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Windows 7: restore windows 7 to new hd not working


19 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
restore windows 7 to new hd not working

Hi I am a newby here trying to restore my system but not doing something right. I have an acer aspire 5332 with windows 7 home premium on which came pre installed. The factory hard drive has pretty much failed but before it did I made 3 recovery dvd disks, an application driver disk. I have purchased a wd Scorpio blue 500gb internal hd and want to put the windows os on there.

I have formatted the wd new drive and created a system image on the drive using the whole disk space as 1 partition. I have then placed this into the computer and removed the old hard drive.
I have then installed recovery disk 1 and restarted hitting F10. This has booted into acer erecovery. I have clicked to do full system restore. I have then gone through all three disks. final message is restore complete restart computer to reboot. However on doing this it does not boot

Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong

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19 Jul 2011   #2

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

when you say it does not boot do you just get a black screen or what happens?
more info will help members help you ..

scrooge
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19 Jul 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

on restart it goes to acer first screen i leave it to hopefully bring the windows start screen but goes to black screen with following -
intel undi, pxe-2.1 (build 082)
for atheros pcie ethernet controller v1.0.0.5(01/22/09)

check cable connection
pxe-e63: error while initializing the NIC
pxe-mof: exiting intel pxe rom
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I have then restarted again and gone into F12. system to set to boot from HD first, disk second, ethernet 3rd.

I dont have a specific boot disk. I created recovery disks and application and driver disk, not sure which one should act as a boot disk?
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19 Jul 2011   #4

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You need to boot of Acer Recovery disks one.

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19 Jul 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, I have put disk one back in and restarted, it boots back first to the starting windows screen then into the acer erecovery screen and gives me the 3 original options of full factory reset, reset saving my data and exit, however I have already done the full restore, I therefore cant get past restoring back into windows!!
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19 Jul 2011   #6

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Are using full factory reset?
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19 Jul 2011   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

yes used the completely restore system to factory default option
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19 Jul 2011   #8

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Try a fresh reinstall.
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19 Jul 2011   #9

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

done that with same result. Am I in effect wiping the HD and system image on it when I do the restore, or is it adding the files to the system image to allow windows to be reinstated?
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19 Jul 2011   #10

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It is installing all files need to install windows on a clean HD. any files on the drive are deleted.
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