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True Image 10: can I backup email & restore to new drive? + How 2 backup to DVDs?

Q: True Image 10: can I backup email & restore to new drive? + How 2 backup to DVDs?

I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM

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

My setup is the following:

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

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

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

Or if I should leave MBR out?

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

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

With kind regards

JBJ

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

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

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

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

Leftover Drivers? | Knowledge Base

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Acronis True Image 6.0 is supposed to be able to write directly to removable media, including DVD+RW, and even states it in the user guide.

However, when I attempt to do so, I receive the following error message: "Failed to write to image archive file. A possible reason could be poor media quality."

I don't think the discs are faulty - I've tried this with 2 types of major brand name DVDs write out of the shrink wrap.

The user interface is fairly simple, so I don't believe I've overlooked any significant steps......anyone else out there have similar problems with this software?

Thanx
 

A:Drive backup w/Acronis True Image

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD). My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive. Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it. From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

Thanks in advance,
Pete

A:want to restore backup image to a new hard drive

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Quote: Originally Posted by pl28


Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD).

Describe this recovery disk. Where did it come from? Burned? Bought? Can you make another?


My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive.

Made an image backup with what application?


Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it.

I'd expect that your "recovery disk" is something you would attempt to boot from to restore an image. Are you able to boot from this "recovery disk"?

You say "does not recognize my new hard drive". Do you mean you can boot with the recovery disk and locate your previously made image file, but you cannot select the new hard drive as a destination for the image restoration? Or do you mean something else?

From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

You didn't say what application you are using to make and restore this image. A lack of proper drivers on the recovery disk can prevent i... Read more

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Hi,
I believe the following statements are true for win7 image backup.
1) The win7 image is for the entire HDD (or SSD).
That is, you cannot make an image of just one partition.
2) When you restore the image, there is no option to restore
a single partition. That is, you have to restore the entire image.
3) The new disk must be larger than the image disk.

This is very restrictive. And it discourages large C:\ drives :-(

Are there any image backup/restore tools that will backup/restore
just one partition?

If I could do an image backup/restore for a selected partition
then I could have a C:\ partition of maybe 200GB for OS and a
D:\ partition of maybe 800GB for data on a 1TB disk.

What is best practice?
thanks

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
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My system:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
C-drive is a 250GB Plextor SSD
Acronis True Image 2011

Background:
I setup a weekly scheduled disk image of my system drive (C that gets sent to an external HDD (4TB). This was working very well for months with incremental backups most of the time and a full backup every five or six weeks. I recently noticed that my backups haven't been happening since mid-August. No errors or anything. They're just not running.

I opened Acronis and tried to run a backup manually. But when I click the Back Up button, nothing would happen. I recreated my backup scheme as a new backup and ran that. It runs, but my computer slows to a crawl and eventually (within minutes) nothing responds to my clicks in or out of Acronis. The hard drive light on the case lights up, and even after I've let it run for several hours, it never finishes. I have to reset the computer to get it back up and running again.

Changing compression levels or priorities doesn't make a difference.

I installed Macrium Reflect and tried running the same disk image backup there, but I had the same problem.

I also tried doing the backup using Windows backup program. The backup doesn't slow down or crash my computer, but it does fail at the end of the process. I get this error:

One of the backup files could not be created.
Details: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Error code: 0x8078002A

I can back up a non-system drive just fine, so it se... Read more

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I will be upgrading to W7 next month so I have a question about backups.

I have never used anything but the normal procedure for making backups
and I accidently ran across this Acronis True Image 2010. I went to their
website and read about it and it comes with a price of $50.

They were not very specific on what type of external storage is needed so
that is my question to the group.

I will most likely only use this True Image + ??? external storage 1 or 2
times so does the cost of both items justify the usage.

Thanks

A:Backup with Acronis True Image

In Acronis, you can use whatever storage you want, external or external, as long as it has sufficient space. If you're only going to use it once or twice, you may want to consider using a free program, like this.

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Hi,

I've got True Image 10 Home and it won't write to DVD to save it's life. I want to use the recovery CD to take a cold image of the Vista partition on my machine. Everything seems to start to run and then about 5 minutes into the backup all DVD write and hard disk activity grinds to a halt.

I'm in the ridiculous situation where I have to choose another partition for the destination for the image, asking the backup to create DVD sized chunks of data. This results in a series of files that I burn to DVD.

When using the Vista built-in burn it reports the files are too big to fit on a DVD. I have to use a 3rd party tool to accomplish the burning process.

Has anyone seen this problem with True Image 10? Has anyone even tried it? Nothing on the True Image support site. I logged a tech support call and despite several follow-ups no response.

PhilMo
 

A:Acronis True Image DVD backup

Hi PhilMo,

Welcome to TSG!

The Official Acronis True Image Support Forum is here where there are lots of users who might have seen this problem.

-- Tom
 

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I ran an Image back up of my C: drive (using Windows 7 & an external usb drive) after getting warning messages that the Hard Disk was failing and to back up the drive.  I got a replacement 500 GB internal drive to restore the Image to and got as far as the Windows Login Screen after the Image Restore was complete and then automatically rebooted.  I typed my password in under my profile BUT, it was not accepted/ recognized... (I can't remember the exact wording) There are 2 profiles that come up, at that point, (just before going into Windows)...Mine, and my g-friends, whom, for whatever reason, WAS able to login to her profile  ...
 
Can anyone tell me how to bypass or fix this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6414, 500 GB, Serial ATA, and running  Windows7.

A:Unable to login 2 Windows after backup and Image restore of drive

It's possible that because the hard drive was failing, your profile was corrupted and restoring the image still resulted in a corrupted profile. Try the following.
 
If you gf's account is admin then log into her account and change/clear the password of your account in "User Accounts" of control panel.
 

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just as the title indicates, i have one hard drive that is partitioned 3 times for a tri OS boot.

window 64bit, 64bit and 32bit all window 7, for my personal reasons.
now i just found out today window 7 image backup tool backs up the entire hard drive, and can not seperate partitions therefore backs up all 3 parition together as a single image file.

what i want to know is, if there is a way either through window 7 or via another 3rd party image tool, that i can backup image and restore image per partitions instead per harddrive and still be able to tri boot? and if so, which program and how..?

thanks a lot!

A:single drive, 3 paritions, one OS per parition, image backup/restore

Macrium lets you back up one partition at a time. So does Acronis.

I think Windows imaging has its own idea of what a "system" partition is. I don't use it and will have to take your word for it that you have no control over that.

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Hello: newbie here

I looked but I couldn't find the answer. I had made a full image of 3 drives using Win 7 backup tool. However, since then, I have removed 2 of the disks but I want to restore just one of the drives where the OS was installed (these are physical HDD= 3). Windows restore CD does not let me restore just one drive since the image is for all 3.
Is there any way that I can force windows 7 to restore just one of the drives from the the full image with 3 drives? Unfortunately, the drives that I removed already have new data in another PC and pretty big (2T each). I don't to buy 2 drives just to install the OS image.

thank you

A:Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

Hello vlsi99x, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the two HDDs that you removed were only data drives and not system drives, then yes you could use step 8 or 9 in the tutorial below to only restore the system drive (step 8 easiest way) or exclude the drives you don't want restored (step 9).

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've been using acronis for a few years now and I'm always trying to keep the TIB file as small as possible. I save them to a seperate partiton and create backups whenever I feel that I've changed the system (install new programs or updated, etc..) enough to warrant a new backup. I only create full backups and don't do incremental or differential one since they are usually the same size as the original TIB file.

One thing that I've noticed is that if I create a new TIB image the file size gets extraordinarily large, BUT if I restore to the last TIB image and then go thru the process of reinstalling/configuring everything since the last TIB image was created, the new TIB image file size is about the same as the last TIB.

I keep a txt file log that I add entries of any/all significant changes, updates and installations that I do on the system. I can restore a TIB image and go thru the log to reinstall/update or uninstall what I've done. I know it sounds like a hassle, but it actually is very easy and efficient - especially if the logfile is fairly thorough.

