Image corrupted - the never ending story

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Walterhr, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. Walterhr

    Walterhr Registered Member

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    I have three (different) IMAGES-Version - two are stored on a internal HDD and one on an external USB-disk.

    Trying to restore them I get always the message:

    Images corrupted

    I work under WIN98SE with the TrueImage-Version: 8-859

    Weeks ago the restore works.

    What did I do at the meantime?

    ~ Running a SCANDISK on all disks ~
    ~ Running a DEFRAG ~

    I've read many posts concerning this (damned) problem ....

    ... running a MEMORY-Test program ... I've done it for 1 hour --> NO ERROR

    There are some other advices posted ....

    ... Images should be stored in the root directory without any spaces in the file name

    What else could you recommend me ?

    1.000 thanks for your kind help!

    Walter
     
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  2. Adonlude

    Adonlude Registered Member

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    Images have to be stored in the root directory?!?! I hope not, that would be pretty pointless if you have a hard drive crash. I certainly hope you can store images on an external USB drive!
     
  3. Chutsman

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    After running a defrag it is advisable to create a new backup - if I remember rightly - to prevent what you have run into.
     
  4. Walterhr

    Walterhr Registered Member

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    What a ridiculous system !

    In other word: never run a defrag !

    In my external disk I save the images of several different systems ...

    Hello ACRONIS guys - is this true?

    There is no single word in your documentation.

    Walter
     
  5. jd91651

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    NO you have misunderstood the point of the defrag vs image.
    When the systems puts your image back on the disk it places ALL the files back on the disk and also re-creates the file allocation tables too (IE sectors set aside to track what is used space and and what is free space). This also means any changes that took place in the mean time are gone for good!.
    SO it does not matter if you defrag'd or not in between. It won't affect restoring the image. THE POINT of doing another image after a defrag is
    IF you do incrementals it will change where stuff is stored on the disk and
    "fool" the acronis into backing up files and stuff that really didn't change since the last backup it just moved. So your Inc. image will be larger than it needed to be.
    I'ts located on page 9 of the docs.
     
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