Windows 10: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  

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  1. Posts : 25,425
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       09 Jan 2017 #110

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Yes, He's correct.

    This is redundant, you should not have to do this. Each time you update the Rescue media, everything is in C:\boot\macrium folder is updated. The file and folder structure is unchanged except the contents were updated. The entry in the BCD is the same as shown:
    Windows Boot Loader
    identifier              {9a3187f8-d684-11e6-ba06-002683327ad9}
    device                  ramdisk=[D:]\boot\macrium\WA10KFiles\media\sources\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
    path                    \windows\system32\boot\winload.efi
    description             Macrium Reflect System Recovery
    osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\boot\macrium\WA10KFiles\media\sources\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
    systemroot              \Windows
    detecthal               Yes
    winpe                   Yes
    NOTE: To avoid the folder C:\boot\macrium is over written if you happen to restore Windows then the old PE will replace the updated PE. Use Advanced option in Macrium to relocate the PE file to another partition.
    I don't disagree with you. This is all getting way off subject to simrick's problem. I got burned once with a much earlier version of Macrium and the Boot option. It was, at that time, the way to fix it. Just an old habit. Redundant or not, that's the way I choose to do it.
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  2.    09 Jan 2017 #111

    FWIW... looking at the log file, it's using DISM 10240.. I guess, just a programming error in version checking that's bringing up that pop-up.. does not seem to re-download tho'...
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  3. Posts : 12,180
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       24 Jan 2017 #112

    For Macrium Reflect users:

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  4. Posts : 12,180
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Jan 2017 #113

    Note   Note
    This post contains several embedded tweets from Macrium. Some mobile device users are not able to see them. I will add links to tweets underneath them; if you instead of a tweet only see a link to Twitter you can check the tweet directly on Twitter from it.

    OK guys, as some of you already know Macrium will release version 7 on February 26th:
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  5.    28 Jan 2017 #114

    Hi, I've got this weird issue when restoring a full OS backup.

    I always tick to verify before restore, so you get the loading bar in two stages, stage one for verification and stage two for restoration.

    However, I restore from an external USB HGST drive, this drive always goes to sleep during the restoration stage. I also noted there are no blinking HDD lights on the external box during this stage, it only blinks during verification.

    The restore seems to work, Windows boots etc. But why does this happen? Shouldn't it be reading from the external drive during restore AND verification stages?
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  6.    28 Jan 2017 #115

    I've got a modest success story about Macrium Reflect to share. I was trying to backup my Dell Venue Pro 11 yesterday (running 15019 Insider Preview) yesterday, when I got an interesting failure:
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    So I figured out how to open and read the log, but didn't find much useful therein. So I searched the Macrium site on the afore-listed error message ("Write operation failed. The system cannot find...") and sure enough, Macrium had exactly the right fix for my ills. Convert the external USB drive from "Quick Removal" to "Better Performance" on the Policies tab. Just to implement their advice fully, I also changed the internal Macrium Reflect program options to "Enable write caching" as well. Next backup attempt succeeded with flying colors!

    Now, I just need to remember to "Safely eject" the drive before removing it from my system. But being a lazy guy, I'll probably just pop the USB connector while the machine is restarting before Windows gets up and fully running...

    Great stuff!
    [At Kari's request, I'm adding this link to the relevant Macrium Knowledge Base article: Backup Aborted! Write operation failed - The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase]
    Last edited by EdTittel; 28 Jan 2017 at 14:21. Reason: Add link to Macrium KB article at Kari's request
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  7. Posts : 12,180
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       28 Jan 2017 #116

    @EdTittel, would you please share the link to Macrium KB article in question?

    @HannahK, sounds as if you have the USB selective suspend enabled. Disable it and try again (tutorial)

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  8.    28 Jan 2017 #117

    @Kari, Sorry I should have been clearer. I'm restoring from WindowsPE, the sleep timer is built into the HDD for 10 mins of inactivity, this means when Macrium is restoring the image (Windows OS) it hasn't accessed the external HDD for at least 10 mins.

    It only accesses the HDD during verification phase. So I'm wondering how is it restoring exactly, where is it restoring from? RAM?
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  9.    28 Jan 2017 #118

    Kari: I did as you asked, and added the Macrium KB article link to my post. Here's a snapshot of some of the great info you can find there:
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    Thread Starter
       28 Jan 2017 #119

    Thanks Ed
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