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Issue with Macrium Reflect and cloning a Windows OS drive

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

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.

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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 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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Hi Folks,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your input.
Bob
Los Angeles

A:Cloning with Macrium Reflect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,

couple of days ago I had some difficulties with my SR not working which caused me a huge time waste of re-installation of windows. then I came here and you guys suggested me to use macrium and now I'm very happy with it. at this very moment I should be thankful to WHS, ignatzatsonic, jumanji especialy.

and here is my problem I came up with, maybe a dumb one but I had to ask this because I wanna know exactly.

In the Macrium reflect main window, when I select a drive or partition, there's two options, one is clone this disk... and other one is image this disk... I only used imaging and tested it and working perfectly also with a winPE disk. but curious about this other option too. can somebody explain or direct me somewhere its being explained clearly. I have attached a screen capture and marked with arrows about the options. thank you.

A:Macrium Reflect - Cloning and Imaging?

cloning makes an exact bit-for-bit copy onto another drive, whereas imaging makes a compressed image file that you save away somewhere.

so, with cloning you end up with another drive containing the exact same files and folder structure, and with imaging, you end up with one big image file that can be used to make a copy in the future.

use cloning if you buy a new drive and want to copy the old one onto it, use imaging to save a backup.

hope that explains it, if not, let me know!

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When I clone an old hard drive to another hard drive, and install the cloned hard drive in my laptop, shouldn't it simply boot up, or is there something I'm missing. When I tried to boot up, it couldn't find an OS. I'm thinking I did it correct and might have cloned a bad hard drive. Thoughts?? I have a new SSD I plan to clone from my old harddrive, and I want to be sure I do it right.

Thanks,
Bill

A:Macrium Reflect cloning question?

You may have forgotten the 100MB system partition. Have a look at this.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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I'm a new user to Macrium but so far so good, I've cloned my laptop HDD to an external HDD with no problems. I also created a rescue usb drive. Now I'm intending to fit an SSD to my laptop so here's my question ...can I fit the "blank" SSD to my laptop then boot up with the rescue drive then using Macrium clone or restore from my external HDD. The alternative is to connect the SSD as an external drive and just clone to it?

A:Macrium Reflect Free Cloning Question

Hi, OLDJACK. I believe you may be best off (whether you put SSD in laptop or connect externally) going the restore route, that is, assuming the SSD is smaller than the HDD you cloned and possibly having sector/alignment differences. There will likely be some drag and drop operations and some resizing of the operating system partition involved. See MR knowledge base article here: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...ion+properties

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I have a dying hard drive, this pc is a work pc and acts as a small web server for my company. The IT guy that set it up is no longer around so I needed to clone the hard drive with all the settings in order to keep the site going. I used Macrium Reflect to clone the windows 7 hard drive to a new SSD. After the cloning I used the boot menu to pick the SSD and it appeared to load up that drive but I dont think it actually did. I think it still boots into the dying HDD. Though if I only have the dying drive connected, it seems the boot takes longer and the windows is slower. Another thing I noticed is if I pick the SSD from the boot menu, change the background color, if I restart and pick the dying hard drive, the same color I just picked is now the color on that drive. Which again tells me Im not actually getting into the SSD.

If I disconnect the dying drive, when I try to boot into the SSD it keeps saying "loading desktop" then the loaded screen is just a blank blue screen with the cursor and at the bottom right it says ?This copy of windows is not genuine?. I tried bringing up task manager and starting new task, entered explorer.exe which brings up a very basic desktop but Im limited in what I can access. No control panel or windows explorer, ect.

I really need to get a proper cloned copy of my dying hard drive til we can find someone to help re-setup our site which could take a while. I don't know what my options are, Im willing to redo the clone again if n... Read more

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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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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 have used the free edition of Macrium Reflect to save a image of my pc to a usb 3 external drive and restored from this drive before too with no problems at all, but today when I try it wont do it (maybe i'm doing it wrong but don't think so worked before ?) ..... when I try to restore an image the program tells me the following drive is in use and restore can not continue (is this new ?) automatic boot not available in free edition ? .... then it goes on to say automatically boot into widows PE, but this option not available in free edition ....... so do I take from this u can save a image in free edition but u cant restore it anymore ?

