Macrium backup question

Fenway16

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This morning I created a backup boot on a verbatim drive. When it finished it said the following:

CopySingleFile failed c:\boot\macrium\\WinREFiles\media\Boot\boot.sdi
One or more PE Environment files failed to copy to the USB device

Should I redo this with the same drive and format before. Thanks.
 


patcooke

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I'd try recreating the PE boot image by removing and reinstalling Macrium Reflect.
 


Fenway16

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Just a straightforward uninstall from windows? Nothing special to load first - some software needs a cleanup installed before uninstalling their programs - Avast comes to mind.
I wonder what the heck happens. It has worked every time and now it fails to create. You don't think just re-formatting the backup drive -- might do the trick? Thanks for your input.
 


patcooke

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Reason I suggested a reinstall is that failing to copy from the boot image on drive C would imply that the PE files need restoring. Yes I would also clean up after the reinstall - maybe us ccleaner and physically remove the Macrium folder from C:\boot before reinstall if anything remains there.
 


Fenway16

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I went to the uninstall menu and it came up with the following: "remove definitions, settings, and scheduled tasks? "remove logs" "remove windows PE component files?" -- the last one caught my eye. Don't think the first two matter but the last one may be important to remove. Thoughts?
 


patcooke

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Given the ease with which which you can download and reinstall all from scratch I'd do a full remove of verything.
 


lordnikoncanon

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Free or professional edition?


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Fenway16

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Free.
 


Fenway16

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I just reinstalled Macrium and redid the usb boot portion. Works fine now. Thanks for all the help.
 


patcooke

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Thanks for the feedback.
 


Fenway16

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Any time. Your help is MOST appreciated. Thanks.
 


Fenway16

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Hi - I checked that after the uninstall and there wasn't anything in C:boot. There is stuff there now since I reinstalled. Thanks.
 


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