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External Drive Problem After Creating Macrium Rescue Disc

Q: External Drive Problem After Creating Macrium Rescue Disc

I'll explain my problem in the order it occurred:

1. I completely uninstalled Acronis TIH 2012 yesterday and rebooted. Everything was as it should be.
2. I had in excess of 700GB unallocated space on my internal drive; I successfully created two equal logical partitions out of this unallocated space and Windows labeled them as drive L and drive M. I could still see my two external drives, the drive letters as they have always been, being drive J and drive K. No problem.
3. I installed Macrium Reflect for the purpose of creating backups and created a backup of the OS partition located on my internal drive, saving it to my external J drive. No problem.
4.I decided today that I would create a Macrium Rescue CD, using the default Linux boot method. No problem.
5.I booted with the Macrium Rescue CD so that I was sure the rescue CD would recognize the location of my Macrium backup on drive J. If not, I would then have run the rescue CD in compatibility mode. The Macrium rescue CD recognized my external J drive and K drive but the drives would not expand so that I could locate the Macrium backup. It appeared as if they were there but empty.
6. I removed the Macrium Rescue CD and rebooted. I checked Computer and Computer Management and the only thing listed was my internal C drive. The two newly created logical partitions, L and M, did not show either in Computer or Computer Management. In addition, the listings for these "Devices with Removable Storage, did not show in Computer: DVD RW Drive (D) , BD-ROM Drive (E) , SD/mini-MMC/RS, CF/MD, SM/xD and MS/Pro/Duo were missing and not listed.
6. I unplugged both external drives, J and K, and replugged them. No go. I then turned them off and restarted them. No go. I then turned them off, unplugged them and rebooted, turning them back on after logging into Windows. No go. I then turned off the computer, unplugged the computer and held down on the computer's power button for appx. twenty seconds, replugged the computer and started it. I still had only the C drive showing in both Computer and Computer Management. Furthermore, I noticed that all my AutoPlay configurations had gone back to "Choose a default setting" or whatever it normally says.
7. I then searched, on the Internet, for appx. one hour, trying to find a solution to the problem, to no avail.
8. I did a System Restore to yesterday, which completed successfully. This restore point was after I had installed Macrium Reflect, which of course was not removed during the restore and is still on my computer.
9. I am now able to see all the drives but the drive letters have been changed. Drive C, of course, remains Drive C. The two logical partitions I created on the internal drive are now showing, in both Computer and Computer Management, as F and G, instead of the initial listings as L and M. The Devices with Removable Storage are also now showing in Computer but the drive letters have been changed, with the exception of D and E, which remain D and E. I have no idea what Devices with Removable Storage SD/mini-MMC/RS, CF/MD, SM/xD and MS/Pro/Duo are but the drive letters for all of them have also changed, which is to be expected if the two newly created logical partitions on my internal drive changed letters. I don't know if this will cause problems and as I have stated I don't even know what they are. Talk about a novice!

Can anyone explain to me what caused this problem, why the internal drive letters changed and what these "Devices with Removable Storage" are and if they will be adversely affected by the change in drive letters? The drive letters of my two external drives did not change at any time. They listed and remain listed as drives J and K. I have added no new programs, made no changes or done anything that would have caused this with the exception of creating and booting the Macrium Reflect Rescue CD.

Update: My AutoPlay configurations have changed back to the default "Choose a default setting" two times in the past thirty minutes. I don't know if they will change again.

C.B.

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A: External Drive Problem After Creating Macrium Rescue Disc

1. The good news is that you got it fixed with the restore point.

2. The change of drive letters happens all the time depending of what you have plugged in. It can be annoying but is not serious.

3. I do not think that Macrium has anything to do with that. It is only an application.

4. Hard to tell what the real cause can be.

5. Does the Macrium Linux CD work now?

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Hi,

Am running into Error code 9 while trying to create rescue media. It links me to this troubleshooting page but there are no Error code 9s.

When I try and access the flash drive after the error it prompts me that the drive must be formatted - so I do this to FAT32.

[27/08/2015 15:19:00][Init] Macrium Reflect Version: 6.0.753
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][Init] Selected drive for USB: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Open handle to physical drive
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Read drive geometry
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Check for active FAT32 partition in removeable media
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][HasActiveFAT32] WARNING: No active FAT partitions found
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][TrackZerIsReadOnly] Check track zero writeable
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][TrackZeroIsReadOnly] Track zero is writeable for selected disk
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Calculate space required for PE files
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] PE File Count: 30 requiring 424.9 MB disk space
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Determine target volume for WinPE files
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Partition 1 is size 7.20 GB
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Partition 1 is FAT type
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Volume for partition 1 is \\?\Volume{c3a5f4ef-4736-11e5-be97-240a6484ef30}\
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Volume \\?\Volume{c3a5f4ef-4736-11e5-be97-240a6484ef30}\ has file system FAT32
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A:Help with creating rescue media using Macrium Reflect

I think you would get better and maybe quicker answers posting in the Macrium Support Forums: Macrium Support Forum

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Hello,

Following the awesome comments of members of this forum, I am using Macrium to backup my system/data partition. It works wonderfully, as I have had to restore once.

My question is: Do I need to create a new "Rescue Disc" with Macrium each time I create a new backup image or is one Rescue Disc good for a certain period?

