ? Fix or leave alone?

A:Partition arrangement for 1 Terabyte Harddrive Win7 Pro x64

install easybcd and move bootmanger to C Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Reboot and post diskmanagement screenshot again

After succesful bootmgr move and reboot, you can delete volume "system reserved".

Now extend C volume.

You want to have the 201MB unallocated space as well? if so, download partition wizard home Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online and do How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help. (move left slider of C volume). Don't forget to press apply afterwards.

Best done using bootable cd Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

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I have a two terabyte external drive which works fine with standard windows file searches and copies and so on. But the Windows Backup chokes. Could it be that the backup utility has not been upgraded to access such a large drive? If that it the case, would it help to partition it?

A:2 terabyte drive not usable in windows backup


AFAIK It's not the size of the drive, per se.
It's the physical format of the new external hard drives (native "4K" or 4KB sectors).
"Files and Folders" backup and manual copy/paste work fine, but "System Image" does not.

See here:

The native Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) backup utility does not support those new drives.

You'll probably need one of several 3rd-party backup software utilities, or one of several other workarounds.

I'll let the more expert forum members suggest some options.


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It says I have 62.8gb free of 941gb... I have no Video, about 50 pictures, Office is the only software I have installed. When I click on disk (C) it says that "Temp_SafeToDeleteRefreshFile_Attempt0__File0" is taking up 857,923,584 kb... I don't know if I should delete it. 

Does anyone have this problem or knows what's going on?

A:2 month old 1 terabyte Dell XPS 9550 SSD is full?!?!?!

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you first back up the data on the system as this could be an Operating system issue.
Run Disk cleanup which should help ,however if that doesnt help then do a factory restore or a clean installation .

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a 2 terabyte hard drive today. I was using Diskeeper 2009 and it will no defragment a drive that big. Could some one give a link to diskeeper 2010 Pro , a link that I can buy the full version and not an upgrade, and not Diskeeper directly because they do not accept mastercard.

Thank you

A:Well I installed a 2 terabyte hard drive today

Is this what you were looking for? http://download.cnet.com/Diskeeper/3000-2094_4-10023645.html

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