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Macrium Free rescue disk freezes after it is loaded

  1. #11


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I am using 6.2 and don't see any option for linux.

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  2. #12


    Dont you get this Starting with the rescue CD
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  3. #13


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I don't get those choices with ver 6.2...or at least I don't get it on my Dell Tablet running Windows 8.1.
    Could it only be for the earlier version or maybe it's not available on 32 bit systems. I don't know.
    I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work with no luck.
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  4. #14


    One thing I discovered with the 6.x versions of MR boot, either from USB or from the hard drive, is that it can take over 2 minutes (!) for the program to actually start working. In the meantime, everything is frozen.

    So, try this again and see if, eventually, it does start to work -- you will see it loading drivers when it's about to unfreeze.

    Good Luck
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  5. #15


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the help. I thought I had waited longer but really didn't time it.
    I'm out of town so I'll try your suggestion when I return.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Well I forgot that I had also added Macrium rescue to the boot menu so I rebooted into Macrium (without the USB) but got the same results.
    Once Macrium booted to the restore screen, you could see the drives and images but then it quickly went away leaving the different sections blank. The screen froze and stayed frozen for more than 15min. before I gave up and did a hard shutdown.
    I hope someone on this forum has experienced this with ver. 6 and has a fix.
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  7. #17


    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    BigDawg -- in my experience, that disappearing act didn't bode well for one of my computers -- I had a logical error on my hard-drive which had to be fixed; I got it fixed, however, the process was somewhat geeky!
    If you don't mind, I'd like you to download, install, run AOMEI Backupper and see if that program's display also quickly disappears.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 21 Aug 2016 at 08:49.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    thanks for the advice.
    I downloaded it but when I opened it to do a system backup, it said it couldn't find System Partion. I wonder if it's because this dell tablet has so many partions... see info in my earlier post.
    When I tried to do a disk backup...it only found my micro sd card and nothing else.
    this is obviously becoming quite frustrating.
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  9. #19


    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    BigDawg, you're using a Tablet, I totally forgot that! I'm afraid I was thinking desktop or laptop all along -- I better go into listening in mode and learn from those who know Tablets, I will be learning alongside with you.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    A new development...but still freezes.
    Now when I boot into Macrium, it loads completely as before, but now the page shows the drives and the backup images when Macrium loads completely. I can see every thing I would need to restore an image if needed. UNFORTUNATELY the page just freezes as before.
    The only thing I can do is hold the power button until the tablet powers down.
    I've seen nothing anywhere about this issue.
    I've used Macrium on my other Windows based computers with great success so I hope someone with Macrium will see this post about my 8.1 Windows tablet.
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