TrueImage 11 and Dual Boot

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by cookrd1, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. cookrd1

    cookrd1 Registered Member

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    I already had XP and installed Vista on my notebook. Used TrueImage 11 to make an image of the XP and Vista partitions. HOWEVER, when I reinstall the images, I can no longer dual boot - Vista only, in spite of also restoring MBR. Help! Doesn't this software back up and reinstall all sectors of 1?
    I got it going again my manually editing the Vista bcd, but isn't there a way for TrueImage to take care of this?
    Thanks,
    Bob
     
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    TI may only automatically update the Vista BCD entry.

    Is all you had to change the XP partition entries to get it to boot XP?
     
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    Bob:

    Yes, TI backs up all sectors of track 1, but if you are multibooting "The Microsoft Way" then the information needed to boot other operating systems is not stored in track 1. Rather, it is in the Vista BCD.

    Apparently, TI 11 knows how to automatically fix the BCD to get Vista to boot but it must not be able to automatically fix the pointers to any other operating system entries that might be stored in the BCD. Looks like you need to do this manually, as you've found out.

    An alternative is to restore the entire disk image; all partitions and Track 0/MBR. This should boot without requiring any additional fixes.
     
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