I need some help, please!

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  1. marse.robert

    marse.robert Registered Member

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    Hi all

    I have ditched Acronis and purchased Shadowprotect,

    I backed up my C:\ to an external drive and then decided to try the CD restore: disaster! An immediate BSOD.

    The restore options appear to be straight forward but I have tried five times to restore which failed each time.

    Is there anyone out there who could give me a step by step procedure?

    Regards

    Marse
     
  2. Jim1cor13

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    Re: I need dome help, please!

    Hi Marse :)

    I have never used ShadowProtect, but I am aware that Acronis if not cleaned up properly, could cause issues in a case such as this. Acronis is famous for being obstinate when uninstallling. They do have a removal tool, which supposedly removes the 'remnants' out of the registry, etc. Why some companies cannot simply create a true uninstall routine is beyond me. Too much debris left behind, I guess some want to make sure they leave their footprint on ones machine.

    If you have not tried it, try Acronis removal tool and also read this thread about what I mentioned above.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=316447

    I hope you can get things working properly. How bizarre that the most dangerous element of computing is usually software? After 16 years of working on machines, clean uninstalls are almost unheard of any longer because of the intrusive manner of much of today's software and the often needless junk that can be dispersed onto ones disk drive, let alone windows registry, not to mention the hours it takes to find it all, and remove it if at all possible.

    Have a good day Marse :)

    Jim
     
  3. marse.robert

    marse.robert Registered Member

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    Re: I need dome help, please!

    Hi Jim
    ,,and thanks!

    Unistalling Acronis as I type this: and I will read the thread you supplied.

    Regards

    Marse
     
  4. Brian K

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    Re: I need dome help, please!

    Marse,

    When and where do you see the BSOD? From the CD?

    Which OS? Do you have hidden partitions?
     
  5. marse.robert

    marse.robert Registered Member

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    Hi Brian K

    1: Using CD
    2: Restore completes
    3: On restart an immediated BSOD: so fast, I cannot read anything!
    4: Windows 7 Home (64bit)
    5: Partitions: System, Windows, Recovery, and Tools

    Thanks

    Marse
     
  6. Brian K

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    I don't understand that. Have you tried different SATA BIOS settings?
     
  7. marse.robert

    marse.robert Registered Member

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    Hi Brian K

    I have not considered the Bios!

    I have a feeling that I made the Windows partition as being "Active." I beleive the "System" partition should be the active partition: what do you think?

    Regards

    Marse
     
  8. Brian K

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    Yes, the SRP is Active but that shouldn't give you a BSOD. It gives "BOOTMGR is missing". But try it.
     
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    the Pause key (next to the PrintScreen key) can often be useful to stop those boot messages that goes by too fast.
     
  10. Sadeghi85

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    Repeatedly press F8 at boot and select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" to see the BSOD message.

    I'm not sure if Pause key works in these situations and even if it does, you have to be very fast.
     

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