Also, the reason I want to create an image now is that I want to change my partition sizes. (I have a little unallocated space at the "beginning" of my HD that was left over from the Vista Toshiba system recovery and is now empty, which I want to combine with my C: drive, which is in the "middle", then shorten the C: partition, and enlarge my D: partition, which is on the "end", which is the partition I use for for Macrium backup images when I am in between backing up to DVD.

Will I be able to restore the partition image, even if the partition size has changed?

Thanks for your help!

A:Macrium - Do I need a new Rescue Disc each time?

1. The recovery disk is good as long as you stay with the same release of Macrium. Once I installed a new release and was asked to make a new recovery disk. But that should be a very exceptional case.
2. If the partition size changes, there should be no problem when it gets bigger. A smaller target partition, however, will not work (as far as I know). As you can see from the feature comparison at the end of this page, Disk Space Management is only a function in the Pro version.

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Do I need to create a new rescue disc for each image I save on my backup drive or, does the first one created work for all the saved images? Thanks!

A:Rescue disc for macrium reflect v6 home edition question

You just need the 1 Rescue / Startup Disk...
after each marcium update - you will want to update your resue disk as well (create updated Macrium Rescue dsik.)

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   Information
The Macrium Rescue environment is used to Backup/Restore/Fix Boot Problem and Copy personal data etc?    Information

There are 3 ways to boot into Macrium Rescue environment from:

Bootable CD/DVD ----> Too slow. Might become unbootable if it's dirty or scratched.Bootable USB Stick ----> Faster but still slowDual boot -----> Fast but presented with dual boot menu, have to wait for the timeout or select and hit <ENTER>

Another option is to manually setup to boot from another (non OS) internal/external USB drive via Boot Menu or set the Boot Priority in BIOS.

The advantages to boot from another HD/SSD:
1. Loaded into RAM a lot faster than from CD/DVD/USB stick.
2. Not presented with a dual boot menu at Windows Startup and slow down the boot up process.
3. Located in another drive so if Windows OS becomes unbootable or HD/SSD failure.
You still can boot up into Macrium Rescue environment.
4. No need to look for CD/DVD/USB Stick to boot from.


   Tip

The procedure is simple and only requires few steps as shown below:
   Tip


On any internal, non OS HD/SSD Or On external HD/SSD. Shrink and create a 512MB partition (Macrium Rescue only requires about 260MB), format as FAT32 for compatibility with earlier version of EFI, temporarily assign a letter, e.g M for Macrium.
NOTE: Creating partition is not really necessary but ju... Read more

A:FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD

Dino, nice tut. I'm gonna link to this in the 1st post in my Macrium update thread.

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Hi,

Does anyone have any experience in "transfering" the Linux bootable rescue CD to a bootable USB drive? Can it be done?

Regards,
Golden

A:Macrium Rescue CD to bootable USB drive?

here you go...

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Macrium rescue USB stick doesn't find the Precision Touchpad, rescue media loads without the cursor, I can not use the CD as my laptop doesn't have the DVD drive, any help is much appreciated.

A:Macrium Reflect rescue USB drive failure

Looks like you need to provide drivers for that device (Precision Touchpad). Take a look here for how to accomplish this
http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Adding+device+drivers+to+Windows+PE

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I made a rescue CD iso with Macrium Reflect 5.
I used iso2usb to copy the iso to a flash drive
booting with the flash drive doesn't work

I tried all of this with a Linux option and a Windows PE option ( which asked for WAIK which Macrium installed) but all failed to boot.


What am I doing wrong?

A:Macrium Reflect rescue CD to USB flash drive won't boot

Did you prepare the flashdrive properly?
Need to format USB drives into a fat32 format, as ntfs wont boot on a usb.
Other then that, there are many tutorials about what's needed to turn a usb key into a boot drive.
Some are even on this forum.

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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Hello, I need some advice

Right now I have Macrium Reflect rescue on one thumb drive and AOMEI Partition Assistant Rescue on another. They both are Windows PE programs. Can anyone think of a way to have them both on one thumb drive. I suppose there would be a menu where I would select which I wanted to boot to.

JustDave

A:Macrium Rescue and Partition Assistant Rescue 1 thmb drv

It seems reasonable.

Just try it & see if it works.

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Inspiron 15, 7537 with recently installed SSD and clean Windows 10 Home + added programs, data, settings, etc.
A few days ago, I logged in as Administrator to change her profile name. Long story short, the OS got stuck and couldn’t get rid of one of the logons and I could only enter the OS as a temp and that work would be deleted after logout.
I tried two restore points. Both installed ok per OS but both had a non-operating ‘left click’ Start button.
I then went to boot from the Macrium Reflect rescue bootable USB flash drive to do an image restore.
The following are my failed attempts (I confirmed that the flash drive would boot Reflect on my laptop):
1. F12 on boot loads the following boot screen:
UEFI Boot: Secure Boot On:
Windows Boot Manager (thought I’d get a list but the machine booted as normal)
Onboard NIC – Ipv4
Onboard NIC – Ipv6
Other Options:
Setup
Diagnostics
Peripheral Device Setting (OPROM Setting)
Change boot mode setting (I selected this, then Legacy, then USB, but the result was ‘Operational system not found’
 
2. Set the BIOS option to UEFI, Secure Boot OFF, F12 to Boot Menu Options.
The F12 boot screen now showed Legacy as an optional category and did have the USB option, however, booting to same resulted in the same, previous ‘Operational system not found’. I hit Esc, got <<Start PxE over IPv4>> and then I shutdown and restarted into the OS with bad start button.
 
