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Green Screen Of Death?

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    See my post#6 about getting Macrium Reflect and this tutorial at Seven Forums Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums. With a system image you can alway revert to the last known good total setup. I make atleast one a month 1-2 weeks after Patch Tuesday.
    Cliff, sorry for being so green with this stuff but I still have a few questions.

    I downloaded the (EU) version even though I live in Canada because it said it's the 64 and I run Window 64
    Macrium Reflect Free Edition Download - Softpedia

    I just clicked "image this disc" with everything checked ( including the D Backup) and sent it to an external drive.
    Is that all I need to do?
    Why am I being asked to create a "Rescue Media"?

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  2. #22



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Rescue media is the USB or DVD You boot to so you can recover when your system will not boot or for some reason you keep getting BSOD's. Just either plug in a USB stick or DVD> choose other tasks>click create bootable rescue media>choose the WinPE> let Macrium take care of the rest. One good thing is with the rescue disk you can also make images(although slower) offline and use it on other windows PC's if you don't feel like installing Macrium again.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Rescue media is the USB or DVD You boot to so you can recover when your system will not boot or for some reason you keep getting BSOD's. Just either plug in a USB stick or DVD> choose other tasks>click create bootable rescue media>choose the WinPE> let Macrium take care of the rest. One good thing is with the rescue disk you can also make images(although slower) offline and use it on other windows PC's if you don't feel like installing Macrium again.


    Oh...so it's similar to the Ubuntu disc I made.
    I put the Image on a external drive half full of music...I hope that's OK.

    So If my laptop freezes (or crashes) again I put in the Rescue Media DVD (or Ubuntu) and then once it's running find my external drive and click or double click the image file?
    Also, Is it alright that I made the image before making a Rescue Disc?
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  4. #24



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Oh...so it's similar to the Ubuntu disc I made
    ---yes

    I put the Image on a external drive half full of music...I hope that's OK
    ---if you can boot to it, then yes. I always have a designated disk/drive(actually I made both a USB and a DVD backup)

    So If my laptop freezes (or crashes) again I put in the Rescue Media DVD (or Ubuntu) and then once it's running find my external drive and click or double click the image file?
    ---yes

    Also, Is it alright that I made the image before making a Rescue Disc?
    ----yes
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you VERY much for your help, Cliff!
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  6. #26



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Your welcome, remember to test if you can reimage at least once to see if your set up works, before something happens and you NEED to.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Your welcome, remember to test if you can reimage at least once to see if your set up works, before something happens and you NEED to.
    Do I just click on the file made and have in on the external drive?
    What will happen?
    Won't it download everything I already have on my PC?
    I foresee trouble.

    BTW~I just downloaded 8.1 and now I keep getting a "switch To Microsoft Account popup before I can access my E-mails.
    I don't want to switch and I definitely don't want to have to decline every-time I open my mail.
    What should I do?
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  8. #28



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    • Go to restore tab,
    • then browse for image
    • find the drive that contains the image,
    • choose which image you want by looking at the date,
    • click restore.


    There is a help at the top that's pretty detailed, and might be a good idea to read through.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    • Go to restore tab,
    • then browse for image
    • find the drive that contains the image,
    • choose which image you want by looking at the date,
    • click restore.


    There is a help at the top that's pretty detailed, and might be a good idea to read through.
    OK, I'm slowly getting this

    When in trouble I put in the recovery disc (I just made) and then find the program REFLECT on my desktop...open that and click "restore" and find the file (or whatever it is) on my external drive (with a bunch of music files) click on it and it automatically sets my PC back to today's state after a period of time?

    "remember to test if you can reimage at least once to see if your set up works, before something happens and you NEED to."

    If it doesn't work...won't doing this screw up my PC?
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  10. #30


    If you want to actually restore the image I'd suggest putting in a different drive to restore to then test it. Remove when done and put back the original drive.
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