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Macrium Reflect restore over corrupt drive?

Q: Macrium Reflect restore over corrupt drive?

This morning I had a computer crash . Somehow it got stuck on an upgrade . I Booted into system restore and tried to restore to earlier date. Error message came up indicating I had drive issues so I continued with the offer to scan and repair the drive. After drive was "fixed" by windows , I could not proceed with the restore by clicking on next. Its like I am getting an loop of disc errors. I went back to the restore dialog and then chose a restore point .Computer started Restoration but then had an error that indicated it could not restore due to some problem with candy crush ! I then shut down the computer . Restarted it and went thru the HP Diagnostics and everything looked OK so HP diagnostics let me restore the computer ...but this time I had to enter my password to my msoft account and the restoration went smoothly.

My question is :

If I had failed to restore the computer via windows restore process due to disc errors , Could I use a very recent image of my disk made with Macrium Reflect v6 ? Would Macrium work despite windows detection of disk errors?

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Preferred Solution: Macrium Reflect restore over corrupt drive?

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

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A: Macrium Reflect restore over corrupt drive?

Have you made the Macrium Reflect Rescue USB bootable stick?
Where are the image backups stored? Should be on a separate drive. Can't be on same drive as OS is installed.

Updated:
If the disk has errors than you will have to repair the disk before be able to use Macrium Reflect. Sorry.

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My objective: multiple backups of my "C" drive. And I would like the "other" drive to be bootable (I can easily switch boot drives in my BIOS) -- which means it can't be in the compressed format and has to have a correctly populated boot sector.

I've just loaded the free trial of Macrium Reflect. Here's my disk line up:
C: System/Program
D: Backup of C
E: Data
F: Backup of E
G: Spare hard disk
I first made an image copy of C: and loaded it on D: ... noticed that there was (I hope) considerable compression in the image backup process. I then downloaded "Linux Rescue Wizzard" and found that I could not restore my backup on anything but "C:" ... I really wanted to restore it to G. So I next downloaded "Windows PE" for a more advanced rescue process; alas, met the same situation: I could not restore the "D" backup to "G".

Other than using something like xcopy or robocopy to just copy the backup to "G", is there a way in Macrium Reflect to do this? Of course, I have the 30-day trial free version, but would not be upset if I had to buy the paid version.

A:Restore to another drive with Macrium Reflect

I've not done it myself but I think you will need the WinPE version of the recovery disk. There is a pre-built ISO provided by whs here. FileSwap.com : Macrium 5.0 WinPE.zip download free. You will just need to burn it to CD.

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This morning I had to restore an image using Macrium. The image was only 5 days old.

I had made both the Linux and Pe rescue disks. The Linux disk did NOT work at all.
The PE rescue disk loaded and first it did not load 3 drivers, but I did a scan and it found the drivers and loaded them.

After a lot of nail biting I think I got it to restore. I then restarted the computer, but on Bootup, it said "BOOTMGR" missing. It told me to restart again, but the same message came up.

How do I get my "BOOTMGR" Back??

A:Macrium Reflect v5 restore

this tutorial may help: Startup Repair

it's important to do a trial-run and always test an imaging program before relying on it in a 'panic' situation. you can't just assume that it's going to work ok.

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I have been looking at this software and it looks great so far. However when reading the documentation I notice to make a restore disk you need to purchase software. SO when using the free edition how are you managing your restore when needed?

Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008






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Macrium KB
Macrium Reflect

Install or update to the latest version of Macrium Reflect. You must have the purchased edition of Macrium Reflect installed on your PC. To check for the latest version take the 'Help' > 'Check for updates..' menu option.
Windows PE
Install or update to the latest version of Windows PE. Windows PE is only available with the purchased edition of Macrium Reflect. For information on installing Windows PE please see this knowledge base article: Macrium KB. If you already have Windows PE installed then make sure you are running the latest version by clicking the 'Updates' button in the Rescue CD burn wizard.

