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Acronis True Image

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    Afternoon all.
    Over the years I have used Acronis True Image, beginning with 8, with much success, but some failures.
    For example http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/459170-solved-windows-2k-pro-pagefile.html

    Also, I have occasionally encountered pagefile.sys missing errors, when booting to Windows, after the cloning process had successfully completed.

    Recently, I used ATI Home 11, and encountered much disaster.
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/814608-solved-xp-boot-failure-s.html

    According to ATI chat tech support, it seems that it is now safe to boot to Windows, with both source & destination HDDs attached, after cloning has been successful.

    After rebooting, one needs to remove the ATI bootable CD, or change the boot order in the BIOS.

    I suggest that you read, before cloning, about resolving missing pagefile.sys errors for XP & 2000, and winload.exe missing or corrupt errors with Vista.

    http://www.technoish.com/microsoft/...d-or-fix-winloadexe-corrupt-in-windows-vista/

    http://www.google.com/search?q="win...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    If you don't have a Vista installation DVD, see http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

    WAIK download
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...viWt/EgN7dFL380zvMBjtiXAhRFxwT5od+vC0w2xm6A==

    ATI user guides
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/docs/

    I have no experience with the latest version of ATI Home, ATI Home 2009 .

    It is also possible, using the bootable disk, to image one's HDD in addition to [ or in place of cloning ].

    FWIW Dept.

    RF123
     
  2. buf

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    I use ATI 11 and wanna thank you for sharing with us. Could be of great help to someone.
    Have only had minor problems with ATI and that was with earlier versions.
     
  3. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    buf:
    Thanks for your comment. Because finding articles in tech support can be a challenge, I had hoped this thread would be useful.
    (y)

    Do you clone or image, or other, buf?

    You are welcome.

    Acronis' on line chat tech support, I want to add, has been helpful.

    RF123
     
  4. Danyo

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    I used ATI Ver10 to clone my HDD to a bigger HDD. During the cloning got error message: "Read error Disk 1 sector 40193199", (retry, ignore, ignore all). Tried "retry" a couple of times still getting the "read error". Next I pressed to "ignore all", finished cloning the drive. Installed the "new" HDD, did a boot up with the "new" drive, got error message "missing file \windows\system32\winload.exe\....Status:0XC0000000E.

    Submitted this problem at Acronis forum and got a reply from Acronis support to download the trial version of ATI 2009 to resolve the problem.

    I haven't tried to clone with the ATI 2009 yet, but will try it and give the results here.

    rainforest123...tried to download WAIK, after validation did not return to the page to download the file. Used this link you posted:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...C0w2xm6A==
     
  5. smbd

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    Hello,rainforest123!
    Thank you for the thread!
    Now we can share our experience with each other:)
    As for me i prefer imaging.
     
  6. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    Danyo:
    Thanks for sharing your ATI story & the link.

    Did you try to run a Vista repair, to resolve your winload.exe error ?
    http://jasonkneen.blogspot.com/2007/11/winloadexe-error-when-booting-vista.html

    Run Diags on your HDD. Disk 1 is probably your source drive.

    Try, as smbd suggests, to image your HDD; or backup your data some other way. Then run chkdsk.
    Open "computer"
    RIGHT click your "C" drive
    Properties > tools > "error checking" > "check now"
    Put checks in each box
    Schedule chkdsk for next reboot

    Results are in event viewer
    eventvwr.exe
    In either "applications" or "system", under "winlogon", or "wininit".
    http://forums.ny-dev.com/f215/vista-how-view-chkdsk-results-1393/

    RF123
     
  7. Danyo

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    rainforest123, with the "cloned" drive installed, booted up and got the error message it did say to use the Vista installation disk to download the file.

    As you can guess, Vista was already pre-installed on the laptop, no Vista installation disk. Only had the recover disk available. I did use the recover disk, it reinstalled Vista back to the factory settings, leaving me with a "new" drive with a fresh OS, no programs, files, etc.

    The 2 links you posted, I was able to download the first program. The 2nd one
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...C0w2xm6A==
    I wasn't able to complete it after doing the validation. I did the validation, but it didn't bring me back to the screen to "continue" to download the program.

    I'm thinking on taking the suggestion from ATI support and download ATI 2009 trial to "clone" the drive.
     
  8. buf

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    RF123, yes I have cloned using TI but have not had an occasion to use the clone. Hope I don't. But yes, I use my TI 11 to image a backup of my hard drive from time to time. Saved my bacon a couple of times.
    I used XX once a long time ago to clone my hard drive. Boy, was that ever more fast!
    Your thread has created responses from users of TI and that is good for all of us TI users.
     
  9. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    Danyo:
    Boot, tapping the F8 key once a second until the Advanced Options menu appears. On big box computers, the "repair [ something ] " is an option.

    buf:
    "XX" ??

    You are welcome.

    RF123
     
  10. buf

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    I sorry but XX should have been shown as XX Copy was the free software. I think it may still be available, Google could help out there if interested.
     
  11. Danyo

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    Guys, thanks for all the suggestions and help.

    I downloaded ATI 2009 as support suggested and "cloned" the old drive to the "new" drive. It took about 1 hr to complete the operation, everything copied to the "new" drive without any problems.

    Installed the "new" (cloned) drive in the laptop booted up and everything is running OK. Checked the folders, files and programs nothing missing.

    I'm now using the "new" installed drive in the laptop as I write this post.

    Thanks again guys.
     
  12. rainforest123

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    buf:
    Thanks for the clarification.

    Danyo:
    COOL!
    Thanks for the update.
    Congratulations!
    (y)

    RF123
     
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