A:Macrium Reflect Issue

I have the free edition and do not have a problem.
You put the USB into the drive and then you get the notice?
The problem may be with your drive or the USB has been corrupted. Can you make another Boot USB?

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OK here's my scenario, I have successfully used Macrium Reflect to create images saved on a 1TB external drive. I had 2 good images stored on it and tried to put 3rd image on the same drive. Please note that I have used one of save images to restore the system after replacing the failing hard drive. The create image process runs to what I think to be the very end then comes up with msg: "an error has occurred, Please see the history log for more details"

I could not find this history log, but figured maybe there was not enough space on the 1TB drive to completley write the image file. On my next attempt to create the image, I used a brand new 3TB external drive and it fails the same way. I have attached a photo of the error, does anyone have any advice on what could be happening and also direct me to where the history file is? I have left laptop up and running after clicking ok, did not want to risk losing the history file by booting back up. BTW, on the 3TB external drive it did create a temp file named xxxxxx.mrimg.temp with size of 0 kb.

A:Issue with creating Image on Laptop with Macrium Reflect

There will be a log of the backup attempt on the "Logs" tab (rightmost tab) in the Macrium Reflect interface. I would "OK" out of this and read that log. It could be power/energy saving features dropping the external drive. Does the external drives have an independent power supply or is it receiving power only through the USB connection?

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Hello,

Has the "Event 513 error" issue been solved in the latest version of Macrium Reflect (Free)?
This version: 5.2.6433 (11 November 2013)

Event 513 errors in Windows 8.1

Possible Macrium Issue?

In any case, is it currently safe to use Macrium Reflect (latest free version), from the point of view of operating system integrity (with Windows 8.1)?
I'm a little scared that this "Event 513 error" issue could corrupt Windows 8.1 in some way.
Are you using Macrium Reflect Free with no problems?

Thanks.

A:Macrium Reflect: Event 513 error issue fixed?

Macrium says that the error does not affect the backup process.

I have not had any problems running manual backups using Windows 8.1.

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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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Ok, I installed the new version of Reflect. One feature I like is that it can create a boot recovery menu.
I did this and in fact I tested it. It made me reboot and upon reboot it gave me the choice of booting from W7 or from Reflect (Windows PE 3.0).

I would like it to only give me that option when I want to restore an image. But I get the boot option every time I boot up. It's not a big deal as it boots into Windows7 after about 4 seconds (unless, of course, I choose the Reflect boot).

I don't think I like that. How can I eliminate it?

Mel

A:Macrium Reflect Free--new Edition (6.) issue on boot menu

As far as I know, you can't eliminate it. Besides, if you could eliminate it, the only way you would be able to use it is if you are already booted into Win 7 and can get into Macrium Reflect. If you run into a problem that keeps you from rebooting into Win 7, you would be out of luck unless you had a rescue disk or USB stick (btw, it's a good idea to have one handy anyway in case the drive Win 7 is on gets so messed up, nothing will work). Frankly, four seconds isn't very long even though it may seem like an eternity when sitting there staring at the screen but then again, if you are staring at the screen while rebooting, you can just hit the enter key as soon as it pops up.

If it's really all that bothersome, you could just disable it entirely and depend on rescue media to do a restoration (although it probably would be slower, especially if using a CD or USB 2.0 stick).

Btw, Win PE 5.0 might be a bit faster in use than 3.0. It's Win 8 based but will work fine on Win 7 machines.

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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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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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Hello,
I was having issues with my system so decided to restore back to my Macrium gold copy of a clean install.
I have two drives in my PC, on SSD for the Win7 OS and one HDD for data/backup. I had a copy of my gold Win7 as a partition on the HDD. When I went through the recovery process, all seemed to work fine and I'm typing this on the recovered PC. However, it looks like my "System" is on the SSD and "Boot" is on the HDD. I'm really confused. I can go to the boot menu on startup and select the SSD and everything comes up fine but I'm loading the same Win7 OS no matter what drive I'm booting from. My gold Win7 copy didn't have Chrome installed or my owncloud client and those installed programs show up from whatever disk I boot from in the boot menu (if I hit ESC during the startup screen and go to the boot list).

I've gone to diskpart and tried to set disk1 partition 2 as active but that didn't do anything.
Appreciate the help.

A:Recovery with Macrium Reflect Free - strange boot disk issue

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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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?

