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Bare-metal restore for home True Image

Q: Bare-metal restore for home True Image

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

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Preferred Solution: Bare-metal restore for home True Image

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would prefer to run Windows on the server, but if the best solution ... Read more

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

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I have Acronis True Image 2011 installed on a Dell Latitude E6520 laptop with Win 7 Pro SP 1 64 bit, i5 processor, 8 GB RAM.

Is it supposed to be possible to restore an Acronis image backup from an external HD to a new blank (unformatted) internal HD using a CD with the Acronis "bootable media"?

I tried it, but ran into problems.

At the "What to recover" step in the Recovery wizard the choices are:

Disk 1, which then automatically selects all of the following:

MBR and Track 0
NTFS (Recovery)​
Each of those (except MBR) has a capacity and Used number associated with it.

At the next step, called Settings of Partition 1-2, there are 4 selections listed:

Partition type (required) (the screen that is displayed on my computer says this is not selected
Partition size with 3 sub-choices:
Free space before
Partition size
Free space after​
On my screen all 3 partition size choices are shown as "not specified."

I really don't want to change anything on the new internal hard drive. I don't know how to answer these questions, and the so-called "Help" is no help.

I tried a Google search, and found this:

but I do not understand why this instruction says to (initially) "do not restore MBR and Track 0." Once again, I do not want to make any changes to the partitions or the partition sizes.

I searched this forum but did not find any thing that I could dete... Read more

A:Restore to bare HD with True Image 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have got a license for Acronis True Image Home 2010. To my surprise, I don't like it unlike many other folks who swear on this software.
Acronis creates a backup image in .tib or .zip format whereas Windows 7 Backup and Restore creates system image in an encrypted folder (with all files and folders NOT formatted). In either case, backup image becomes ready for "restore". So why keep Acronis?
Well, Acronis can backup custom files and folders unlike Win7 default program (and, Win7 does it, too), however, Acronis does "Create full path (includes drive letter)" which I simply dislike. Fbackup4 (free license), on the other hand, does not do it but does the job the way I want, i.e., creates files and folders the way they are organized (without including drive letter, and without zipping or making some unusual file format). So for data backup, Fbackup4 is better, IMO. I remember, WinXP creates crazy backup file format like Acronis does.
Paragon Migrate OS to SSD SE (I have license for this, too) is special in the sense that it can copy the entire OS drive/partition to a blank drive. Very good for drive upgrade.

So what do you think folks? Stick to Win7 program or look for alternatives like I mentioned?

A:how acronis true image home different from win7 backup and restore

Macrium is my choice (paid). Acronis ATI 2012 has some serious probs. At least I view them as probs. Read this thread for just a starter.

Leftover Drivers? | Knowledge Base

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Push-Button Reset Overview

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

A:What is bare-metal recovery

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

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

A:Re: windows 10 bare metal install

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

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

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

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

A:SBS2008 Bare Metal Recovery


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

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

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

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

Here are the scripts that I am running during sysprep:
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
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Manage your partitions, install and boot multiple operating systems with ease, back up and restore partitions or entire drives all this and more, using BootIt Bare Metal. Taking its roots from its highly successful predecessor, BootIt Next Generation, BootIt BM has been developed from the beginning to provide a powerful set of tools for todays computer users, enthusiasts, and professionals.


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A:TeraByte Unlimited's BootIt Bare Metal

First post updated with the latest version 1.29

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

A:Has anyone created media for bare metal reset?

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

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

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

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

A:Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

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

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

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

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

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..


A:Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

We have tutorials on its use.

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Hi All,

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

So far, so good.

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

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

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

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

And there I am....

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

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

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

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I was the first in the family to make the jump into Windows 7, and I installed 64 bit ultimate. The rest of the family is ready to move from XP to Windows 7. I have the 3 pack of home premium(HP) on the way. I need to downgrade my license from ultimate to HP, hopefully without having to reinstall all of my software/serial numbers & data. One of the kids with a more powerful compuer will get the Ultimate. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 for back-ups. I would like to reformat my drive C:, so the Win 7 HP installation is to a clean HD.

A. Is it possible?
B. How would I go about doing it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:downgrade from ultimate 64 to home premium 64 w/true image home 2011

Quote: Originally Posted by netbadger

I was the first in the family to make the jump into Windows 7, and I installed 64 bit ultimate. The rest of the family is ready to move from XP to Windows 7. I have the 3 pack of home premium(HP) on the way. I need to downgrade my license from ultimate to HP, hopefully without having to reinstall all of my software/serial numbers & data. One of the kids with a more powerful compuer will get the Ultimate. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 for back-ups. I would like to reformat my drive C:, so the Win 7 HP installation is to a clean HD.