A:Macrium Reflect - How do you restore

I think the free version lets you do a linux based boot cd.

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I am just setting up my system, a clean install of Win 7 x 64
I have installed macrium reflect free ed. and have managed to create a backup image of the C partition.
However on running restore and going through the wizard I get to the screen
'Drive C is locked The partition you are trying to overwrite is in use by windows
select one of the following
1) Close all windows and applications
2) Reboot and select reflect recovery environment
3) Reboot and start reflect recue cd

Well, reflect is the only application i have running so i dont understanfd how Im supposed to restore my C drive with windows on it?

Option 2 dont really undestand and option 3 is not an option

Any ideas? Thanks

A:Macrium Reflect Restore problems

Are you keeping the image in a partition other than C, which you are trying to restore?

( I appreciate the fact that you have taken to creating and restoring backups at the initial stage itself and this "learning" will keep you in good stead later when you have to restore in emergent conditions.)

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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'm planning on creating in addition to a CD a USB flash restore drive. The problem is that no where can I find how large of a flash drive do I need.
I'd appreciate your insight.

A:Restore Media Macrium Reflect

I believe, you need at least 6GB. I just created one for my Surface Pro 2, and it was just over 5.5GB. As cheap as USB media is right now, go big.

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I have never had the need to restore deleted folders or files; so I decided to create a test folder containing a test file on my desktop. I used "image this disk" to create an image backup and then deleted the test folder.

The instructions included in the help files do not follow exactly what I see on my computer. I have mounted an image and browsed to find the folder and the included file. Here is where the help files fail to help me. I believe I have two options, but would rather confirm the correct method before lousing something up.
Drag and drop the folder or file to my desktop.
Copy the folder or file to my desktop.
Are either of these options proper, or do I need to restore the folder or file from a bootable disk? I have never used a WinPE or LInux disk for recovery either; so that is why I am questioning things first.

Thanks for your guidance.

drpepper

A:restore file using Macrium Reflect free

Drag and drop the folder or file to my desktop.
Copy the folder or file to my desktop
Either they both do the same thing;
Chris

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Good morning, forum.

I created 2 images of my laptop c: partition with Macrium Reflect Free. The first one with Windows 7 and updates and the second one with OS, updates and drivers.

There is a file I need to recover from the first image. Will Macrium Reflect Free allow me to get this file from the first image? If not will the standard or pro version allow me to recover the file from an image created from the free version?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mark

A:Restore a file from Macrium Reflect Free

Very easy - with the free Macrium. All you have to do is to mount the image file (double click on the image file and you'll see). Then the whole image will appear as a virtual drive in Computer. Double click on that and navigate to the file you want to retrieve. Then you can copy/paste it like from any real drive.

If this is not understood, post back and I make you a few pictures of the process.

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I restored my C drive using Macrium Reflect recently, my first time using MR to restore.

I have C and E partitions on the same disk. After C was restored, my E partition disappeared, so I had to name and format it. Of course, all the data on it was lost, but not a big problem since I had it backed up.

I'm wondering why my restore of only C caused this issue with E. I checked and double checked each step in the restore process since it was my first time. Is this to be expected whenever one does this type of restore?

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Hello, everyone!

First, I want to apologize if this questions were already asked by other people here, and I repeated it. I just can't find the answer that will set my mind free before I restore my back up image. So, sorry for my "noob"-ness.

Anyway, while I already can do the imaging of my HDD and its partitions and I know some about it, I will only do the Restore for the first time now. Before doing it, I want to be sure what will I do and what may be its effects. Searching the web for the answers of this questions seems to be a failure, so I am begging for your help.

QUESTION 1: When I restored an image of one of my HDD to another HDD (a new one), but I will NOT remove the original HDD, will it affect the installed applications that was duplicated due to restoring the image?

QUESTION 2: In case I restored the backup image (example, image of D:/, not system image) to a new HDD (example E:/), then after restore completion, I swapped the drive letters thru Disk Management, will it create an error or corruption to my files? Or worse, will my applications not run anymore?

