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Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Howard Kaikow, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Yesaterday, I created a Boot Media CD and a .iso, both have identical file content.

    I did install version 10.0.2160.

    On a Vista notebook, purchased in May 2008, using the CD was very disappointing:

    1. Neither the touchpad nor the mouse behaves well, very difficult, if not impossible to select various things. Mouse is a wireless laser mouse.

    2. And, the full version shows only the USB drive, it does not show the hard drive.

    Today, I installed a USB mouse on the notebook, same problem. So, I guess ADD does not have adequate drivers.

    However, still, only the USB drive was listed.

    Today, I tried the CD on a Windows 2000 desktop, no problems at all.
     
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    The Linux kernel used in DD is old. I don't know why Acronis hasn't released any updates, but they haven't.

    You can probably get an updated build that will support the hardware if you contact Acronis Support.

    You can also try the Safe Mode version. It generally works for internal drives and will also work with USB drives on most newer computers that support USB drives in the BIOS.

    Other options are to include DD in a BartPE or WinPe-based CD. This will run the standard Windows version and use standard Windows drivers.
     
  3. K0LO

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    Also download the alternate ISO to see if it supports your hardware. On my newer laptop, the ISO created by Bootable Media Builder would not see the SATA disk (in AHCI mode) on the laptop, but the alternate ISO did. Acronis must have updated some of the drivers in the alternate ISO.
     
  4. Howard Kaikow

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    Good idea.

    The .iso created by Boot Media has exactly the same file ontent as the CD created by Boot Media.
     
  5. Howard Kaikow

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    I downloaded the .iso.

    I also added, temporarily, a USB mouse.

    This time, the USB mouse worked, as did the touchpad (but I do not feel comfortable with a touchpad), and all drives were shown.

    The Logitech VX 44 Nano laser mouse still would not work properly.
    That's a pretty popular mouse. Acronis needs to update the .iso yet again.
     
  6. Howard Kaikow

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    Did not try SAFE mode, that's unlikely to support the mouse.

    At some point, I intend to build a Ultimate Boot CD.

    It seems that I can use the downloaded .iso and a USB mouse to get the job done.
     
  7. Howard Kaikow

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    I just tried using the media thgat came in the retail box, dunno the version.\But when I booted from the retail ADD 10 media, I had th esame problems as when I created the boot media from the installed program.

    Only the downloaded .iso does the deed, except that it still does not support the Logirch VX 44 Nano laser mouse., and, likely, other mice of that ilk.

    Guess that I gotta buy a spare USB mouse, or PS2 to USB converter.
     
  8. Howard Kaikow

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    Best Buy wanted $29.99 for a PS/2 to USB converter!
    I did not check elsewhere for a converter.

    I purchased a spare USB mouse (MSFT Basic Optical) for $13.13, not at Best Buy.
     
  9. smiley2

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    Same here:

    Got ATIH 2009, detects my hardware in full version.
    In combination on a rescue CD or USB stick,
    I always have to start DD10 in safe mode.
    Otherwise I have no hard disk :oops:

    I can't believe that its impossible or to expensive to update DD10.
    So we could have the same level of hardware usability.

    BTW: ATIH 2009 uses some partitioning stuff for the SZ.
    The partition table gets rewritten on restore.
    Independant developments? ;)
     
  10. Howard Kaikow

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    Did you download the .iso file?
    It has more drivers, and/or bug fixes.
     
  11. Howard Kaikow

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    FYI, I could not build the UBCD on my desktop.

    Apparently, the build times itself out, rather tan waiting for files to be available.
    That's dumb, it should be my choice to sit there all day watching a build.

    I expect that the AV software is grabbing the files.
    I'm sure not going to disable AV software to build UBCD.

    Hmmm, I just thought of a way around this.

    Prior to the build, I'll scan the installation files with the AV program.
    Then I'll temporarily add an exception to not scan those files during the build.
    Should work, n'est-ce pas?
     
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