Is Backup and Recovery 10 compatible with System Backup 2010?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by DoktorSteve, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. DoktorSteve

    DoktorSteve Registered Member

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    I downloaded the free edition of Backup and Recovery 10 on Thursday last week. I made a backup to my USB drive. It looked OK but I thought that I would try System Backup 2010 so I downloaded that on Friday - and made a backup. I used the PC on Saturday with no problems. Today - Monday - my PC refuses to boot into XP. THe screen stops with the cursor in the top left corner.
    I revovered using the image from SB2010 and ran it for a few hours. When I powered up in the afternoon I was back to the black screen with the cursor. I loaded the the SB2010 image again with the same result i.e. the PC ran until I tried rebooting. The third time I loaded the BR10 image. That is running and rebooting OK. I have now bought Hard Disk Manager 2009 and I am concerned that this might all fall apart again.
    Do I need to deinstall BR10 before I load HDM2009?
    Could there be a conflict with Kaspersky Internet Security 2009?
     
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    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Hello DoktorSteve,

    Neither backup utilities should have affected your computer. It's possible that somehow the MBR or partition flags were changed by accident. The data shouldn't have been affected and a few quick steps with the CD could bring the computer back up.

    Since you have HDM, create a recovery CD, Tools > Recovery Medial Builder.

    When you boot into the recovery CD, make sure your operating system is active and not hidden as well update the MBR.
     
  3. DoktorSteve

    DoktorSteve Registered Member

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    I thought that the MBR must be damaged somehow. I wound back to the point before I installed SB and I am quite happy to live without it.
    SB might be OK for my Mum but it is not for me! The lack of control and the difficulty in stopping a backup after it had started was so annoying. Was it designed by Germans? ;)

    I still have the faulty image on a second drive, which I bought to test the recovery, so i might try to make it bootable with the HDM recovery CD as you suggested.
     
  4. DoktorSteve

    DoktorSteve Registered Member

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    Am I being picky here?
    In HDM 2009, Restore files just opens the Restore Wizard which allows me to restore whole disks or partitions so I cannot restore individual files.
    In B&R 10 Free, Restore from selected archive opens a similar looking Restore Wizard but I can now open the tree structure of the archived drive and choose individual files.
    Rather glad that I have both installed!
    Is that something that I can expect to work in HDM 2010?
     
  5. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    You can expect HDM 2010 to include some of the newer features and fixes that you have seen in the recent programs such as Backup & Recovery 10 Suite, System Backup, Drive Backup 10 and etc.
     
  6. DoktorSteve

    DoktorSteve Registered Member

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    Great :)
    Cheers Tommy - that should be an excellent product.
     
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