I'm wondering if anyone knows why the filesizes would be that different?

On my machine at work, The last TIB file was about 9GB. I made TIB the other day and it ended up at 32GB. I don't do a lot of changes or experimental installations on that machine. The PC that I use at home gets a lot of tweaking.

I restored the Work PC today and reinstalled a few things that I needed and ra... Read more

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I just got the Acronis True Image 11 Home edition for backup and recovery for both my desktop and laptop.

I was very successful in backing up my ASUS desktop using this utility but then not able to get a backup without corruption when I used it for my HP Pavilion notebook.

They share the same XP pro OS.

Any ideas from those who use True Image

A:Acronis True Image laptop backup

I'm currently going to run a checkdisk on my laptop. Then I will run the backup using the boot disk and not the one installed on my laptop.

Any other ideas.

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I was really sure where to post this- maybe it would help if we had a general software forum. I posted here because it runs on Windows 7.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone uses a program like this. I have Acronis True Image 2013, but it is incomplete. I want the ability to see what it saves with an incremental backup, what all the new data is. And, the ability to be able to restore a backup, but keep certain things I have added since after that backup.

A:Anyone use Acronis True Image? Or any other backup program

Check the manual http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...iff88UU8iWgLHw it should tell you what is possible

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I have Acronis True Image 2011 Back-up installed on my System it's on a Dedicated 1-TB HDD, I have it set-up to Copy the Data off the Other 2 HDD's (RAID-Striped x 1TB each)...I seem to keep having a Problem with Windows 7 OS Embedded Back-up, HOW, Can I shut-off the Windows so it stays Shut-off and quits Interfering?? Right Now, I am getting 2 Sets of Back-up Folders with Saved Backup Files, that is Filling up my HDD in about a week...I Just found Out Acronis Support Sucks, they told me they only provide Free Tech Support for 30-days after purchase, what a Frigging Rip-Off....Frankly speaking, I'm a Real Noob here, Give me a Hot Rod, Harley, or Heavy-Duty Diesel to work on and I'm right On it....I'm having another Issue with this Software too, but would Rather do 1 Issue at a Time...ALSO: Which Saved Back-ups can I Delete and Which ones to save?? I Look at those, and have no idea what is up with all those Partitions...

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My laptop is currently running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I have the Windows Disc from which I have installed this window but now I have installed bunch of Apps and installed Windows Updates. I want to backup all of my Apps, Settings and Updates. If I ever install Windows 10 again I just don't want to install all those updates and apps again (I might not even remember all of the apps I have now) so How can I create a backup now so in the future whenever I want I can just restore back to this point? Should I create a System Image or System Restore (Restore Point) or a Recovery Drive or Backup and Restore (Windows 7) ? I don't know which one is the right for me because I have never done any Backup, Restore or Recovery. Please Help.

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I have a copy of the Acronis True Image 2015 version, that i use to backup my drive, now my problem is, i had another version of this software before and the way that it used to backup : it would usually create one tib image file for my backup and now on this one, its creating so many separate tib files just to do one backup which takes forever and i really don't understand why, because my drive is not that huge its only 500gb and I'm not even using half of it, its about 40 percent full and i intend to keep it that way, but why does this version of Acronis have to use all these image files to do such a small backup? I have uploaded an image of the backup archives on my external usb drive that the Acronis software has made
 

A:Acronis True Image 2015 Backup issue

You may have enabled the option to split the backup into smaller files, change it to Automatic. If it's already on automatic set it to custom and set the size to something greater than the full size of the backup. Also, this will occur if your destination drive is formatted FAT32 instead of NTFS where it can only handle 4GB files.
 

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I have Acronis True Image 9 installed and run both daily and weekly backups. The weekly one runs perfectly but recently when the scheduled daily backup runs it now stops after running around 75% and just won't run any further. I have to close it down every day using the Task Manager facility. Not being very experienced, I can't think why one of the two options runs but the other one does not. Does anyone please have any thoughts on how I can correct this? Many thanks for any advice.
 

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I am posting this to assist anyone who has encountered a conflict between Webroot Spysweeper With Anti Virus version 7.xxx (2011) and backup programs.
I recently updated Webroot Spysweeper and Antivirus from version 6.1.0.145 to version 7.0.4.127. The old version served me well for many years and never interfered with any of my applications. The new version began interfering with my Acronis True Image backup program, which I use to backup my hard drive partitions to an external drive. I was no longer able to perform new backups nor was I able to access previous backups. One of the main drawbacks of version 7.xxx is that you are not able to temporarily shut the program down (you can only close the system tray icon while the program continues to run). I was able to get my backup program working again by uninstalling Webroot Spysweeper with AntiVirus version 7.xxx. I installed Webroot Spysweeper with AntiVirus version 6.1.0.145 and *only updated my virus definitions* (and not the program) and I can now successfully use my backup program and access old backups for restoring. Webroot technical support assured me that I can renew my subscription without upgrading the program to version 7.xxxx. I hope that this helps anyone who has encountered a similar frustration.
Here is the procedure to install the 6.1.0145 version from Webroot tech support (I starred some steps for key emphasis):
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I ran out of space on the C: drive I installed Win7 on so I made a backup with Acronis True Image in hopes of putting this on one of the larger partitions on the same drive.
The problem is that it seems like Acronis won't let me clone an individual partition to another partition, it only gives the option to clone to another physical drive?

I can open the Acronis backup of the original C: drive, and I tried to copy/paste this over to the bigger "K" partition but got the error: "a required privledge is not held by the client" right at the end of the copying.

"K" is a logical partition, do I need to change this to primary to load the original C: drive onto it? If so, how? Man, this really sucks any help on how to get the backup onto the bigger partition is appreciated.

A:How to clone true image backup file to new partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bounce


I ran out of space on the C: drive I installed Win7 on so I made a backup with Acronis True Image in hopes of putting this on one of the larger partitions on the same drive...


Almost all recent versions of Acronis TI can install an image back-up file onto any suitable partition.

'Suitable' means one you have permission to alter, and which is large enough and appropriately formatted.

It is possible some versions of TI are not fully complaint with W7

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Scheduled backups not executing at the times set. Scheduler2 is automatic and running according to services.msc, I have re-installed the software, and done a repair install. I downloaded and installed their schedmgr which works while the computer is still on but on reboot schedmgr does not run unless done so manually. I turned Fastboot off as a test and it seems to solve the problem but this procedure makes the computer extremely slow which I cannot tolerate so I turned Fastboot back on. I am not the only one with this problem and Acronis seems unable to rectify the problem so far.

A:True Image 2013 scheduled backup not working

IS you computer asleep when the backup is scheduled to run? If so, ensure you have enabled it to wake up via the wake-up timers in power settings.

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hello
i want to know which one works best with vista ? in all matters
Thanks in Advance

A:Vista's Complete PC Backup VS Acronis True Image

Only you could answer that, a lot depends on which version of Vista you have as I believe the complete backup program is only part of certain versions of Vista, I have heard that it works very well though.

Acronis also has a good reputation but I haven't actually used it so can't give any opinion either way.

You're best bet is to do some research and find out as much as you can about both programs to see which would fit the way you use your machine.

Hope that helps

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Hi guys, I've read with interest this forum.. I'll try & keep this brief as I can... I did a W7 system image backup on 5 DVDs. My Pc is a DELL XPS 15z which has the eject button as a key on the keyboard. I had a virus on my PC & tried to reinstall the image but I can only get as far as entering the last disc from the back up set.. when I try to eject the dvd it won't work unless I abort & boot into windows!! Since then I did a clean reinstall of windows 7, but I have realised I've lost my Microsoft office that came with the original Dell system software.I've also lost the original Dell back up so I can't restore with Dell recovery. How can I gt this problem solved? I have the image on 5 DVDs but I can't get it back on the laptop! Can it be transferred to a usb flash drive or a partition in my hard drive? Any help would be really appreciated.