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A:Inspiron 15, 7537 will not boot from Macrium Reflect Rescue USB Flash drive

You might want to post in the Macrium Reflect forum for more detailed help (I'm over there too!), but it seems your system isn't even detecting your Rescue Media flash drive.  If it were, you'd see a boot option for the USB drive at the one-time boot menu accessed by pressing F12.  Reflect Rescue Media can boot in either UEFI or Legacy BIOS mode, and you should boot it in whichever mode your main OS uses, which appears to be UEFI.  I would start by rebuilding your Rescue Media on a working system if at all possible, even if it means installing the Free version somewhere.  The only thing you'll lose by using the Free version is the ReDeploy feature, which you wouldn't need anyway if you're restoring an image captured from that system.

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Hey Guys

I was a poster on the SevenForums, but it appears that usernames and logins don't transfer from there? Anyhow ive registered a new account here to post my (hopefully simple) query:

Ive just followed Brinks amazing Clean Install W10 without having to upgrade guide and it went flawlessly. I'm now in 10 and have been installing drivers, updates and AV/Malware scans and setup. All done - ready to make a post install image using Macrium (which I have also used before on 7)

I was intrigued with this guide though: http://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...sb-hd-ssd.html

I have followed all the steps (I believe successfully) and now have a separate SSD (not my OS SSD) with an Active Primary partition of 512mb. Ive copied the ISO which macrium created for the Rescue disc to it etc.

I then tried to get into the boot menu he shows in the guide and that's where Ive come unstuck. I have literally no idea how to boot from this rescue disc on my other SSD. I'm not even sure copying the ISO to it makes it a rescue environment I can boot from.

Happy to answer any questions or post screen snips of whats going on.

Any help greatly appreciated

thanks
Matt

A:Macrium - Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal SSD

It was my post. You have to copy the content of the ISO, not the ISO

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week old hp i -5 /12 gig ram /1 t hdd / windows home

I understand there is an issue with the new bios configurations that prevent booting these type disks.

Since users are going to need to image the hdd to an external what solution if any is there??? need assistance.

secondly as long as the win 10 boots and you are on the desktop will macrium reflect restore WITHOUT USING A RESCUE DISK???

Have been using macrium for couple of years and need an image of the hard drive on an external ... just in case ya know.

If anyone can help with instructions thast will not result in ruining the operating system would be appreciative.

thanks

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Hi Guys,

Been a while since I last did my backup and thought of using the ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery function to backup all my data to my external HDD.

Followed the instructions given and the whole process took about an hour. After that, it showed another new drive "System_DRV" on My Compuer.

I rebooted and it was not displayed anymore but it still shows up under the Disk Management taking up 1.17 GB. Equally surprising is under Disk 1 there is an 1.37 GB Healthy Partition which I don't know when it was created or what is its purpose.

Disk Management screenshot below
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1275464505

Can I delete the System_DRV and merge it back to my C drive? Also, the backup which I've done to my external HDD is not showing (i.e. is it supposed to be hidden from view or is there anyway to see it?)

Appreciate some expert advice and thanks in advance!

A:Rescue & Recovery Creating System_DRV Drive

That 1.17gb System_drv partition is the Lenovo factory recovery partition. It allows you to restore the computer to the factory default state (like when you unboxed it) should something go wrong with your win7 install. Its a great way, IMO, to be back in working state if the OS starts acting up. Normally, this can be launched via pressing F11 at boot or your thinvantage may have a special keyboard button for it.

You can burn your own recovery dvds. Look under Start menu, there would be an option to do that. After that you can delete the recovery partition and reclaim the space. But make sure you test your recovery dvds before doing that. Once you delete the recovery partition, you cannot use the F11 button to revert to factory state. You would then have to use recovery dvds.

I would suggest you retain that partition, its just over a gig. If you dont want to, then make your recovery dvds and periodically, image the win7 partition using an app like Macrium. Use a freeware partition manager like Partition Wizard to merge it with C: drive.

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Integrate Multiple Antivirus Rescue Disk into One Single Disc or USB Flash Drive with SARDU ? Raymond.CC Blog

A:Integrate Multiple Antivirus Rescue Disk into One Single Disc or USB Flash Drive.

+1

I like it!

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Hi

I need to boot to a DVD/CD recovery CD, I've done it many times before in BIOS on old PC.
New PC is 64 bit with Windows 8.1

I'm finding the Gigabyte GA H81M DS2V Dashboard UEFI confusing and don't want to make changes that I might regret.

From days and days of searching I think that I have to:-

access the Dashboard (I know how to get there)
then to disable secure boot,
then change boot order to DVD/CD,
then save and exit,
then re-start PC,
then put recovery CD in drawer, and plug in external drive,
then restart PC and from there recovery CD should run and from there I should be able to access the disc image and restore.
then change the boot order back
then go back to Dashboard and enable secure boot

Can anyone please tell me if these actions are correct, or if not, where I'd be going wrong? I've reached that desperate stage now and would be very grateful for any help.

