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Problem Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Q: Problem Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

I have made many back ups using Macrium Reflect in the past. I tried to make a back up today ecountering a problem that makes my efforts fruitless. When the back up reaches 11% complete the process freezes until a notice is displayed which says "Back up aborted, error code 1117. The request could not be completed because of an I/O error.
Since I/O indicates input/output, I feared the worst and made a chkdsk on both the drve being copied and the destination drive (my external) both show no problems. Any ideas guys and gals?

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A: Problem Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Is this any help Rich ? Macrium Support Forum - Image error 1117

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Up to and including Macrium 6.2.1549, I never had any problem creating recovery media which booted with the correct resolution (1366 x 768) for my Inspiron 15R 5537.
With versions 6.3.1665 and the current version 6.3.1734, recovery media boots with resolution 640x480 only. I cannot see the whole screen, and there are no scroll bars. This makes Macrium Reflect useless.
I have found posts in the Macrium Forum on this subject, and the replies suggest switching the machine to insecure boot. They then go on to say that if this fails (and it does on my machine), the machine has a firmware error.
Does this sound feasible, and if so, what is the remedy?

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Hi there
using the Boot media (WinPE) or Linux the restore fails when using a USB3 port

Image boots but then faisl to see the data.

Hi there

Test results

USB stick attached to a USB2 port. OK
USB stick attached to USB3 port. NOK===> Fail
USB3 Disk drive drive attached to USB3 port NOK <====== FAIL
USB3 Disk drive attached to USB2 port OK
USB2 Disk drive attached to USB3 Port NOK ==>FAIL
USB2 Disk drive attached to USB2 Port OK


On USB3 the program boots but doesn't see the image if it's on the same media when using a USB3 port.

Unfortunately the restore is quite slow on a USB2 port -- USB3 would speed it up by a factor of 10 but it doesn't work with a Full USB3 external drive attached to a USB3 port.

Anybody else had this and got a fix for it.

(FREE edition)

Cheers
jimbo

A:Macrium reflect and USB3 problem

Are you using the latest version? There were some USB3 problems fixed a few versions back.

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Hello,

After reading a few recommendations for drive imaging software on this forum, I installed Macrium Reflect 6.1, free edition. I made an image of my Samsung SSD 840 system drive onto my 1TB regular drive. The image was of a clean Win 7 install + software I use every day. I then created a rescue usb disk, installed some extra software on my SSD drive and did a test restore of the image back onto SSD drive and that seemed to go without a hitch.

Now I am thinking that Macrium and my image work fine, I proceed to install Autodesk Inventor onto my SSD drive but then discover that Inventor interferes with another program previously installed (Sandboxie) so I decide to revert back to my clean image. I boot from rescue USB, choose image to restore and click finish. To my horror, an error pops how Macrium encountered serious error and needs to close and that I should email dump file to the developers.

How is this possible? I already restored from the image not even 24 hours prior to the error. The image verifies fine in Macrium. I also have run parity check on the image and it is the same it was the moment it was created (I created par files right after I created the image). The hard drives are the same drives with same partitions as they were when the restore job worked. I even created another USB rescue disk thinking that the original might be corrupted but that didn't help. I emailed dump file and details about the problem to Macrium support but have received auto reply th... Read more

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I can't restore using a Macrium Reflect Image because the linux rescue cd won't activate the USB mouse and keyboard.
Is there a workaround for this?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Jim
Current system:
PC: DELL Dimension E521
OS: Vista Home Premium x86
CPU: AMD 64 Athlon X2
 

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect Problem

You could try using another computer and create a new CVD. Go to "Other Tasks" select "Create a rescue CD"

Click "Next" to accept the Linux option then click the "Advanced" button and select "Compatibility mode."

That might work for you. Other than that borrow a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

Dave
 

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I just tried to make a Macrium snapshot of my main drive and it all went well for the first 3 of 4 disks. It burned the first 3 disks in about forty minutes at which time it had completed 68% of the hard drive.

I put in a 4th disk and it appeared to be working fine but it didn't go beyond the 68% for 2 hours and I couldn't open the D: drive so I rebooted the computer.

Can anyone tell me why it got stuck at 68%? I guess now, I'll have to start again from the beginning and I don't want to run into the same problem.

Thank you,

bellisimo
 

A:Solved: Problem with Macrium Reflect

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Hi,

I'm not computer literate so when my 14 month old PC running Windows 7 Home Premium failed to restart I took it to Staples for a recovery installation. Since bringing it home I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials, then downloaded PC Decrapifier to remove the bloatware, and then downloaded Macrium Reflect and made a rescue disk and my first image backup.