A:system image backup on 5 DVDs

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You might try the steps in this tutorial:
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

See the note box above step 1.

That note box has a link where you might be able to download a Windows ISO file.

I say "might" because the links to some of the ISO files are not always functional as of late.

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,
Dobber9
 

A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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Greetings!

I support a small LAN with 7 Windows 7 64-bit desktops for a local charity.

All the desktops have Acronis True Image Home 11 (ATI11) installed and are configures as a HomeGroup.

I have been doing an incremental image backup over the network using ATI11 to one of the desktops but lately speed of the backups has become unacceptable.

For a specific example, Two of the desktops are Core I7 machines with GBit network interfaces connected through a GBit switch.

a) If I backup one to the other using ATI11 the backup will take 4-6 hours with network utilization at 3-5%.

b) If I backup the SAME system to its secondary HDD using ATI11 (a local backup) the backup takes about 2 hours.

c) If I then use a simple COPY command to copy the large ATI11 TIB backup file (30-50GB) from the SAME system to the SAME target system the network utilization varies from 25%-60% and the copy takes a, relatively speaking, small amount of time.

Note I get the same results for source systems which only have a 100MB network card except that during the COPY test they use 80-90% of the available network speed.

I searched the internet and found some suggestions involving changing the network cards settings, IPV4 Checksum Offload for example. I tried that and it immediately "broke" the HomeGroup network connection.

Question: Why will ATI11 not use more of the available network speed? Neither the source system nor the target system is CPU bound during the ATI11 backu... Read more

A:Acronis True Image Home 11 Network Backup Is Slow

It may be better to create an Acronis TrueImage Boot Disk and try and check if the incremental image back-up process has speeded up.

Incidentally how many GBs is the data that is being backed and after it is backed up is it being verified?

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My saga with Acromis True Image continues. I have successfully installed it on my fairly new Vista PC and found a way of creating and using a rescue disc by adjusting the bootup sequence of the drives. I now find that each time I try to do a backup to my Buffalo external HDD - reformatted to NTFS - I get the error message "Failed to execute the task - Error #1364 - A specified authentication package is unknown (0xFFF0)"

Acronis web support say I should edit the registry as a registry entry is missing in the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa. This surprised me as my PC is not on a network. This is covered in You may not be able to connect to a remote server, the Workstation service may stop, and you may receive an "Error 1364" error message in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows Small Business Server 2003

I have always kept well clear of the registry so am concerned at the warning - "Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk."

How serious is this risk and how do I back up the registry first please? I had hoped a re-installation would solve the issue as installing probably caised the problem?

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A:Acronis True Image Home 2009 Unable to backup

Review this link here - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/21...ore.html?ltr=R.

I use acronis, but I use it in the most basic ways - as a basic backup of my internal hard drives and a cloning software so I'm not equipped to solve your problem here. Perhaps someone else can. You can also check out Acronis' forums - Acronis True Image Product Line - Wilders Security Forums

Good luck

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Over years of using Acronis True Image I have created image files in several folders and with different file names. As a result, my "Backup location" lists many file name formats that I no longer use (please see the screenshot).

Can anyone tell me how to tidy up that list? I cannot see any option in ATI and I cannot find where it is held on disk or in the Registry.

A:Acronis True Image - tidying up the list of backup locations

the only way i can think is to re install it , if you only have a couple of back ups then when you uninstall dont save the acronis info and settings, hopefully when you reinstall it it will have a clean memory so to speak.
then browse via acronis to your current backup folder when setting up the backups to continue your incremental backups if you have a schedule.

or something like that

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So im trying to create a image backup onto some DVD+R which are 4.7GB in size, so far I have used 4 and my loading bar (green % bar) on the image restore application is only at about 1/8th. It is trying to copy 496GB onto the disk, how may more am I suppose to use? does the bar suddenly skip forward to completion?

Note: When I put a new disk it a message box comes up saying that I need to format each disk.

A:Image backup - Using DVDs loading bar not moving.

Welcome to the forum,

That is a pretty large backup to use DVD's, you should really invest in an external hard drive.

DVD's are not a reliable backup method, you are going to need a lot of DVD's and they don't always restore successfully.

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Hello,

I want to back up all of my data to my external hard drive at the end of every day, and I started using the Acronis True Image Home software to do so. I made the first backup yesterday, which understandably took a long time. But now I'm running the first daily backup, as a test, and it says it'll take 4 hours to finish! And this is with it set at the highest priority. I imagined that automatic backup software would simply search the files for any that were created or modified since the last backup and then back up those files where they belong in the folder locations. If there were simply an 'Overwrite Older Files Only' option in the regular Windows explorer, I would just do this kind of backup myself. It shouldn't take 4 hours for this to happen.

Can anyone tell me of a better backup software, or a reason that I should stay with Acronis anyway, when compared to the other options?

Thank you

A:Acronis True Image Home automatic backup software very slow

You must set the software to either perform a differently or incremental backup and chose what you are backing up. If you chose differently and the you have changed a ton of files then yes it would take some time but shouldn't take 4 hours unless you have chosen to backup the complete system again

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Thanks to Windows 8.1 update going belly up, and of course removing all recovery points, I was forced to recover my system.
I did this from my Acronis True Image Nonstop Backup but after the recovery the system would not boot.
Hung in the boot process for more than 30 minutes before I turned it off.
This happened with both Partition and File Recovery methods.
Eventually had to go back to latest weekly backup which of course was 6 days old.
(Sods law strikes again! )

This is just the latest in a series of problems I've had with True Image, and since they they can't all be the fault of Windows 8, so I am seriously considering a different approach.

Perhaps I can get a refund from Acronis.

I am now running a full backup prior retrying the update to 8.1

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I have an hp desktop running windows 7 home premium. recently I attempted to upgrade to windows 10 but something failed. I was forced to create backup cd's by the recovery manager (12 in total) AND run the restore cd provided by hp to repair my workstation.  I have read numerous articles and forums that suggest booting from recovery cd 1 and also from recovery cd 12 ...that hasnt worked. The recovery manager application does appear in the recovery folder saved on disk 1 and also a configuration file, but when i click on recovery manager, the spinning pointer sits there (like its working the request) but after an hour or so , does nothing, goes right back to idle.  I understand that 7-zip unzips wim. files if you want to go the long route of opening all 130 saved files and manually extracting each backed-up portion of my workstation but would really prefer to have the recovery software restore my files.  what do i  do??? can i get a functioning recovery manager, or is there another type of software out there that recognizes wim's and will restore my files for me.-William

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I read a blurb that this drive provides "continious automatic backup" which sounds great. Has anyone tried this feature?
 

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Within a couple weeks of getting my laptop (Dell Vostro 3700, intel i5, Win7 Pro 32-bit) I used the Windows backup tool to make a set of restore disks. I have recently learned this may have been a mistake.

Fast forward: a few weeks ago I did a clean install of Win7 from the system disks that came with my computer. It worked ok, but it's missing drivers and programs and such- I've lost multitouch on my trackpad, for instance.

So I decided to restore from my DVDs, and they don't work. Some quick research around this site informs me this is not uncommon, but is there a way to pull the data off them onto, say, an external hard drive, and restore from there? Or restore parts of the data by hand?

Thanks!

A:Is it possible to pull a working backup from bad backup DVDs?

Have you gone to the Dell web site, entered your service tag, and attempted to locate and download these missing programs and drivers?

