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Macrium Reflect - Drive is in Use & drive and iso file size controversy


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#1 zanshin777

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:50 AM

Now I created bootable Rescue Media with Rescue Media Wizard.

My computers HDD is 28.2 GB (It's a transformer tablet so its hdd is small) but Rescue.ISO file is 194 MB.

Why rescue media ISO file is so small (196 MB) while my hard drive is (28.8 GB)?

 

So it looks like the ISO file which is 196 MB;

won't restore all the softwares I installed to the computer and their settings I adjusted one by one???

Should I combine the image file with the rescue media ISO?

How?

 

I also created the image file* but couldn't restore* it. Because I got error "the hard drive is in use". So I can't restore the image file!!

*Backup Tasks - Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows 

*Right clicked the image file then chose "restore".

Windows 8.1

Macrium Reflect 6.3.1745


Edited by zanshin777, 16 June 2017 - 07:58 AM.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:56 AM

The rescue media iso size has no relation to the the hard drive size. The rescue media should boot to a Macrium Reflect UI where you can create a disk image to a USB external drive or DVDs.  You burn the iso on any Windows 7 or later computer by right clicking the iso file and selecting Burn Disk Image. 

 

You cannot create a disk image back to the drive you are trying to image. I believe that is why you are getting the error. You need to select another drive or partition other than C: for the backup image.

 

Edit: Can you confirm the hard drive size. Is 29.2GB the amount of data on the drive?


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 June 2017 - 08:58 AM.


#3 zanshin777

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

My hard drive on the transformer tablet is 28.2 GB and 2.8 GB is free.

 

Then I create a bootable USB drive with rescue media.

 

and I create also system image.

 

Then with bootable USB drive reach system image and restore it. Right?



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:44 AM

I'm surprised Macrium doesn't offer to reboot when you want to restore the system drive image. That's how Acronis True Image works and I would have thought Macrium does the same.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

My hard drive on the transformer tablet is 28.2 GB and 2.8 GB is free.

 

Then I create a bootable USB drive with rescue media.

 

and I create also system image.

 

Then with bootable USB drive reach system image and restore it. Right?

The first thing I would do is try and free up some more disk space. Use CCleaner to remove any temp files and browser cache.

 

I would do this offline with the USB rescue media. It will let you backup and restore from outside of Windows.

 

Boot Rescue Media

Disk Image Backup to external drive or Restore Disk Image backup from external drive



#6 zanshin777

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

I could achieve it. Thank you very much all to you guys.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:49 AM

Did you succeed?  Macrium Reflect's usb or dvd boot media should have done just that -- booted; and allowed you to take an image from another external hard-drive, your backup hard-drive, and restore said image onto your internal hard-drive.


Edited by RolandJS, 18 June 2017 - 05:50 AM.

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