I then started reinstalling programs starting with Microsoft Office suite from disk. That worked without a problem. Then I tried to reinstall the Hallmark Card Studio program from disk and the PC wouldn't read a disk anymore. The light flickered and then went solid. When I went to "computer" and selected the drive the heading at the top of the window said "DVD RW Drive (D HCS 2010 (Not Responding). I tried other disks including the Microsoft Office suite disk that had worked an hour previously and got the same results.

I also noticed that having my Seagate external HDD connected to a USB port prevented my PC from booting. That is the same problem that caused me to take the PC to Staples in the first place, and yet I've had that external drive plugged in permanently for months without a problem.

I finally connected the dots. The last thing I did before I had to take the PC to Staples was to install Macrium Reflect, and the last thing I did before the CD/DVD drive failed after I got it back from Staples was to install Macrium Reflect.

I uninstalled Macrium Reflect and now my CD/DVD drive works a... Read more

A:Macrium Reflect caused problem

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Management drive map with listings showing all columns and external HD plugged in, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

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The scheduled, daily image failed the 28 and 29 both with the error couldn't find the *.xml file. The backup had been doing fine for the past 3 or so weeks. Coincidentally, the program didn't recognize the user name or password. The user name was correct and so was the password (reentered several times w/cap locks confirmed off).

Then I realized that the definition was no longer present.

I deleted the associated schedule, closed, reopened and created a new backup definition.

I got the same credential dialogue error screen as previous. This time, to be certain, I copy/pasted from 'whoami' to the user name--the only difference being case which shouldn't make a difference. I again reentered my Window's password and still I am getting the 'user name/password' incorrect message.

The only thing I can think of to explain the preceding is that somehow some part of the software is corrupted and requires an uninstall/reinstall. But before I do so I'm checking here for any ideas?

Mark

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Hello all,


Yesterday I bought SSD (Samsung 840 pro 240 GB) and let it be connected to my computer (Win 7). As always advised, I disconnected the cables of the old HD (450 GB) and tried to restore a successful image, which I already used to restore the old HD few weeks ago (made by Macrium reflect, the free version) to my new SSD. Start the computer by using the Rescue PE cd which went without problem. Then follow the instruction and chose the image of the old HD which is located on an external drive. Everything went \OK and in the end got the message the restore is successful.

Tried to start the PC but it didn?t start. Changing the Bios Storage configuration to: AHCI didn?t help as well.

Any advice about how to restore my old windows 7 image to the new SSD will be appreciated.

Thanks & regards,

Anne

A:Problem restoring image of an old HD to new SSD using Macrium Reflect

Put AHCI in BIOS back to what it was! We can change it later if necessary.






Quote:
Tried to start the PC but it didn’t start


What error message? Tell exactly what happens please.
How many partitions did you restore to SSD?

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I have 2 Dell laptops, bought at the same time, both same spec running Win 8.1.

After several failed attempts and lots of forum browsing I finally managed to create a System Image on one laptop, using Macrium Reflect Free edition with the latest update.

So I wanted to also do this on the other laptop.

First I installed Macrium. This installed and opened without any problem. I then searched for updates as the file was a few months old and updated to the latest version. After this it was not possible to open the program: 'Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging has stopped working'.

I uninstalled and tried again a few times with no success.

So I thought I would try to create an image before updating, but got a familiar (to me when using Macrium) VSS issue which aborts the process. When I got this issue on the other laptop, updating the the current version was part of the solution, hence doing this immediately on the second laptop.

So I decided to try a completely new install of the free edition from Macrium's website. This took a lot longer than the previous installs but eventually appeared to have completed successfully. But when trying to open the program I still get the 'stopped working' message.

Here are the details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Reflect.exe
Application Version: 5.3.7149.0
Application Timestamp: 53f0d0c0
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.3.9600.17114
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A:Macrium Reflect Free installation problem

I use Macrium.

Mine is stopped---

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The five minutes it will take me to post this message may save grief to unknown future users who discover it in Google. So, here goes:

I wanted to clone my dual boot SSD, wasted several frustrating hours with Clonezilla, and turned to the free Macrium Reflect. Veteran computer biz writer Lincoln Spector recommends it -- Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging | PCWorld -- and some here have sung its praises. It offers professional quality documentation, and looked plenty professional once up and running.

I rigged up the second SSD in a hard drive enclosure, and attached it by USB. Macrium let me clone the dual-OS boot drive onto this SSD with Windows running. Wonderful!