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

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


What am I doing wrong?

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

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

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I 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 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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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 77.2

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.4

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

Hi

I have just tried out the free version of the Macrium Reflect dusk backup utility on my fresh copy of a clean install of Win 8 x64 Pro. It is the latest free version 5.1 b5299.
It seems ok except when I go to make a rescue media and then W8 will close down with a new type of BSOD, and the problem causing this is...

psmounterex.sys

DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION psmounterex.sys

.... the mounting aspect of the Reflect software, I assume. I have tried this several times and each time it will fail with a BSOD when I attempt to create that rescue media.

I can't post about it in the official forums as I have not got the paid version and would not wish to buy it is the above can't be resolved.

Has it worked ok for anyone else who is on W8 x64 Pro...?

A:Macrium Reflect v5.1 and Windows 8

Hi vimes,

Quick answer to your question - yes!

I currently use Macrium Reflect Standard 64-bit 5.1 5299 on my Win 8 Pro laptop and have successfully created images/rescue media. Rescue media (Windows PE option -> Pre-built Windows PE Rescue Media) was written to a flash drive from which I booted from and reviewed the image that I created just to see if it was ok.

I have actually restored images using Macrium on my Windows 7 boxes without fail - ever. Very reliable at least for me. I have not attempted to do an actual restore on my W8 box yet so I can't speak to that - but the restore media was good.

I have also had very good support from Macrium directly through email (bug submission) and their forum is quite good.

Hope this helps a little.

Good luck!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

Went to backup my windows 10 C drive upon opening the Macrium,I aint sure which one to select to backup.
Can someone please help me decide which one do I have to backup.
Image included.

Many thanks.

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Hello today i went an image my os windows 7 pro
i follow that video on this forums .Than i went to restore tha image
to another hdd in a partition .But when i booted from tha
partition i got to the part were it said windows is
preparing your desktop than i got a message saying that
this copy of windows is not genuine.so i rebooted but
it keeps getting stuck there "this copy of windows is not genuine"

I hope some one can help me get this figure out
Thank you for your time

A:Issues imaging windows 7 pro with Macrium Reflect

Hi lil mickey,

It could be macrium didn't fix the o/s drive letter.

The easiest way for you would be to use the paragon free rescue kit - there is a module that lets you change the o/s registy letter.

select normal mode- Boot Corrector -Search for windows installations - correct registry drive letter.

Unless you are a geek, the drive letter next to the win7 volume label should be C.

If it isn't, change it to C.

Rescue Kit Free Edition - CNET Download.com

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Hello!

I've bought an ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM tablet/laptop which has Windows 8.1 preinstalled. First thing I did was create a full system image of the whole eMMC (integrated memory card, serves as a hard drive for the Transformer). That is the OS partition (C and four other (UEFI, Restore, Recover and an unnamed partition). Then I went and tested the Transformer and now I'd like to do a full restore of the image.

I copied the Macrium WinPE recovery boot files on the same external HDD where I have the Macrium image saved so I can boot it and do the recovery (Transformer only has 1 USB port, that's why I put it manually all on the same ext. HDD). All fine until right at the last screen before the recovery starts - it shows that it will recover the OS partition as E:. I want it to be C:. I guess it's still seeing the C: that's on the eMMC, even though I have deleted the partition in the recovery procedure (it seems they weren't really deleted since I can still boot normally into windows). The ext. HDD gets read as the D: drive and it wants to recover the system to an E: drive.

I could boot into the Windows installation USB and use DISKPART's Clean All command but am a little afraid since folks at the ASUS Transformer forums warned me about deleting the partitions. Initially I wanted (still want) to install my own fresh copy of Windows 8.1 and get rid of all the preinstalled ASUS apps etc. but am kind of afraid to mess it up and brick the Transformer.

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A:Macrium Reflect Free on Windows 8.1 ASUS Transformer

Don't worry. The restored os drive letter will the same as it was the moment you made the image.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008
I just installed Linux Mint as a duel boot and I would like to know if I can use Macrium Reflect to create an image for the entire thing. Is that possible?

by entire thing I mean I want to be able to make one image for my entire duel boot so I can restore both at any time

A:Will Macrium Reflect image Linux Mint as well as Windows 7?

Mmm. Interesting question. I don't see why not.

Is the Linux partition available for selection when you first open Macrium?