Hope you can help me with these items, so that I can safely restore my failing HDD to my new drives.

Thank you in advance.

A:Questions About Macrium Reflect Image Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tephen04



QUESTION 1: When I restored an image of one of my HDD to another HDD (a new one), but I will NOT remove the original HDD, will it affect the installed applications that was duplicated due to restoring the image?

QUESTION 2: In case I restored the backup image (example, image of D:/, not system image) to a new HDD (example E:/), then after restore completion, I swapped the drive letters thru Disk Management, will it create an error or corruption to my files? Or worse, will my applications not run anymore?


I don't understand question 1, perhaps you can rephrase it.

Question 2:

I've never heard of any problems caused by swapping drive letters. D is D and E is E and F is F, regardless of whether they are new drives, old drives, Seagate, Western Digital, etc.

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I have Win10 installed as C:
I created an image from a different PC of Win7.
I installed Macrium Reflect ver. 6.1 build 879 in Win10.
I restored the one partition of Win7 as the Macrium instructions state. It's now D:
I created a Rescue Media from the Win10 PC.
I booted to the Rescue Media and chose Restore, Fix Windows Boot Problems.
It finds on Disk 1 Win10 C: and Win7 D:
The next screen it finds on Disk 1 FAT(32)LBA. It doesn't say but I guess that's the EFI partition.
There is a check mark on that partition.
The next screen has the first three boxes greyed out. The last box has a check mark in it saying:
Rebuild the Boot Configuration Database (BCD) and BOOT.INI files.
After I select finish it says it's creating BCD for C:\Windows.
I expected it to say it's creating BCD for both C:\Windows and D:\Windows.
The next window asks to Restart your PC.

I expected it to show me a boot menu to select:
Win10
Win7

It doesn't. It shows Windows failed to start
File: \Windows\System32\Winload.efi
Status: 0xc000000f

I booted up with a Win7 OS CD that matches the Win7 installed on the Hard Drive.
I selected repair your computer.
It said it's not compatible with the version of windows I'm trying to boot up with.
It must be trying to boot into Win10.
Win10 came pre installed on the PC.
I'm downloading a Win10 Pro 64bit ISO to see if that will fix the problem.

Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks,

Docfxit

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Attempting to restore an image to my dad's computer as a test in case of a crash. He is running Win 7 Pro 64bit and I have made the Macrium rescue CD which finds the images and reports a successful operation. However, when I try to start the new disk, it gets to the windows flags screen and goes nowhere for an hour or more.

I have used the exact same procedure with my Win 7 Pro 32bit computer and it all works fine...what am I missing here?

A:Macrium Reflect Image Restore Issues

Check the info from macrium v4: Macrium Reflect DiskRestore (DiskRestore, Restore, v4)

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My computer has been shutting itself off for no reason that I can tell, although it usually seems to happen when I am away from it rather than right while I am doing something. Tried changing power management to never go to sleep, but that doesn't stop it from occurring.

Also got a message that regular weekly backup did not occur. I think the backup problem was a space issue on the external HDD, so I freed up some space and tried to re-run backup. But it takes a long time to run and ends up shutting off before it completes, so I don't have much faith that the backups it has been trying to make the last couple days are worth anything. On the plus side, I made my own backup of all data files on two separate portable HDDs so I believe I'm safe.

Today I decided to run a system restore, picking a point before where I thought problems had started. I do have restore points available, one before a windows critical update on 4/15 and one before installing turbo tax on 4/13. I get an error message for either one, System Restore did not complete successfully, failed to extract the file (C:\) from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred 0x8000ffff. There are other restore points dating back to December, but System Restore apparently can't find them to use.

Next I decided to restore image using Macrium Reflect free edition from an image that was created 8/17/14 after following tutorials Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and Clean Up Factory Bloatware -- the image that... Read more

A:System Restore not working (0x8000ffff); neither is Macrium Reflect

Is this internal G drive accessible and usable at all as of now?