Or so I thought.

After the cloning wrapped up, the Macrium window went translucent, indicating a system freeze, then closed out. I clicked on a couple of icons on the task bar, couldn't make a program start. I rebooted, and whaddyaknow: I now couldn't log back into Windows at all, as either a standard user or administrator.

I booted into Linux Mint; all good. I swapped in the new, freshly cloned SSD. All good there, too: it ran both Linux Mint and Windows 7! The clone had succeeded, but had somehow harmed the Windows install on the source drive. Go figure!

Thankfully, I learned in future experimentation that I could invoke Task Manager on the damaged source OS even without a successful log in. I did this, used Task Manager to run CMD with administrator permission, and typed the mag... Read more

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I had Macrium Reflect installed on my grandson's laptop. When I tried to back it up, the program wanted to update. I clicked for it to proceed. It got hung up with the following message:

There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.​
I deleted the installation file, as well as every trace of it on his laptop, then tried to install it again, with the same result. Would appreciate any suggestions.

His laptop is: HP Pavilion dv5-1125nr
OS: Vista Home premium 64 bit
 

A:Macrium Reflect (free version) update DLL problem

Have you tried installing the latest version of Macrium Reflect?
 

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I have Macrium reflect, have done an image one month ago. Now I have to use that image and its been some years since I have had to use MR. It was so easy, load disk choose location and bingo done. Now it seems more complicated. The reason I am having to do this, is because all my icons on the desktop and start menu don't work and they are all white. Have tried to use system restall (sorry if wrong words used have taken 300mg of morphine so far today so hoping you get the jist) but that didn't work. Have gone through the internet without success to resolve it, so my only course was to use MR. I had my first problem when I loaded up as it stated Linux and couldn't use windows, but I know this I have used before. I have the image on another hard drive. It saw it, but it didn't see my damn C drive only the drive where the the image was 'E'. I downloaded the 1GB for WinPE, loaded it on the disk and have tried to make sense of it and quite frankly I have no idea what I am doing. Can anyone assist as I need my comp up and running asap. The new WinPE sees the C drive, but it is all to complex for my poor morphined brain. I hope someone can assist

A:[SOLVED] Macrium reflect problem reinstalling win7

Hi here is the help topics Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup - Help

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Has anyone else had a problem with Macrium Reflect Scheduler not working after installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update?
Any Insiders that determined there was such a problem before the Anniversary Update was released? It seems MR uses the Task Scheduler for automatic backups, but since Anniversary Update, Task Scheduler isn't getting the proper info from MR. Appreciate any information regarding this - I have a support ticket in to Macrium but it's too soon to know anything yet.

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Macrium Reflect Scheduler Problem

I have exactly same problem, not sure what to do.

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Hi.

I have a Belkin USB Network HUB F5L009, that I have set up on 2 computers.

I shall drive a 2TB SATA HDD for backup, and I use Macrium Reflect for it.

The backup works ok, nor problems.

I then would try a restore.

I booted on the PE CD disk, but now the issue came up.

The Belkin needs to be started up after boot, but this cannot be done with the
set up I use above.

Then the backup cannot be found from the restore.

How can I solve this ?

A:Macrium Reflect.

Sorry I didn't see this before ...

MR provides an option to download a utility to your PC, so that then you create the WinPE CD, it includes all the drivers from your PC on that disk. That ensures that when you boot from that CD, you will be able to access all the connected hardware. It's a utility named ReflectDC and it can be downloaded for free from the MR website.

Once installed, you will have to create and burn a new WinPE CD -- but then, it will have your drivers.

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Has anyone else ever had issues with this program not finding the "start" point for the image restore? It says to use the last disc, but when I put it in, no image file shows up from within the program
 

A:Macrium Reflect

Bump. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I have installed Macrium Reflect Pro to take advantage of being able to backup not only drives (or partitions) but also Folders and Files.

When I created an image of my OS drive (C), with compression set to medium, the original size was 20.2gb and the compressed file was 7.23. The ratio is 35.8%. Does that seem fairly reasonable?

When using the Folder and File option shown below:



NOTE it say it "will compress to a virtual FAT32 drive". I am not sure exactly what this means and what I would get if I had to restore it. I would appreciate it if someone can enlighten me on this.

Before I made the image, I took ownership of the folder and set permissions to maximum. I also made sure that I was showing Hidden Files and Folders.





Note the folder size is 5.74 gb before compression and the compressed image is 2.70 mb. The compression was set to medium as before and the ratio of compression is .04%. This seems very unrealistic to me. I would have expected the ratio to be 35-50%.

