07-06-2012 08:53 AM
I intended to write a backup via Thinkvantage R&R, startet from the boot menue. This fails as no target could be selected to save the backup.
After I talked to a colleague of mine, who told me to use R&R out of Windows (this way he made the initial backup) I reboot the machine via the button reboot in the top right corner. The machine rebootet but instead to start Windows Thinkvantage R&R was started again. No matter what I do, if I choose to boot from HDD Thinkvantage R&R will be started (if I choose to boot from USB od CD the system on the stick or CD will start).
I can repeat this ad infinitum, there will always start Thinkvantage R&R. I even tried to revert back to the initial backup -- to no avail
Maybe someone can tell me how to stop this circle.
Thank you in advance.
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07-12-2012 01:31 AM
May i know what exactly have you done to your machine? R&R will start only if harddisk problem and trying to recover or boot sector has been corrupted. Worse case you might need to rescue files from R&R and restore machine back to factory default status
07-12-2012 08:33 AM
Thank you for answering.
I manually startet R&R via the blue Think Vantage button to write a backup. As I wrote, this fails as no target could be selected to save the backup. So I tried to reboot and et voilà the loop started ...
07-16-2012 11:11 AM
The easiest way is to boot from a bootable Linux-CD with gparted. Right-click the boot-partition (Drive C: under XP, the System_drv-partition under Vista and Win7), select "manage flags" and mark "boot".
The reboot from HDD.
08-09-2012 06:30 AM
sorry for this late response but I didn't test this earlier.
Thank you for the tip, this was the first step to solve this issue. After I changed the boot flag I was able to boot XP -- but only once. So I changed the boot flag again and I saw a notice about an unsuccessful and now pending backup job (this time I watched XP's boot process more closely . After I aborted the pending job I'm now able to boot into XP and R&R as I wish.
Thank you all for all your help.