A. Is it possible?
B. How would I go about doing it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Just curious, why do you have to "downgrade?

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Not Sure Where To Post This. But Here Goes.

Anyone Having Trouble With True Image Home Not Doing Recovery Correctly? I Have Dell Xps With Win Xp Pro Sp2, All Updates Applied, Etc.
When I Attempt To Recover Entire Drive, It Will Sometimes Do It & Sometimes Not. Can Do Backups With No Problem, And Recover Individual Files. But The Drive Recover Just Randomly Does Not Work.

Any Ideas???


A:True Image Home

I use TI exclusively and the only problem I've ever had with it was when restoring from removable media (DVD rom). It simply would not read the second disk. It was actually my dads PC and he used cheap media.

What version are you using?
Are you restoring from a hard drive image or removable media?
What happens when it doesn't work? Error mesaage?

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I am using Acronis True Image version 8.0 build 771. My PC runs under ME.
1. Created image of C:/System Disk on another Hard Drive on my PC.

2. For security copied TIB backup file on to a DVD using Pinacle Instant DVD.

3. Used Acronis to Check Image on DVD – Image OK.
Bottom line is I can restore the ATI Image file on my Hard Disk under both
ME/or ATI System disk. Of course problem with this is the C: system disk
cannot be restored if required since it is in use.

ATI Image file on DVD can be restored from ATI when booting with ME. Also
DVD Image file can be verified from within ME. Again cannot restore C: drive because it is in use.

However when try using DVD Image file booting with ATI system disk fails

"This is not the last created volume of the image archive. Please
insert the last created volume to start working with this archive".

Since the same file can be restored using ATI from within ME it would strongly imply the problem lies with the reading of the DVD file when booting with ATI system disk.

I have tried both Formatting the DVDs using PINNACLE and not formatting. Both give the same result.

Any ideas??

A:Acronis True Image V8 Restore from DVD Problem

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

My setup is the following:

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

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

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

Or if I should leave MBR out?

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

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

With kind regards


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I backed up numerous jpg files from My Pictures in the My Documents folder. These were backed-up as files not as an image. When I restored them after a Operating System rebuild, they were not restored to the My Documents folder, but to the Documents and Settings folder in the C Drive, under the User Name associated with the primary user of the computer. When validating the restore, I find that this User Name folder is now a Denied Fileand and cannot be accessed. I am using Windows XP Home Ed. with SP3.

I have since discovered that I can work around this issue during the restore function from Acronis by Unchecking the "Restore Files preserving their security settings" box in the restore options. However, I now have a very large folder resident on my C drive that cannot be accessed and cannot be removed. How do I unlock this folder to empty it or remove it?? Thanks


A:Restore Problem from Acronis True Image 9

you should try to take ownership of those files


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I have the Acronis True Image Home 11 and I wanted to installed my backup image on a bigger disk. I used the backup feature of the software and made a copy of my 160 gig disk. I brought a 320gig disk and wanted to installed the image on this disk. When I ran the restore it installed the disk, but left 130gig unallocated. How can I give the rest of the disk space to the C drive ? Any help ?

A:Acronis True Image Home 11

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Does anyone have any experience of using Acronis True Image Home 11 with Seven
I use it with XP to make my backup images.
Am I safe to use with Seven.

A:Acronis True Image Home 11 - is it OK with 7

yes i am using it right now

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Hi, I am trying to use scheduled tasks to automate my backup but when the assigned time comes up the backup does not take off like it is scheduled to do. Is anyone familiar on how to do this? If so, could you please help me out.


A:acronis true image home

Is the perform task only if system is idle checkbox unchecked in the TI Home automatic backup wizard settings? If its checked the system may not be idle when it comes time to start so it never runs.

Other than that, is the OS Vista? If so the windows task scheduler, which I assume TI uses, was broken in Vista. I don't know if it still is since SP1 came out but it was burning me all the time previous with multiple non-starts. I ended up having to run it manually on that system.