Regards,
Golden

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

I am new to a lot of this so please pardon my lack of knowledge.

I have been saving system images with whatever program is included in my Windows 7 system.

I have just downloaded (but not yet installed) Macrium Reflect FREE version 6.2.1549(08-Sep-2016)

I found out about Macrium here, but the information is for version 5

Imaging with free Macrium

What will Macrium do for me that the program I am currently using does not ?

Can a novice such as I manage to use Macrium successfully ?

Thanks for reading.

A:Macrium Reflect Free vs Windows System Image

3rd party imaging programs are more flexible, and the images take up less space.

IMO, the simplest free 3rd party program is Aomei backupper Standard version. It can even restore an image to different hardware.

Very simple to use. AOMEI Backupper: Data Backup and Restore Software for PC, Laptop and Server

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.4

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

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Macrium Reflect Scheduler Problem

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.4

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 71.6

I have just installed the free Macrium Reflect and created the rescue disk. It is suggested to test it, which I did. The CD did boot and it appeared files were being copied but then, nothing. Nothing ever showed up on my monitor, the screen just remained black.

Do I need to have an image file for it to locate, in order for the process to go any further? I haven't yet created an image.

My thanks,

Mary

A:Windows PE Rescue Disk for Macrium Reflect Free - testing question

Welcome Mary
When you make the image, for the first time, you will set up the destination. I use an external hard drive. When you want to restore that image, you make sure that the drive is connected. You will then see all the images on the drive.

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Hello! Resolution Rescue Media on Macrium Reflect is only 640x480. Has anyone experience with Macrium Reflect on Windows 10 and Lenovo Laptops and can help me? The Resolution in the Rescue Media is only 640x480. Since 3 Years i use Macrium Reflect for daily Backup my Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Workstation Computer. It works fine.After installing Windows 10 Creators Update (Win 10 Clean-Install) and Macrium Reflect i create a new Recovery USB Medium.Macrium Reflect works fine - no problems!When i test the USB Rescue Stick, the PC starts with PE5/PE10 Rescue Medium but the resolution is buggy. Please see attached picture. PE5 or PE10 the same resolution.I cannot change with CTRL+SHIFT+R - only 640x480 is the resolution. Can anybody help me? My System is up to date - drivers, bios etc!My System is Windows 10 Creators Update on Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Workstation Notebook. Befor the new installation i had no problems with the Rescure Medium. Post Macrium see here: http://forum.macrium.com/Topic13526-1.aspx


























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Greetings.

I have on my laptop (a thinkpad, from Lenovo) Windows 7 Professional, obtained via something called "MSDN Alliance" and my university.

A few weeks ago, I finally had the opportunity to upgrade my hard drive. Thus, I placed the new disk in a USB case, plugged it in via USB, and performed a disk clone via a software from a company called EASUS.

I then removed the old disk, placed the new one in its location (that is, inside the laptop), and removed the USB equipment. Good as new, I though.

And everything appears to be working fine -- except the "nag screen" that seemingly randomly pops up out of nowhere and tells me that I am using a (I don't recall the text exactly at this moment) less that legal/legitimate installation of Windows.

I can check if Windows has been activated -- and it has (of course, I did this after having installed it) (i.e., on the "old" disk).

I have tried searching for solutions, however I only find issues when similar clonings have changed the drive letters.

This is not the issue here, i.e. the "Windows partition" is still "C:".
Any suggestions?

Thank you
Olof Antonsson

Sweden

A:Post-cloning of OS hard drive Windows Genuine nag screen issue

You didn't happen to use EASEUS Partition Master to perform the cloning, did you? I just used it to clone my own system HD and it changed the volume ID of the clone without me asking it to do so. So I used another tool that actually performed an exact, raw clone without any changes.

You would need to find out the volume ID of your original HD and set the volume ID of the new drive to match it. One tool which can do this easily is MBRWizard! - The MBR Management Utility

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

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

Does anyone know why?

A:Macrium Reflect

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

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

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

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

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

if anyone could help it would be much apreciated.

many thanks

A:macrium reflect

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

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

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

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This is how I do it.
Works good.

First install it.
I have the paid Standard version:

Then create the recovery environment:

Then image all local drives.



I use maximum compression:

On usb:

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

A:Using Macrium Reflect

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

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 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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