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

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

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?

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't Boot to Macrium Reflect Rescue Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your input,

PCG

A:Macrium Reflect Rescue Media Boot up Question

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

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

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

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

By the way I am not a Techie!

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

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

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

A:Running Macrium Reflect from its Rescue CD.

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Hello, never done this

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

Thanks in advance of your answer

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Hey All,

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect Rescue CD

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

Hope this helps someone else.
 

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

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

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

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

Thanks

A:Win 7 64 Bit Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Disk

Hi There,

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

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

A:Macrium Reflect Free put image on USB rescue?

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

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

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

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

A:Macrium Reflect: Update rescue media?

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

Macrium Support Forum - Updating Rescue Media

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

A:Rescue disc for macrium reflect v6 home edition question

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

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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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Hey Guys

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated

thanks
Matt

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

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

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WTH?
"USB Device" is greyed out, I don't even have a disk drive plugged in, and I have my big backup disk plugged in, Macrium sees it in the main window too...

Any idea what's going on?

A:Macrium Reflect Burn Rescue Media - "USB Device" Greyed-Out

anyone?

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Hi, I'm currently using Macrium Reflect Free to backup my Netbook's Drive C: which contains Windows 7.

Now I'm trying to see if my backup actually works by trying to restore it through the Linux Rescue ISO from Macrium but since this is a netbook and I don't have an external ODD, I'll make do with a USB flash drive

The USB flash Drives boots fine, I can get past the Boot Menu which contains Memtest and Linux Rescue CD(Provided by Macrium).
After selecting Linux Rescue CD, I get a black page with the message "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck.

I've also searched this forums for any macrium + RTnetlink error but I couldn't find relevant results.

I've also searched for the error code posted above but I couldn't get any helpful information

My specs are

HP Dm1z E350 Windows 7 Home Basic OEM 32bit
Kingston 2gb DDR3 1066+HP OEM(Hyundai) 2gb DDR3 1066
Hitachi 320gb (68gb C: and 229gb D
Ralink 5390 Bluetooth + Wifi N
Realtek 8168 Gigabit Ethernet.

I'd be glad to post any other information required if that would help.

A:Macrium Reflect Linux Rescue CD "RTnetlink answers = file Exist"

Hello Blu3martini and welcome to Seven Forums. Please forgive me if I've misunderstood your post. I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed!

You said, "Booting the ISO goes fine until as posted in the Thread title above I get a "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck."

Simply performing a direct copy of an ISO image file will not write the directory and file structure needed to use that file. The usual method is to burn the ISO image to CD or DVD to get an actual working file.

Burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file

Since you want to create a bootable flash drive you may want to read over this tutorial. I think (and I could be wrong) you need to save the ISO file in a convenient location (like the desktop) and then burn it to the flash drive.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I know of another free program that might work but I've never used it.

ISO to USB

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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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1. Does secure boot need to be disabled to boot to the Macrium Reflect Free boot disk? I've got a friend I am helping remotely and she has been unable to get the disk to boot in order to restore an image I made for her a while back. I assume secure boot is enabled on her Win 8 machine.

2. From what I've read, the pay version of Macrium Reflect seems able to allow you to open the application in Windows, set up the restore, and then it reboots automatically into the Macrium recovery environment. Would secure boot interfere with that operation?

Thanks

A:Macrium Reflect and Secure Boot

If she selected pe4 or (preferably) pe5 when creating the macrium boot media, it will support secure boot.

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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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Hi, recently started using Reflect, moving away from TrueImage. I'm pretty happy with it so far, except for the outlandish price (yea, I know, free version fine for most but I like to password protect my images).

I notice there's an option to put the recovery on the boot menu, reminiscent of Norton Ghost. Anyone using this option who can speak for its stability in Windows 10?

Thanks!

A:Macrium Reflect boot menu option

Hey wreckwriter,

I actually did the same as far as moving away from TrueImage to Reflect, but I am using the free version.

I'm curious to see the responses, as I was wondering the same. I'm also wondering about the purpose of doing that vs. creating a bootable Flash / CD. Is it just a matter of convenience, or does it offer something else that I'm missing?