I was wondering if anyone else using the pro version had sees this a typical.

Thank You.

A:Macrium Reflect Pro

Hi Huffman. It's early morning and my math. might be off but - going from 5.74gb to 2.70gb appears to be 47%.

Am I missing something.

Cheers
JohnnyA

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Hi I need a bigger HD and am looking to upgrade to an ocz vertex 3 to an ocz vertex 4.

Given that the hardware is similar should i be able to do this transfer? I'm only switching the HD not the mobo or anything else.

A:Macrium Reflect to new HD?

Looks pretty straight forward.

Macrium Support Forum - Restoring image to new Hard Drive

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I had been using Macrium Reflect without any problems then about a month ago or so u couldn't use from within windows on the free edition u had to boot from a cd (windows PE) this worked if u didn't need it in a crisis .... but twice now I need it and it wont work, good alternatives any advice am I doing it wrong ?, run program in windows it tells u cant use anymore so select to run in pe after reboot, I hit F8 select the drive with disk in but windows just restarts

A:Macrium Reflect

I can still run Macrium free from within Windows ...
I'm using the latest MR free 5 version, but it worked even before updating to the latest ...

Start with a System File Check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't find and fix issues, I'd start scanning for malware ...

Do you have a System Backup Image or Restore Point from before the problem started ?

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Hi ,,,,I took David Baileys advice and installed Macrium Reflect Free to try out.
It showed me my drives, but there is some I have not seen before,, Could someone tell me what they are and
do I need them and how can I see whats on them,, or do I need them.
Here they are:
1 WINRE (none) NTFS Primary 400 MB
2 No name (None)Fat32 (LBA) Primary 260MB
3 (None) Unformated Primary 128 MB
4 (C) NTFS Primary 674 GB
5 (none) NTFS Primary 450 MB
6 Recovery (D) NTFS Primary 23GB

I guess number 4 is the c drive with all my system and prog files and number 6 is the drive to do a boot installation recovery with but its the other 4 I am at loss with.
I do hope you can help please.
Len

A:Macrium Reflect

1,2,3,4 are partitons from Windows UEFI installation. Apparently, you updated from Windows 8 -> 8.1 and the update created an extra partition 5. 6 is your recovery image from factory.

Macrium just shows you what you have on the HD. If you open Disk Management, you would see the same thing.

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I just had a complete crash on a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium (I had already checked it for spyware/viruses/etc with a computer expert). Luckily, I had imaged it earlier with Macrium Reflect (free edition - latest release). After I successfully restored the image (which was a problem in and of itself), I noticed that I'm missing files and folders. I know all about folder options and I can see all hidden files/folders. With important files missing (like every .dll in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ or custom/personal folders), I find myself seriously wondering whether I should continue to use Macrium, since I use it on all my desktops and laptops. I've checked Macrium's forum, which you can only post to if you bought a paid version, and it seems no one over there has this problem. The only reason I would till use Macrium is because I can mount disk images and navigate via explorer. Is this problem only happening to me? Should I switch to Paragon Backup and Recovery (which narrowly outranked Macrium on Gizmo's Best Freeware website)?

A:macrium reflect

Are you still able to access System restore If so are your Restore points Missing if Not could you Run System Restore to a Point before you did the Recover

See System Restore - How to For More Information

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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I have made a query on this before but my memory is getting very short these days.
Its regarding the Macrium Reflect software.
I accidently deleted a section of Microsoft Office OneNote and I want to restore it from the backup file using copy paste.
I go into the drive where my backups are stored and double click the backup file,a box comes up saying:
Select the backup or image that you wish to browse and associate a drive in explorer.
Underneath is listed the original location of the backup.
I would like to know what to do next.

Many thanks for any replies.
wallie

A:Macrium Reflect

Quote:
Select the backup or image that you wish to browse and associate a drive in explorer.


When it gets to there select the image you want to browse and it will put up a small drop box where you can choose a drive letter,

which if you do nothing will be the next available letter. Then just click OK and Reflect will start/create a virtual drive and mount the image, and you can browse/copy/etc to your heart's content.

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This is how I do it.
Works good.

First install it.
I have the paid Standard version:

Then create the recovery environment:

Then image all local drives.



I use maximum compression:

On usb:

This is how I do it.
It works good for me.

A:Using Macrium Reflect

Good tutorial for those who want to use Macrium. Acronis is more to my liking though but that's me.

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When I was trying to install Macrium Reflect, my antivirus canceled the install and counted it as a threat.