Loopy

A:Problem restoring disc image held on external drive

Doesn't the Novatech have a key you can press at boot time that will bring up the boot menu, where you can select the CD\DVD drive to boot from?

What recovery disc are you trying to boot (what software)?

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Normally it would be pretty simple but I’ve got a bit of a twist this time…

The HD in question is a couple year old Lacie 500GB Big Disk drive… now, with it being an older external, Lacie didn’t put 1 500GB inside, they used 2 250GB and ‘bridged’ them using a little circuit which also contained the connection for the USB…

Now, the issue I have with the drive isn’t that the drives themselves are corrupted, rather I have two healthy 250GB hard drives… the issue is that the small device inside the case that ‘bridges’ the two drives and acts as a USB connector has gone kaput meaning the devices have lost their relationship to each other… from my attempts so far it appears that both drives are mapped together and that data is spread across the two drives meaning it’s a little more complex than putting each drive into a new enclosure… I’ve tried connecting the individual drives internally to my desktop PC as per the typical HD but having no success regardless of whether I connect the one drive or hook the two up to the same IDE port… either the drive is not recognised or it is displayed in disk manager as a ‘dynamic’ (I think) drive that is unsuitable for use and needs formatting – exactly what I don’t want to do given the 500GB of data that’s on there…

Any suggestions so that I can get the data off these drives and onto another external???

Many thanks.
 

A:External Hard Drive Rescue

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I have purchased a boxed Acronis True Image Home 2009. Installed it on my fairly new PC running on Vista (with all the updates) Home Premium and registered and updated the software with Acronis. I have immersed myself in the Acronis User Manual until I was ready to go.

I used the True Image wizard to create a bootable rescue disc. Placed the disc in my PC's combo DVD/CD Rom/RW drive. There is the usual whirring noise and the Windows Explorer pane opens up showing a restore manager folder containing 7 files (no .exe file) then more 'gravel' noise and after waiting for ten minutes absolute silence and nothing more happened. Assumtion: the disc is not bootable.

I made several more rescue discs and tried to run them several ways including starting up the PC with the disc in the drive. That opens up Windows in the usual way but no disc boot up!

Acronis web support have sent me a link to download an ISO file of the True Image software which I have downloaded and burnt the ISO image file to CD. But this still will not boot up.

Not sure where to go from here? This is the brand-leader in backup/cloning software and a near-new PC. Is there something I have overlooked? Have I got to go 'messing' with my PC's BIOS - not keen on that??

A:Acronis True Image Rescue Disc Problem

Have I got to go 'messing' with my PC's BIOS



Yes. Go in and check the boot order options and make sure that the cd/dvd drive is set as the first boot device. If itis after the hard drive at all, it will never boot from a cd/dvd (unless you disconnect the hard drive).

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Hi all,

I know this is a topic that generates questions all the time, but I haven't yet found a solution that works from all the searching I've done. My external hard drive (1TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex) is, as far as I can tell, corrupted in some manner. I don't remember exactly the circumstances involved--from when it was fine to when it was no longer recognized--but suffice it to say that Windows was involved (never had a drive become unreadable under OS X or Linux, this is the second time while using Windows that it's happened).

I've attached some relevant screenshots. When I connect the drive, it doesnt' appear in Explorer. It also doesn't appear when I connect in Ubuntu (I currently dual boot, Win7 and Ubuntu 10.04). However, when I look it up in Device Manager, sometimes it appears, sometimes it doesn't. When it does appear, it is listed as "Disk Drive". I've tried a number of things, but nothing seems to get it working.

Oh, also, when I turn on the external hard drive, even if it is not plugged into the USB port, I can feel the disk spinning and every few seconds (5 or 6 seconds), I can feel it grind (that's the best way to describe it). It doesn't make noise, it's just a consistent spin spin spin grind, spin spin spin grind, at 5-7 second intervals, as if it's stuck in a pattern of not locating a file and just spinning mindlessly.

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A:need to rescue corrupt(?) external hard drive

Does the drive appear under disk management?

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I have 6 Windows 10 Pro x64 pcs, some have optical disk some not, various i7 cpus (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen) and mobos. I have installed Macrium Reflect Free on all 6 and it would be really convenient if I could have just one bootable rescue USB for all the machines. Is this possible or do I need a separate USB for each pc ?

A:One Macrium rescue USB - several different pcs ?

In general, one usb stick will be ok but now and then you need to pick up a specific driver for it to work. You basically need to test it on each pc.

A simple option is to add Macrium as a boot entry, installing it on each pc. Of course a USB stick is still needed if hdd fails.

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Today I put my rescue disk in to see how it looked. The drive letters in Macrium are not the same letters showing in Disk Management. They are all scrambled. I made another Rescue Disk and it is that way also. If I am not making myself clear here is how they look.

Disk Management=Macrium
C: OS/Programs==E:
D: Documents=== F:
E: DVD========G:
F: OS Backup==== C:
G: Docs Backup=== D:

Anyone know why this might happen? Thanks,

A:Macrium Rescue Disk

I have always had the same thing as you the drive letters other than C: present differently during a restore.

I assumed it was because i switch D + E around for my own personal preference for presentation when i set my computer up after a clean install. I am picking that during a restore the letters are presented as how Windows dictated them before i changed them.

