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PCG

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Hello everyone, I have been using Macrium (free) for a couple of years to back up and store images of my OS drive and some other data files. When I first setup the program (with my Windows 7 machine), I completed several full restores to ensure that I had the basics down in case of a real emergency. Over time, I got away from 'testing' the restore process and now I feel lost.

I decided to update my rescue media today, and believe I did so successfully onto a thumbdrive, using Win PE 5.0. However, I'm not sure that my computer is booting up properly in order to conduct a simulated restore.

I changed the 1st boot device to 'Removable Device,' but the computer seems to boot up like it always does in to Windows. It's been a couple of years since I actually performed a real restore, and I would like to know if this is normal. I believe I booted up previously using a Linux bootable rescue CD, and from what I recall that was bare bones and went straight in to the Macrium restore options. This is not happening now, instead it goes straight to my desktop like any other normal boot up.

Does a Macrium Rescue Disk boot up using WinPE 5.0 look just like a regular system boot up? If so, I suppose I'm good and will proceed to complete a full restore. If not, I have to figure this out.

Thanks in advance for your input,

PCG
 

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popeye

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Try turning off Secure Boot in BIOS. No it should not look like regular system boot, just a basic GUI.

And in BIOS most will show the USB stick when plugged, select that to be your first boot device.
 

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PCG

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Thanks for the reply, I will go try it now...
 

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    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
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PCG

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Secure Boot is off, and instead of 'USB' my boot options are my SSD, CD/DVD, Removable Dev.

I've tried with both Removable Dev. and CD/DVD, but neither are engaging...
 

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    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
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    Corsair 16GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x4GB
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popeye

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BIOS may not support USB flash drive boot. Can you make a DVD instead?
 

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PCG

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Yes I can, (lol), but I just removed my CD/DVD drive to make room for a 2nd 2TB WD Black drive...

Since it takes only a few minutes to switch the drives, I'm going to go through the exercise, this way I'll know for sure that I have the means to restore if the time ever comes.

I'm actually 75% complete with various upgrades on this computer and the next project is to transplant my XPS 8100 computer in to a larger Corsair tower. After that it's gonna be a new motherboard and cpu; When I do the MB upgrade (probably next year), the bios problem will go away, right?

Thanks again for your help popeye; I'll let you know how the CD restore goes...
 

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You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
So much simpler...
 

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PCG

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That worked popeye! It took me longer to find a RW CD than it did to test it out! The WinPE 5.0 version didn't work so I reverted to the Linux version and I was able to boot up and see all of the necessary drives.

Out of curiosity, I also pulled out one of my old rescue disks from January 2013 and it also appeared to work.

Thanks again!
 

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    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
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    Corsair 16GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x4GB
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    2 Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FZEX,
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PCG

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This is exactly what I'm in the process of doing David. I'm going to buy the Standard version. Are you saying when I purchase the Standard version I will be able to use USB instead of CDs on this computer?

You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
So much simpler...
 

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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Dell Studio XPS 8100 in Corsair 200R Case
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-860 processor, (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
    Motherboard
    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GTX 760, 2GB DDR5
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    OEM Integrated
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    Dell ST2410, 24" Flat Panel Monitor
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SSD 840 Pro-MZ-7PD256BW,
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue-WD10EALX,
    2 Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FZEX,
    1 Western Digital 6TB Green
    PSU
    Corsair CX600M (600 Watt)
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    Corsair 200R mid-tower
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    Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Card.
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This is exactly what I'm in the process of doing David. I'm going to buy the Standard version. Are you saying when I purchase the Standard version I will be able to use USB instead of CDs on this computer?

You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
So much simpler...

I use usb.
My standard size of an image is around 22 GBs from 50 odd GBs of actual size using high compression to create the image.

I have 2 usb drives.
One 32 GBs & one 64 GBs.
Both adequate to contain Macrium images of my OS.

Use the---

screenshot_280.jpg

This requires a download of win pe of about 500 mbs I think.
No problem.
 

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PCG

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That looks like a nice workaround topgun, thanks for pointing me to it. This wouldn't be the only reason I want to purchase the Standard version, though. I have a lot of GBs of data (primarily videos), of which the number is growing fast and I want to enhance my backup routine using the standard version of Macrium. I'm sure there are other ways to approach this, but I'm pretty happy with MR so far, and want to try the file and folder backup to make my life easier.