Does anyone know why?

A:Macrium Reflect

Where did you download from and what av are you using?

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I have downloaded and used Macrium Reflect Free Version to do a backup of my system, then I created a boot disk and done a restore.
I found it quite good and easy to use but was wondering if I can restore single folders or files with this software.
If anyone has any information on this I would be grateful of any info on how to do it.
Thanks

Jack

A:Macrium Reflect

Yes you can. Easiest is to double click on the backup image, Macrium will then open/mount it in a virtual drive (will look just like your C drive, only with a different letter) and you can pick and choose what you want to copy from it there.

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I have a question regarding this software. I use this for imaging my computer files its seems to work ok but I have ended up with 3 drives showing that I don't have they show to be on the computer. The only drive I use is "E" these are labeled H,I and J I want to remove them off my list I try and format them but it says they are "Write Protected". Can anyone tell me how to delete them
Thanks
Ben

A:Macrium Reflect

Can you post a screen shot of diskmanager showing all drive and partitions so we can see. Are you imaging the drive to a file or cloning drives?

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Anybody tried installing Reflect ?

Back up your registry Hives first. LOL

A:Macrium Reflect

Originally Posted by SIW2


Anybody tried installing Reflect ?Back up your registry Hives first. LOL



Macrium X64....with boot recovery menu...Works GreatYep.. works fine...backed up my C drive on SSD first in case i want to return to windows 7....Booted into Macrium Recovery and using the command prompt formatted the C drive ready for clean install. Installed Windows....tweaked it up...installed my Wifi Driver using the Devicemanager..Update Driver option...fine......RAID drivers a no no...had to restart ....rebooted using External Macrium Recovery CD (my DVD slotis now a second HDD) and formated C again...Clean install without Raid Drivers and all is fine....full back up of C completed...and Added theMacrium Boot Recovery option..worksfine

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When you buy this program you get a Windows PE recovery download. Is Windows PE compatible with Windows 7 64 bit or is it only good on 32 bit systems.

A:Macrium Reflect

Looks like it is,

Windows Preinstallation Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I have Macrium and have restored with it a couple of times with no problem. What I am wondering is that if my HD were fried and I had to get a new one, would Macrium backup to a new formated drive just as easy?

A:Macrium Reflect

In my experience yes.

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i am looking to use macrium reflect to perform an image or clone of my system

but am new to creating back ups and bak up software. (have never used any back up software before)

also i understand i have to create a recovery cd or dvd and i have no cd drive on my pc and no external but understand it is possible to create a bootable usb version .

but as i am completely new to all this could do with some help advice info and instruction on the whole procedure.

if anyone could help it would be much apreciated.

many thanks

A:macrium reflect

Hi. In addition to asking here I'd sign up on
support.macrium.com

They may have changed it so that only licensed users may sign up. But you still should be able to search there. I know there are tutorials for making bootable USB with the rescue disc and with WinPE. Since you want basic usage info most of your questions are likely already answered there. But there are many Macrium users here and I'm sure some will chime in.

I'm still using Macrium 4.2 on my Vista machine since its tried and tested through restores. I imagine you're using 5.x.

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Hi everyone!

Thanks for all the prior assistance!!!

Now that I got Macrium (standard paid version) downloaded and installed.....

(see my prior discussions of how this was done on::

Macrium etc Free Software--How to avoid CNET Virus/Adware/malware prog

and

Need a new Backup & Storage program

I need help in using it for the first time....

Yes, I'm confused........

Yes, as first time is the most critical saving time....

If I do NOT make the right choices..... what happens next is not the fault of the program as the computer will automatically follow whatever commands I tell it to do.....

INCLUDING! Copying from the Empty External HDD back over and replace the "not saved for one year!!" Original HDD inside the Laptop!

That is not the direction I want the backups to be made in...

Again (to beat a dead horse----I know mjf sounds like your "broken record" phrase too), I do not have instant phone help with Macrium, where someone can walk me slowly... carefully through the various menus until I get the hang of it (not just once I usually need several calls to get it right and committed to memory or notes that I can read and follow)

Yes I read the Macrium online manual a few times...

Yes I saw whs? or who he directed me to view, You Tube video a few times.....

Somehow its not what I'm seeing... as this is the first time.... I have not set up any preferences in the list of tasks for Macrium, so its showing me ALL the possible choices...

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A:Macrium Reflect How Do I Use It?

You need to learn how to pay attention (not to mention stop writing tedious to read small novels in most of your posts) as well as get over your extreme paranoia. As several people have already told you, there already is a thread for this—Image your system with free Macrium—and there was no need to start another. Also, here is a another good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect (you have also been told about this).

