True Image boot manager (F11) & Pre-installed WinRE (F8)

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by d.chatten, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. d.chatten

    d.chatten Registered Member

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    This is not a problem i have, but, i would like to know what would happen in certain situations.

    Lets say i have an OEM computer that has WinRE pre-installed on a hidden partition, which is partition 1, i can press F8 during boot to access WinRE to repair Windows Vista, repairs such as repairing the "MBR" or a missing "winload.exe".

    I then install the ATI boot manager onto C: drive, which is partition 2 (OS drive) so i can backup and restore my system using F11 to boot to the ATI recovery environment.

    If i then use the F8 WinRE option to repair the "MBR" or a missing "winload.exe" would the ATI F11 option still be available and would it still work.

    I hope all this make sense.

    Thanks!
     
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    K0LO Registered Member

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    d.chatten:

    The Acronis Startup Recovery Manager (ASRM) is installed to the Master Boot Record (MBR) of the disk; not to the C: partition.

    If you were to repair the MBR with WinRE then it would replace the ASRM with the generic Vista MBR. However, you could re-activate the ASRM from the True Image application.

    Doing the repair to fix a "Missing Winload.exe" problem only involves fixing Vista's Boot Configuration Database (BCD) in the C: partition. This repair would not touch the MBR and thus would not affect the ASRM.

    Boy, it must be acronym city today; sorry...
     
  3. d.chatten

    d.chatten Registered Member

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    @k0lo,

    Thanks for the informative reply, at least i now know what i need to do if any of the above issues should occur.

    Thanks!
     
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