Boot Up Query

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Mearns, Dec 4, 2004.

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  1. Mearns

    Mearns Registered Member

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    Installed TI a few days ago. I have TI 8.0 Startup Recovery Manager activated and a secure zone on my Maxtor external USB drive. Today I turned on the PC but it stopped booting just before the "Press F11 for Acronis Startup" etc. It took me a while to realise I had not powered up my Maxtor drive and once I did this everything was okay.

    However this concerns me as it would appear from this incident that if my external Maxtor drive fails to power up for any reason then I cannot boot up my PC. I suppose one option would be to change the boot up order so I could boot up from CD if necessary but this shouldn't really be necessary.

    Have I missed something or is what happened to me normal?
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi

    Activating the Startup Recovery Manager (SRM) has modified the Master Boot Record (MBR) of your boot drive and now expects to find a SZ on the drive it was created on. Disconnect this drive and the system will complain/hang.

    The SRM has other complications, namely incompatibility with certain boot managers, Norton Go Back etc. Personally I would deactivate the SRM and use the TI Boot Rescue CD instead.

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  3. Mearns

    Mearns Registered Member

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    Thanks for that Menorcaman - I'll take your advice and do what you suggest.
     
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