Macrium image restore changes partition layout

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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #1

    Macrium image restore changes partition layout


    I tried one again to use Macrium to backup only C:, clean install then restore only C:.
    Once again it did more that I asked it to and removed the 16MB partition created by the clean install.

    After clean install I had this, 4 partitions on Disk 0 (SSD):
    Macrium image restore changes partition layout-aomeissdbeforerestore.jpg

    After restore I had this, 3 partitions o n Disk 0 (SSD):
    Macrium image restore changes partition layout-aomeissdafterrestore.jpg

    I did not run the Macrium fix boot option after the restore so when I rebooted Win 10 ran Auto repair then the system booted up normally.

    Why is Macrium doing this? Any idea?

    Guess I'll ask in the Macrium forum and see what I can find out.

    The reason I'm doing this is is Shift Restart from Power is not working, it just boots normally.

    I just redid the steps in Brink's tutorial to setup Recimage, then ran
    reagentc /setosimage /path "location\ResetRecoveryImage" /index 1

    I'll try Shift restart again now and see what happens.

    Edit: Nope, still doesn't work. I know I'm missing a step or two ...
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Ztruker said:
    Edit: Nope, still doesn't work. I know I'm missing a step or two ...
    Did you run reagentc /enable?

    Post the results of reagentc /info and we can help more.
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  3. Word Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Ztruker, during the macrium restore setup, are you first deleting the existing (clean installed) C: partition, then paying close attention to the sizing of the partition to restore (using drag and drop) - referring specifically to this part: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...ion+properties
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  4. topgundcp's Avatar
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    I did not run the Macrium fix boot option after the restore so when I rebooted Win 10 ran Auto repair then the system booted up normally.

    Why is Macrium doing this? Any idea?
    Macrium did not do it. You did it, there is a difference between RESTORE and COPY. Restore C drive back to the SSD will put C drive where it was when you made a backup of C drive which in turn override the 16MB MSR partition. What you need is to COPY C Drive back to the SSD.

    To Copy:
    1. Click on 1 to enable 2
    2. Click on 2 to delete C
    3. Click on 3 (C drive backup), drag and drop to 1->Next->Finish
    4. Click on "Fix the Windows boot problems"

    Macrium image restore changes partition layout-c.jpg
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #5

    topguncp, that was the problem. Many thanks. All is well now as far as partition layout. Copy took a lot longer to complete than restore but it worked great.

    Macrium image restore changes partition layout-aomeissdafterrestore-2.jpg

    Now to do a new full Macrium image backup of the SSD.
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Did you run reagentc /enable?

    Post the results of reagentc /info and we can help more.
    I thought I had but reagentc /info says no.

    reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: d5258ae0-ad2b-11e5-94d8-448a5b06acdb
    Recovery image location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
    Recovery image index: 1
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    Just did enable now:

    reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Enabled
    Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk2\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc29-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
    Recovery image location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
    Recovery image index: 1
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    I'll try shift restart now and see what happens.

    Thanks.
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Nope, still doesn't work.

    Hmmm, is this the problem (from reagentc /info)? \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk2\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE

    This is what diskpart shows:

    Code:
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          232 GB      0 B        *
      Disk 1    Online         1863 GB  1024 KB        *
    * Disk 2    Online         1397 GB  1024 KB
      Disk 3    Online         3819 MB      0 B
      Disk 4    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 5    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 6    No Media           0 B      0 B
    
    DISKPART> sel disk 0
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> detail disk
    
    Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
    Disk ID: {E4BF3C3A-B75D-48A2-A7C0-2860DEE59991}
    Type   : SATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C00T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : Yes
    Pagefile Disk  : Yes
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : Yes
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 1     C   Lenovo_C     NTFS   Partition    232 GB  Healthy    Boot
      Volume 2                      RAW    Partition    450 MB  Healthy    Hidden
      Volume 3                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
    
    DISKPART> sel disk 1
    
    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> detail disk
    
    ST2000DM001-1CH164
    Disk ID: {1EF5AAAD-E871-445E-ABE5-D7111D077FE6}
    Type   : SATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 1
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C01T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : No
    Pagefile Disk  : No
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : No
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 4     D   Lenovo_D     NTFS   Partition    732 GB  Healthy
      Volume 5     E   Lenovo_E     NTFS   Partition    732 GB  Healthy
      Volume 6     F   Lenovo_F     NTFS   Partition    398 GB  Healthy
    
    DISKPART> sel disk 2
    
    Disk 2 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> detail disk
    
    ST31500341AS
    Disk ID: CB2D5D05
    Type   : SATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 2
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C02T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : No
    Pagefile Disk  : No
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : No
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 7     G   Lenovo_G     NTFS   Partition    698 GB  Healthy
      Volume 8     H   Lenovo_H     NTFS   Partition    698 GB  Healthy
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  8. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #8

    Ztruker said:
    Nope, still doesn't work.

    Hmmm, is this the problem (from reagentc /info)? [B]\\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk2\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Yes, I would think that would be the problem because your WindowsRE image should be harddisk0\partition1 - the recovery partition.
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #9

    How do I set it to that? /setreimage doesn't seem to accept that format:

    Macrium image restore changes partition layout-setreimage.jpg

    Edit: If I assign a drive letter I can see the Recovery partition on harddisk0\partition1. So if I assign it as Q then maybe this will work:

    Reagentc /setreimage /path Q:\Recovery\WindowsRE

    Guess I'll try it and see what happens.
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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #10

    That seems to have worked!!!!

    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>Reagentc /disable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>Reagentc /setreimage /path Q:\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Directory set to: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>Reagentc /enable
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    
    
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 4f8fcc2d-ced2-11e5-8a83-448a5b06acdb
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk1\partition2\Recimage
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    Now to try it again.
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