Windows 10: Macrium Reflect Disaster

  1.    12 Jul 2017 #1

    Macrium Reflect Disaster


    W10 Pro, 16GB RAM, 480Gb SSD
    Macrium Reflect Free v. 6.3.1835.0, attempting to image drive C:\. After several hours, image failed to complete.
    System would not reboot in any way, not from CD/DVD drive, Flash drive etc., Ubuntu..
    Data on C and other HD OK.
    Attempt to repair MBR failed.
    I finally took it to my PC technician of last resort and he could not fix the problem either. After two days of
    trying, I ended up getting a new SSD and W10 Pro. Had to reinstall all my programs but did not loose any data.
    He thinks, Macrium got confused by earlier version(s) of OS like W7 left on the C drive.
    Any comments?
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  2.    13 Jul 2017 #2

    Sounds like the drive failed as Macrium was trying to read it , that's all.
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  3.    13 Jul 2017 #3

    Macrium Reflect did not cause the trouble, it brought the existing trouble to the forefront. Did you sense something was afoot hours or days before proceeding with the hard-drive backup? I'm asking because many will suddenly begin a backup process if they sense something is not quite right or that the computer is not acting as it normally does.
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  4.    13 Jul 2017 #4

    Most modern systems don't use MBR as there uefi gpt disk so doing a MBR fix was never going to work anyway
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  5.    13 Jul 2017 #5

    You can run a check on your failed (presumably) disk e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - do a 'surface scan' (ok, it's not a surface if it's a SSD, but a read/write test) if you want to convince yourself - such a check early on could have save you a lot of time.

    Normally Macrium reports a CRC error if the drive is failing, but I guess there could be other outcomes.
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  6.    16 Jul 2017 #6

    JohnnyS said: View Post
    W10 Pro, 16GB RAM, 480Gb SSD
    Macrium Reflect Free v. 6.3.1835.0, attempting to image drive C:\. After several hours, image failed to complete.
    System would not reboot in any way, not from CD/DVD drive, Flash drive etc., Ubuntu..
    Data on C and other HD OK.
    Attempt to repair MBR failed.
    I finally took it to my PC technician of last resort and he could not fix the problem either. After two days of
    trying, I ended up getting a new SSD and W10 Pro. Had to reinstall all my programs but did not loose any data.
    He thinks, Macrium got confused by earlier version(s) of OS like W7 left on the C drive.
    Any comments?

    Did you unplug the old drive with the old hdd
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    16 Jul 2017 #7

    Samuria said: View Post
    Most modern systems don't use MBR as there uefi gpt disk so doing a MBR fix was never going to work anyway
    Yeah but could have been a corrupted BCD to me which is used by UEFI. Ironically, one of best tools to repair BCD is Macrium Reflect Free!
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