Creating File Structure On NAS Drive
MD in batch file running under admin privileges doesn't work
When I run the following batch file in Win7 with admin rights the MD command wont work, but if I run it without admin rights the MD will work but then Drive Image wont work (because it needs to run under an elevated UAC).
L is a network drive (LaCie NAS box). I give the .bat file admin rights by creating a shortcut to it and giving the shortcut admin rights.
From grazing the web it appears this is a known problem in Win7 but none of the suggested solutions I could find worked with my situation.
A key thing is I need the code in the same file as the set command does not persist between different cmd sessions ie I use the %folder% variable in both the MD and the Drive Image lines.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Runtime Software\DriveImage XML\dixml.exe" /bc /tL:\DriveImages\%folder%\ /c2 /r- /s- /l
Windows7 Pro 64-bit and Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB NAS Drive
One more compatibility issue for those who use Win7 64-bit:
I bought a Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB NAS drive for my brother-in-law at the same time as a new laptop running Win7 Pro 64-bit. The laptop worked perfectly on my home network (wired and wireless) when I installed all his software, and worked perfectly on his network until this WD drive was attached.
Then the laptop refused to restart or shut down, and would not recognize any attached USB devices.
The laptop works perfectly on any network as long as the WD drive is not present. As soon as the WD drive is attached, the laptop refuses to power down or recognize USB devices.
It doesn't matter whether the laptop has a drive mapping to the WD or not; if the WD is connected to the same network subnet as the 64-bit computer, there is aproblem.
Other computers running WinXP 32-bit do not have any problem with the WD drive.
I updated the WD drive to the latest firmware, but no joy.
I finally solved the problem by segmenting the home network into two subnets, and putting the WD drive on a different subnet than the computers. Everything works fine, once the WD drive is isolated from everything else.
I switched the WD to static IP etc. so I could reliably connect via IP address instead of name, since the name wouldn't resolve on a different subnet.
but I thought this info might be useful in case anyone else is struggling with a similar issue.
Best way to insert SSD drive as boot drive in new HP Laptop
I want to install a new SSD drive (smaller than my present SATA mechanical drive) as boot and use the platter drive as data drive.
Do I need to swap the hard-drive slots (replace the present drive with the SSD) or is that unnecessary - I'm guessing I can do the swap in bios.
Shall I uninstall a majority of apps now, before swapping, as I won't be able to uninstall them once the new drive is in - or can WIN7 figure out what's what. I'm hoping to installseldom used apps on the mechanical drive (in the same folder structure as they are presently installed)
I know there is (used to be) some kind of utility for swapping installation/profiles to new machines, but I'm not sure it would apply here since my boot drive will be much smaller than the original drive.
Will I use the original backup discs to install? I thought I might burn an image to the SSD, but the original drive already has loads of data on it. If burning is really, really the way to go, I would take the time to delete and re-install everything...
lost HD partitions
I've really done it now. I've lost partitions on my HD:
1) I started using an external USB drive and backup program. It makes both Image and File backups
2) I have 3 physical HD’s in my computer. 2 came with the computer and the 3rd was from a previous computer ( Drive H: )
3) When I ran the backup program, it was, auto-configured to make an image of Drive H, but of course, it should make it for Drive C
4) I contacted support for the backup drive and they said there was no way to change the drive and that it selected the first physical drive for the image backup
5) I thought that odd since the two original drives, including drive C, naturally, came installed with the computer. The 3rd drive I added should not have been the 1st physical drive, but it should appear as Drive H, which it did.
The drive name was correct, but the computer saw it as the first physical drive.
making image partition
Suppose you had W7, and a 2-drive system, with your OS on 1 drive, and your data on the other. You take an image of your OS drive. You then shrink the size on the drive given over to your OS and programs ('cause maybe you're thinking of creating another partition on the OS' drive.)
Would that image you took before you played around with sizes work, in terms of doing a restore?
New computer - changing drives
I have a new computer but I want to use a different (faster and larger) drive as the boot drive. At this point I have not booted the existing drive - it is still in the new computer.
1. How can I use the installation program on the new computer drive on the new drive.
2. Does the installation allow me to boot the OS on a different drive?
3. Can I image the computer drive to the new drive somehow?
4. Do I go ahead and bring up the new computer as is and then install the new drive and then image the first drive to the second (new) drive and boot from the second drive (change bios).
Recover file from corrupt partition
Recently my system could not boot and had the NTLDR missing error as a result of which I couldnot retrieve my files. So I took out the hard drive and added to another system as secondary drive.
Now the problem is that I cannot access the drive belonging to my hard drive. It says its not formatted and needs to format. But I don't want the drive to be formated since I have important files in the hard drive.