I am really not sure, this is just my take on why it happens i am sure someone will be able to give us a more technical point of view

Edit; i just re read your post & saw your OS presents as E this does not happen to me

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Having turned to Macrium for daily backups, I have created a Rescue Media DVD. When testing to see if it would boot (as Macrium advise). I was unable to choose which of the options offered was correct. Attached is a clip of my boot menu with the DVD in its tray.

Oddly, the image below is the same whether the DVD is in the tray or not!

Which should I choose please for the Rescue Media?

A:Macrium: Rescue Media

Hi, glad to hear you're using disk imaging and Macrium.

The equivalent screen for my laptop is even more obscure- the entry corresponding to the DVD doesn't even mention 'DVD'.

You might like to..
- see what happens with a Win 10 boot DVD (it's a good idea to keep one handy)
- consult the Lenovo forum

What you see there may well not include any info from the disk - i.e. mention Macrium. Rather, it will be device level info.

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So, I am setting up my P50 (ordered system USB--not downloaded because of requisite connection time, made Windows System Image, WIndows backup DVDs, Macrium Full Backup, Macrium WinPE, Windows Backup) and have gotten to the point where I noticed that the included Thinkvantage's Rescue and Recovery also has full and incremental backups. Since I have already made a full Macrium Free Image, is there any reason to use ThinkVantage's Rescue & Recovery?  Any reason to NOT use ThinkVantage's R&R?  IF I've already made it by the time I read your responses, would you keep said R&R backup? Thanks!




-----------IBM T40: XP PRO SP3, 14.1" 4:3 display, 512MB DDR RAM, 40GB HDD, ThinkLight, DVD.Lenovo Ideacentre H215: AMD Athlon II X2 215, 500GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64-bit Win7, AMD 760G.

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I have been backing up to an external hard drive using Macrium. I have backed up as images rather than a clone. I would like to reassure myself as to the proper procedure to restore to a new internal SS hard drive. My hard drive is failing and I do have all my stuff backed up, but would like to avoid actually reinstalling both the OS, as well as my stuff. Would like to use the Macrium Image.
LOL thought it best to ask now before that inevitable day actually arrives.

A:Restoring Macrium BackUp from an External Hard Drive

OK well I did precisely this and had no problems. Furthermore I had purchased the Paragon Migrate product and wasn't happy with it.
This is what I did and is just a bit different from the WHS tutorial.

Prepare the SSD. Here I am including a system reserved partition of size 205MB. From an elevated command prompt
1) Diskpart
2) List Dist
3) Select disk n
......n is the SSD disk number
4) create partition primary size=205 align=1024
......the system reserved partition
5) create partition primary align=1024
......the OS partition
6) List partition
......should show
---------------------offset
partition 1 primary 1024 kB
partition 2 primary 206 MB
7) select partition 1
8) active
9) select partition 2
10) assign letter=c
The SSD is now prepared.
Connect SSD to sata port 0 and disconnect all other internal HDDs

Transfer the Macrium Images
Using Macrium Reflect free V5. Drag and drop the partition images onto the SSD prepared partitions. The images will then use the target partition alignment. See
Partition Alignment

That's about it. Check Trim and that disk drefrag is off. Windows seems to take care of this.

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1.) I just started using Macrium Reflect for Backup and Restore. I have 3-32 bit computers and 1-64 bit computer on my home network.
I created a rescue USB stick for one of the 32 bit computers. Can I use this stick to start up any of the 32 bit computers as well as the 64 bit computer?

2.) Can I backup all 4 computers on my network shared USB HDD as long as I don't exceed the capacity (which it never would).

By the way I am not a Techie!

A:USB stick for Macrium Reflect Rescue for 32 bit and 64 bit.

1. yes, but if you like, you can get a 64bit .iso from my skydrive
2. yes - just make sure you make a seperate folder for each machine so that you know which is which.

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My laptop is acer aspire V5-571P-6815 bought recently a few days ago. It has EFI-GPT booting and partition system. It does not give recovery disk making facility from DVDs. I used macrium reflect and taken total disk images in external usb HDD. I also made Macrium Windows PE rescue disk using marium reflect.
My laptop has two boot modes : 1)UEFI 2)legacy BIOS mode.
Windows 8 boots only in UEFI mode.
Where as Macrium Windows PE rescue disk does not boot in UEFI mode, but boots in Legacy bios mode.
I want to know from experienced users whether this is normal? From there will I be able to recover my windows using Images created?

In UEFI/GPT system, how to shrink Windows partition which has 686 gb (free 650 gb) and make additional partitions?

A:Macrium Win PE Rescue disk booting

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can download your manual from here:
Download
Take a look at page 19 of the manual.

Acer Recovery


or
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, on an older Dell PC with Intel Core2 Duo and 8 gigs of ram.
What I would like to know is:
Is it ok to MAKE my Images (using Macrium Reflect ver 6) by using its Rescue CD to boot up my computer(which would then be using WinPE ver 3.1 or 5 from the CD ) and then making my Image through WinPE, instead of running Reflect from within Windows 7. I've used Reflect both ways but have never had to do a Restore, which you would have to do using the Boot CD anyway, so I figure it's a good way to do the backup Image to start with, ( no Windows files in use ). It seems to work fine this way and take less time to do a Image when booting from the Rescue disk.
Do you see any problems with this method, like not being able to do a restore from the Image when needed?
I've read through the help file, but seen nothing on doing it this way.
 