Also, I'm wondering if there's any risk of configuring Reflect so that it's added to the boot menu? Since it really does not load before Windows per se, I'm assuming the risks are minimal, but that is a concern of mine as well.

b1rd

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

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

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

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

Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks,

Docfxit

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

A:Macrium V6 Rescue Disk Will Not Boot in W10

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

A:cloning hard drive with Macrium Reflect

Originally Posted by Ben Daniels


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



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

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About a year ago, I added a Macrium Reflect boot menu option but have never needed to use it. There have been several Reflect updates since then. Do I need to do anything to update this boot menu option? Also, how do you remove the boot menu option?

A:Update Macrium Reflect Boot Menu Option?

You should always create a new rescue media when you have updated Macrium. In doing so also the WinPE files for Macrium Rescue will be updated (files in %programdata%\Macrium folder). In this case the boot menu entry does not need to be edited when Macrium is updated.

The easiest way to remove all entries, including Macrium, from boot menu is to boot the PC to Macrium Recovery Console and select Fix Windows boot problems:



Accept all prompts:


Boot menu is gone and PC boots now directly to Windows.

You can manually edit the boot menu in an Elevated Command Prompt with command bcdedit. Here some commands to modify boot menu:
bcdedit
list all boot entriesbcdedit /delete {Boot Entry Identifier}
Removes the selected entry from Boot Menubcdedit /set {Boot Entry Identifier} description "Any Name"
Sets the name of selected entry in Boot Menu to your chosen one, instead of for instance having two entries named Windows 10, you can name them as Windows 10 Pro on HDD and Windows 10 Home on VHDNew name (description) needs to be in quotes if it contains spacesbcdedit /default {Boot Entry Identifier}
Sets the selected entry as default OS which will be automatically started when countdown reaches 0

An example. Here I wanted to change the name of the Macrium Reflect System Recovery entry in my boot menu to simple and short Macrium (highlighted blue). For that I need to use it's identifier (highlighted yellow):



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Hi,

I originally bought a simple ASUS eeeBox with Win 7 Home 64 bit installed as my laptop just died. I removed the Samsung EVO 840 SSD (500GB) from the laptop and used Samsung utility to clone win 7 from Asus HDD (320GB) to the SSD. This worked fine and Asus booted with cloned SSD. I then ran Windows update on Asus for about 2 days to load all the relevant Win 7 updates on to the SSD in preparation to go to Win 10. Now I want to clone the Win 7 system from the SSD back on to the original 320GB HDD before I go to Win 10. I used Macrium Reflect Free v6 (booted from a USB stick) to clone the 500GB SSD to 320GB HDD. I let Macrium cope with smaller target disk size as only about 20GB in use for Windows on SSD. Clone to HDD appeared to work fine. I also ran the MBR fix in Macrium Reflect on the HDD. There were some errors in this process and that's probably the cause of the boot problem. Macrium Reflect showed a RED cross next to "Updating Partition Boot sector" and "Creating Win 7 BCD". I have tried to boot from the HDD clone both in the Asus and another machine with HDD clone plugged in via a USB adapter or via SATA cable directly into motherboard. In both cases Win 7 boot fails with "winload.exe" missing and some hex code I haven't noted. The system still boots fine into Win 7 from the SSD.

I have looked at instruction for fixing MBR for Windows 7, not using Macrium, and they seem very convoluted.
Am I missing an obvious step?


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A Q or more for anyone familiar with MR.

I'm dual-booting W7 & 10 (both Pro x64) on separate SSDs.
Reflect Free v6.1 (same build) is installed on each OS (my first experience with Macrium software).
If I select W7 as the default OS, I get the legacy boot loader (Windows Boot Manager).
If I select W10 as default, it's the graphical Boot Options Menu.
This is not an issue for me, as I'll be changing the default OS for periods in the future, and so will be using the associated boot loading mode during those periods.

I've created a USB Rescue medium (in W7 using WinPE 5).
As yet, I haven't created a Recovery Boot Menu entry in either OS.

My intention is to create a Recovery Boot Menu option in both the legacy W7 Manager and the ('standard') W10 Boot Options Menu, so that it will be available whichever menu is displayed at the time, and I'm assuming I'll be doing this in each OS when set as default.