You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
So much simpler...
You don't need to buy a standard version. I posted the procedure how to dual boot with Macrium Rescue before and here's the link:
Solved How to dual boot Windows 8/10 with Free Macrium Rescue. - Windows 10 Forums
 

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    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
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    Corsair 16GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x4GB
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    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue-WD10EALX,
    2 Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FZEX,
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PCG

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I use usb.
My standard size of an image is around 22 GBs from 50 odd GBs of actual size using high compression to create the image.

I have 2 usb drives.
One 32 GBs & one 64 GBs.
Both adequate to contain Macrium images of my OS.

Use the---

View attachment 62617

This requires a download of win pe of about 500 mbs I think.
No problem.


I do not believe my current desktop bios allows me to boot from USB, but my next one will...
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio XPS 8100 in Corsair 200R Case
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-860 processor, (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
    Motherboard
    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GTX 760, 2GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    OEM Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell ST2410, 24" Flat Panel Monitor
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SSD 840 Pro-MZ-7PD256BW,
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue-WD10EALX,
    2 Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FZEX,
    1 Western Digital 6TB Green
    PSU
    Corsair CX600M (600 Watt)
    Case
    Corsair 200R mid-tower
    Cooling
    OEM
    Internet Speed
    Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Card.
    Other Info
    This Dell XPS 8100 was transplanted in to a Corsair 200R mid-tower case in June 2015; The only Dell remnants are the motherboard and cpu, which will be upgraded some time in the future...
I use usb.
My standard size of an image is around 22 GBs from 50 odd GBs of actual size using high compression to create the image.

I have 2 usb drives.
One 32 GBs & one 64 GBs.
Both adequate to contain Macrium images of my OS.

Use the---

View attachment 62617

This requires a download of win pe of about 500 mbs I think.
No problem.


I do not believe my current desktop bios allows me to boot from USB, but my next one will...

The Macrium Reflect boot menu does not require booting from a usb.

You insert the usb & restart & choose the Reflect boot environment & browse the usb to choose the image to restore.

Simple.
 

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
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    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
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    Avast Internet Security

mikeytg

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You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
So much simpler...

You still need a separate bootable rescue disk in case your hard drive fails completely, right?
 

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You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
So much simpler...

You still need a separate bootable rescue disk in case your hard drive fails completely, right?

If your hard drive fails you will need a new one.

I'm talking mechanical failure.

If it is a software issue from corruptions then you have the system image you created with Macrium on a usb drive to restore with.
I just find the boot time recovery option easier to use than trying to BOOT FROM a usb.
You are not booting from the usb that contains the image.
The Macrium software is just using it to restore your system image.
 

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
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    Extended Family 14
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PCG

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Completed Live Full System Restore!

Thanks again for everyone's help and info yesterday.

This evening I decided to try out a full restore of my OS drive. After cleaning the drive up a little I made a new system image and proceeded to go through the entire process. The rescue disk booted up the computer with no problems, and a click or two later I was looking at my available drives and system images:

Restore1.jpg

I clicked "Verify" image and was surprised to see that it took only 6 minutes to complete:

Verify1.jpg

As soon as the verification was complete it took just another 5-6 minutes to finish the full OS restore.

xRestoreComplete1.jpg

I'm gonna check out the Marcrium Standard version next to get my user data strategy squared-away.

Ciao,

PCG
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Dell Studio XPS 8100 in Corsair 200R Case
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-860 processor, (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
    Motherboard
    Dell (Chicony - DH57M01)
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GTX 760, 2GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    OEM Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell ST2410, 24" Flat Panel Monitor
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung SSD 840 Pro-MZ-7PD256BW,
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue-WD10EALX,
    2 Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FZEX,
    1 Western Digital 6TB Green
    PSU
    Corsair CX600M (600 Watt)
    Case
    Corsair 200R mid-tower
    Cooling
    OEM
    Internet Speed
    Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Card.
    Other Info
    This Dell XPS 8100 was transplanted in to a Corsair 200R mid-tower case in June 2015; The only Dell remnants are the motherboard and cpu, which will be upgraded some time in the future...
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