Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...?

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  1. Posts : 93
    Windows 11
       #51

    Just drag C: to F: and if MR asks for confirmation or suggests that the data will be deleted then agree.
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  2. Darkstrike's Avatar
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       #52

    quandary said:
    Just drag C: to F: and if MR asks for confirmation or suggests that the data will be deleted then agree.
    I will reinstall Win10 AGAIN and try doing that, but I bet I will get the same error...because that's basically what I've done 5 times now.
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  3. Posts : 93
    Windows 11
       #53

    Just try it again without installing.
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  4. Darkstrike's Avatar
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       #54

    quandary said:
    Just try it again without installing.
    But where the last image restores didn't work isn't there a higher chance this one won't work if I don't reinstall Windows again because it might be screwed up from the LAST time?
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  5. Posts : 93
    Windows 11
       #55

    There is nothing remaining from the Win 10 install on the C: drive that is needed. The important partition that you are not touching is the EFI boot partition.

    If you have any doubts then remove all partitions from the SSD and the HDD, then install Win 10 on the SSD, making sure it is GPT. It will create all the required partitions. Then use MR to drag the image copy to the OS partition.
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  6. Darkstrike's Avatar
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       #56

    quandary said:
    There is nothing remaining from the Win 10 install on the C: drive that is needed. The important partition that you are not touching is the EFI boot partition.
    If you have any doubts then remove all partitions from the SSD and the HDD, then install Win 10 on the SSD, making sure it is GPT. It will create all the required partitions. Then use MR to drag the image copy to the OS partition.
    That's exactly what I've been doing

    (It's got two SSDs btw...one is NVME, the other is normal SATA....no HDD anywhere)

    I boot into the Windows 10 install USB, use that to delete all partitions on the NVME drive, reinstall Windows on it, boot into the Macrium Rescue USB, delete only the C: partition on the NVME drive, drag the C: partition from the image into the same slot, then run the restore in Macrium....once it's done, it says it's successful, so I run the 'Fix Windows Boot Issues' command to be safe, restart and get the 'Inaccessible Boot Device' error.... :/
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       #57

    Darkstrike said:
    The restore completes successfully ... I re-boot back into the Macrium Rescue USB and run the 'Fix Windows Boot Errors' command, reboot and then either still get 'inaccessible boot device'...

    You had to include a driver in the Macrium media before it could see this drive. It sounds like you may also have to incorporate the same driver into the Windows that you have (apparently successfully) restored before it can boot. That may be possible to do with Dism while the restored Windows is offline, but that is outside my area of expertise.

    @SIW2 may be able to help there.....
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  8. Posts : 93
    Windows 11
       #58

    Don't delete the C: partition, and do not run the Fix Boot issues. If you could boot the Win 10 install then there should be nothing to fix. The MR restore does not damage anything.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh yeah, it could be a driver issue. This is a problem you face in trying to restore an image from one PC to another.

    What could try an interim step to install Win 10 on the SATA drive first. You will have to make some UEFI/BIOS changes. If you are able to boot, apply any updates, check drivers and make sure you can access the MVNE drive, then take an image copy. Use that copy to restore to the NVME, change the UEFI, and boot to the NVME. If that works then blow away the SATA.
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    The message could indicate that the bcd entry is pointing in the wrong direction. So fix that to start with using bcdboot command. To add the drivers, it is simple with dism++ as you already used it. Copy the dism++ folder to your macrium usb stick. Copy the folder of irst drivers to the macrium usb stick. Then when you boot up the macrium media, you can navigate down to the usb stick and run dism++ from there. Dism++ should find any windows installations and list them in the top pane. It highlights the os you are currently booted into by default. In your case the X: drive will be highlighted because you in pe. Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...?-dism-select-os.jpg Click the os you want to work on to highlight it in blue. Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...?-dism-select-os2.jpg
    Click "open session" Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...?-open-seesion.jpg

    Then click Drivers in the left pane

    Click ADD button Browse to the irst drivers folder on the usb stick and you should see them being added, then a success message

    Now you can close dism++.
    Last edited by SIW2; 4 Weeks Ago at 20:27.
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  10. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
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    There is a way to do this automatically with a special pe, but it is probably simpler for you with dism++
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