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I recently had my hardware replaced due to issues with charging. Microsoft sent me a brand new SP4, and I need to ship back the defective one. I tried using the image backup/restore feature in Windows 10 (Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore (Windows 7)). I spoke to a technician at the Microsoft store who told me that's really not what this feature is for. He told me I would need to use a third party tool to move my image from my old SP4 to my new one (so I do not need to reinstall/reconfigure all my apps).
Anyone know of any image backup/restore software that works with SP4? Freeware would be great but willing to pay as well. I would love to just have a golden image that I can always restore to if there are issues with my PC (or I want to just refresh every so often for security reasons).
The other consideration is with licensing and hardware security. Will an image of my old SP4 just run on my new SP4? Isn't the old image a different Win10 license that is not supposed to run on other hardware? I know there are also issues with TPM and Bitlocker that I don't completely understand.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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My machine blue-screened on me abruptly while sitting idly. Nothing much that I can think of has changed lately.
It rebooted on its own and went into Windows fine, except for a message saying Windows did not shut down properly and asking me if I want it to search for a solution. (This was NOT a message saying "The system has recovered from a serious error.")
Everything seemed fine.
I went to the C: drive in Windows Explorer > Properties > Tools > Error-Checking > Check now. I left the first box checked, which is checked by default, to check for and fix system errors.
But when I clicked "Start," nothing happened. I clicked it again, and again nothing happened. It may have been 20-30 seconds before it finally gave me the next screen, which says it has to be shut down to run CheckDisk.
I know my machines pretty well, and this long delay was very uncharacteristic behavior.
I ran chksdk and it said it found no errors.
I went back to do the same steps again, and again there was an unprecedented, very long delay before the Check Now > "Start"
button gave me a response.
I noticed that after it did finally respond the first time after a reboot, if I then canceled and tried it again, it responded instantly.
A third reboot revealed the same behavior. It exhibited about 30 seconds of a delay after hitting Start before it gave me any response.
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Hello.
I have a Win Vista Ultimate x64. I made a win full computer backup, but i dont know how can i explore a backuped drive. (image drive)
I need a some files , but restore from full computer backup doesnt work.
It displayed error.
Can you help me ?

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I need a little help figuring this out. I made a backup image a while back on my network. Now that I want to re-image, I reboot as requested, wait for it to load, and Windows says it can't find my backup, "if it is on a network, close this window , type the network location."

Putting in the network location does nothing, I'm just returned to the screen where it would list the backup image if it had found it, but there's nothing there.

Thinking perhaps my NAS was the problem I copied the image onto a portable hard drive, but after rebooting into the restore program, Windows 7 doesn't find the USB drive.

I know the image was good, because I got an "image successful" message when I made it. Any ideas?

A:Image Restore can't find Backup Image

You say Windows can't find the USB drive, or is it the image file within the drive that it can't find?

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

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

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

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

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hey , this a stupid question, i think. but i just can't understand what is the deference between a system restore image and a backup data image etc? i've heard that u can save both a system restore image and backup at the same time to an external hard drive : for example, f:drive\name of pc user\backupImageSet YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS is this correct? how is this possible , thank you

A:backup/restore system image?

As Brink says, "There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them."

A "plain backup" usually just backs up data files, while a system image backs up everything on your drive. A system image is a kind of backup. To confuse things, it depends on which backup/imaging program you use as to whether or not you can extract individual files. The native Windows 7 tool lets you create a "plain backup" of data files, or a full system image. But you cannot restore individual files from the system image.

Let's say you accidentally delete an important letter that had been in your Documents folder. Either a system image or a data backup could restore that letter. But if all you had was a Windows 7 system image, you'd have to restore the entire hard drive and not just the letter. That's why the native Windows 7 lets you select what kinds of backups you want to create: a data backup, a system image, or both. Other backup software (like Macrium, EaseUS Todo, Paragon, etc) offer more flexibility than the native Windows 7 imaging tool.

Hope this doesn't make it even more confusing.

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Hi

I would like to create an Acronis image of one WIN7 PC with OEM license.
How it should work to recover this image across multiple PCs with other OEM licenses (each with the same hardware)?

A:Backup and restore the same image on multiple OEM PCs

OEMs are tied to as specific machine and MOBO.

Even though the other comps may have the exact same hardware and you could restore the image to them, you can have the OS (with key) on one comp at a time.

You would see the image on the other comps, but a message will appear saying you have "X" days left to buy a key.

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Not sure where to write this so I decided here under General Discussion.

I truly believe in backups of documents and image backup of HD. In the past I have used many different ones and prior to Win7 I was using TeraByte Unlimited Image for Windows V3 which was fast and reliable.

Well last week I decided to try the Win7 backup imaging software that comes in Ultimate but not sure if he other versions have it. Well I started the programm and saved my image or whatever Win7 now cals it to my backup HD. I have about 25 gb on C: and in less than 6 minutes was complete. The saved area was about 10 gb in size and has mutlimple directories with files in all of them. Will have to do some additional reading on actually what it is but it isn't one file like a true image.

Last night I used Win7 to restore my C: Drive and it went flawlessly in less than 6 minutes. Had anyone had any issues with this program?

I did another Win7 Backup this morning and it seems that it copied over the one I had stored. I'm sure next time I will change directory or file name so I can have more copies stored

Because I'm not sure yet if I trust the Win7 version I will continue to use both backup programs until I know more about the Win7.

Any thoughts?

A:Win7 Image Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ


Not sure where to write this so I decided here under General Discussion.

I truly believe in backups of documents and image backup of HD. In the past I have used many different ones and prior to Win7 I was using TeraByte Unlimited Image for Windows V3 which was fast and reliable.

Well last week I decided to try the Win7 backup imaging software that comes in Ultimate but not sure if he other versions have it. Well I started the programm and saved my image or whatever Win7 now cals it to my backup HD. I have about 25 gb on C: and in less than 6 minutes was complete. The saved area was about 10 gb in size and has mutlimple directories with files in all of them. Will have to do some additional reading on actually what it is but it isn't one file like a true image.

Last night I used Win7 to restore my C: Drive and it went flawlessly in less than 6 minutes. Had anyone had any issues with this program?

I did another Win7 Backup this morning and it seems that it copied over the one I had stored. I'm sure next time I will change directory or file name so I can have more copies stored

Because I'm not sure yet if I trust the Win7 version I will continue to use both backup programs until I know more about the Win7.

Any thoughts?


For me, the back up of Windows 7 is awesome. The two primary restore options, system restore and system image are incremental. The date that shows on the file represents t... Read more

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I have done data recovery in the past with success, however this time im having issues

Basically the user had acronis true image installed, they made a full backup on their system

Later they started having issues and decided to restore that image which was from a yr ago, they did not make any other backups and now i am having trouble trying to restore it

I used stellar recovery and when i try to recover the entire drive onto a terabyte external it says not enough space and gives me a huge # EVEN THOUGH the partition is only 600gb

I had the same issue with recuva, so i thought it was a bug, but apparently its not as its doing the same thing with 2 programs right now

So instead of doing that, i started by recovering their documents folder which is going through just fine

However when i start trying to look at the pdf, photos and docx files even though they have the right file names the files themselves wont work

The docx files asked me to recover so i did that and it showed the text, but the other files dont appear to be working properly

I tried some raw recovery programs but after it was done it says the partition is 600 terabytes

A:Backup Restoration After Acronis Image Restore

Hi there
If you still have the ACRONIS backup image you can MOUNT this . Windows will then show you all the files etc in the backup with Windows explorer -- then you should be able to restore the relevant directories. This works even if you did an IMAGE backup (Disks / partition images) rather than DATA backup (by directories).

There should be a tool in your acronis software called Image explorer. -- Use that. Don't try and restore an image that's from several releases of software earlier than the one you are using now. The Image explorer is the tool to use.

Cheers
jimbo

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All was well in Windows 7 until we upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I "CAN" back up to our Lenovo PX4-300d. However, image restores DO NOT WORK! I boot to the Windows 10 repair disk, chose troubleshooting, etc. I point to the network location, asks me to login, and I click okay and no image shows up in the list. I then tried moving the image to a external drive so I have attached a My Passport Ultra and it doesn't find the image. I have tried this on two of my machines and yes the images were for their respective systems.