If that's a reasonable plan(?), should the W7 entry use WinPE 5 and the W10 entry WinPE 10?

As the PE options show as 'not built' in MR on W10, do I need to create a USB Rescue utility in W10 before creating the Boot Menu entry, or will the PE environment be built 'on demand' for the menu entry only?

I'm not enthralled by the prospect of dealing with potential booting/menu issues, so thanks in advance for appeasing my OCD/paranoid tendencies.

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Hi,

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

Regards,
Golden

A:Macrium Rescue CD to bootable USB drive?

here you go...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On their forum I read that perhaps I needed to run

chkdsk /r /f

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

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

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

I replied with NO.

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

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

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

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Hi, recently my PC was working fine but suddenly i got boot problem like "a device is not connected" and later on "BCD boot file configuration not valid". After a lot of fuss, i downloaded Macrium Reflect USB with WinPE 10. I first used Rufus with NTFS file format to create the bootable Macrium Reflect USB but when booted, Marcium reflect neither found an operating system nor showing any hard disk in the computer, although hard disk is showing in the BIOS. Later on I googled and found that I should make a bootable USB using Fat32 file system since I have UEFI BIOS. So i did that using Rufus again and still Macrium Reflect shows nothing. I dont want to install windows again, but want to restore/fixboot to the previous working condition. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

PC Configuration:
Intel Core i5 Skylake
Gigabyte H110 S2PH
Kingston 8GB Hyper X
1 TB SATA WD Black
Windows 10 Pro

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I run a daily backup with Macrium Reflect Free for home use and I thought I would just test the browse image from a USB stick and it wont browse some of my disks. I cant even mount them in the PE environments. I have two physical disks with 8 partitions and 3 of them wont mount from the backup image on the 2nd physical disk. Anyway to get in touch with Macrium or should I try the PE 4 option instead of PE5?

Linux rescue CD cant even see the image file. I can mount them in normal windows mode but I am worried that I might not be able to restore them from a PE USB stick as I cant mount them. Any suggestions?

Tim

A:Macrium Reflect PE BOOT wont browse some disks on backup

If you can see the images with the PE USB stick, then you should be able to restore. But I have no idea why they don't mount.

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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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I'm just been playing with free backup tools; Macrium Reflect and Aomei Backupper, and working out which works best for me for those times when you need to boot from a Recovery CD.

I'm posting in case it helps someone else.

I've been using a Toshiba PC which has 64-bit Windows 8 preinstalled, and is using a GPT file system. I changed the boot order so that the CD/DVD drive comes before the main HDD, if it finds a valid bootable source.

The BIOS options on the PC also include:
* Secure Boot: enabled or disabled
* Boot mode: UEFI or Legacy (CSM)

I tried both Secure Boot enabled and disabled; this didn't seem to affect the findings below.

However the differences some on switching between UEFI mode and Legacy mode in the BIOS settings.

My question was whether I can boot from a Recovery CD in UEFI Mode; although the PC can access bootable CDs in Legacy Mode, it won't boot itself.

Aomei Backupper 1.6

CD was created using the Windows PE option rather than Linux. By changing to Legacy boot mode, I can boot from the Aomei CD, and it then could backup my HDD to an external USB drive. But I had to change back to UEFI boot to make the computer boot again.
Macrium Reflect Free v5.2.6444 - 32-bit.

This is similar to Aomei. I selected the option to create a CD using Windows PE (version 4). By changing to Legacy boot mode, I can boot from the Macrium CD, and it then could backup to an external USB drive. But I had to change back to UEFI boot to make the co... Read more

A:Boot recovery CDs with UEFI: Free Macrium Reflect vs Aomei

You can use this to make efi bootable recovery media. It will include a whole bunch of tools, depending on what you already have installed.

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Not sure why I get a boot to winPE recovery at every start up. Have to get out of this with F12 and then wait for boot to start again then finally get into Win7 boot.
I tried turning off WinPE with NO selected at windows boot menu. (attached)
Deleted the PE selection in system configuration (attached)
Any solution to this? I dont need winPE and have a recovery USB ready.

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks

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