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I am trying to back up a partition 'N' on my hard drive to external hard drive 'G'.My operating system is windows xp. In the past I have never had any problem doing that.
Now I am getting a message 'Completed with errors'.
Expanding the message, I get following list of lines:
Operation Office_N started.
Priority changed to low.
Analyzing partition '0-0'.
Analyzing partition 'D'.
Analyzing partition 'C'.
Analyzing partition 'N'.
Analyzing partition 'G'.
Create incremental backup from NTSF 'N' to file 'G'\My backups\Office_N.tib compression normal.
Locking partition 'N'.
Operation with partition 'N' was terminated.\Details:\Failed to create volume snapshot.(0x70021).
Failed to lock volume snapshot.(0x10c449).
Operation has completed with errors.

I am also surprised why it says incremental backup when I gave it new file name Office_N to backup to.

I will appreciate any help.

Best regards,

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I have successfully upgraded backup software Acronis 8.0 True Image to 9.0. However the new upgrade will not run at all whereas the 8.0 ran flawlessly. My OS is Windows ME.

A:Cannot run Acronis 9.0 True Image Home

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This was offered on here for a discount to members awhile back. I bought it, but havent tried to use it. I am wondering if anyone has used it and how it performed for them. I am a total noob and have been trying to find something to do a complete backupo of my system, then weekly updates to the backup. I opened Acronis once, then stopped it to ask advice first.. it said it was shutting down.. but just hung like that for a long time. I used task manager to end the program. My set up is two HHd's in RAID 0, ( 500GB each ) and a third drive on its own ( 1 TB ) I was going to do a complete backup onto the third drive. Any suggestions?

A:Acronis True Image Home 11

To help get the answer to the question you asked - Look here - Acronis True Image Product Line - Wilders Security Forums. I myself am not familiar with RAID setups.

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I Image my C drive on the 2nd partition of the same drive. I then copied the image to an external drive. If I lose my drive that my C drive is on and then replace it with a new drive can I Image from my external drive to the new Hard drive and it will be the same size and make? The reason for this question is my image will be comming from a different drive than it was image to.

A:Acronis True Image Home

I do the very same thing and have restored successfully from the external drive. External drive is different from installed drive.

Just be sure that your Acronis restore disk can see the external drive after you boot it. Boot it and go thru the restore menu option and ensure that the drive and file can be seen/selected.

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I just purchased "Acronis True Image 10 Home" to use in a small office for backups. I have one large folder and some outlook PST files I backup to a 250gb external hardrive.

I do one full backup once a week and incrementals daily.

I used Acronis True Image once to copy a drive and it worked great. I have read some good reviews on it.

Anyone had any experiences with it?

Love to hear!

A:What do you think of Acronis True Image 10 Home

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OK, I have a 100 GB IDE hard drive that I am going to replace with a 250 GB SATA drive. I have an external hard drive to which I have saved an image of the IDE drive. When I put the new SATA drive in, I want to restore that image to it.

The question I have is.....if Acronis True Image is installed on my original 100 GB drive, how exactly do I 'restore' the image to the new drive? I've read the instructions and am just not getting it. Which pi**es me off because I'm a fairly smart person. Is there an Acronis for *****s book out there?

A:Using Acronis True Image to restore a partition on a new drive

It has been a while since I have done one, but I don't think you want the Acronis installed on the old drive. You want it on the computer of the new drive.

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So I downloaded the trial of this and made a backup of my computer or w/e....

If I try to install XP on my computer (I have to delete my dell media direct partition) and I screw everything up, will I be able to get it back to before with the image made by acronis? Because I'm pretty sure I might have to do this a couple times to get it completely right.

A:Acronis True Image Home 2009....

Nothing is written in stone, anything is possible.Do you have the recovery disk that was shipped with the computer? At the bottom of this page is a link to order replacements. Last time I used it, it was free:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=

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Can this program backup the C drive for windows 7 (64 bit)? I called them and they said when Windows 7 comes out they will have the update for the backup. Someone here said that they are using this program to backup Windows 7 now. Does anyone know about this?

A:Acronis® True Image Home 2009

Quote: Originally Posted by golden039

Can this program backup the C drive for windows 7 (64 bit)? I called them and they said when Windows 7 comes out they will have the update for the backup. Someone here said that they are using this


Im using it on 32 bit win 7 since the beta. Not any problems.


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I bought Acronis True Image 10 Home and am very disappointed. Never could get it to do what it said it does...

All I wanted to set-up was a weekly backup cycle of 1 full backup and then 6 incremental. The documentation isn't very clear to me and really doesn't seem to match the panels I see when I am setting up the back ups....The manual says:
Backup Rules

Here, you can set the overall limitations to size/storage time for the backup location. When you start backup to a backup location, the selected location will be checked and, if any limitation is exceeded, the oldest backups will be deleted or consolidated (if possible).
• Location size quota - select this option to set maximum size of the backup location, in megabytes.
• Maximum number of backups - select this option to set maximum number of backups in the backup location.
• Storage period limits - maximum storage period for the archives, in days.