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I was wanting to do a re-install of my mom's computer, Im pretty sure she doesnt have a disk and the computer came with windows already installed with a factory backup image. Have had some virus issues and was wondering if its likely that it infected the factory image as well. In my personal opinion having the backup/factory image on the computer is a bad idea, better to have it on a seperate backup/recover USB stick or external hard drive that is only connected for backups or restores. Is there a way to get a fresh download from microsoft of windows 7 64bit which is what she is currently running now?

A:Can a backup/restore factory image get infected?

Wouldnt think a Factory Image would be infected when on a different partiton to start with , but not saying it couldnt happen.
Ive used a lot to repair laptops and never had an issue ...yet.
 
I would try doing a fresh install from the factory Image first , this way Drivers are done and Software also , and then just Win Updates req.
If all goes well then copy the Factory Image to an external Drive as a Backup.
 
If you prefer to reinstall Windows 7 from a Disc you will still need a Valid Product Key.{ Or Embedded within Bios }.
Here is a Download Link .
 
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
 
I havent needed to use this process for Win 7 , but have done 2 for Win 8 Laptops and no problem { Both had Product Key within Bios so activated automatically }
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Hi Everyone,

I actually managed to get the image restoration on track by first formatting my new hard drive (as NTFS).

I found it ironic that the Windows Recovery functionality would not work in my instance because the drive was not formatted, ironic because Windows 7 can install to an unformatted hard drive. Furthermore the video link from Microsoft (Video: Restoring your PC after a hard drive failure - Windows Help) does not feature manually formatting / partitioning the hard drive first (in my case using an EASEUS Partition Master boot disk). Finally once the restoration process started I was actually warned that the formatting / partitioning of the hard drive would be erased!

I am using a RAID 0 configuration so perhaps this fact is affecting the way that Windows Recovery works, however I doubt this!

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Watch this video.

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Win 8 system backup image restore error help

You could try mounting it with something else.

Not sure if partition guru free will do it. The paid version handles vhd.

Once mounted, partition guru can make it's own image of the mounted drive., which can be restored.

You might need the paid version for that - worth looking at the freebie in case it does.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free

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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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As one proceeds to create a complete system image encrypted ?
've Got no success for two veses . One with TrueCrypt and another with BitLocker.

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My laptop came with a the following partition config:Pri Act ..... "Recovery Partition" - 20GB (14GB Used)
Pri ........... Windows 7 "OS Partition" - 60GB (14GB Used)
Extend...... Data Partition - 210GB (0GB Used)
As you can see the OS partition is not set as "Active" and the "Active" partition is in the "Recovery Partition". Once in a while I would like to switch between Windows XP and Windows 7 by restoring OS image backup to the "OS Partition" - I just don't want a dual boot setup and don't ask me why. So I did an image backup of the whole Windows 7 OS Partition and to save backup storage I only have a files backup on the / level + the /BOOT in the "Recovery Partition" .

After that I re-format the OS Partition and let XP install into it and everything going fine.

When I try restore Windows 7 to the OS Partition + all the files backup of the "Recovery Partition" and reboot it reported:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing: Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe"

I am sure the "Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe" is already restore to the Windows 7 OS partition.

Am I missing something in the Windows 7 "Recovery Partition" to backup beside just the / level files and /BOOT? I don't want to backup the whole 14GB so I tried to avoid the Windows 7 recovery disk images in that partition.

A:Windows 7 Image Backup Restore Problems

How about recovering the System MBR into WIn7 partition?

The Recovery Partition should only mark itself Active to run Recovery.

Have you made your Recovery Disk set as a backup to the partition?

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Hello all,

Today, this morning, I did a system image restore, just to test if it works.
The system image was included in the backup of yesterday, 11/5/2009.

The image restore went smooth, Windows 7 is correctly restored and is running like it always did.

One thing I do not understand, the status of the backup is The last backup was canceled, and also the size of the backup is Not available

See the screen shot below.



I hope someone can explain why this is?

Thanks a lot in advance,

zx81

A:status backup canceled after image restore

There are 3 types of restorations, just your files, system image, and system restore. Just your files is just tha,t documents pics etc. (that is what is showing in your screen shot and what was cancelled.

It seems that you have a schedule of doing all 3 restores on a daily schedlule. When you did just the system image manually, the other backup were not done, hence cancelled. All the computer knows is that part of your scheduled backup was done and the others were not; hence cancelled.

Once a day, all 3 will be done. You will be fine, and all is ok with your computer

You may not want to do a daily system image. Once you are set up and you have everything you need, take an image, then save it. If you every want to restore it you will have the image of a new and perfect OS. If you keep making copies as little problems creep in they will be on the Image, when you do finally restore, all the little problems retrurn too

The computer does not know the size of a back up because you did a partial and not a full back up that will be scheduled, daily

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

A:system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?

Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Need assistance please. I created a system image for my HP ENVY m7 Notebook by using Backup and Restore/create a system image on an external USB hard drive. I have no clue how to restore the backed up image on to my HP ENVY m7 Notebook. Thanks

A:restore HP ENVY m7 Notebook from image created from Backup a...

Hi, When you created the system image, you should have been prompted to create a System Repair Disc. You can load this saved Image to your new HDD by booting from the System Repair Disc, selecting 'Repair Your Computer' and follow Method 3 on the link below. http://www.shivaranjan.com/2009/05/21/windows-7-how-to-restore-windows-7-partition-or-hard-disk-part... Regards, DP-K

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So I had a hard disk crash last night. TOTALLY RUINED my Friday, been messing with it all day basically.

Got a new HD, SSD this time!
Couldn't restore to SSD, read lots of articles/threads about Win7 restore and SSD
Installed Win7 to SSD
Still couldn't restore, keeps saying couldn't find a system disk to restore to.
Tried to restore to a spare HDD, couldn't restore to that either.
Installed Win7 on that, tried to restore, still same error.

Finally booted into Win7 and mounted my backup image using vhdmount (installed via Virtual Server SP1 pkg, then attached via disk manager). I can now get my files off of it (had to mess with permissions first of course) but I would RATHER restore from this image vs. manually copy the files off onto my new C:\Windows install.

I'm wondering either how do I fix this issue so Win7 restore can restore the image to my new HDD or SSD, or else how can I manually copy all files to new C:\ and make it boot, just do it and run startup repair from DVD?

Also, the "backup image" is actually "C:\;I:\" - somehow it thought my I:\ was a system drive (common problem for Win7 Bkup) and so now it is both. I tried restoring and thought maybe I needed my I:\ in place. It's a SimpleDrive USB 500GB so I turned it on but that didn't help either, although it changed the drives it tried to restore to both. I tried to exclude I:\ no dice. I used diskpart all day and am now an expert I guess, and tried to change partitions and mu... Read more

A:Restore from Backup Image failing, mounting with vhdmount...

I have a very simillar problem.

My hdd crashed and I put in a new one. Win7 Ultimate 64bit is reporting the same error to me.

I actualy figured out the problem with my original HDD and have re-installed that yet I am getting the same error. How does that work?

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A few weeks ago I began to get an error message after waking up my Dell XPS L702X laptop. After start-up repair runs and finds no issues I was able to re-boot for a few weeks. Just after New Year’s, my laptop would not boot and I'm unable to launch in safe mode. I know there is a system image dated 12/24 and have attempted to restore the image. The process says it completes but the same issue of not being able to boot persists. I've replaced the HDD1 in my two HDD laptop (assumed it is the boot drive) and believe I've restored the system image to the new drive, but with no success, still cannot boot or launch safe mode. Is there any hope other than reinstalling from the recovery discs burned when I first got my system?

I've seen some posts that seem similar, but not sure it is the same issue
 

A:System stopped booting - can't restore from backup image

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My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

I didn't have any luck on a friends Win backup Image program, it looked like it might have restored the image but didn't in the end.

I ended up having to do another fresh install.... Now use a paid for 3rd party program that has worked great for me.

In all of my searching, I haven't found anything good about it's backup features or the transfer wizard.... sorry!!

