Windows 10: Macrium Reflect Free nightmare. Will not work.

  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 64bit
       07 Jun 2016 #1

    Macrium Reflect Free nightmare. Will not work.

    I had no problem when I had/used Reflect on Windows 8/8.1. Now that I've upgraded to 10, I can't get Reflect to work at all.

    I followed the directions to the letter on their website. I use disk part exactly as they say. Then 1 of 2 things happen when I try to create rescue media. 1) I'm told that there's more than 1 partition on the drive. 2) No room on the drive that I just reformatted using disk part.

    I've tried this at least 10 times with the exact same results.

    I'm using a 128GB flash drive for the backup.

    When I open the drive, it shows 1 folder. System Volume Information. That folder shows that the size is 0 bytes and 0 files. When I look in This PC, it shows the drive as 119GB in size and 119GB free.

    I'm at my wit's end.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    07 Jun 2016 #2

    The rescue media has to be a Fat32 partition and it only support 32GB...

    so the rest of the 128GB will be useless - use a smaller USB for the rescue media...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    07 Jun 2016 #3

    Wait, keep the 128GB stick for your external media -- for use in putting your data material on it as you copy such off of the internal hard-drive. Meanwhile, get a 8GB-16GB usb stick for your rescue boot, I have a bunch of those around with all kinds of rescue boots.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #4

    Kyhi said: View Post
    The rescue media has to be a Fat32 partition and it only support 32GB...

    so the rest of the 128GB will be useless - use a smaller USB for the rescue media...
    Doh! I had a total brainfart.

    I wasn't thinking at all.

    I should've referred to Imaging. OK, have another couple questions. Exactly which partitions do I need to image?

    Just C or all of them? Also, when I now try to do an image, it's asking for a username and password. That wasn't the case with 8.1.
    @Roland, I have an external drive for my media. The flash drive I bought to do hard drive images.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I'm a new user to Macrium but so far so good, I've cloned my laptop HDD to an external HDD with no problems. I also created a rescue usb drive. Now I'm intending to fit an SSD to my laptop so here's my question ...can I fit the "blank" SSD to my...
I may need to wipe my HDD to trial Neverware. I want to make sure I can get back my legal installation of Windows 10 Pro on this computer. What are my options? Built-in Win10 or something like Macrium?
Solved Macrium reflect free compatibility in Backup and Restore
Short question are the images produced on reflect 5.1 compatible with 6.Long question: I have backed up my laptop over wireless to a network drive. Laptop is running xp and networked desktop is running win 10. I plan to change my laptop hard drive...
In Norton Ghost 14, while making backup for my XP, I have to separately backup My Documents Folder and My Picture Folder because it was said that these folders are not included when back up System Drive. Do Macrium also does the same and do not...
Hi All, I made a Macrium Reflect 6 free version boot USB drive and thought I would put it in to make sure it worked. I get two Kinston USB drive boot options, which one should I use to boot up with? Thanks 42369
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:37.
Find Us