So can I have any idea how to retrieve those files. Or kindly refer me some free softwares which can do my job.
Recognizing CDROM DRIVE
I have reformatted an older Windows98 computer, using a format command installed on a floppy. The C drive is now clear of any files as expected. The computer now recognizes the floppy A drive, but does not read the DC D drive.
I can change to the D directory, but when trying D:\ dir get the message "CDR101 Not ready reading drive D", although there is a Windows 98installation disk in Drive D
During startup I get the message "Warning - This system may not be setup to use the CD ROM. Please contact your PC Manufacturer if ."
Are there particular settings to make in the BIOS utility? I have already enable the Primary Secondary Drive, which is where I believe the /cdrom is installed. Of course there is no autoexec.bat file. If I need to activate one, would I just place one on the C drive?
How to map network drive using .bat file
I want to create a .bat file (or any other type of file where I can have the user one-click) to map a network drive.
Right now I can open the command prompt and type:
1) net use Z: \\server\foldername\ employee
("employee" is the password)
Which mostly solves the problems I was having before when I mapped the network drive through tools -> map network drive, the password prompt would always show up after a reboot.
I just want to be able to click the bat file and have that code execute as most users cannot do this themselves.
Windows 7 64-bit fails copying very large files in Windows Explorer
I have a very interesting problem: One user can't copy a very large file (~750MB) from one mapped drive to another mapped drive using Windows Explorer. Here's the specifics:
- Other users can copy this file just fine using Windows Explorer.
- If she logs into another machine, she too can copy this file.
- She can copy this file down to a local drive or a flash drive, and then copy the file up to the other mapped drive, using Windows Explorer.
- She can copy the file directly from one mapped drive to the other via the Command Window (DOS).
- Her machine is Windows7 64-bit. The machines that work are either 32-bit Windows 7 or Windows XP.
- Both mapped drives are on the same Windows 2008 R2 server and volume.
- If I log onto the server itself and copy the file, it works fine (and is very fast).
It appears that Windows will start copying the file, but the first time it goes to calculate the Estimated Time, it just fails.
All this points to some problem with Windows 7 64-bit copying large files in Windows Explorer. Alternatives to Windows Explorer probably aren't..
Can not access/see folder
Not sure if this is a Windows issue or what!
I have a network running several Win7 computers. Attached to the network is is D-Link NAS I use for backup RAID 1. A folder on the NAS is not visible. I have tried to "see" it from two different Win 7 computers.
I know the folder exists since (1) I have put things in it, (2) opened it up on previous accesses, (3) when I try to create another folder of the same name, I am told the folder already exists.
The folder name is HAI. Is this a protected name? I have reveal all folders on my Win systems selected.
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
When using a USB flash drive, I cannot save any .html file I open. I can save .doc files and .jpg files on the flash drive, just not .html files. When I save them to the desktop, I can save them. When I take the fash drive to a Windows XP machine, I can save them. I even tried copying them to a different flash drive but got the exact same results (the second flash drive works perfectly on the Windows XP machine also). The error I get when I try to save is "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process". I tried rebooting repeatedly, that was no help.
Hard Drive Anomalies
Yesterday morning I was making my three standard partition images; OS partition, Program Files partition, The first two completed and verified as usual. The Users partition image failed - it hit an unreadable area of the disk.
I have had no issues whatsoever with the PC up until that point. And everything else is functioning normally.
My first move was to re-run the imaging; failed again. My second move was to run CHKDSK /R on that partition, and it found and corrected a tiny number of errors. I ran the imaging appagain, and this time I got a successful, verified image of the Users partition.
My third move was to use SeaTools for Windows. I have two 1TB Seagate drives in the PC, and a third in a drive dock attached to the PC through eSATA. (I also have a fourth 1TB Seagate drive that is a NAS drive attached to my router).
I ran the quick diagnostic on all three of the PC's drives; two passed, one failed. The one that failed is the drive that contains myUsers partition.
I've owned SpinRite 6.0 from Gibson Research for a dozen years or so. I booted SpinRite and ran level 2 on the drive that failed. I booted back into Windows, ran the quick diagnostic on that drive again, and it failed again.
So I booted back into SpinRite and started level 4 run on the drive. Level 4 checks each and every storage bit on a hard drive, one by one, recoversand repairs where possible, recovers and marks as defective where it can't repair, and in some cases can't recover, but marks as defective.
On a 1TB drive, level 4 can take well over 24 hours to run, depending on the number of problem storage areas it finds; the more problem areas it finds, the longer it takes to run. This particular drive has 11 partitions, and it's working on the last one now.
