Acronis TrueImage7-only works once

  cocteau48 15:43 23 Jan 2007

I posted this thread on the Acronis forum but with no response-perhaps they thought that I was being a bit cheeky still using the freebie version!
"Being an absolute beginner to this imaging business and have just purchased my first external hard drive I downloaded Acronis7 to give it a try - and it worked beautifully - creating an image of my entire hard drive in under 20 minutes.
However the next time I tried to repeat the exercise the prog just hung at the last stage telling me that no backup had started.
I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling the prog and once again it worked perfectly but the scenario repeated itself - when I attempted to use it a second time it hung at the last stage.
Can anyone point out where I may be going wrong here?"
(Yes I know I should have posted it on the best(PCA) forum first time round.)
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  terryf 15:45 23 Jan 2007

Bite the Bullet and buy the latest version TI 10, you won't regret it ever

  cocteau48 15:53 23 Jan 2007

I would certainly consider buying the latest version terryf but would still like to find out if I am doing something wrong with the version which I am using at present.

  Mr Mistoffelees 15:55 23 Jan 2007

I had the same problem with Acronis True Image 7 from a magazine cover disk. I dumped it as it doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Now using Paragon Drive Back-up 8 from a later issue of the same mag.

  terryf 15:58 23 Jan 2007

I can't comment on the try-outs cos the memory ain't what it was but have you considered going to Acronis website and asking them, either tech support or pre-sales, they have an office in UK
Acronis UK Ltd.
The lightbox, 111 power road
Chiswick London W4 5PY
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0)208 987 5440
Fax: +44 (0)203 004 1898
E-mail: [email protected] (General Enquiry)
E-mail: [email protected] (Sales Enquiry)

  six-h 16:33 23 Jan 2007

I am pleased to see this posting as I too have a free copy of ATI (Either 7 or 8) from another mag cover disk and since I am currently running XP SP1 and want to connect to the internet soon,I have bought an external HD onto which I want to image my system as is (since it is working quite well) Then install SP2 and when satisfied all is well, re-image my system so that I have a Fall back in case it all goes mamery's aloft!
Certain questions arise, 1) How do you know the image is useable? 2)How do you use it in the event of a catastrope?

  rawprawn 16:35 23 Jan 2007

One point about Acronis TI 7 is that it won't work on SATA drives (At least I couldn't get it to work) My friend has just bought a new computer and loaded his TI 7 (bought) but it wouldn't work. He uggraded and all was OK.
I run TI 9 and I am happy with that, strangely I couldn't get the new Acronis 10 to work backing up emails on a free trial. I asked for assistance
but got no response which suprised me as Acronis have always been good in the past.

  SB23 16:35 23 Jan 2007

I'm using the freebie version too.

My backups are fine, but when I started using it I found that only a full backup will work, the incremmental doesn't. I also found that if you try to alter the compression, again the backup fails.
Other than those few things the program is great, but for a freebie I ain't going to complain.
As suggested, I am also going to upgrade to Version 10.


  skidzy 16:42 23 Jan 2007

I agree with with SB23,i have the same problem,it does not like the incremental backups only a full backup of the whole drive.
Though i have not yet had to use the image,i cannot vouch if it will work successfully.
Maybe its time to chance my luck :-0

  cocteau48 16:46 23 Jan 2007

The backup it does create is fine/I am quite happy doing a full backup/and I have not even tried to alter the compression. It's just that it does not seem to want to repeat the procedure without a reinstallation. No big problem really - I just wondered if I was doing something wrong?

  pj123 17:45 23 Jan 2007

Never used Acronis myself. I have always used xcopy for Win 98 and xxcopy or xxclone for win XP. All free.

xxcopy from click here and xxclone from click here

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