Installed 2.8 on laptop. Uninstalled a few days later. The uninstall failed. Tried to reinstall hoping a fresh install would uninstall. Now I get the 8801 on the laptop. Removed all CTM related files and registry entries. Tried install. Still get the 8801. The error does not refer to overall free HD space, nor is it related to OS or hardware. It has something to do with the MBR - or where ever CTM inserts special code upon the reboot after install. It has to do with that pre-boot wedge or shim in the OS so CTM comes up prior to boot. I assume it’s in the MBR because that has very limited space. (I hope it’s not inserted in some phantom space at partition boundaries) If another program uses some of the MBR, or CTM doesn’t clean itself out of the MBR during an uninstall - it’s game over on installing CTM.
Let us know where CTM installs its pre-boot code so we can chase this down.
Clean registrys thoroughly, then give CTM2.9beta a try (a lot of prior bugs have been fixed in this latest version).
If same problem persists, U’d need to fix ur MBR by resetting it with ur system boot-disc. It has sth. to do with MBR setting altered when CTM installed n not properly restored when the software was uninstalled.
I’m with you SteveG. I’m a bit wary because I think I’ve been lucky in being able to back out of the installation without corrupting my MBR. I’m not really excited with the idea of installing another BETA because we all know what BETA stands for (Best Effort, Try Again).
I’m going to wait a while longer to see what happens or try the program EAZ Pro that does the same thing pretty well but it’s not free.
Yeah, if it was only an installation issue, I would do it.
I would just image my drive beforehand, with the MBRr, and save my registry. If the install goes bad, just format the drive and reimage and be done.
I am more worried that it will install ok, I will use it for 4 months, then it will fail. I do not believe the drive can be imaged while CTM is installed, so then I would be stuck re-installing an image from 4 months back.
I wish “GoBack” would work with Win7! Best program ever!
The thing to note is to copy all sectors and the whole system’s partition. Also not to reset MBR when image is restored back to the system drive.
Though a few horrible stories were told by CTM users, it mainly happened with versions prior to 2.9beta. So you may go to the " Beta Corner " and check out the update info. they have put up regarding this version. Personally I believe this is a stable and reliable CTM version.