A:Running Macrium Reflect from its Rescue CD.

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My laptop is acer aspire V5-571P-6815 bought recently a few days ago. It has EFI-GPT booting and partition system. It does not give recovery disk making facility from DVDs. I used macrium reflect and taken total disk images in external usb HDD. I also made Macrium Windows PE rescue disk using marium reflect.
My laptop has two boot modes : 1)UEFI 2)legacy BIOS mode.
Windows 8 boots only in UEFI mode.
Where as Macrium Windows PE rescue disk does not boot in UEFI mode, but boots in Legacy bios mode.
I want to know from experienced users whether this is normal? From there will I be able to recover my windows using Images created?

In UEFI/GPT system, how to shrink Windows partition which has 686 gb (free 650 gb) and make additional partitions?

A:Macrium Win PE Rescue disk booting

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can download your manual from here:
Download
Take a look at page 19 of the manual.

Acer Recovery


or
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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Hey All,

I built a PC for my brother, Gigabyte X58 USB 3, 8GB RAM, Win 7 64 bit Home Premium.

I am able to make a macrium image to an external drive, but when I make a rescue CD it says it completes as usual but when I try to boot from it I get the boot from CD prompt and then nothing. Does anyone kow if there is a compatibility issue with this Mobo or if it is just a bad burn? I've burned several disks with debug mode and acompatibility mode on.

Have not run the Macrium Plug in option, only the Linux CD option as the plug in says it is only for Win XP.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect Rescue CD

For anyone trying to solve the Linux Rescue CD won't boot problem form Macrium Reflect Free Edition, you have to disabled advanced features such as USB 3.0 or SATA3 type connectors. For me, once I disabled USB 3.0 in the BIOS of my computer, it worked fine and I was able to proceed with the reimage.

Hope this helps someone else.
 

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Hello, never done this

Can I use a USB stick or a Sony CD-R 700 MB disc or do I need to buy some other RW Disk ?

Thanks in advance of your answer

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I'm not familiar with the UEFI boot system in W10. Any pointers? Thanks.

A:Macrium V6 Rescue Disk Will Not Boot in W10

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, as soon as you switch on the laptop, press F2 button repeatedly, go to Boot tab in BIOS and select CD/DVD, press F6 to move up to the 1st position. press F10 to save the settings and exit. If you have access to another PC, create another Macrium recovery CD.
Starting with the rescue CD

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I am using Macrium Reflect Free to make weekly images of my PC. Every few weeks Macrium provides updates to the program with bug fixes and even feature enhancements. This is great for a free program and I immediately update my installation.

When you make a rescue disk that will be used to boot a your dead computer and restore a disk image, part of that process sets up the current version of Reflect on that disk. Over time the (old) version on the rescue disk and the current version you are using for backup get further and further apart.

Macrium does not provide any guidance that I can find on remaking your rescue media to keep it up to date. The obvious thing would be to remake rescue media for each update. Does anyone (maybe someone with the paid edition?) have any info on criteria from Macrium that would safely allow a less tedious frequency of media updates?

A:Macrium Reflect: Update rescue media?

Per Macrium Support Forum Questions and Answers, "When you receive a Macrium update notification, we will indicate in the change log if the change impacts the rescue environment. If this change impacts your specific usage, then this would be a good time to rebuild your rescue CD".

Macrium Support Forum - Updating Rescue Media

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I installed Macrium Reflect so that I could create rescue media and disk images. My computer will not boot from the rescue media that I created. The creation seemed to go fine, all the appropriate files seem to be there. The rescue USB shows up in my bios boot list third after my two hard drives.

What is weird is that when I move the USB to the top of the boot list, save and exit, the computer boots right back up to my desktop. When I then re-enter my bios the USB has been moved back to the third position. I have made other changes in my bios and it save those. I had a similar problem when I did a clean install of windows, the computer would not boot from the bootable windows install disk. To get that to work I had to go into the Windows troubleshooting and tell it to use a device to boot from. I forget the exact terminology, hopefully you know what I mean.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't Boot to Macrium Reflect Rescue Media

It appears I have solved my own problem, in case anyone is interested for future reference. Reading the help file for creating the Mecrium Rescue Media I found that it puts drivers on your USB supporting USB 2.0, it does not mention USB 3.0. When I was trying to boot it before it was plugged into a 3.0 port. As soon as I put it into a 2.0 port it booted fine.

Still not sure why that would cause my boot order to change in the bios. But hey it works!

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I noticed in the new v6 of Macrium the option to create a Linux boot is not longer there and the only available options are different flavors of WinPE depending what version Windows I'm running (Windows 7). When I created a WinPE 3.1 boot disk in Macrium 6 I notice it has to copy certain drivers from the system. My question is, is the boot disk created specific to that particular system or is it universally compatible with all versions of Macrium (assuming all my systems are running Windows 7)?

A:Macrium 6 Rescue Media compatibility question

With V6 you need a new recovery CD. The earlier versions are not compatible.

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We'll ..... things have been in storage for some time and only catching up now.
I'm getting a Win7 laptop up to date, as I need it, and imaging as I go.
But.....Macrium is version 5.0.4196.

If I update Macrium to V 5.3.7170, I believe I need to make a new rescue disk.
Will it work with the older images I have?
I Still have the previous rescue disk.

