Originally Posted by Diablo
As Alien says, look for a 100MB partition on one of your disks, (if you have three or more disks it may not have made it on the same disk wierdly). You need to clone both bits.
With Acronis you can't. It sees both of the partitions but you cannot check both of them, only one at once. This might have been resolved in later editions but I don't know. I really hate Ghost now because like all other Norton products they are full of fat and bloat.
The first time it happened I did a complete reinstall and was really bloody mad
Second time I just booted the cd, clicked repair and it rebooted and repaired. I also created a boot recovery disc but I can't for the life of me remember how the heck I did it lol.
OK I have just had a pokeroo and realise what's going on. When you create a backup image it works fine and clones the entire drive. However, when you go to restore the image this happens.
Note you get a choice. Either the drive *or* the MBR. And you can not select both, only one or the other.
I don't know if it is even possible to do the MBR and then the image, but I highly doubt it. It's either a bug in the one I have or it simply wasn't designed for Windows 7. Either way it didn't matter. It took me about 30 mins to repair with my boot DVD.
However, and here is the kicker. I don't know if this dude is using a naughty loader. If he is? well, that could be the reason why Windows is giving him that message. I know that loaders mess with the boot files and all sorts of other stuff.
I am not using a loader. I don't need to as I have genuine keys.
Now you can try going to a recovery console if it will let you and running
Basically those are the commands that Windows will run if you do a startup or repair. That's basically it.
(BTW I am not pointing the accusing finger, more trying to be helpful.. If you are using a loader dude then re-run the loader and remove it.. This is totally possible.. I had to help a mate out who got a Technet serial from a so called friend and then found out six months after building an install that this friend had sold the serial to numerous others and it was banned)
Originally Posted by thestepster
i know the pain of a fresh install mate i had to do it on my ssd, but you wont get trim on the drive with it being cloned
This is true. However if you clone an SSD to an SSD then you will. And I think I have worked out why now.
Windows detects the SSD during a fresh install. If it detects one it knows it is an SSD and it does all of the needed gumpth that SSD need. Enables TRIM, disables Defrag, changes the size of virtual memory according to the drive ETC ETC.
I think the reason TRIM failed on me when I initially clones my old mechanical drive to the SSD was because it came from a mechanical drive. Meaning the entire structure of the drivers was wrong, the TRIM command was there but as far as Windows knew wasn't needed ETC ETC.