Can you copy a file to it? Save a file to it? View it and navigate it in Explorer? Open a Word or JPG file on it? View it in Windows Disk Management?

Post a screen shot of Window Disk Management showing all internal and external drives if possible.

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Hello, I just bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex 780, and I actually already have a Dell Optiplex 780. I did create an image of my current computer with Macrium Reflect. I've read that when you try to restore the image to a different computer there can be problems because of incompatible drivers. Does anybody know if that could be an issue with me? Would one Dell Optiplex 780 have the same drivers as another Dell Optiplex 780? Or any other reason I'm not thinking of why such an image restore might be dangerous?

I figure that if this is doable, as an extra safety measure I should probably image the new computer first thing (with Macrium Reflect) before trying to restore some other image to it.

A:Macrium Reflect to restore image to different computer/same model?

I'm guessing both PCs have a Windows installation and each PC has it's own individual Windows license.

Is that correct?

What are you trying to accomplish by restoring an image of the old PC onto the new PC?

Maybe because you want to avoid reinstalling a bunch of programs?

Some other reason?

Yes, regardless of what else you do, it would be a good idea to make a Macrium image of the new machine.

More details needed.

Have you ever restored a Macrium image to a hard drive?

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Attempting to restore an image to my dad's computer as a test in case of a crash. He is running Win 7 Pro 64bit and I have made the Macrium rescue CD which finds the images and reports a successful operation. However, when I try to start the new disk, it gets to the windows flags screen and goes nowhere for an hour or more.

I have used the exact same procedure with my Win 7 Pro 32bit computer and it all works fine...what am I missing here?
 

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect Free Image Restore

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I recently restored my Windows 7 disk using Acronis Western Digital Edition, Macrium Reflect, and Windows 7. See results below for both creating the image and restoring the image. The compressed image files were all in the range of 45-50 GB. The associated boot DVD was used in all cases to restore the image.

Have others noticed that Macrium will take substantially longer if resizing the Windows partition? It doesn't seem as though Macrium should take 52 minutes when resizing the 1 TB Windows partition to 500 GB with only 70 GB actually used by Windows 7. Imaging included only the 100 MB boot partition and the Windows partition.

No verification was done. I'm using Macrium 64 bit version 5.3.

It's interesting that Acronis WD Edition is much faster. Does anyone know what it does differently?

Create and Store Image on External USB 3.0 Disk

Acronis - 9 minutes
Macrium - 14 minutes
Windows 7 - 12 minutes

Restore Image to 1 TB Disk

Acronis - 9 minutes
Macrium - 25 minutes
Macrium - 52 minutes (resize 1 TB to 500 GB)
Windows 7 - 29 minutes

A:Time to Restore Image - Acronis, Macrium Reflect, Windows 7

Interesting - thanks for posting.

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Hi,

I have just upgraded my system and am now using a single Windows 7 install on a Samsung SSD hard drive. This was installed and running under AHCI rather than IDE which I was previously used to. This is for the performance benefits of Sata/SSD from what I can understand.

I know that I can't just switch to IDE any time I want as Windows 7 will no longer boot due to the mode the BIOS was set to during windows installation.

I am trying to get to grips with the best and cleanest way to backup my system drive correctly using Macrium Reflect Free. Previously I would use a "popular" boot disc and run my backup and restores from within a Windows XP boot environment.

This can obviously not see my drives when set to AHCI as XP is older and I would have to set my BIOS to IDE in order for me to see them in XP boot environment.

My first question is could I change my BIOS to IDE just to boot into XP boot disc and see my drives, run Macrium Reflect Free, create a full backup of my system drive, restore this from here, change my BIOS back to AHCI and have a successful system boot?

My assumption is no because Win 7 was installed when set to AHCI and I would assume when Macrium restores with the BIOS set to IDE, it will cause an issue when I set back to AHCI, no?
I'm not really sure about the processes Macrium goes through during restore.