And if I can ask here, how is IE 11 to install? Any crazy issues?

Not kidding when I say stored for a while!! Thanks so much.

A:Updating Macrium and new rescue disk question

Never heard of any issues using a new Macrium boot disk with an old image file. As far as I know, new disks are fully backward-compatible.

Can't help you with IE.

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Hi,
I've got a laptop and a desktop, both running an install of Win 8.1 retail. I would like to setup my "disaster prevention" strategy now and would like to create a single USB key as the rescue media i can use for both computers. My question is...since Macrium looks at the host's configuration to figure out which drivers to include, would I not need to manually add drivers from the second computer once the rescue media has been set up by the first computer (to make sure I have all drivers needed no matter which computer needs to be recovered)?

A:Macrium - Setting up 1 USB Rescue Media for 2 Computers

You don't need to do anything. Just create the rescue disk and it'll work on any computer. When you boot from the rescue disk, you are running Win PE and Macrium has its own set of drivers for it.

If your Windows is EFI Type then select UEFI from the boot menu, otherwise select the legacy type.

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I installed Macrium Reflect Free on my Win 7 64 bit and Win XP 32 bit computers. I now have a problem with the Win 7 computer and cannot restore it. I made the rescue disk on the XP machine thinking it would work on both. Sadly that is not the case.

The Macrium site deals only with issues with the paid versions.

If I knew somebody with a Win 7 64 bit computer I would make a rescue disk on their machine. Unfortunately I don't.

Does anybody know of a work around? Is there a site from which I can download a Win 7 64 bit Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Disk?

Thanks

A:Win 7 64 Bit Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Disk

Hi There,

Have a look at the blue box at the top of this tutorial,

Imaging with free Macrium

There are links to a download of the rescue disc from the author.

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Since I have a external usb hard drive. Is it possible to put the Macrium rescue boot disk files on there without erasing date? That is where I have my image backup files stored.

A:Macrium create rescue disk question

groze, you'd have a better response if you ask your question here: Imaging with free Macrium

You could click on this icon in the upper right hand corner of your post and ask that your post/thread be moved to there.

Leave a link from here so the mods know exactly the post/thread you want moved, it's: http://www.sevenforums.com/2943420-post1.html Just copy this link into your request.

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Seems the fly in the ointment for sticking an image on the Macrium Reflect Boot Rescue USB is that they want the USB to be FAT32. The 4 GB file size limit is a killjoy. Has anyone got around it? Right now I have backup images on another partition of my HD. But if partitions got badly hosed I don't know if the WinPE rescue on the USB stick would see it. I have a 32 GB USB 3.0 stick. So I should be able to store one backup image if it wasn't for the FAT32 issue.

A:Macrium Reflect Free put image on USB rescue?

Can't you split the image into sub 4gb chunks?

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I installed Macrium Free on my Dell Venue Pro 8. Then I added a memory stick and made a backup image of all the partitions on the Dell (there are 5...EFI System Partition, OEM Partition, Recovery Partition, Recovery Partition, and Boot Page file, crash dump, Primary Partion). Not sure why there are so many partitions but after the backup image was complete, I set up a rescue disk on a USB drive. I rebooted the Dell to make sure the rescue disk worked. What happens next is strange.
First, when I rebooted, the boot up screen shows both Win 8.1 and now a Macrium button. I thought I only made a rescue disk on my USB drive, but I clicked the Macrium button and it loaded Macrium just fine, or so I thought. Once Macrium was loaded, it showed the familiar backup/recovery screen that I have seen before on my desktop computer when I needed to restore an image. The only problem is this screen is frozen. I cannot access any of the functions on the screen to select the image to restore or even close the screen and reboot.
Figuring that maybe the rescue process on the tablet is not working properly, I put the rescue USB drive in and then booted again (had to hold the power key in for a while till it rebooted). When it booted to the USB drive, it went through the same steps and again loaded the backup/restore screen, but it too was frozen.
Should I have not included all the extra partitions in my image backup or is there some other issue going on here?

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Hello everyone, I have been using Macrium (free) for a couple of years to back up and store images of my OS drive and some other data files. When I first setup the program (with my Windows 7 machine), I completed several full restores to ensure that I had the basics down in case of a real emergency. Over time, I got away from 'testing' the restore process and now I feel lost.

I decided to update my rescue media today, and believe I did so successfully onto a thumbdrive, using Win PE 5.0. However, I'm not sure that my computer is booting up properly in order to conduct a simulated restore.

I changed the 1st boot device to 'Removable Device,' but the computer seems to boot up like it always does in to Windows. It's been a couple of years since I actually performed a real restore, and I would like to know if this is normal. I believe I booted up previously using a Linux bootable rescue CD, and from what I recall that was bare bones and went straight in to the Macrium restore options. This is not happening now, instead it goes straight to my desktop like any other normal boot up.

Does a Macrium Rescue Disk boot up using WinPE 5.0 look just like a regular system boot up? If so, I suppose I'm good and will proceed to complete a full restore. If not, I have to figure this out.

Thanks in advance for your input,

PCG

A:Macrium Reflect Rescue Media Boot up Question

Try turning off Secure Boot in BIOS. No it should not look like regular system boot, just a basic GUI.

And in BIOS most will show the USB stick when plugged, select that to be your first boot device.

