Can You restore a TI when Truecrypt pre-boot is on your primary Drive?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by salaryman, Aug 25, 2008.

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  1. salaryman

    salaryman Registered Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    XP Partition Went Bad Yesterday
    XP Partition protected with TrueCrypt 5.1a preboot WDE
    Fired up TI and restored primary partition
    After TI restore routine completed PC rebooted
    TI tried to launch its Acronis DOS-no go due to TrueCrypt (duh!)
    True Crypt didn't like what it was seeing and MBR errors reported
    Rebooted with True Crypt Rescue Disk
    Booted back into XP
    Removed True Crypt pre boot encryption
    Then restored from TI
    Currently no True Crypt on primary partition

    My question: is this the right way to go about restoring a TI image when pre-boot encryption is in place?

    I see a couple threads on Wilder but they seem to be dealing with more complex pre-boot issues.

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello salaryman,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please be aware that Acronis True Image does not support third party encryption. The only guaranteed way to back up an encrypted partition is sector by sector (raw) imaging. Whether Acronis True Image will be able to start and complete backing up an encrypted partition any other way depends on the encryption method used.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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