My only other ideas are to give the Macrium boot disc/usb utility a go and hope this can see my system drive when set to AHCI and hope ... Read more

A:Macrium Reflect Free, AHCI, IDE system backup & restore

Forget about your "popular boot disc". Not sure what it is, but it's irrelevant.

You should make and use a boot disk within Macrium itself. There are 2 types offered: Linux and Win PE. The latter is preferred--less likely to not boot and more intuitive. Look at your Macrium menus and you'll easily find both methods.

The AHCI thing is not a factor as far as I've ever known or heard. It's not an issue in Macrium. The image file you create will contain the AHCI setting if you are using AHCI and the restored image will contain AHCI as well.

Your first task after making the boot disk is to confirm that it is in fact bootable. If it isn't, you can't restore and any image file you have is useless.

If you use the Win PE boot disk and re-boot from it, you will land at a Macrium window that looks exactly like a Macrium window when started from your hard drive. You then locate your previously made image file and select where it is to be restored. Entire process takes maybe 20 minutes on a smallish Windows installation.

The process can fail for whatever reason, so you need to have a plan B in case that happens.

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Hi there

Trying to restore an image on to a RAID 0 SSD from stand alone version.

After loading the RAID driver Macrium SEES all the HDD's and can select images etc.
However when TARGET destination is chosen No HDD's are seen. !!!


Anybody got any ideas on fixing this --otherwise this backup software becomes USELESS !!!!.

Macrium --latest version.

EDIT : Now fixed --see my following post in this thread.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Macrium reflect doesn't find RAID HDD's for RESTORE but SEES on BACKUP

Hi there

Update on this --- Now FIXED

I had the Server edition Technicians License version and it was quite easy to fix !!! Grrrhhh !! I should have read the manual before posting !!!!

1) Add the drivers from the menu before booting the stand alone restore --screenshot shown.



2) Boot stand alone restore (since I'm restoring a Windows image).

3) Now all disks shown --

4) do restore -- I was restoring from a NON RAID 0 backup HDD to a RAID 0 SSD.

5) Now choose after you've done the restore --Deploy to different hardware --this works from the bootable USB media.

6) choose your W10 installation from the popup

7) prompts you for the location of the drivers you want to add to the W10 system you've restored - I had a separate file on the USB Macrium stick.

8) load them

9) now re-boot your system -- W10 restored from NON RAID HDD to RAID 0 SSD - worked perfectly --first time.

Cheers
jimbo

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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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hi i have some questions regarding macrium reflect

i have no cd/dvd drive but with macrium would need to create a recovery cd.??

is there a way around this?

also could also do with some tips/advice/instruction on how to use the software effectivly/competently.

and better understand some of the terms and methods required thanks for any help/info given

A:macrium reflect recovery cd (no cd/dvd drive)

This is a good start, read it carefully then ask questions.
Its not hard, Billy, and it will truly be worth the effort. It saved me while downloading Updates, I froze and could no longer boot. I used my Image and I was back up and running in 15 minutes.
Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums

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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 have to re-write Windows with my Macrium reflect free software. Quite urgently as my system has lost all its links from its icons and links from the start menu. So easiest thing is to re-write, which has already been a nightmare! MR doesn't see external hard drives which stupid to say the least! I have managed to swap around the items on different hard drives and now the MR is on an internal hard drive. This morning I tried to get the C drive recopied and all MR sees is the drive I put the MR on. It doesn't see any other drive. I don't want to re-write the whole C drive and start again that is the reason I have done the Mac ref. I can't afford broadband without limits and I know I don't have enough bandwidth to re-do windows. My C drive is 400gb and all it shows is 232gb's which as I said is the drive I have my MR onAny help urgently would be grateful.

Thanks for looking
 

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I restored a file using Macrium Reflect successfully. Now, I have a Macrium Reflect Image "drive" allocated on my C drive. It is write protected. How can I get rid of this file that is no longer needed? I've tried using "Properties" to change it to a non-write protected file, but that did not work. This is becoming a very frustrating experience. Please help ...