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I installed Macrium Free on my Dell Venue Pro 8. Then I added a memory stick and made a backup image of all the partitions on the Dell (there are 5...EFI System Partition, OEM Partition, Recovery Partition, Recovery Partition, and Boot Page file, crash dump, Primary Partion). Not sure why there are so many partitions but after the backup image was complete, I set up a rescue disk on a USB drive. I rebooted the Dell to make sure the rescue disk worked. What happens next is strange.
First, when I rebooted, the boot up screen shows both Win 8.1 and now a Macrium button. I thought I only made a rescue disk on my USB drive, but I clicked the Macrium button and it loaded Macrium just fine, or so I thought. Once Macrium was loaded, it showed the familiar backup/recovery screen that I have seen before on my desktop computer when I needed to restore an image. The only problem is this screen is frozen. I cannot access any of the functions on the screen to select the image to restore or even close the screen and reboot.
Figuring that maybe the rescue process on the tablet is not working properly, I put the rescue USB drive in and then booted again (had to hold the power key in for a while till it rebooted). When it booted to the USB drive, it went through the same steps and again loaded the backup/restore screen, but it too was frozen.
Should I have not included all the extra partitions in my image backup or is there some other issue going on here?

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I am going to create a System Recovery Image for my laptop. Should I use Discs or a USB flash drive (memory stick)? If I use a USB flash drive, how many GBs do I need? 

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I am running Windows 8.0 preloaded on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.  I have boot set to UEFI with Secure Boot disabled.  When I create any kind of boot USB such as ESET virus scanner and others, when I press F12 to boot from the USB it shows "Checking Media" for a couple of seconds, then goes right to the HD.
 
The only one that reliably boots is the WinPE rescue media made by Macrium Reflect.
 
I wonder if anyone has found a similar issue with a Toshiba Laptop and if there is a work-around.  I use an image Rollback software as well as Macrium Reflect to restore my system in case of problems.  But if I did happen to get a virus it would be nice to be able to boot a USB flash drive and clean the crap off as an alternative.
 
This machine is weird in that Restore Points only work 5% of the time and Windows Update never works.  That is why I use the Rollback software since it substitutes as a more complete Restore Point.  Also to save my soul I have never been able to boot a VHD of any kind in a couple of dozen attempts using various tools.  I either get Checking Image and it fails or it starts to load, then hangs.
 
Other that that, and having a slow Sata II spinner, the machine works pretty well.  

A:Boot USB fails with Checking Media on all but Macrium WinPE rescue

Macrium boots because it has the SecureBoot certificate on the install media. In order to boot most other media SecureBoot needs to be disabled and possibly you would need to enable Legacy or CSM boot if the media cannot boot from UEFI. Rufus will let you create bootable media that will boot from a UEFI computer but you would still need to disable SecureBoot.
 
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03F30002R01.htm

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I am running Windows 8.0 preloaded on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.  I have boot set to UEFI with Secure Boot disabled.  When I create any kind of boot USB such as ESET virus scanner and others, when I press F12 to boot from the USB it shows "Checking Media" for a couple of seconds, then goes right to the HD.
 
The only one that reliably boots is the WinPE rescue media made by Macrium Reflect.
 
I wonder if anyone has found a similar issue with a Toshiba Laptop and if there is a work-around.  I use an image Rollback software as well as Macrium Reflect to restore my system in case of problems.  But if I did happen to get a virus it would be nice to be able to boot a USB flash drive and clean the crap off as an alternative.
 
This machine is weird in that Restore Points only work 5% of the time and Windows Update never works.  That is why I use the Rollback software since it substitutes as a more complete Restore Point.  Also to save my soul I have never been able to boot a VHD of any kind in a couple of dozen attempts using various tools.  I either get Checking Image and it fails or it starts to load, then hangs.
 
Other that that, and having a slow Sata II spinner, the machine works pretty well.  

A:Boot USB fails with Checking Media on all but Macrium WinPE rescue

Macrium boots because it has the SecureBoot certificate on the install media. In order to boot most other media SecureBoot needs to be disabled and possibly you would need to enable Legacy or CSM boot if the media cannot boot from UEFI. Rufus will let you create bootable media that will boot from a UEFI computer but you would still need to disable SecureBoot.
 
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03F30002R01.htm

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I just cloned an SSD with Macrium Reflect Free without making a Rescue media because I couldn't figure out how to. All the Macrium online advice (AFAIK) did not adequately explain how to set it up, so in frustration I went ahead with the clone anyway. Fortunately, it worked out. But I have another cloning to do and I'd like to make the Rescue Media this time.

What's the difference between using the Windows Boot Menu or the ISO? And I can get a Windows 10 ISO straight from Microsoft, so why should I make it here?

So if I choose either and then "Build" it starts building a "WIM." What's a WIM? Where is it being downloaded? Onto a USB stick? Somewhere else? If I choose Windows Boot Menu, should I choose Add Boot Menu or not? If I choose ISO File, should I choose "Check for devices drivers on boot"? Should I check "Prompt for key press to continue boot sequence"? It says it's storing it in C:\MacriumRescue.iso, so does that file stay on the computer during the clone?

So let's assume I have either the Windows Boot Menu (is this stored off the computer?) or the ISO, do I then proceed with the clone? And if something goes wrong, the Windows Boot Menu or ISO will bring the original version of the OS and files and apps back?

Thanks
 

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