New Windows Installation and Macrium

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  1. Posts : 1,223
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       #11

    Having done a clean install, you do not want to restore to any previous image (that would undo the clean install) - start from where you are. To get your stuff back, either lift it from the backups, or you can open Reflect image files (rt-click, select 'explore image' - do not select 'restore'!) and browse them to find and copy your stuff.
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  2. Posts : 17,008
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       #12

    Patrice,

    While you are considering what you & others have posted in this thread, make a Macrium system image of your newly-clean-installed Windows.
    That will allow you to get back to your current software state in the future if other problems resurface.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 582
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       #13

    Thank you for all of that info. I truly do appreciate. Last night I went for it. I did a Macrium restore - it took an hour and 45 minutes but it worked. I now have my system back. I took it back to Jan of this year before all my grief started. I am very happy to have it back.

    My next step should be to do a new backup as of today. I have a clean install of Windows and everything is working fine. Thanks again.

    Well it looks like I did the wrong thing again. Clean install now wiped out but everything seems to be working ok.
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  4. Posts : 1,223
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       #14

    patriceltic said:
    Clean install now wiped out
    What did you expect?
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  5. Posts : 582
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    What did I expect? Gee, I dunno...

    Since I have admitted more than once, I do not have a high degree of technical skill. I am always proud that I can get any of this to work - as in a clean install creation (that was a task unto itself) - or a restore of my system - I do not want a clean install of this system that leaves me with a brand new windows. I want my system as it was - so, I had dinner, the system was left on and I returned to a bsod. "unexpected store exception" All has been working fine but bango there it is again. So I will check out the next thing to do to report that - in the meantime, I'm shutting this down and will return tomorrow to fix. Thanks to all.
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  6. Posts : 1,223
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       #16

    At this stage you have two main courses of action:
    (i) restore one of your Macrium Reflect images, or
    (ii) stick with the working, but 'brand new' Windows, and build up from there.

    I have trawled back through your previous posts, and could see no indication of why you gave up on (i). We have helped you with (ii), and now it seems you never really wanted it. Perhaps you hoped it was a way to lead you to (i) with less problems? It was not.

    Since, as I believe, you have managed a Reflect restore before, you should now pursue (i) again. We will try to help. But first you should (as advised above) create a Reflect image of your 'new Windows', in case you need to get back to it (quicker than the normal install process). Thus you need to install Reflect on your system as it is. Once that image has been created, then, assuming you have included the appropriate Reflect install options, you can initiate restore of your 'old' Reflect image from within Windows

    If you can't do that from within Windows, you have to resort to the bootable USB with Reflect on it, which I believe you created saome time ago. We never got to the bottom of the problems you had with that last time.

    Good luck! Martin
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  7. Posts : 582
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       #17

    Thank you Martin. I think my first course of action is to fix -- if that is even possible -- that bsod of last eve. I will go to the bsod tutorial and see what to do. I'll be back.

    While you are considering what you & others have posted in this thread, make a Macrium system image of your newly-clean-installed Windows.

    I did just that yesterday afternoon before the bsod of last eve. So is that image clean? By that I mean, no STUFF to bring along if I use it to restore again. I had a whole lot of stuff to reinstall since I went back to the Jan image restore.
    Last edited by patriceltic; 02 May 2023 at 08:45.
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  8. Posts : 1,223
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       #18

    patriceltic said:
    I did just that yesterday afternoon before the bsod of last eve. So is that image clean? By that I mean, no STUFF to bring along if I use it to restore again. I had a whole lot of stuff to reinstall since I went back to the Jan image restore.
    The most recent image will be what you get after a clean install (no 'stuff'). It seems your Jan image is also incomplete, but only you know what was on the machine at the time. You can explore it to see (as above). Ifyou don't have an image complete with all the 'stuff', you will have work to do after the restore. Without knowing what 'stuff' is, I can't say if any Reflect restore will be less work than building up your system from its current, clean, state.

    I'm not sure you full understand what a created image contains: assuming you image the C: partition, it will contain what is on that partition at the time. If you create an image on Monday, create some new files on C: on Tuesday, then restore Monday's image, the Tuesday files will be lost.

    But certainly, fix bsods first.
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  9. Posts : 582
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       #19

    ok - got it re: restore image. good explanation. simple and straightforward.

    As far as the bsod - I do chkdsk and sfc scannow - The second one always returns no integrity violations. The first always says, fixing drive C. I have done that numerous times and the bsod's continue. I am going to do those 2 things again this morning and see how it goes. If another bsod after I will check out other solutions.

    Thanks very much again.
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  10. Posts : 17,008
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #20

    Exactly what ChkDsk command do you use? What follows ChkDsk? e.g. ChkDsk c: /F /V /R /X
    Have you also used a fsutil dirty query command e.g fsutil dirty query C:

    Denis
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