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Ghost15: missing boot partition on win7 64 ?
hi guys, just bought ghost 15 and installed it today,
my hdd has 4 partitions on it, all standard stuff (hidden recovery, win7-100mb boot hidden, Win7-OS, Data)
Ghost backed up these 4 partitions like this on my external drive:
MSI_BIOS_RVY0-1_Drive.v2i = the standard MSI recovery partition (hidden, no drive letter)
MSI_System0-2_Drive.v2i = the special win 7 boot partition (100mb, also hidden, needed for boot)
MSI_C_Drive.v2i = OS_Install
MSI_D_Drive.v2i = Data partition
Ghost backed up all 4 partitions, i can see the v2i files on my external drive. But when i went to recover my computer, Ghost didn't show me the MSI_System0-2_Drive.v2i partition in the list and in fact did not recover it at all !
1) i opened the MSI.sv2i with a text editor and i can see the name of the partition in it MSI_System0-2_Drive.v2i (attached the file here for programmers to verify this)
2) i loaded the file MSI_System0-2_Drive.v2i in the Recovery Point Browser and i see 2 folders: Boot and System Volume Information and 1 file bootmgr.
So it looks like a valid backup file and the backup set looks complete.
But after recovering, at each reboot i'm shown the windows repair menu but can still boot in windows, just fyi.
The partition is indeed missing.
i even tried with the downloadable iso i found in the knowledge base: NGH1501_AllWin_English_SrdOnly.iso
i'm only doing tests but i hope there's a fix for this in a future liveupdate. if something were to happen i'd like to trust that i can recover my computer exactly how it was at backup with all partitions and recover them intact with the partition alignment as before.
i'm using Ghost 22.214.171.124526 on Windows 7 - 64bits.
Let me know if you need more info.