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When I was trying to install Macrium Reflect, my antivirus canceled the install and counted it as a threat. Does anyone know why?

A:Macrium Reflect

Hi,
Have you contacted Norton ?

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Hi,

I have created a restore disc and I am attempting a system image to save to my external hard drive (e drive).

I am not sure which partitions I would be best to check/include - see attached photo.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Andy

A:Help with Macrium Reflect

I'd say check the first disk and it will backup the 3 partitions (System Reserved, C, Lenovo_Part).

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Dell computer with Intel Celeron cpu, 2.0 GHz and 3.0 gb memory.

Prior to installing Windows 7 Pro I had Vista Home Premium (came preinstalled on the pc, and had not be partitioned). I had made the rescue disks was prepared to restore to factory conditions. I even had Macrium Reflect image.

Try as I might, after Vista became very unstable, I could not get factory conditions restored. Macrium image from an external hard drive took over 24 hrs to restore the image (which would not boot either).

Finally I decided to install Windows 7 Pro. That went very well and has been activated. I then partitioned the hard drive as shown below.



I have installed the latest version of the free Macrium and created a new restore disk (and checked it). I then made an image and placed that image on drive J. I am not going to put that image on an external HDD. BTW when I booted up from the restore disk Macrium does not see drive J, it sees it as drive F.

This my question: why did it take so long to restore the Macrium image (with vista) and can anyone give me an idea why after it was restored it did not actually work.

Can I reasonally expect Macrium to work since installing Win 7?

Thanks in advance

A:Macrium Reflect

Which restore disc?

Linux or pe?

Dunno about the Linux disc , but the pe disc should show you the same drive letters you see when you are booted into windows.

Macrium is unique in doing that.

Quite useful for the average punter who only has one o/s - bit of a pain for everyone else.

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I have latest (free) version of macrium reflect. when macrium reflect Is updated do I need to d/l the winpe files again??. will previous ISO still work with future updates.

A:backup(macrium reflect)

Normally not. Only if the change log syas that this is reqired. But that is very rare.

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I want to add a SSD Drive SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE256BW to my computer. I have done a system image of my WD drive,will I be able to install the image to the SSD drive? The WD drive has a partition on it that is not part of the image,will this be a problem. Not sure how much faster the SSD will be over my WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLFA0 ATA Device. Right now my WD drive only uses 40 gigs,so thinking the SSD 256 will be ok. I can always store fire on the WD if needed. Just trying to get a little more life out of this build.

A:Macrium Reflect and SSD drive

Originally Posted by zplugger


I want to add a SSD Drive SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE256BW to my computer. I have done a system image of my WD drive,will I be able to install the image to the SSD drive? The WD drive has a partition on it that is not part of the image,will this be a problem. Not sure how much faster the SSD will be over my WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLFA0 ATA Device. Right now my WD drive only uses 40 gigs,so thinking the SSD 256 will be ok. I can always store fire on the WD if needed. Just trying to get a little more life out of this build.



Yes you should be able to use your Image of your C-Drive on to your new SSD, BUT....you also said that 1 partition is NOT on your image made by Macrium Reflect? This seems strange to me, because unless you un-checked that missing partition MR ALWAYS copies ALL of your partitions when you do a Complete system image.

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I would like to put another OS  on my laptop to dual boot, and have read that it would be a good idea to use macrium reflect to both create a rescue environment(that would allow me to boot into a PE environment which i understand as a stripped down version of the original OS in case I make changes while installing the new linuxOS that results in not being able to boot into windows) and to create a restore point/system image.  I have already created the rescue environment- put it on a 16GB stick drive- and have successfully tested being able to boot into the Rescue enviroment. Now, from what I read I should ALSO make restore point, but where do I put it? On another stick drive? How do I restore windows Using the rescue environment? Macrium says to search for your restore point in its Rescue Environment, but I dont know how to put an image there?  Please do not suggest using a different software, I would really like to learn how to use this.  Here's what I have read: https://blog.macrium.com/2016/11/08/techie-tuesday-macrium-rescue-environment/ I just do not know how to use it yet....Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Anyone familiar with Macrium Reflect?

You need to create a complete disk image to a USB external drive. Your image is copied to the external drive during the backup process. You can create a complete disk image inside of Windows or using the bootable USB flash drive. I suggest you purchase a 1TB or 2TB USB external drive to hold your images.
 
When you backup the disk make sure all partitions are checked. You do not want to backup a single partition on the disk but every partition.
 
