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comment Dell C840 hangs on resume from standby
@Tog No. I have a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive and a DVD-ROM modular drive. The only HDD is dual boot with linux, but I don't think it should matter. I haven't done this enough to establish a pattern, as I hate it when I have to do a hard power down, but I think the problem may get worse the longer it stays in sleep, like more then just a few minutes. I have successfully brought it out of sleep when it was only a few minutes. Also a web browser is suspect when I have a bunch of sites loaded in memory. I am not sure. What happens to all that JavaScript and whatnot when it goes to standby?
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asked Dell C840 hangs on resume from standby
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comment Need advice on HDD imaging software
The advantage of using the shadow copy and working from within Windows is that you will be using your OS's native NTFS support to create the copy, which could eliminate some problems if you were also using the external hdd for other purposes. I think if I was using Linux dd, I would just create a ext3 partition to hold my image to avoid any pitfalls, but that would result in some lost space.
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comment Need advice on HDD imaging software
the PE disk can also image it Reflect has the option to restore/replace whatever your MBR has with BCD (Vista and later bootloader) - so providing the image is successfully written down, we should be able to fix any boot problems that have arisen. Great info, thanks. Are there any disadvantages to using the shadow copy because of the fact you are currently using the disk? dd-style bit-by-bit copying just seems more error-proof, although at the price of having a larger image.
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comment Need advice on HDD imaging software
When you say I might have trouble with Windows activation, do you mean it might happen if and only if I move or resize the original Windows partition? Adding new partitions shouldn't be a problem, should it? I would stay under 2TB.
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comment Need advice on HDD imaging software
Thanks, Eroen. Would this also work if I recovered to a new, larger hard disk? Could I use the unused space for new partitions?
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