Acronis loader blank screen

Dell / INSPIRION
June 27, 2009 at 08:56:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2Gb
I created a boot CD using the Acronis 2009 Home software. When I put the CD in and startup it runs and I get to the splash screen. I choose Acronis Home edition, it then tries to load but I just get a blank screen. Any ideas?
I have tried this on 2 different CDRs so it's not a corrupt CD issue.

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#1
June 27, 2009 at 09:02:27
What is it that you're trying to do with Acronis?

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#2
June 27, 2009 at 09:06:37
Test out the boot CD ion the event that I needed to boot from the CD and restore. It just hangs with a blank screen after choosing the Start Acronis program (DOS)

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#3
June 27, 2009 at 09:32:49
Can you see anything when you explore the cd from windows?

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#4
June 27, 2009 at 09:39:26
Yes, a Recovery Manager folder within which is:
bootmenu.bin
bootwiz.bin
f11.cfg
kernel.dat
mouse.com
ramdisk.dat
splash.run

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#5
June 27, 2009 at 09:46:58
It has the same files as my Acronis Home recovery cd.

Perhaps, you need to give it more time.

Sorry I can't help anymore than that.

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#6
June 27, 2009 at 11:28:16
Turns out I had to unplug all my peripherals (mouse, external hard drive, monitor) as it couldn't recognise one of these for some reason.

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#7
June 27, 2009 at 11:54:10
So you made a bootable CD? Did you actually place a program that could run?

Otherwise it sounds like Acronis did what it is supposed to do. Which is make the CD drive start the CDR that is in the drive.


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#8
June 27, 2009 at 11:58:37
Yes, as said above - you have to unplug peripherals for it to work sometimes as it either can't recognise or can't load a driver :)

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#9
June 27, 2009 at 12:00:46
I am confused. If you made a bootable CDR you are booting from outside WinXP. Drivers do not come into play at that point.

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#10
June 27, 2009 at 12:04:12
I thought they did. Mouse drivers, USB drivers, etc.
Still needed to run the hardware.
Yeah, it's a boot CD so that you can run Acronis in the event of a restore or new hard drive.

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#11
June 27, 2009 at 12:29:24
Any harware that needs to be configured at boot is done by the BIOS. That is generic and basic. You have no input into it other than possible CMOS settings like enabling legusy USB devices.

You are still not understanding how to use Acronis or Ghost.

Just burn the image directly to DVDR and the first disk in the image set is bootable automatically.

If you want to restore from an external hard drive or a second hard drive, whatever. I just need to boot to the Ghost 2003 CD, I assume Acronis works the same way.

What I am saying is you don't need any special boot CD.


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#12
June 27, 2009 at 12:36:29
But that's what it is - an Acronis boot CD, just like the Ghost 2003 Boot CD!
Totally confused now? :)

The first image in the series doesn't boot and I don't have a DVD drive so I have to copy the backup to my external USB.


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#13
June 27, 2009 at 12:46:50
I haven't used Acronis because Ghost 2003 is still working for me. I assumed that Acronis worked the same way. As you mentioned, Ghost would configure any external hardware that you directed it to.

Laptop computers are a little different than desktops. Perhaps you need to have the necessary drivers on the Acronis boot disk then. That may include hard drive controller too.

I assume you are testing Acronis because of the incremental feature? That is a nice addition that Symantec doesn't have any interest in. Ghost 2003 was bought by them and nothing more has ever been done with it.

If you can't get Acronis to work as needed I suggest you look for a help forum on their website. The download is supposedly a fully functional program.

I guess the logic is why not allow users to create images. You can't restore them after the trial period without buying the program anyway.


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#14
June 27, 2009 at 12:51:58
No, no - it works fine. When I had my peripherals plugged in, the program stalled. When I unplugged the peripherals it started fine in DOS. Must be something to do with that.
Anyway, cheers.

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#15
June 27, 2009 at 12:58:15
Do you mean an External mouse?

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#16
June 27, 2009 at 15:10:17
My Acronis boot cd works with my usb mouse & keyboard.

& it sees my usb external drive, so I can restore from it.

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#17
June 27, 2009 at 15:16:57
Yes, so does mine now. As I said, when you run the CD, if you have peripherals plugged in it might hang. So, unplug peripherals, run the CD, then plug them back in.

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#18
June 28, 2009 at 01:47:09
Go to the Acronis section of this forum:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

for excellent help and advice.

http://ewen.uuuq.com/


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