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I'd just done a new install of Windows 7 and have put my OS onto a new 64GB SSD. To begin with imaging and System restore worked but after I'd reconnected all my HDD (6TB in total) and installed all my apps (some alongside the OS, some on one of the HDDs alongside my user files) I went to do a Windows Backup image but discovered it wouldn't work, nor would Macrium Reflect, Paragon or System Restore.

The first errors I got were 'The read operation from the VolumeShadowCopy on the source failed (0x80780029)' and 'The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable (0x8007050)' I restored an early image and did a little more installing (MS Office 2010 as I recall). I attempted to make an image failing again with errors 'not enough space (0x80780119) and 'creation of shadow copy timed out (0x81000101).

Having researched the issue on this and other forums I came to the conclusion that the 100MB system reserved partition that Win7 had put on my C: drive wasn't big enough so I tried various methods to increase the size of this all of which failed leaving me little option but to start over with a clean install - which I'd actually only just very recently done!.

I didn't want to just repeat the same procedure which might well result in the same problem so after yet more research decided to follow advice here -
Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7 ? My Digital Life
- to do away with the 100MB partition altogether. I used method 3 in the guide ... Read more

A:Image Backup and System restore stopped working?

FYI:

During a clean install, you can omit that 100 MB partition entirely by using Diskpart command early in the installation.

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Hi

Why does windows put two drives in the "Include a system image of drives" option ?
I only want to backup C:
What is causing this?
My F: disk is only storage no system files as i know of.

thanks in a advance
/Daba

here is how it looks:
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Darek/Desktop/wbar.png[/IMG]

A:Backup and Restore multiple system image drives

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Daba


Hi

Why does windows put two drives in the "Include a system image of drives" option ?
I only want to backup C:
What is causing this?
My F: disk is only storage no system files as i know of.

thanks in a advance
/Daba

here is how it looks:
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Darek/Desktop/wbar.png[/IMG]


There are system files on each volume. not massive qty's but volume information which is hidden, plus recycle bin etc.

I dont back tehm up. I dont use the built in back up so if there is another reason i might not know it.
Ken

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Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition as long as there is enough space allocated for the space used ?

I transferred my Test Box triple boot OSs from a HD spinner to an SSD.
I had to make the OS partitions smaller for this transfer.
Macrium Reflect free recreated the SSD partition to the original HD size during the restore.
It didn't restore the image to the smaller SSD partition.
It deleted my 2nd pre-allocated partition so it could have a 120 GB partition to restore to.
The HD partition is 120 GB with ~20 GB of used space.
The SSD partition is 65 GB.

I ended up using Acronis, as it can restore to a smaller partition size.

Did I miss something when creating or restoring the Macrium image that would allow restoring to a smaller target size partition ?

A:Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?

Macrium must be restored to a larger or partition of equal size.
At least for the free version which I have.

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I have multiple computers with Dual Boot setups and have questions about the correct way to do system image backups to be able to restore only one OS in event of issues. After cloning hard drive that already had dual boot with 10 and 7 working successfully, the new hard drive would not boot Win 7, only Win 10. Both OS versions were visible, from both 10 and 7 dual boot menus. I had taken image backups from within each of the OS software, and tried to do a restore of the win 7 from the win 10 recovery media ( i did not want to risk doing a restore from Win 7 recovery media that would not be aware of the newer OS.). It found the Win 7 OS and the backup image when I selected the win 7 OS from the restore option, but it wanted to delete all other partitions on the drive (only one hard drive on system), which would have wiped out the working Win 10 partition.

Is it possible to restore only one OS partition from System Image Restore for dual boot setups using one hard drive, and, if so what is the image creation scenario and image restore scenario to follow.

I had a system image that I created in Win 7 (system and OS partition option) before I did a clean install of Windows 10 to a new Partition. I created a system image of Windows 10 after the successful install. I set up dual boot and was able to access both version of the OS successfully multiple times. I cloned to a new, larger hard drive and was able to access the Win 10 partition, but got an error ( unable to boo... Read more

A:Dual Boot Setup 10 and 8.1 and 10 and 7 using image backup / restore

The easiest way is to use a third party imaging software such as:
Macrium Reflect Free
Make a backup image of the entire disk then you can selectively restore one or more partitions

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After updates run, PC Stops working until I restore to BackUp Image?

I have an older Laptop though it is still a very nice one that I think was ahead of its time.
HP Compaq nx9420. I recently bought and upgraded from Windows XP Professional to Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Version. This new install is on a new HD. It took me about 4 times to get the install to take, but only because it would lock up after updating. I ended up installing the updates one at a time and backing up the system after each one that installed with out locking the system up. Since then I just have not ran any updates even though windows constantly reminds me that I have 15 important updates waiting to be installed.

There is one thing that happens after installing the updates that tells me right off the back if there is going to be a problem. During the windows load up screen when it says "Starting Windows", the Windows 7 icon where the windows merge together is gone and it reverts back to the XP progress bar. ( Hope this makes sense ).

I only have two things that have been effected as far as I know. My track pad has lost the ability to scroll up and down and, battery has to be unplugged and plugged back in if I want the PC to recognize that it is there and start to recharge.

Is there anyway way to know which updates are safe to install or why they are causing the system to crash. It goes to system recovery and after restarting god knows how many times, it tells me windows can n... Read more

A:After updates run, PC Stops working until I restore to BackUp Image?

Why does this update crash my system?
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP...etc...etc... (KB2446708)

System trys to recover with system restore point, but can't. I have to use my back up image? Please tell me if this is important?

Newest update on this issue. I went through and again started installing updates one at a time, backing up the system image if they installed without error, but then this one caused it to crash once again, and once again I had to resort to my back up image to restore the system to working order?????

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Is it possible to resotre individual files from a full Image Backup? I Created a System Image. If this is possible, how is it done?

A:Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

You certainly can with commercial products like Acronis, but I don't know about the Windows product. I would guess you can--if you can't, that would be a major shortcoming.

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I have a problem with understanding the differences between these words (actions), when I use Retrospect,( a backup program,) I cannot read any files since the backup file turns into a huge something. When I backup, I mean I copy my files from one drive to an external drive and I can always restore them or copy them to another computer. These are for my files.
When I want to re-install a program, I take the original disk or the zip file I downloaded, stored on CD or another external harddrive.
I did once backup WinXP and I can't see on the backup file, where is what, since I only wanted Windows and not other programs. Ended up putting the original disks in and it took forever to re-install all programs.

Win98 (the other computer) I just copied *.* to the external harddrive and copied Windows back and programs I wanted and it worked.

So what is the difference and which is correct?, can someone help and explain? What is an" image burn" then? Could I pull out certain files from it?

And what does it mean when a backup program asks: do you want to "archive?"
 

A:backup, restore, copy, burn or image a disk

To backup something, is to make a copy of the most recent work/software and place them aside for when a disaster strikes so that you can "restore" them after you've lost/destroyed them.

A restore is to replace or fix anything broken, gone, missing, used up--mostly, in this context, programs or files, usually with a "copy."

A copy is just a facsimile of an original.

A burn is to put information onto optical media, i.e. CDs, DVDs, CD-R/RWs, blah, blah, blah. The laser will burn basically 1s and 0s onto the disc.

An image of a disk is a copy of a harddrive, CD or whatever that will function like the original--game disc, software disc, hardware w/OS and programs, etc.

Archive means turning the 0 into a 1 or was it vice versa?. It basically means do you want to mark this file (in its current state as of this nanosecond) as having been backed up. Once you change that file, the archive bit will default back to its natural state of 0. Or was it a 1? So that that version of your file is now different from the one backed up before it so the computer will back that up as well next time you backup.

Did I confuse you at all?

Oh, and by the way, when you backup Windows, I don't think every line of code gets rewritten. I think it's only system critical files and such that are needed to run the computer. Such as the registry and those other weird things that always end up getting messed up for no particular reason. Plus, I think they get compressed s... Read more

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I want to upgrade from windows 7 professional to windows 7 ultimate and I want to know if I can use windows image restore in windows 7 built in utility to restore my computer if I didn't like windows 7 ultimate. I want to know if I can restore my computer back to windows 7 professional if I didn't like the features in windows 7 ultimate. And can I restore it using the windows image backup feature in windows 7? Please help me if anyone has any ideas about this, thank you.