Backing up a disk
 
Restoring a disk
 
There are other videos on youtube than show the process.

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using Macrium Reflect version 5.0, build 4620

I have reviewed tutorials in this forum and searched the help section of Macrium before beginning this thread. Instructions and images in the tutorials I have viewed appear to address a previous version. I have only a basic understanding of how backup and restore programs operate. As for XML files... I only understand the definition.

During the process of creating an image in Macrium, the choice is offered whether or not to create an XML file. If it is opted to use the XML file, a location must be chosen. The default location is C:\users\<user_name>\documents\reflect.

My normal mindset when performing a task using a program that is new to me is to use the default options if I cannot determine how or why to choose one of the available options. I make changes later if I find a reason to do so. For this reason I chose to use the default settings with the exception of the image target location. I chose an external drive to save the backups.

now, a few questions begging for the hows and whys of configuration:

1) Is using the XML files my best option to provide a reliable image to restore if it becomes necessary?

2) Should the XML files be stored in the default location or on the external drive? If the external drive is the better choice, should they be in the same folder as the image or a different folder?

3) Why is one option better than another?

Thanks for your replies.

drpepper

A:using XML files in Macrium Reflect

In Response to your questions:
1- the XML files are meant to initiate the macrium reflect backup/restore from a VB script or a MSDOS batch file.
2- the XML files must be created and stored with the backup or image file in the same location and this XML will have the same date as the image date.
3- when you have a MACRIUM RESCUE CD in hand, why should you use an XML file.
Good luck

PS: When creating an image with macrium, the program creates an XML file associated to that image.

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Hi,

I am running 32bit Windows XP. I'm trying to make a recovery disc using Macrium Reflect and it's asking me if I want to make a Linux based recovery CD or use a BartPE plug in. (It says XP works better with BartPE). Can I still use the Linux option? It doesn't require me to install anything.

Thank you.
 

A:Macrium Reflect Recovery CD?

Use can use which ever on you prefer.
 

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I would like to put another OS  on my laptop to dual boot, and have read that it would be a good idea to use macrium reflect to both create a rescue environment(that would allow me to boot into a PE environment which i understand as a stripped down version of the original OS in case I make changes while installing the new linuxOS that results in not being able to boot into windows) and to create a restore point/system image.  I have already created the rescue environment- put it on a 16GB stick drive- and have successfully tested being able to boot into the Rescue enviroment. Now, from what I read I should ALSO make restore point, but where do I put it? On another stick drive? How do I restore windows Using the rescue environment? Macrium says to search for your restore point in its Rescue Environment, but I dont know how to put an image there?  Please do not suggest using a different software, I would really like to learn how to use this.  Here's what I have read: https://blog.macrium.com/2016/11/08/techie-tuesday-macrium-rescue-environment/ I just do not know how to use it yet....Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Anyone familiar with Macrium Reflect?

You need to create a complete disk image to a USB external drive. Your image is copied to the external drive during the backup process. You can create a complete disk image inside of Windows or using the bootable USB flash drive. I suggest you purchase a 1TB or 2TB USB external drive to hold your images.
 
When you backup the disk make sure all partitions are checked. You do not want to backup a single partition on the disk but every partition.
 
Backing up a disk
 
Restoring a disk
 
There are other videos on youtube than show the process.

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Because it has been highly recommended by several 7forum posters, I downloaded and installed Macrium Reflect Free (version 5.3.7220; in the meantime I have updated to 5.3.7253).

On first use of the program, a couple of unexpected things happened.

First thing I did was create a Rescue Disk (Win PE 3.1). Because I was expecting a 1.7 gigabyte download of WAIK, I took my notebook to the Library which has fast internet. However, no WAIK was downloaded as far as I could tell.

Next, a message box appeared: "Check that your rescue media can access your drives"

"If you are unable to access the source or target drives for your restore you may need additional drivers"

"To add drivers to Windows PE please use the 'Check for unsupported devices' feature."
So I thought, maybe this happens because I did not bring my external hard disk drive with me? There were a few errors in Event Viewer that maybe had to do with that...

Back home to grab the external disk, back to the Library.

Again, the message box warning. I clicked on "Continue". Then it tells me an update has been found for Windows PE. I proceed to download that. (Again, only a few kilobtes dribble over the line.)