Thanks

A:How do I delete a Macrium Reflect Image drive?

Go to This PC (My Computer) Right click the virtual drive and choose Eject.

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I restored a file using Macrium Reflect successfully. Now, I have a Macrium Reflect Image "drive" allocated on my C drive. It is write protected. How can I get rid of this file that is no longer needed? I've tried using "Properties" to change it to a non-write protected file, but that did not work. This is becoming a very frustrating experience. Please help ...

Thanks

A:How do I delete a Macrium Reflect Image drive?

Go to This PC (My Computer) Right click the virtual drive and choose Eject.

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I am wanting to clone my hard drive and put it on another computer. I think I get it cloned on a external hd. I have made a boot cd. Now here is my problem I don't know how to get it to transfer to the new hd on the new computer. The cd ask wish image to tranfer but there is not a image its a clone and it doesn't showup. I can open the clone on the external and it is there all files. Can anyone tell me what I am not doing rite?? I don't seem to be able to figure it out myself. It would be a great help to me if someone can help me.
Thanks
Ben

A:cloning hard drive with Macrium Reflect

Originally Posted by Ben Daniels


I am wanting to clone my hard drive and put it on another computer. I think I get it cloned on a external hd. I have made a boot cd. Now here is my problem I don't know how to get it to transfer to the new hd on the new computer. The cd ask wish image to tranfer but there is not a image its a clone and it doesn't showup. I can open the clone on the external and it is there all files. Can anyone tell me what I am not doing rite?? I don't seem to be able to figure it out myself. It would be a great help to me if someone can help me.
Thanks
Ben



Hi.
First of all, you'd want to make an image, not a clone.
Can I use Macrium Reflect to move my installed software to a new machine - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
Second, you'd be performing a ReDeploy to the target system.
_ReDeploy - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
Third, unless you have another W10 key to activate the target system, your OS will become "UN-activated" once moved.
Last, I don't think (I could be wrong) the ReDeploy option is available in the free version, so you'd need to purchase the Macrium program to do this.

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I cannot seem to get Macrium Reflect Home Edition to verify an image. (See attached image)

On their forum I read that perhaps I needed to run

chkdsk /r /f

on the backup disk to which I am writing. The image appears to write but cannot be read, or perhaps I do not understand the error message in the attachment. I could not run chkdsk either:

F:\>chkdsk /r /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N)

I replied with NO.

I was asked if I wanted to run it on the next reboot. Concerned that chkdsk might run on another drive I replied NO and exited the command prompt.

I opened Process Explorer and searched for the drive, F: and there were no processes running. I even rebooted and opened the elevated command prompt as the only activity and had the same experience when trying to run chkdsk.

How do I run chkdsk on this disk? Should I force a dismount?

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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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Sorry to sound dense but want to do this right.

I use Windows 7 Pro with a WD 1 tb hard drive

I have Macrium Reflect Pro installed

I have created a recovery disk (need to test but expect it to allow me to boot from my optial drive D.)

I have attached an image of what I can select to be cloned; a system partition and a C: partition on my hard drive.

IF I elect to CLONE the two partitions that are shown as disk 1 to my new Sunsung 850pro SS drive, can I 'reasonably' expect', if no errors are introduced during the cloning process, that I can then replace my current C: hard drive with the new SS drive, reboot and use my computer as before? I shouldn't have to worry over setting the trim? or other tasks that make me nervous? :0(

The new drive doesn't appear here as I've not yet received it. If I understand, I will need to connect it to my computer as a new drive, have windows recognize it and then select it to use as the drive to clone to. Will Windows or Macrium Reflect offer to format it to NTFS prior to the cloning or should that be done ahead of time. I hope my cloning software will allow me to use verify on the cloned image or is that to be expected on this type of process?

I do own a retail copy of Windows 7 Pro plus retail copies of my software and can always install everything from scratch but would prefer to do this the quick and easy way, if possible.