A:Have question about using Windows 7 image restore/backup utility

I'd certainly think you could do that. That's what it's for.

But:

Windows Backup and Restore isn't foolproof and may not work in any given instance.

It's a bit cranky---you have to know how to operate it and that isn't always clear.

Lastly--if you like Professional, I don't see why you wouldn't like Ultimate. They differ only in a few features. If you don't like the additional features, ignore them. Likewise, if you have no use for the additional features, why bother upgrading?

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Hello to all, I am going to upgrade to Windows 10 soon, and so I made a full backup of my hard drive before doing so just in case something goes wrong. I made the backup to a network location, and I know its IP and where the backup is, but which folder do I browse to when I want to restore, because on the network is a folder I created called backupbefore10, and i made windows do the backup to that folder. Inside of that folder there is one called WindowsImageBackup, then inside of that is a folder with the name of my computer, then inside of that there are 3 folders called Backup 2015-07-30 041325, Catalog, and SPPMetadataCache. So if I need to restore this some time, I know the IP to the network location and stuff, but which folder should I browse to when doing system image recovery for it to work
Any help much appreciated thanks in advance.

A:How to restore Windows image backup from network location

anyone?!

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I have a blackberry that has both a BES email and BIS email account setup. My BIS account needs to be re-verified since there were some changes that were made with the servers, but before I re-verify the account, I had backed it up using desktop manager.

What I would like to know is, is it possible to back up and restore my BIS email, and if so, what is the name of the database because I know that "messages" are the email for the BES accounts but I can't seem to find it for the BIS. Thanks!!


Noel
 

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Greetings all,

My installed OS is Vista Ultimate 32bit. I think to make a complete pc restore of a Vista Ultimate 64bit installation. I made the 64bit installation via Vista Ultimate so its a Windows Image Backup.

I am unsure as to which disc to use to make this restore. Should I use the 32bit or 64bit disc?

I googled and found the following info:

Restore your computer from a system image backup

All is clear except for the essential and most relative info found in the note to number 5:

Note

If you are restoring a 64-bit system using a 32-bit Complete PC backup or a 32-bit system using a 64-bit Complete PC backup and have more than one operating system installed, you should not select an operating system. If an operating system is selected by default, clear the selection by clicking a blank area of the window, and then click .

I think that I should use the 32bit disc because my present installation is 32bit.

Many thanks for your assistance.

A:Restore 64bit Windows Image Backup from 32bit installation

If your computer can handle 64, you can install either 32 or 64. If you want 64 you must do a clean install with format. If you are going from 32 to 64 use the DVD.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums[2]=General Tips

Lets see what the upgrade advisor says
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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I made a System Image to an external USB drive months ago and had a system crash.
I replaced the HD's and attempted a System Image Recovery by booting up using the System Recovery Disk I made and having the external USB drive connected.
When the System Image Recovery tries to scan for backup images it can not find them. I can browse the USB drive using the DOS prompt and the system sees the image backup files.
So I did a clean install on the system and attempted recovering the system image back again.
Still could not recover.
I then did a test System Image to the USB drive successfully and then attempted to recover, system can not find the backup files, but I do see the backup files in the \WindowsImageBackup folder on the USB drive.

A:Backup & Restore - Unable to Find Previous System Image

Just to confirm your test image after a clean install was made successfully to an external USB HDD called say G:
In G:\ you have a folder called WindowsImageBackup

Are you using Backup & Restore from the >Recover system settings or your computer>advanced recovery methods>Use a system image you created earlier>skip backup.......etc.

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Hi,

I am getting a BSOD 124 error after my computer restarts (lines come up or the screen just goes black before the restart). It happens at random.

I have read the increasing vcore and/or vtt may help but I have and that doesn't seem to do anything.I can't change any settings.. I have done overclocking using softwares. my bios don't allow overclocking cpu but only ram.

I have attached all minidumps below.

Thanks

A:BSOD 0x124 windows 7 x64 sp1 after zero format & image backup restore

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Synopsis:

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:
1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.

2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled. If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.

3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware. It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.

4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instructions. Their website should provide detailed instructions as to the brand and model-specific procedure.

5) Rarely, bugs in the OS may cause "false positive" 0x124 events where the hardware wasn't complaining but Windows thought otherwise (because of the bug). At the time of writing, Windows 7 is not known to suffer from any such defects, but it is nevertheless important to always k... Read more

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Hello,

I think may be this topic already discussed here. Sorry if it is already discussed.

My issue is that I have a siemens pc with some important software in it. But due to breakdown of the motherboard i unable to use the software which is in hard disk.

I try to use the hard disk in another pc of different manufacturer of motherboard. But i am unable to do that because of driver issue, I have a backup image using Norton Ghost on another hard disk but still unable to boot the pc, is this related to driver issue?

Is there any way to boot up my pc with the image?

The software i mentioned have to be installed by the manufacturer itself and it cost me a lot of thousand dollars!

Please Help me! I really appreciate if some body guide me.

Thanks and Regards.

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I have seen solutions to this error when it occurs during creation of a System Image, but I receive it when running a restore of a system image.  Here are the parameters of the problem:
System: Getac rugged laptop with SSD fitted in place of an HDD.  It was running Windows 7 with SP1 before the failed restore.
The System boots using Windows repair disk, but the OS has been trashed by failed restore, so normal boot brings up a missing OS error.
The System image is held on 3 DVDs.
Invoking System restore prompts for DVD #3 to identify the restorable images.
Selecting image for restore prompts for DVD #1.
Approx. 20 mins and 20% into restore, the error message 'Windows backup error accessing remote shared folder 0x8078015B' displays and the restore bombs out.
This process is 100% repeatable and is not dependent on whether the 'reformat and repartition' check box is checked or clear.
There is only one image on the DVD set from which to select the image to restore.
As the BIOS had been updated to lock down (disable) Bluetooth and WiFi for use in a secure environment, the BIOS has been returned to factory defaults in case this was the cause of the problem.

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I have a 256Gb SSD partitioned into 121GB (Volume label left at default "Local Disk") (C:) and 116 GB Data (D:) (sizes select by default in initial access to Disk Management). I also have an internal SATA 6Gb 500Gb Backup (E:).

Apparently this label of my E: drive is both "meaningless" and "meaningful" for Win7:

When I wanted to make my first SystemImage, Win7 suggested that my destination choice was not a good idea. It makes perfect sense for me, but I can see that Win7 might prefer an external USB hdd.

But I went ahead and made the System Image on Backup (E:) and it appears to be in good order: I allowed Win7 to name it with its default folder "WindowsImageBackup" with the subfolder named from my system name, with add'l subfolders:

Backup 2012-01-03 (+ some 6 digit id #, I presume)
Catalog
SPPMetadataCache

However, this System Image is not recognized in Control Panel\...\Backup and Restore and the "Select another backup to restore files from" dialog does not recognize the E: drive nor allow me any means to select it.

However, if I select "Setup backup" Win7 immediately selects Backup (E:), adding the comment [Recommended].

I can see the statement near the top of the dialog about recommending a backup on an external drive, but this is not what I consider an intelligent backup approach. I prefer to make both internal backups on my additional internal hdd and external usb hdd copies of backups. ... Read more

A:System Image is not recognized in Control Panel\...\Backup and Restore

in backup and restore there is a option to create a rescue disc. you will need this disc to access the system image should the system crash. You can backup an image to your external hdd and access it with the bootable rescue disc.

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hell(o)

Trying to back up my HD after how many years with no backup? Too many.

I am using Acronis TrueImage v 8.0, build 7xx. I get through the backup wizard, choosing the D: drive for the one I want to backup to. My drive is a combo CD-RW/DVD-RW (hope that is the right terminology - I am not a techie by any means).

