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Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Q: Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Hello everybody I had a problem after uninstalling O amp O Defrag using Revo uninstaller My system became unstable I tried system restore tried to recover my system from the recovery partition and a set of recovery CD s all to no avail Someone suggested that I use Artellos ARCDS recovery CD It made one pass then stopped working I was advised that I would need to get a Windows XP Pro Media Center CD build and run that As of now I have no way Backup to 9.0 Drive Pro using recover Need hard drive Paragon on help to get that CD However what I do have is a verified recovery DVD and Hard disk backups all created on - - using Paragon Drive Backup Pro My problem is that I don t know how to use these DVD s and want to avoid further damaging my PC I already booted the PC with the recovery and the DVD however there are too many choices that I m unfamiliar Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive with and loath to try There is a simple restore wizard which seems like the Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive one i should use however I m not sure how to proceed from there If anyone here is familiar with Paragon Pro could you please advise me on how to proceed Thank you in advance for any time you spend on my behalf Enrico nbsp

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A: Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Download the user guide for that software

See "Drive Backup 9.0 Personal" in the link below.

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A:Backup Hard Drive Probelm, need to recover files. Please Help!!

Can you see the HDD in BIOS?
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A few days before my computer had a bad crash I had backed up my HD using the above programe,
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Paragon Drive Backup Pro - FREE License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery
Until 4th may - d/l and get your free license before then.

This is called 9.5 Pro - Paragon are now reducing the edition number by 0.5 on their special giveaways.

What you get here is Version 10.

It includes the P2P Adjust o/s module to make o/s bootable on different hardware , worth getting for that alone.

Huge 300mb download includes 32 and 64 bit installers , plus self burning boot disc.

A:Paragon Drive Backup Pro - FREE

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I found a posting on another forum and it worked. Paragon Drive Backup 8 available free for a while. This is the replacement for their Exact Image 7 program and it creates images similar to Ghost and Acronis.

There are two links needed. One downloads the program in zip format and the other link is for the free registration code.

Can't beat the price.
Program File

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Until 4th may - d/l and get your free license before then.

This is called 9.5 Pro - Paragon are now reducing the edition number by 0.5 on their special giveaways.

What you get here is Version 10.

It includes the P2P Adjust o/s module to make o/s bootable on different hardware , worth getting for that alone.

Huge 300mb download includes 32 and 64 bit installers , plus self burning boot disc.

License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery

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I got it and it's pretty useful. I just don't get how we will be able to boot using WinPE when we don't get one from giveawayoftheday as the CD comes with the retail version.
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I have converted to Windows from XP and already know I will miss Paragon's Backup Adust P2P Professional Drive Feature the quot repair Paragon's Drive Backup Professional P2P Adust Feature install quot or quot in place upgrade quot feature of Windows XP Under XP I could replace Paragon's Drive Backup Professional P2P Adust Feature my motherboard Processor and run the quot repair install quot from the XP CD and have the new mother board boot and run XP with no problem All the installed programs such as Office and Firefox were still there and functional Under Win they do not get carried over to the new MB computer according to post here and elsewhere and will have to be reinstalled Under XP I did have to reactivate with a 'phone call to MS but that was no big deal As I understand it Paragon's Drive Backup Professional 's P P Adjust feature will allow me install a new MB or other major hardware and restore EVERYTHING from a Paragon backup to the modified computer without having to reinstall my programs Is this correct

A:Paragon's Drive Backup Professional P2P Adust Feature

Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg

I have converted to Windows 7 from XP and already know I will miss the "repair/install" or "in place upgrade" feature of Windows XP. Under XP I could replace my motherboard/Processor and run the "repair install" from the XP CD and have the new mother board boot and run XP with no problem. All the installed programs, such as Office and Firefox were still there and functional. Under Win 7 they do not get carried over to the new MB computer according to post here and elsewhere and will have to be reinstalled. Under XP, I did have to reactivate with a 'phone call to MS but that was no big deal.

As I understand it, Paragon's Drive Backup Professional 10's P2P Adjust feature will allow me install a new MB or other major hardware and restore EVERYTHING from a Paragon backup to the modified computer without having to reinstall my programs.

Is this correct?

