Quote: Originally Posted by stasioau
Mjf, need your help please.
1) “Made a Windows image of my system…” where you do it? In internal hard disk #1 or #2? In external disk?
2) “Reimaged to the brand new DDD…” Understand it is extension hard drive. Sorry of this dull question, do you reimaged from “Windows Image” to your external disk?
3) You said one each for your Pc. My brain is in track, than when my original inside PC hard disk failed, I have to start my computer using 3 disk not only one.
Will appreciate information about my confusion.
1) store your image on an external HDD (just a standard USB HDD)
2)-a) remove your current main boot/OS drive. Take the new HDD out of it's bag or a spare working HDD and connect it in place of the existing HDD (power, sata connectors). The new HDD must be the same size or larger than the original. Connect only the new HDD and temporarily disconnect any other SATA internal HDDs.
-b) Connect the external HDD with image. Boot from a System Repair Disk and select the reimage options. Your image should be located. The format the new HDD option should be force selected (ticked and grayed out). If not select it.
Accept the restore.
-c) Restore should successfully complete and the system should say "automatically booting in 60 seconds".
3) Now you have a completely working copy of your old HDD. Remove it and store it or leave it unconnected in a spare bay. Replace your "old" HDD.
If your "old" HDD dies, simply replace it with the spare you made. You need nothing else connected. It is effectively a "clone" of the old HDD.
Lots of words but very straightforward.
If by some chance it doesn't work. Replace your "old" HDD and you are simply back to where you started. Report problem back to the forum for help.