Acronis tells me how many CDs an how many DVDs will be necessary for my backup request, then I get to the final page... but here, I cannot insert a DVD - it gives me an error message that the disc is full, may be a bad disc. This happened with a few discs and it is doubtful that they are all bad as I just bought a bunch of brand new Ricoh (Fuji) DVD -R discs today. I am using -R because my drive is a little over a year old.

So it won't take the DVDs but it will take a CD just fine.

How do I go about telling Acronis that I want to back up to DVD? It tells me how many DVDs are necessary but won't take them when I insert them in the drive? I can't see any specific DVD option in the 'tree' that I get when I am asked where I want to back up to.

I let Acronis write a bit to a CD before aborting the process, and another question would be this - I got an error message at one point saying

"Failed to read from sector 1,962,927"

I said ignore and then it gave me about 6 more error for adjacent sectors before continuing on. Is this a bad problem?

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Acronis True Image won't take DVDs

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Recently I was looking for a way to save an image of my hard drive so that I could restore it ANY time to ANY computer. After setting up so many personal settings and various wallpapers, desktops and all the documents saved on particular subjects, it is a real downer when your system crashes and you have to start reloading from 'scratch'.
Well, the information that I got from the following website, including the free software, has taken care of all my worries. Not only can you save an exact disk image to a hard disk partition, or to a different hard disk drive, but you can save to a USB flash memory stick (which I do all the time). There are also ways to make the USB device bootable.
Check out the following site ---> there are many treasures there. smile.gif

Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (thefreecountry.com)

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A:Free Hard Disk Backup / Restore and Image / Cloning Utilities

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

Macrium Reflect
Paragon Drive Backup Express
Clonezilla (Bare-metal restoration from image)
Partimage
Dubaron Diskimage
SystemRescueCD
EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
XXClone
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
Drive Image XML
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
HDClone
DriveClonerXP
Self-Image
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

Commercial Apps:

Paragon Drive Backup
Easy Image
[email protected] Disk Image
O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
Farstone Drive Clone (Drive image, snapshots, file/folder backups.)
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
ShadowProtect (Also online backups.)
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
NovaBackup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup
 

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I thought I was being clever, but I've hosed my system! I wanted to upgrade to a bigger disk. The old disk (I'll call it HD80) is an ancient 80Gb SATA I drive. The new one (HD500) is a 500MB SATA II drive. What I did was:

1. Create a partition on HD500, format it to NTFS, label it D:
2. System image backup to D:
3. Boot Puppy Linux Live USB stick
4. GParted - remove partitions on HD80, repartition, format to NTFS
5. Copy the Recovery Image folder from HD500 to HD80
6. Boot from Windows System Repair DVD
7. Try to restore the recover image to from HD80 to HD500

The recovery starts, but then fails quickly with an error "Unable to restore to backup media" error text might be slightly different from that, but I think the reason might be it's trying to recover to the drive where the recovery image is stored.

Is there any way out of this? Surely these recovery images should be portable?

A:Recovery image based disk upgrade - can't restore to backup medium

I am not quite sure what you were trying to accomplish. How did you "copy" the image in step5. Are you using Windows 7 imaging. When you repartitioned HD80 with GParted, did you remove the partition that contained the bootmgr (usually C or the system partition). That bootmgr is needed to get the recovery partition going.

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I want to keep the disk image for a possible future system restore, but if the restore point listed as Windows Backup is deleted, will I be able to restore Windows from that image? In other words, is the disk image reliant on that specific restore point in order to function properly? Thanks in advance.

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

A:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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http://images.paragon-software.com/s...nsoftware.com/

Macrium Reflect Free

Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup

Which ones is good and works as good if not better than Acronis True Image?

A:Has anyone use the free Image backup . can they backup Window 10 Pro

They are all well known tools - a major favourite (and unashamedly I say this my personal favourite) is Macrium Reflect Free.

Probably does not matter too much (although for 32bit eufi tablets I strongly recommend Macrium).

Best strategy is to use your favourite one regularly, but occasionally make a backup with a different one as extra insurance.

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Hi all,

One of my drives in raid0 crashed and fortunately I had windows 7 x64 backup activated and running daily.

NOT!!!

After recreating the array with the remaining drives, I tried to restore from the external usb drive but it didn't work.

Apparently the problem is that I had been running "file backup" and not "image backup". Probably because when I configured backup for the first time, it asked to back up all my drives which was not possible and not needed so didn't check the image backup button.

Now the backup set is visible only from within windows (I set w7 again up) but NOT from the restore part of w7 setup / recovery disk.

Files inside the backup set are not .vhd but zipfiles.

All my c: drive files actually ARE inside the backup set, but running restore will restore all the crap folders (like c:\nvidia) EXCEPT from the system folders like c:\windows, c:\program files (and x86), c:\programdata etc

I know it is a FUS now.

Any way to restore these? I am thinking of the possibility of somehow restoring all the files and running windows repair on top of this to actually make c:\drive bootable again....

Oh, forgot to say that my users folder is not affected as I had moved it to d:\ but this presents the additional challange of being able to actually make the system see the users folder....

Sorry for the long post but you know how frustrating it is when you messed up your system...

A:File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

I have never done file back up but only imaging. However I think it should be possible to restore the files in the environment in which they were backed up. And you should be able to choose which of the folders and files you want to restore. At least you can in Acronis TrueImage.

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http://images.paragon-software.com/s...nsoftware.com/

Macrium Reflect Free

Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup

Which ones is good and works as good if not better than Acronis True Image?

A:Has anyone use the free Image backup . can they backup Window 10 Pro

They are all well known tools - a major favourite (and unashamedly I say this my personal favourite) is Macrium Reflect Free.

Probably does not matter too much (although for 32bit eufi tablets I strongly recommend Macrium).

Best strategy is to use your favourite one regularly, but occasionally make a backup with a different one as extra insurance.

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

A:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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I've recently upgraded to a 1.5TB external hard drive for video production work, which has left me with a 500GB drive which is no longer needed.

I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?

Thanks.

A:Choosing between a file backup and a image backup...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MultiCat



I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?


Windows backup is sufficent, but not necessary. There are simpler alternatives.

No reason to make an image if you are willing to reinstall Windows manually whenever you might have to. An image of Windows would take up about half of the occupied space on C.

You should make recovery disks with the recovery software regardless of any decision on imaging.

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Can someone tell by these jpgs if the 6/28/10 "backup" is just a user files backup or a complete System Image Backup with user files backup included which I think is my default b/u setup now ?

Thanks....TR

A:Is this a general backup or system IMAGE & BACKUP

The items in the right pic could be moved to a flash drive or burned to CD. You will have to find them.

The Flash is easy to redownload. The Windows Security updates will just download and install again.

I'll check what my Sys Restore looks like and be back in a moment for the left picture.
I want to be sure.

My last Back up System Restore looks like yours. So this is defintely a System Restore point you are showing.
They changed the wording a bit on Win7 compared to XP.
If you need to go back that far you can try it.
Transfer what you can.

Mike

Yes System Image.

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I think that's what it's called. anyway something more then just a backup. One that you don't have to reinstall your software to get it into the registry.

Do I need special software? or is there a utility in W7. If not what do I need to buy?

I just.. just finished W7 installation. Now my D drive is failing. Both drives are the same make model and old, in fact they were in an older computer and almost everything in the pc was updated except the harddrives because they are more then sufficient in size.

So maybe I should replace them both. But I don't want to go through the pain of reinstalling. Anyway, I usually have to reinstall due to my husbands email "joke sharing" practice usually gives us a virus about twice a year.

This backup would be very helpful, I just never looked into it until now.

A:an image backup of c drive..

Depending on your version, I have home premium and in start,all programs, maintenance there is is backup and restore. In there you can create a system disk to either a dvd or external hd or whatever.

If you don't have that I've seen others say this works well also.
Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition - Overview

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