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  • Started 2 years ago by Thebeholder
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Thebeholder
Posts: 38

Hello,
I have a registered Macrium and it was imaging very well. However, I am encountering now this error:
This is XML::

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>
- <!--
-->
- <!-- BDF v1.0.2 Image and backup definition file for Macrium Reflect v4.2
-->
- <!--
-->
- <!-- This file is a template XML to enable a Reflect backup or Image to be initiated from VB Script or an
-->
- <!-- MSDOS batch file.
-->
- <!-- Simply modify this file if required and pass the file name as a parameter to reflect.exe.
-->
- <backup_definition>
- <!-- backup or image file properies
-->
- <properties>
- <!-- Name that appears in the log when this definition is executed
-->
<name>C:\Users\Mohammad\Documents\Reflect\The new layout.xml</name>
- <!-- Auto Verify Image or Backup File. Y - Yes, N - No
-->
N
- <!-- 0 - Disk Image, 1 - File and folder backup
-->
<backup_type>0</backup_type>
- <!-- 0 - Full, 1 - Incremental, 2 - Differential
-->
<method>0</method>
- <!-- Compression level. 0 - No compression, 1 - Medium, 2 - High
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups and images only
-->
<compression>1</compression>
- <!-- Intelligent sector copy Y - Yes, N - No
-->
- <!-- Applies to full disk images only
-->
<intelligent>Y</intelligent>
- <!-- Maximum file size of the destination file
-->
- <!-- 0 - Auto, otherwise file size in MB (1024 = 1GB)
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups and images only
-->
<maxfilesize>0</maxfilesize>
- <!-- Password protection. Empty - No Password, Otherwise enter password value
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups and images only
-->
<password Type="Clear" />
- <!-- AES Encryption. 0 - None, 1 - Standard 128 Bit, 2 - Medium 192 Bit, 3 High 256 bit
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups and images only
-->
0
- <!-- Override the application defined timeout for batch jobs. Y - Yes, N - No
-->
- <!-- Applies to all images and backups
-->
<disable_timeout>N</disable_timeout>
</properties>
- <!-- The source of the backup
-->
- <source>
- <!-- The following applies to Full Disk Images only
-->
- <image_entry id="1">
- <!-- disk is the 1 based index of the disk to be imaged
-->
<disk>1</disk>
- <!-- partition is the 1 based index of the partition on the disk
-->
<partition>1</partition>
</image_entry>
- <image_entry id="2">
<disk>1</disk>
<partition>2</partition>
</image_entry>
- <image_entry id="3">
<disk>1</disk>
<partition>3</partition>
</image_entry>
- <!-- Folders to backup e.g. 'c:\my documents\'. Increment the 'id' for each folder
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups only
-->
- <folder_entry id="1">
<folder />
</folder_entry>
- <!-- File filter pattern to include, separated with semi colons
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups only
-->
<include_filter />
- <!-- File filter pattern to exclude, separated with semi colons
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups only
-->
<exclude_filter />
- <!-- Exclude System files Y or N
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups only
-->
<exclude_system_files />
- <!-- Exclude Hidden files Y or N
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups only
-->
<exclude_hidden_files />
- <!-- 0 - Append to most recent full image, ImageID - Append to that image only
-->
- <!-- An ImageID is the 16 character hex name of the backup set. e.g. 2931D883700D0BAC
-->
- <!-- Applies to Incremental and differential backups / images only
-->

</source>
- <!-- Destination of backup or image file
-->
- <destination>
- <!-- Fully qualified path to destination directory
-->
<directory>G:\Macrium backup for new layout\</directory>
- <!-- Destination file name.
-->
- <!-- A empty name indicates that the 16 character hex name of the
-->
- <!-- backup set will be used. This is the recommended setting
-->
- <!-- Applies to full file and folder backups and Images
-->
<file_name />
- <!-- Disk Space Management
-->
- <dsm>
- <!-- Active Y - Yes, N - No
-->
N
- <!-- Type 0 - Days, 1 - Weeks
-->
<type>0</type>
- <!-- Numbers of days or weeks
-->
<number>30</number>
</dsm>
</destination>
</backup_definition>

I have tried many times. Even I have run clean disk and defragmenter for the partition of Windows 'C'.
Also, Macrium shows me the error after about 20 minutes from the starting.

Posted 2 years ago
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Santo
Santo
Posts: 1288

@Thebeholder Welcome to HTG.

From the XML file, it looks like you are taking the backup to a drive named G. The issue should with the external drive, which might have bad sectors.

Launch Command prompt and at the prompt type
chkdsk g: /f
if the above command shows as clean try
chkdsk g: /r

or

You may try to do an image backup to a different drive.

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Sometimes it helps to define a fresh XML.

Posted 2 years ago
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Thebeholder
Posts: 38

Thank you so much.
It is really there is some wrong in my external hard disk and after I have run 'chkdis /r', I didn't see any wrong with y backup.
However, I am beginning to be quite scared of my external hard disk, whose brand is Western digital, because it has too much precious data.

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Get a new disk to where you copy the data. Precious personal data should always be kept in 2 backups.

Posted 2 years ago
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Thebeholder
Posts: 38

Thanks a lot,
This is really still new hard disk. I have purchased since a little while. But do you think that deleting and pasting and copying/cutting from and into a hard disk might be causing problems. Also, I am quite keen to not remove the hard drive, otherwise when I click on "eject hard drive' safely.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Go to Device Manager

Click on and Expand [ Universal Serial Bus Controllers ]

Right click each entry and select Properties.

Left click Properties.

Select Power Management Tab.

ENSURE NO CHECK MARK IN BOX [allow the computer to turn off this device to safe power].

Post back after checking.

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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Thebeholder
Posts: 38

Thank you so much.
But there are four USB ports, which all have properties with a power manager tab. Those are marked with the colour red. . However, my WD hard drive is the one which is remarked with the blue colour. But unfortunately, when I clicked right-click on it and then chose 'properties, I didn't see any power manager tab. Also, I am quite surprised that I only have four USB ports; however, as you see that there are four USB ports with a power manger tab in their properties, and another one more with not without a power manger tab in its properties. So, now the count became five. Besides, this one which is without a power manger tab in its properties disappears when I eject the WD external hard drive.

By the way, sometimes when I open my external hard drive, I see that it doesn't respond quickly, although this option was checked before.
So, I don't think that this might be causing the problem.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Suggest trying to make one good image of the drive and then start looking for new external drive.

USB mechanical hard drives are notorious for having problems as you can see from HTG Forum questions.

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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