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    adhdcelt is offline New Member
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    Can anyone help me with this?

    My laptop boots into Windows XP, no problem.

    So, I do a "disk image" using the free Macrium Reflect Backup Software, version 5.
    In the "create a backup" dialogue, partitions D (the recovery partition) and C (primary) on the hard drive are checked.
    I image the disk with both partitions checked.

    Then I restore the image.
    Now, the machine boots, but instead of the machine simply booting into Windows like it always does, I now get a window that asks me to choose between two Windows boot options, one for each partition.

    How can I use Reflect to image the hard drive so it boots straight into Windows from the restored disk image without me having to choose a partition?
    Why doesn't the created disk image just replace the drive the way it was so it books clean?
    Do I need to uncheck the D partition---the recovery partition---and just image the main C drive partition?
    If I uncheck the D partition, do I lose the recovery partition on the disk image, and if I restore from this image, do I no longer have a recovery partition after the restore? I'm afraid to try this.

    Any help here is greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhdcelt View Post
    Can anyone help me with this?

    My laptop boots into Windows XP, no problem.

    So, I do a "disk image" using the free Macrium Reflect Backup Software, version 5.
    In the "create a backup" dialogue, partitions D (the recovery partition) and C (primary) on the hard drive are checked.
    I image the disk with both partitions checked.

    Then I restore the image.
    Now, the machine boots, but instead of the machine simply booting into Windows like it always does, I now get a window that asks me to choose between two Windows boot options, one for each partition.

    How can I use Reflect to image the hard drive so it boots straight into Windows from the restored disk image without me having to choose a partition?
    Why doesn't the created disk image just replace the drive the way it was so it books clean?
    first of all, why do you want to create a backup of the recovery partition ?
    why not just backup your O/S (XP) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by adhdcelt View Post
    Do I need to uncheck the D partition---the recovery partition---and just image the main C drive partition?
    If I uncheck the D partition, do I lose the recovery partition on the disk image, and if I restore from this image, do I no longer have a recovery partition after the restore? I'm afraid to try this.
    if you uncheck the recovery partion then Reflect only creates an image of your O/S (XP), it doesn´t do anything to your recovery-partition.
    later when you restore the O/S-partition (XP) then nothing happens to your recovery-partition.

    fx. i have 8 (EIGHT!) partitions on my laptop, and i have restored my partition with W7-64bit many times the last few weeks, and all the other partitions are still there.

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    Image partition by partition and restore them individually too. But for D this is only necessary if you install a new HDD.

    To get D out of your hair for booting, go into msconfig > Boot tab and delete it there.

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