With the above in mind I set the rules for the backup location as follows:
Maximum backup location 220gb (amount of spave in pool)
Maximum backup number 7 (I only want one weeks worth)
Storage periods 1 (I only want 1 of each...1 full, 1 inc on monday, 1 inc on Tues...son on)

What am I was doing wrong I will never know? I am getting 2 full backups and it hasn't finished all the other inc'

One thing I noticed was the manual talks about the "Backup policy" parameter in the user guide....but when I create a backup it never shows up.

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A:Acronis True Image 10 Home - disappointment

You may want to look in the official support forum for TI. Lots of help available here http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65.

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I have a WD HD with backup software but I was just wondering if Acronis True Image Home 2010 Backup might be better. Usually the software that comes with a product is not as good as a 3rd party that specialize in it?

A:Acronis True Image Home 2010

Acronis, in my personal experience is slower, but perfect in it's backups.
I haven't used the latest version yet though.

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I have XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and this will back them all up. Windows 7 backup is crap because it wants to back up the entire hard drive not counting other things it won't do. I'm a retired Computer Pro but I cannot see getting anything except the home version. I got Vista Ultimate and that was a waste and I don't want to make the same mistake again because of my ego.

A:Acronis® True Image Home 2010

I have used Acronis Home for several years. V11, V12 and now 2010. They all work great. The only issue that I have encountered is that V11 wouldn't recognize V12 and V12 won't recognize V13(2010). Be sure that you have the current recovery CD for each version before you have to recover.

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Hi to all,

This is the first time I have used drive imaging software, and Acronis True Image Home 10 is the one I am currently using.
My questions are:

#1 - If I use ATI on my hard drive that has bad sectors on it, without me first knowing about it and decided to create an image of that drive, will ATI copy the bad sectors too? If I happen to get a new hard disk and use that image to restore my OS and apps to that new drive, will my new drive get bad sectors too?

Are bad sectors physically from the drive itself and Acronis has nothing to do about it?

#2 - If I try to image a drive, lets say it has an 80gb capacity and my OS occupies only 12gb of that drive and use that image to restore to a smaller capacity drive, say 60gb? Is it still possible for ATI to restore it? What info about the drive does ATI store when creating the image, is it the used space, the 12gb or the full capacity of the drive which is in our example, an 80gb drive.
Although I can answer my questions through my own experimentation, I thought it would be helpful if I can have the experiences of the people around here who have used ATI in the past. Not too many that I will be able to save time

Many thanks!

A:Questions about Acronis True Image Home

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Hope it's okay to post this here - have read about this product on this area of the forum several times.
I have a computer that was given to me from my work place, and therefore have no Windows XP Pro installation disk.

Have looked at their site, screenshots, etc., but was wondering if anyone who is using this product finds it pretty user friendly, ie, creating a boot disk, and setting up for your first backup image to DVD.
Also, if anyone has actually had to use their Acronis backup DVD disk to restore everything to their system.

Any info you could share on this product would be helpful...

A:Acronis True Image Home 2009

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I am at the edge of my control trying not to write crazy %*&^%^%$ expletives here. This product is not up to 2013 standards. This product does NOT take into account basic user-friendly dilalogues that NEED to be there for home users. You have to be a systems engineer to use this product. I AM, and I STILL AM PULLING MY HAIR OUT trying to get it to do the most simple tasks. I'm just copying files here. Why in the world would it crash this OS after a backup is made? I'm just copying files, making backups partition by partition onto separate external media.

Acronis True Image Home 2011 BROKE this RAID 0 array. Now when the Win 7 Pro OS is booting it displays the message "Disk #0 is not a RAID disk" . WTF???? I backed up two separate partitions, on two different external drives, partition 1 (system), and partition 2 (data), and it BROKE my RAID 0 array. I had Win7 installed WITHOUT the hidden boot partition - IT WAS ALL ON PARTITION 1. AND IT STILL F__KED UP!!! This product cannot even successfully image a system partition without a critical "NTLDR MISSING" error when you try to reboot the PC.

CAN YOU IMAGINE????? I'm trying to make my client's life easier by backing up their PC's and then they DON'T REBOOT after the backup process??!!!!!!

Horrible!! This product is labeled HOME, not "FOR IT PROS ONLY".

