Macrium Refect Questions

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  1. PlatypusKnight's Avatar
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    Dual boot: Win 10 Home; Win 8.1 Pro
       04 Oct 2015 #11

    edwar said: View Post
    Well I don't run Win 10 but I do run Win 7. I tried refect but always go back to Acronis as I've never had a problem with it. I too boot from a USB stick to do all my drive imaging. I'd say stick with what is working.

    Again you should post this question over at the Macrium forums and or do a search, Google or at the Macrium forums, for like problems/posts.
    Perhaps it's not my place to point this out, but...
    @edwar if you don't run Windows 10, why are you posting on Ten Forums giving advice to people who run an operating system that you don't run? You look suspiciously like someone else who was banned for similar behavior.
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  2.    04 Oct 2015 #12

    PlatypusKnight said: View Post
    @OldMike65 I note that you say you are using a boot DVD.

    Why not use a boot USB or external drive?

    I suspect that your DVD may be scratched, or otherwise defective now.
    I thought the same thing, so I made a NEW dvd this morning. Same errors....no change. As far as using my usb ports, never liked using my usb's for boot programs, seems like a waste of a memory stick. DVD's are cheaper. :)
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  3. PlatypusKnight's Avatar
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    Dual boot: Win 10 Home; Win 8.1 Pro
       04 Oct 2015 #13

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I thought the same thing, so I made a NEW dvd this morning. Same errors....no change. As far as using my usb ports, never liked using my usb's for boot programs, seems like a waste of a memory stick. DVD's are cheaper. :)
    I get the feeling OldMike65 that you think you can't use your USB to store stuff once you've made it bootable. I can assure you that's not the case.

    Among my bootable USB capable drives I have a 500 GB External drive that I use as a Macrium boot drive. I store my images (and lots of other stuff) and it has absolutely no problems serving its dual roles.

    As for the errors. Let me think about this a bit.
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  4.    04 Oct 2015 #14

    I think EVERYONE is welcome here on the Windows 10 forum, lots of folks join just to learn more about Windows 10 Before they upgrade their system, to read about the in & outs of installing and running Win 10. Give him a break. Just my opinion.
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  5. Posts : 382
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       04 Oct 2015 #15

    I have windows 10 in my laptop and dell venue 8 pro with macrium reflect. I have made rescue usb with macrium and also win81pese iso usb using winbuilder from oven.org. Using installed macrium, I get images in both machines. But use the usbs for putting images back. Though I did not have a need, I tested restoring backup. It worked flawless in both cases. For DV8P, I made bootable macrium usb as described in tabletpcreview forum. Now oven.org has win10pese also. For me in my laptop, all the three bootable usbs(rescue from macrium, win81pese, win10pese) boot and works.
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  6.    04 Oct 2015 #16

    PlatypusKnight said: View Post
    I get the feeling OldMike65 that you think you can't use your USB to store stuff once you've made it bootable. I can assure you that's not the case.

    Among my bootable USB capable drives I have a 500 GB External drive that I use as a Macrium boot drive. I store my images (and lots of other stuff) and it has absolutely no problems serving its dual roles.

    As for the errors. Let me think about this a bit.
    Didn't know that, but I still prefer using my DVD's been doing it that way for at least last 20 years or so. :) Would have to learn how to make one bootable too. lol Plus I have like 10 usb drives on this computer, if I did I hope windows knows which usb drive I was using to boot too. :)
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  7.    04 Oct 2015 #17

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    I have windows 10 in my laptop and dell venue 8 pro with macrium reflect. I have made rescue usb with macrium and also win81pese iso usb using winbuilder from oven.org. Using installed macrium, I get images in both machines. But use the usbs for putting images back. Though I did not have a need, I tested restoring backup. It worked flawless in both cases. For DV8P, I made bootable macrium usb as described in tabletpcreview forum. Now oven.org has win10pese also. For me in my laptop, all the three bootable usbs(rescue from macrium, win81pese, win10pese) boot and works.
    That's your best choice, so I don't blame you one bit for using your usb drive. This computer is a Desktop with lots of choices for me to use. I just prefer my DVD drive.
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  8. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       04 Oct 2015 #18

    @OldMike hey Mike, with Macrium(free & paid versions) there is an option to create a boot option. I leave my boot time out to 0 and if I fail to boot to Windows(BSOD or crash the boot process on purpose) 3 times it boots to UEFI and I can choose to boot to Macrium. It also functions when I spam the escape button during boot.
    Nice thing with this option is if I need to reimage or repair the boot manager, it's from my SSD system drive and reeeeeal fast.
    You can also use it to image "offline".
    Just informing, to offer you more options:)
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  9.    04 Oct 2015 #19

    Cliff S said: View Post
    @OldMike hey Mike, with Macrium(free & paid versions) there is an option to create a boot option. I leave my boot time out to 0 and if I fail to boot to Windows(BSOD or crash the boot process on purpose) 3 times it boots to UEFI and I can choose to boot to Macrium. It also functions when I spam the escape button during boot.
    Nice thing with this option is if I need to reimage or repair the boot manager, it's from my SSD system drive and reeeeeal fast.
    You can also use it to image "offline".
    Just informing, to offer you more options:)
    Thanks Cliff, I saw that option, just don't know yet, if I want to try it. Never had problems using my dvd method until the last 2 or 3 days. Ran chkdsk on c drive, and at boot, it found no errors or problems at all. So seems to be something with Macrium.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       04 Oct 2015 #20

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    OK I've run Macrium Refect before on my computer, with no problems. But now running from the boot dvd, its giving me 2 errors at different times. 1st error that (1) it gives sometimes is, "Can't find boot drive" then it sends me to the HP recovery program. Just a program that checks different items on computer. I have run it once, finds nothing wrong.

    I reboot after that, and go back to my desktop, with no problems. 24 sec's for boot time!! Try Macrium again, this time it has no problem finding my boot drive, boots into main menu, I try to create a system image, go thru all the settings, then it starts to make the system image, then it stops, with another error msg,(2) "drive is not ready" and stops????
    (1) Are you choosing the UEFI boot option for the DVD or just the plain DVD boot option?
    (2)This error message means that Windows has lost connectivity with your device.

    One possible solution is to enable write file caching. To do this,

    1. Open Reflect.
    2. Select the Other tasks menu from the menubar, then select "Edit Defaults".
    3. Click on the advanced tab.
    4. In the list on the left hand side, select Advanced Backup Options
    5. On the right hand pane you will see an option "Enable Write File Caching".
    6. Please ensure this is ticked. Press OK to change the setting and close the dialog




    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Thanks Cliff, I saw that option, just don't know yet, if I want to try it. Never had problems using my dvd method until the last 2 or 3 days. Ran chkdsk on c drive, and at boot, it found no errors or problems at all. So seems to be something with Macrium.
    I have the boot option, a USB, and yes like you a DVD too:) The good thing with the DVD is you can use it on older laptops(a friends or family member) to create offline images before working on their PC's. It might be a bit slower, but then one only needs to plan a bit more time(and go drink a coffee).
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