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    Windows 7 Backup and restore won't launch

    I tried to do a backup and can't get it up launch. Rebooted and tried still no go. It's on a dual boot mac so I can't use aconis. It has worked in the past. Any help would be appeciated. Thanks

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    How would Win 7 Backup and Restore work and Acronis not do so. Have you tried Macrium Reflect? I guess I do not know anything about Mac. I assume you use Boot Camp. What version of Mac? (I have read that the new Lion version has broken a lot of other apps.)
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    I haven't tried Macrium Reflect but will research to see if it works on a dual boot mac. I am running snow leopard and using boot camp. Thanks

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    Sorry then, I have no other ideas. Just a shot in the dark that you had upgraded to Lion.
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    I have not attempted to use Windows 7 Backup on a Windows partition running on a Mac via Boot Camp. However, I have created images of the Windows 7 partition on a Mac using Macrium Reflect Free edition, and have verified the images by mounting and viewing the files.

    I am assuming you are not trying to use Windows 7 Backup or Acronis to image Snow Leopard, because that would not work. I use the freebie Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image of the Mac OSX partition, which will boot the cloned image from a USB external hard drive, and verified by actually booting to the USB drive.

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    I just tried Macrium and it did work but I can't figure out how to boot from the rescue disk just goes right to windows. I only used it on the Windows partition. I will try Carbon Copy also. Thanks

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    barje, insert your Macrium rescue disk in the DVD drive, boot to your Windows 7 partition, go to Control Panel, start Boot Camp, and under the Startup tab you should see the Mac partition, Windows partition and Windows CD/DVD as options to start when booting the computer. If you do not insert the DVD before booting into Windows 7, the option to choose the CD/DVD drive will not appear.

    This will boot your computer to the Macrium Reflect rescue disk.

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    Thanks I will try that.

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