I haven't even got into the craziness the 2013 version caused me in another scenario where I was trying to backup a laptop with the hidde... Read more

A:Acronis True Image Home 2011 - DON'T BUY IT

You don't like it then?!


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i'm working on Windows XP Pro (Windows XP Last v1.7), SP2, HDD-Hitachi, on Toshiba Satellite A300D.

I have problems with AcronisTrue Image Home 11, problem is in restorin the archive, everythig goes OK befor reboot, after, when Acronis starting to boot a black screen apears with "Acronis True Image is loading", after the text is gone there is only a black screen and... and nothing, nothing comes out, no window, like it should be, i waited a long time but it still nothing... i think the problem is in that Acronis can't recognize my Hard drive. i'm working on a Toshiba laptop. i had this problem on my PC, but the reason was in that, that i disabled my floppy ROM from BIOS. Now i have no Floppy Rom on my Laptop... i tried to load from a rescue media (Hand Flash, Acronis supports), but still same problem, i just dont understand what the problem is...

Please halp!!!! Thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!

A:Acronis True Image Home 11 (Problems)

You are going to have to contact Acronis to get wright on this problem.

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I have to get "Acronis True Image 9" to image a few PCs and laptops at work.

Cannot find ver 9 only "Acronis True Image Home 2010".

Is this the newer version of the same product ?

- PM

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I put the recovery disk into my windows 7 64 bit using Acronis true Image Home 2010 and it boots up giving me two choice one is "Acronis true Image Home Full Version" and the second is return to Windows so I click on the first one but the screen remain blank My other computer launch but I have one that won't and I created 2 CD and they didn't work and I tried the cd form the one that work and still won't launch. So if I'm facing a Linux driver issue maybe it might be best to change Backup software but I went on amazon.com and Acronis and Ghost got some pretty bad reviews so I need a backup that works.

A:Acronis true Image Home 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62

I put the recovery disk into my windows 7 64 bit using Acronis true Image Home 2010 and it boots up giving me two choice one is "Acronis true Image Home Full Version" and the second is return to Windows so I click on the first one but the screen remain blank My other computer launch but I have one that won't and I created 2 CD and they didn't work and I tried the cd form the one that work and still won't launch. So if I'm facing a Linux driver issue maybe it might be best to change Backup software but I went on amazon.com and Acronis and Ghost got some pretty bad reviews so I need a backup that works.

Depending on your hardware configuration, it may take a couple minutes to boot up.

How long did you give it?

The disc itslef may not have been burned properly is another possibilty, Just a thought.

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Hi, Anyone out there who can help me with Acronis True Image Home 2011 launching problem? Everytime I tried to launch the program, I am getting:

Faulting application name: TrueImage.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4e649ef9
Faulting module name: MSVCR80.dll, version: 8.0.50727.6195, time stamp: 0x4dcddbf3
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x000046b4
Faulting process id: 0x140
Faulting application start time: 0x01cc771a73594af7
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImage.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_d09154e044272b9a\MSVCR80.dll
Report Id: b22d04b2-e30d-11e0-bb91-f0def154714c

I tried the Acronis' Forum. The Aconris personnel told me to run a bunch of data gathering programs and then disappeared on me. Looks like others are having the same issues. I bought THREE copies of this software. Guess this is the last time I will be doing that.

A:Acronis True Image Home 2011 - not launching

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I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 14.0.0 Build 5105. With this software I had created a set of 3 DVDs which are the backup of C Drive (Operating System Drive) and is bootable. It contains other softwares as well.
I want to know the method of recovering the C drive with the help of these 3 DVds in case if I require to do so. Please give step by step guidance.
I think any wrong step while recovering will erase the other partitions which are more important than the C drive since you can always format "C" drive and re-install but you cannot recover the contents of other partitions if they get deleted because of any wrong step. Therefore the Recovery becomes critical.
Going through the PDF help file - I could not understand the recovery procedure.
Therefore any elaborate step by step help would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance.

A:How to recover system from Acronis True Image Home?

Hi there
if its bootable then boot the first disk of the set and follow the instructions.

I prefer to make a USB bootable stick -- boot from that and then it will prompt me for the location of the backup files which could be on another USB drive or another hard disk drive or partition;

If you have the backup set on another partition it should take at the MOST around 15 - 20 mins to restore your OS.

The trouble with DVD's is you have to find them, wait until prompted to swap media and there is always the chance that a DVD could become defective.

When you make system backups always have TWO in case you get some uncorrectable error on one.

The chances of TWO devices having an error at the same time are virtually negligible.


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