Macrium Disappeared from my Boot Up


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Can I get some help. I'm

a basic/elementary PC user (W11).



I've used MR FREE for years and it indeed has saved my

bacon a few times. I've had it installed in my boot

menu. I regularly do a complete image of my SSD.

When I have to restore from B/U I just choose the

load PE on my boot-up. It loads that and MR, I

choose RESTORE and 10-15 minutes later I'm

breathing a sigh of relief!



My problem: my boot option has disappeared.

It just isn't there. I recreated it via MR. It seemed

to build it, but no joy *still not there) and now that build choice is

greyed out. I have 3 PCs: 2 W10s and this W11.

Same issue. Not sure when this started. I recently

updated Windows in all 3 (adding 22H2).

Suggestions? (I have MR FREE 8.0.7279)

Oh, my PC is a Dell, W11 22H2. Build 22671. 2134

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My problem: my boot option has disappeared
It just isn't there.
Suggestions? (I have MR FREE 8.0.7279)
@comps, I had an issue about a week ago with Macrium, somehow it lost my license key (or that's what it seemed to be) so it was not working properly. I called them, and rep emailed the key, turned it was the same key I had had, I re-input it, and MR was then working normally again, and I updated. Remote chance this could be problem? Others here may have better idea, MR is a popular app. Also consider contacting MR support phone or email.

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I have yet to install MR to start backing up my system for I have one question which till now still confuse me.

Do I install MR on say D: drive and back up the C: (system) image to another drive or install MR on C: drive (default) and back up C: image to another drive? Whichever method I choose there will be some MR files installed on C: drive, right?

Is MR exe file located on C: drive upon installation just like other programs?

Any help?

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I have MR installed on the C: drive. All program files are therefore also on the C drive: I alternately save the backups on two external USB SSDs. I integrated the rescue medium in the boot menu. Restoring the backup from this rescue medium has always worked without any problems.

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Can I get some help. I'm

a basic/elementary PC user (W11).



I've used MR FREE for years and it indeed has saved my

bacon a few times. I've had it installed in my boot

menu. I regularly do a complete image of my SSD.

When I have to restore from B/U I just choose the

load PE on my boot-up. It loads that and MR, I

choose RESTORE and 10-15 minutes later I'm

breathing a sigh of relief!



My problem: my boot option has disappeared.

It just isn't there. I recreated it via MR. It seemed

to build it, but no joy *still not there) and now that build choice is

greyed out. I have 3 PCs: 2 W10s and this W11.

Same issue. Not sure when this started. I recently

updated Windows in all 3 (adding 22H2).

Suggestions? (I have MR FREE 8.0.7279)

Oh, my PC is a Dell, W11 22H2. Build 22671. 2134

Mel



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@comps, I had an issue about a week ago with Macrium, somehow it lost my license key (or that's what it seemed to be) so it was not working properly. I called them, and rep emailed the key, turned it was the same key I had had, I re-input it, and MR was then working normally again, and I updated. Remote chance this could be problem? Others here may have better idea, MR is a popular app. Also consider contacting MR support phone or email.

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I have yet to install MR to start backing up my system for I have one question which till now still confuse me.

Do I install MR on say D: drive and back up the C: (system) image to another drive or install MR on C: drive (default) and back up C: image to another drive? Whichever method I choose there will be some MR files installed on C: drive, right?

Is MR exe file located on C: drive upon installation just like other programs?

Any help?

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I have MR installed on the C: drive. All program files are therefore also on the C drive: I alternately save the backups on two external USB SSDs. I integrated the rescue medium in the boot menu. Restoring the backup from this rescue medium has always worked without any problems.

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Can I get some help. I'm

a basic/elementary PC user (W11).



I've used MR FREE for years and it indeed has saved my

bacon a few times. I've had it installed in my boot

menu. I regularly do a complete image of my SSD.

When I have to restore from B/U I just choose the

load PE on my boot-up. It loads that and MR, I

choose RESTORE and 10-15 minutes later I'm

breathing a sigh of relief!



My problem: my boot option has disappeared.

It just isn't there. I recreated it via MR. It seemed

to build it, but no joy *still not there) and now that build choice is

greyed out. I have 3 PCs: 2 W10s and this W11.

Same issue. Not sure when this started. I recently

updated Windows in all 3 (adding 22H2).

Suggestions? (I have MR FREE 8.0.7279)

Oh, my PC is a Dell, W11 22H2. Build 22671. 2134

Mel



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@comps, I had an issue about a week ago with Macrium, somehow it lost my license key (or that's what it seemed to be) so it was not working properly. I called them, and rep emailed the key, turned it was the same key I had had, I re-input it, and MR was then working normally again, and I updated. Remote chance this could be problem? Others here may have better idea, MR is a popular app. Also consider contacting MR support phone or email.

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I have yet to install MR to start backing up my system for I have one question which till now still confuse me.

Do I install MR on say D: drive and back up the C: (system) image to another drive or install MR on C: drive (default) and back up C: image to another drive? Whichever method I choose there will be some MR files installed on C: drive, right?

Is MR exe file located on C: drive upon installation just like other programs?

Any help?

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I have MR installed on the C: drive. All program files are therefore also on the C drive: I alternately save the backups on two external USB SSDs. I integrated the rescue medium in the boot menu. Restoring the backup from this rescue medium has always worked without any problems.

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Hi there
it's usually so easy even if the boot file or even the boot partition is totally wiped or hosed up.


Boot a windows install disk ---repair computer -- command line.

ensure you've got a 100M efi partition and it's formatted with fat32 (use diskpart to re-create). The disk itself must be gpt in most cases. You can install and boot from MBR but that's another level of complexity.

now just simply run the bcdboot command -- the 2nd one in the display. (ignore the dism /Apply-Image as I was installing a new windows build.

g:sources is the sources file on the install media, S is the partition letter for the EFI partition and h: is the target Windows main data disk. Change to suit your system.


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It is a winpe entry in the bcd store. Not hard to do with a few bcdedit commands.
 

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Evan easier fix, open macrium free. Go to "Other Tasks" pull down, click check box "add to boot menu". If the PE files are gone also, add them back here too.
 

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