I am confused. Win 7 does have a "repair install" feature. what is it that you could do on XP and cant do in Win 7??
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This means you can keep reinstalling it.

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Originally posted by Rick
Works fine...... .......

Of course, the trade off is reliability. Drive image 7 is plagued with bugs and problems, many of which the latest patch address, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are still a few big ones in there.

But yes, this program will be perfect for your scenario as long as your external hard drive has enough free space for images of both PCs.Click to expand...

I have used this program for a couple years, with no problems, Rick your the first I have heard this opinion from. Although I will admit 2 things .My copy is pre Symantec takeover ,ver 7.01( which I will not update at Symantec without a fight) and ,I have never done a poll!

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A:Backup RAID0/Recover to new drive/Need advice

Hello Antares,

It doesn't matter if they are in RAID or single so long as they are large enough to restore the image to.

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"I am using Acronis 15"
Acronis what? They make more than one product you know!
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rhyder said:

Hi. I have Easy Recovery Pro, but I do not like the way it recovers files on a hard drive with a missing allocation table.

What software can I use to recover a hard drive where I know the data is still there, but the allocation table is missing. I used to use Norton Disk Doctor and Sytem Utilities.

Thank you:
RhyderClick to expand...

Rhyder, the best data recovery software that I've ever used in my many years of computing comes from a company called Stellar. Their Stellar Phoenix recovery programs have saved my bacon quite a few times. I highly recommend the programs. The program will get your data back even though the allocation table is missing. Get all the details at:

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Sorry to inform you of this but what your asking for is very hard and expensive, plus it's not guaranteed to recover anything, you deleted, formatted and wrote over, if there is any thing left it's a sure thing that much of it is unreadable.
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I hope you did a backup.

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A:How to recover my hard drive and the files?

Hi mpandey

I have deleted your other two posts for this same issue.
Please do not create duplicate threads. Continue replies for this issue in this thread.
If you feel your thread would receive more help in a different forum, please use the Report button at the bottom of your post and request it to be moved to that forum.
Thank you.

Also, it would help us help you, if you posted more information about your system.

Download the: TSG System Information Utility

Copy the results and paste them in your next reply.
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Moving to harware forum for better response.
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That error seems to be referring to your system partition, not your backup destination. Make sure you're logged in as an admin.

Now run an elevated (admiinstrative) command prompt
Start > Cmd > Right Click Cmd.exe > Run as Admin
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"I can see that all the data is physicly still on the drive"
How do you see this?

Try some partition recovery programs:

Partition Repair:

<--(Bootable floppy image)

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A:Noisy Hard drive: Need to recover data

Welcome to TechSpot

Have you tried the IBM utilities in the Sticky at the top of this forum?

Surf to and check out their utils. They also have a TuffTest-Lite for free to try. It creates a bootup-floppy which will then disect your system and its components.

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Hi Bobby and welcome to TSG.

If the hard drive is not getting detected by the computer BIOS at power up, then it is probably beyond any kind of inexpensive do-it-yourself solution.

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Hi speedracer993,
Welcome to Seven Forums.

There should be no issues in slaving the drive in an XP machine, you will then be able to access your data.
What do you mean by "The laptop also has security passwords set"??

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A:Recover Files from Laptop Hard Drive

you could try this
Create a UBUNTU liveCD

You can put this into the CD/DVD drive and boot the operating system from the CD
then hopefully
You should see the Harddrive and be able to copy files across to a USB drive
I did this on a PC last wednesday and copied 7.2GB of there important data
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Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!

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I'm sure you didn't mean to write "pluggled", but I think it's great word.
What's the make and model of your computer?
This is a PATA drive, so the jumpers must be set correctly. Slave or Cable select should work if it's on the same channel as the other HD.
Do know if the HD is spinning?
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Here's the rule of thumb I've seen.

If the partition is seen and appears to be intact, try to recover the files with a file recovery application such as Recuva.

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helstonian said:

Had to re-format hard drive after using a free utility to clean free space on my hard drive. After cleaning system would not boot, got message "New Technology Loader" missing. Dell techs advised me to re-format hard drive and reinstall OS (XP Pro). Did so and of course lost everything including photos of my now departed mother-in-law. I'm in big trouble if I can't get these photos back! Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Click to expand...

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What kind of error do you get?
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