My thanks for taking the time to read and advise proper steps. You guys make this forum a wonderful resource.

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A:clone hdrive to SS drive - same size drv - using Macrium Reflect Pro ?

partitioning and formatting will be done automatically on clone.
Just do the clone but be sure to let the 100MB partition same size! And make it active. type=primary
The new C on SSD should use all the remaining blocks. type=primary

It just a copy of 2 partitions as explained here: Partition Alignment
Be sure to have alignment=win7.

All stuff I told you are in the dialog!
Don't attach old drive to system on first succesfull boot!
Startup Repair can be used to modify to bootmenu to reflect the changes.

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I realize this is a Windows Forum - but I have no where else to turn. I am using Macrium Reflect (Free Version) to clone my 1TB SSD primary drive which has three partitions. My issue is that, when I clone the primary drive, the clone shows less GB used than the original in each partition (I have three partitions). Also, when I substitute the clone for the primary drive, I get a message which says "File Attributes Table Missing" and I can't boot. Both my primary OS disk and the cloned disk are identical. Can anyone help me please? I am under the assumption that a clone will have the MBR on it.

A:Issue with Macrium Reflect and cloning a Windows OS drive

1) Why are you cloning all 3 partitions, just clone windows.
2) I would use an image, not a clone.
3) Running startup repair (with no other drives connected) should fix the no boot issue.

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I may need to wipe my HDD to trial Neverware. I want to make sure I can get back my legal installation of Windows 10 Pro on this computer.

What are my options? Built-in Win10 or something like Macrium?

A:Macrium Reflect- Free vs. Windows 10 drive imaging

I had to look up what Neverware is, but why not just run it in a virtual machine? This way, after you try it out, it isn't going to affect your main OS.

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I cannot seem to get Macrium Reflect Home Edition to verify an image. (See attached image)

On their forum I read that perhaps I needed to run

chkdsk /r /f

on the backup disk to which I am writing. The image appears to write but cannot be read, or perhaps I do not understand the error message in the attachment. I could not run chkdsk either:

F:\>chkdsk /r /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N)

I replied with NO.

I was asked if I wanted to run it on the next reboot. Concerned that chkdsk might run on another drive I replied NO and exited the command prompt.

I opened Process Explorer and searched for the drive, F: and there were no processes running. I even rebooted and opened the elevated command prompt as the only activity and had the same experience when trying to run chkdsk.

How do I run chkdsk on this disk? Should I force a dismount?

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My main drive is damaged and won’t let me do a repair installation of Windows XP Pro SP3.

I made a rescue disc and images of my C:\Drive a couple of weeks ago with Macrium. My question is, If I double click on my saved image icon will it replace my damaged program files with the healthy ones I made with Macrium?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Question about Macrium Reflect Drive image files..

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Soon after i install ReflectMacrium, context menu added itself is normal for almost every program. now this context menu thing is useful, (removing it is easy) but makes it looks messy and i would like to change it. Default program editor and Glary utilities cant change this because ReflectMacrium has it's context menu info within it's dll file, called RShellext.dll, means i must use resource hacker program to edit it.

all other times when i do this, resource hacker worked and info is always there to edit but this time i can't find the "create a macrium image for this partition" inside the .dll file so i looked further with notepad++ and it is indeed within RShellext.dll, just that in resource hacker it shows a bunch of hex and i do not know what or how to edit it. i could try hex, but no experience on it whatsoever.

is there anyway for me to edit this? either with resource hacking tools (with hex) or another method to do this. i could remove the context menu by deleting the dll file but i would really love to have the function, just a shorter name.

i have attached few picture to make it clear of what i need to change, thank you.

A:edit Drive context menu for reflect macrium program

edit: i was able to adjust it with hex editor.. well thats because inside hex editor theres text showing and i simply type over it to save it. but similar problem still remains as i installed hex neo editor, as well as resource hacker both added their own context menu >.<

just like reflect macrium, in resource hacker the neo hex editor showing only hex codes in it's dll file but i tried opening the dll file with its own editor in there couldnt find the thing with context menu >.<. i'll just live with it for now..

