Questions about Acronis True Image 9.0

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by MrHawkeye1, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. MrHawkeye1

    MrHawkeye1 Guest


    I recently bought Acronis True Image 9.0 (online download) because I was convinced of the way Acronis True Image 9.0 works.

    I tested a lot of software also Imaging software like Ghost, Altiris and RIS from Microsoft (although thats not clone based and ***ing slow)

    Anyway I was charmed of Acronis True Image 8.0 like that F11 key!
    I work as an IT security expert at one the biggest companies of this little world. Also I am a experienced C programmer and got an MCSE degree. :cool: I also give presentions and mentioned your Acronis True Image 8.0

    Anyway I like to experiment and see how the software reacts. When the software survives my actions....its company proof.

    Couple of questions:

    1) Why cant I create a rescue boot disk on my DVD writer? I tried CDroms and DVD's..I got an Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop with 2 gB internal memory and a 80GB hd. I just bought 9.0 because of that issue (I thought the problem would be solved with 9.0, as an user from 8.0) :mad:

    2) I tried Acronis True Image 8.0 and made some images in the acronis secure zone with it. And also activated the F11 method.

    Every morning I pressed F11 and restored from my work image (8.0) and Oh yeah! :)

    There it was my clean no spyware and no virus image ....
    Afterwards I did an anti4us update and check at MS for updates (Must work with XP, although it isnt secure)

    Than I saw a new version hey ok...lets buy it...bought it and just installed it the 9.0 verson while 8.0 still was installed. :)

    I thought (never do that, because murphy is always around the corner like your wife when you are watching a porno movie)...;):oops:

    Acronis True Image 9.0 will warn me if I get in trouble...and I did got trouble o yeah baby I did...:eek:

    I installed the f11 method of 9.0 warning or what so ever...although I expected that...hmm..Ok not an every day user business..anyway ...hmmm

    Rebooted and tried to recover by using F11 (from my 9.0 version) from a 8.0 there it started...

    I tried that snap shot thing...And thought ....nope that shouldnt work but lets try it ...any way I got an error...Ok expected!

    Next step was to restore from an 8.0 image in my Acronis secure zone to my C partition..

    GODDAMMIT WHERE IS MY D: partition with 45 GB with data?
    Somehow the installation from 9.0 over 8.0 disabled my D: partitiono_Oo_Oo_Oo_O

    Goddammned hit by murphy...struck by lightning

    So 4 hours later my D partition was recovered by using some partition recover tool:D

    Stupid of course but now I am stuck in this situation...o_O

    Is this normal behaviour? Not mine ;) well from 9.0 installed over 8.0 (whithout a deinstall from 8.0) ... I think that F11 thing which changes my bootthing does do some strange things when I a previous installation of 8.0 was installed...:(

    3) You really must use me as a betatester...I always got a magic touch for receiving errors... :D Can I get a fix for this? Not for my behaviour as well for that bug? as mentioned in 2.

    4) What kind of encryption do you use for Acronis True Image 9.0 images?
    I prefer AES encryption.

    These are serieus questions so please respond.
  2. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Feb 9, 2002
    Texas, USA
    One bashing reply removed from this thread - let's keep in on topic (MrHawkeye's support issues) please.
  3. Chutsman

    Chutsman Registered Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    Brandon, Florida, USA
    FWIW, I've not had to use F11 so far, and I also don't ever use the Secure Zone, preferring to save my images on an external hd and also burning them to DVD. What if the hd with your SZ crashes! And yes we are all beta testers. :rolleyes: - I know, it shouldn't be that way.

    I think you should pose your questions one at a time - open a topic for each one, and others will be more than happy to give you their "two cents".
  4. coretalk

    coretalk Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    this is the software inside function,so you are not lucky like me today,but I doubt how you recovery your hd partitions as i want to recover them.
  5. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hello MrHawkeye1,

    Firstly, I'm afraid TI doesn't create the bootable rescue media to DVD; only to blank CD-R or CD+/-RW. If that still doesn't work then try one of the following workarounds:

    - If using Roxio Drag-to-Disk packet writing software, disable it prior to creating the bootable rescue CD.
    - If you have installed any third-party CD/DVD recording software you can try disabling Windows XP's own CD recording feature (this can sometimes conflict with other CD recording software). Open "My Computer", right click on your CD/DVD recorder and select "Properties". Click on the "Recording" tab and untick the "Enable CD recording on this drive" checkbox.
    - Proceed through the Bootable Rescue Media Wizard up to the point where it asks you to insert a blank CD. Open your recorder's drawer, insert the CD-R/RW but do not close the drawer manually. Click the "Proceed" button to allow TI to close the drawer automatically and continue creating the rescue CD.
    - Boot into Windows SAFE mode (F8 whilst booting Windows) and try creating the TI rescue CD from there.

    Ah! the good old Acronis Snap Restore :p. Assuming you read the TI 9 User's Guide, did you miss the warning in Chapter 1.5.2? :eek:
    As you can see, Snap Restore will delete all partitions not included in the restore. Anyway, I'm glad you managed to recover the situation.

    As far as I'm aware, TI doesn't support encrypted drives.

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