Once it finishes, I'll run the quick diagnostic on the drive again, and see how it goes. Thankfully, the drive is still under warranty, and I have all partitions imaged. But SpinRite can work wonders, so we'll see.
image old drive to new drive
My hard drive is failing and I want to image the current 1TB hard drive to a new 1TB hard drive.
Can I use Windows 7 to create system image on new drive?
Is there a better/easier way?
I’d just like to plug in the new drive and image the old drive over to it and then toss the old drive.
Unable to open C: drive: The file does not have a program associated with it
I have a strange issue that developed after the install of SP-1 for Win 7. When I click on my computer, I double click on the C:\ drive innthe upper center of the screen and I get this error message.
"The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the Defaults Program Control Panel"
Before SP-1 was installed I could double click on the small graphic of the C drive and it would expand to show the folders. Now I must double click on the left side tree of the computer>C Drive> sub folder that I want to access.
Also sometimes I get a error message saying the computer is looking for a PureHD.msi file but I can not locate this file. Can anyone offer any suggestions or ideas to resolve these two small issues. I have a Dell Win 7 32 bit Ultimate installed.
Data on Storage drive gone
I was troubleshooting my Raid Zero Array C: drive and while installing a saved System Image, approximately 1.2TB of data on my Raid 1 Array storage drive disappeared. While I deleted the Raid Zero C: drive and then rebuilt the array after I rolled the Motherboard ports of 2 HDs I did not accidentally delete the Raid 1 Array storage drive. Really.
After I reinstalled the saved System Image File I had created using the Windows 7 OS feature, I was happily surfing along and wanted to save a website into the Favorites Folder on the D: storage drive and discovered to my horror that the Array had been either formatted or deleted.
I don't know which. All I know is that the data is gone. Ten years of important files wiped out.
I unplugged the power connectors to the 2 raid 1 HDs to avoid accidentally copying another file onto it...
Unable to search for files on C drive using File Manager
I am on a windows 7 64. I am trying to use file manager. It will not search on the C: drive for files. It seems to work fine with external drives. I have tried to search for files I know and see in the left pane and it does not return results. I have searched with wild cards ie *.doc, .doc .html,... and I have thousands of these file types. I have actually copied the file nae in it's entirety and it will not search for a give file name? it will do this on the external but not on the C: but will on the external. As we all know I am dead in the water until I get this going.
Blue Screen when Using Windows Backup
My self-made PC is causing me headaches. It's my first self-made PC and I'm starting to regret it.
the specs are:
Intel i7 950
12 GB RAM 2000 MHz (Corsair)
Boot Drive: 128GB Crucial SSD (connected with SATA I)
2nd Drive: 2TB Western Digital EARX (connected with SATA I)
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
I get Bluescreens of Death sometimes. The error message states Driver_Power_State_Failure. On the 3 or 4 occasions the appeared I had Windows Backup running, to my 2nd HD. I used to backupto my NAS but I could not watch movies during the backup so I bought the 2nd drive.
And sometimes the system won't boot. When I start it I get a message like "No bootable media found". I now and then have to correct the settings (boot and HD order) in the BIOS, the computer forgets them.
They go back to the default setting, I suspect. Why should anything like this happen? The PC is 3 months old, and it worked fine until I built in 2nd HD.
It's almost clear that my 2nd HD is somehow to blame. But I cannot figure it out. I do not have much experience with this sort of thing.
Problem Upgrading to a Larger Hard Drive
I have Windows 7 and I just upgraded to a larger hard drive. I cloned the old hard drive onto the new hard drive. My problem is that windows 7 sees the size of the new larger hard drive as being the same as the old small hard drive. This seems to be caused by cloning the old drive's partition information. There is only one partition on the drive, meaning the whole drive is C. In Disk Management the "Format->Extend Volume" is grayed out. How can I make Windows 7 check the true size of the new hard drive and change the partition information to show the full drive size?
Windows 7 Backup
I tried to use Win7 backup and ran into an issue that I haven't found a way out of. I have XP installed (factory delivered with the computer) on drive 0 (boots as C: . I did a full install of Win7 on drive 2 (separate empty 80 gig disk, viewed as N: on XP), and Win7 put in its boot manager.
Thus, my Win7 comes up as C: on drive 2 while disk 0 (the XP drive) comes up as N:.
When I select the first backup, I requested a full image and that ALWAYS give me drive 0 and drive 2. I cannot deselect drive 0. When I do the non-image backup, I can choose what I want but only data files, not the system files.
How can I make an image backup of just the Win7 drive alone?
Why is Win7 backup putting drive 0 into the drive image backup?