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For starters, the Macrium Reflect Pro cloned my drive flawlessly...couldn't be happier (and to a larger correct partition on my new SSD Samsung 830, 128GB drive). However, in some aspects, I can see in Win7 where the original Disk name 'CDM_Recovery' still pops up. I can't figure out a way through Device Manager or Manage my Computer to remedy this. I have a feeling that this is why my 'Samsung Magician' software never finds the drive. I've updated to the latest firmware for the drive and I'm using the latest 3.1 flavor of the Magician but it stubbornly refuses to acknowledge it's present (I think it's the naming and/or drivers currently loaded)...even though I've now located it as the primary drive in my laptop (original LITEON SSD which came with my Dell 6420 is now my external drive/clone copy). I also noticed that the drivers are all 'Intel' and of the 'generic' flavor for the drive; my concern is that I'm not getting full functionality with it set this way. I do see where the name is in the Registry, but it is held in many locations...don't want to screw that up...unless there is a excellent mapping strategy to accomplish it. There was one Windows support article that describes changing partition names, but it only shows altering one item in the Registry...doesn't seem near enough complete. Thoughts anyone? Do others have this issue when they clone? By the way, many thanks for the Macrium advise, great product and tutorial...!

A:Macrium Reflect SSD drive clone; disk naming convention/issue...

Correction to my last...the 7.9 Win7 performance rating was with the Samsung 830 SSD in the internal drive location, I have the original Dell 'Lite-On' SSD connected externally with eSATAp>SATA cable and use it for backup (I think it had a 7.2 Win7 performance rating when resident in the laptop)...nice improvement.

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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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Just wondering if it would be possible to backup a Win7 32bit system, install a Win7 64bit system then restore the 32bit to the 64bit system?

Simon

A:Macrium Reflect: Restore Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit?

NO -- a clean install is required to move from one to the other. IF you restore an MR backup over an install, it replaces the entire contents of the partition. So basically, you would be going back to the version that you saved to backup.

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Having carefully customised my new computer, I thought it would be wise to create a backup of my c: drive with all of its customizations. (As my computer is a Dell computer I had already used the Dell backup program to create a Factory Default backup/restore disc on 3 DVDs. And that Factory Default restore set has worked perfectly several times.)

But as people here at SevenForums highly recommend Macrium Reflect, I decided to use Reflect to create an image of my customised c: drive (so as to be able to migrate to a non-Dell computer in future, if necessary). However, even after watching several YouTube videos on how to use Reflect, I did not find using this program easy. For one thing, the videos are of an older version, and the new version has different screen layouts.

Anyway, using Reflect I at least succeeded in creating an image of my c: drive on 3 DVDs, with the suffix "mrimg".

Then I thought it wise to make absolutely sure that this Reflect backup will work in times to come. It didn't. I found that no Restore program had been included on the 3 DVDs. (All they contained was the *.mrimg files.)

So I used Macrium Reflect to install the Linux Restore program onto the 3rd DVD, where some space had been left.

If I now boot the computer from the CD-Rom drive, the Linux Restore program boots up and asks me to select the image file to restore from. However, while the Linux Restore program correctly displays my computer's discs and file directories, includi... Read more

A:Macrium Reflect "Restore" program finds NO files, no *.mrimg files!

A couple of points:

I would NOT store the image on DVDs unless I had absolutely no choice. A hard drive is a much better idea and less prone to problems. I've never even attempted to put the mrimg files on DVDs, but a lot of people on this forum run into difficulties.

Macrium is about as easy as imaging programs get IF you put the image on a hard drive.

I'd make a Linux recovery disk using an entirely separate CD. As I understand it, you used the 3rd DVD you had made. I don't know if that would work correctly. Introducing DVDs into the process is a complication I would try to avoid.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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