Again I get the message box with the "Check that your rescue media, etc." warning! Again I click Continue, which returns me to Rescue Media Wizard. Leaving the radio button for "CD/DVD burner" selected (the other radio button is the USB-connected external h... Read more

A:First use of Macrium Reflect: Questions

1. Download the Winpe rescue disc .iso from my OneDrive and burn that to CD. Then you are done in a few minutes.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=475A0...A6D4035%211812

2. Just forget the 'unsupported devices' check

3. The restore will work exactly like the system you restored. No problems.

4. Here is a tutorial I made for Macrium beginners. It may be useful.

Imaging with free Macrium

5. Create a small 2GB partition and populate it with some random data. Then practice imaging and restore with that. This will give you an idea how it works and you don't have to scramble when you really need it on the real thing. Here is an additional tutorial by my friend Keith for the recovery part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=rkSX5OzI-TA

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When you have a Laptop with an SSD and a Harddisk and you want to take a whole image must you take 2 images: 1 with the SSD as source disk and 1 with the harddisk as source?

A:macrium reflect SSD and harddisk

If you want complete (full) backup, yes you need to backup both drives.

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When installing Macrium Free and clicking on 'download options' I can choose to download just the installer, or the installer and PE components.

What are the 'PE components' and do I need them?

I don't want to install anything I don't really need.

A:What are the 'PE components' in Macrium Reflect

In order to create a Macrium Rescue boot USB/CD disk. You'll need to download this component. You can download this component to another drive in your PC. Run Macrium->Other Tasks->Edit Defaults->Advanced->Macrium Reflect PE files and set it to another drive.

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Hi Folks,

I'm new to Windows (via Sony Vaio laptop with 32/64-bit Windows 7 Professional) and would like to set up a backup scheme. I have been reading the docs for Macrium Reflect which I downloaded, free edition for now to give it a try before purchasing the full edition.

I have a couple of questions first if I may. My main question is about clone vs. image. If I make a clone backup to external drive, is this backup bootable should my laptop's drive die?

By way of example for this, I've been using a iMac for the past few years. I use a backup program on it called Carbon Copy Cloner. It can make a bootable full backup to (supported) external drive. When the iMac's drive died, I simply rebooted via the external drive's bootable backup. Basically no down time and very convenient.

So I am curious if that is capable with Macrium Reflect; i.e. bootable fully functional backup to external drive.

My other question pertains to external disk size. When I create the backup to the external, can I use the extra space to store files? I'm thinking of buying a 1TB firewire or eSata external as I do video editing and need the storage space whereas my laptop that I'll be backing up has only around 80MB being used.

Thank you for your input.
Bob
Los Angeles

A:Cloning with Macrium Reflect

Cloning is not a backup. You don't restore from a clone. You transfer from drive A to drive B with a clone, but it is not a restore or backup. It's a move, in real time, from one good drive to another good drive---typically when you have run out of space and must buy another drive.

Imaging may be what you are thinking of. That is a backup and is a restore--normally after a major problem, such as disk failure or severe Windows issue.

An image is just another file. It takes up space--typically about half of the size of the occupied space on the drive represented by the image. You can put anything else on the same external, providing you have enough space.

I have a 80 GB C drive, with 30 occupied. The images of that partition range from 11 to 15 GB, depending on which app I use to make the image.

You can't boot from the image file. It must be restored to become bootable.

Direct your sights toward imaging if you are thinking about "backup" as the term is normally used.

In all likelihood, you will not need the paid version of Macrium. The free version is excellent.

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I'm using Macrium Reflect Standard Edition 5.3 and wanting to backup an image of my laptop hard drive to two different external hard drives.

Now usually when I create an image for the first time and save it to an external drive I let it create an XML Backup Definition File. Once done I then right click on it and create a desktop shortcut.

By saving the image to two different external drives I couldn't use the My Backup.xml shortcut feature correct? If I did I (and that's even if MR wouldn't even allow it) wouldn't I have two XML files and be confusing to MR? Or possibly you could use one for one external drive but not the other?

I understand you don't need to use the XML shortcut just kind of handy.

A:Macrium Reflect question

Absolutely handy. But when you clicked 'Finish' you have to give the xml a name and not leave it at 'My Backup'. Then you will see the different xmls by name when you open Macrium and click on 'Backup Definition Files'. Just highlight the one you want to repeat and click on the cog wheel.

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I am relatively new using this version of Reflect. In fact I have never had to use it to restore an image.



The question I had is should I include the System Record in the image? If I do include it, will two images be created?

I have always uncheck that box. Is that a mistake?

Thank you!!

A:Macrium Reflect 5.0 Question

I always have that unchecked to and I have never had a problem with the restore from a image. I do not know if it creates two images or it's just one not sure.
Jerry

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