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Windows 7: Backup Will Not Restore to New Disc

12 Oct 2011   #11
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'm trying to understand why you need these drivers in the first place - my guess is your SATA controller is set to AHCI mode? You could set it in the BIOS to IDE (compatible) mode, perform the image restore without needing any drivers, and then once that's done but before you boot Windows from the just-restored-to drive, go back to the BIOS and set the controller back to AHCI mode.
Is this why you're trying to get those drivers to run?


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12 Oct 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I really don't know about these Seagate hybrids but had a quick look and they seem to be a spinner with some additional NAND memory. Like Corazon I wonder if they need special drivers. See here
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/reviews/hard-...00gb-40089041/

If you have it installed in your laptop again it would be interesting to look at it with the bootable Partition Wizard to see how it's formatted etc. Maybe it needs a format?? (NTFS primary MBR type)
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13 Oct 2011   #13
steverido

Windows 7 64
 
 

I have just discovered that it requires a jumper on the left 2 pins if you experience issues as I have.

I only found this hidden in a review somewhere on the net.

So thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread, it is much appreciated.

I will keep you posted once I return from holiday in Egypt. Whoop Whoop!!

Regards

Steve
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13 Oct 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steverido View Post
I have just discovered that it requires a jumper on the left 2 pins if you experience issues as I have.

I only found this hidden in a review somewhere on the net.

So thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread, it is much appreciated.

I will keep you posted once I return from holiday in Egypt. Whoop Whoop!!

Regards

Steve
Glad to hear that the problem is fixed.

Thanks for getting back to us with the resolution.

Have a good holiday.
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13 Nov 2012   #15
steverido

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
1) Are you using Windows imaging?
2) Have you successfully restored images to your existing 320GB HDD?
3) What is your new 500GB HDD?
4) Do you connected it alone to the same sata connector the 320GB is normally connected? You could boot to the downloaded Partition Wizard boot CD and check the new HDD out. Try formatting it NTFS primary with Partition Wizard and repeat the exercise of reimaging.

When you boot from a live boot CD (eg system repair CD) drives letters can be all over the place.
I have finally gotten around to attempting to sort this issue out. I did as mjf suggested and used the free partition wizard and it worked like a charm once I got rid of the 100MB recovery partition. backed up first of course.

Thanks to everyone who made a post to help here, it is much appreciated.
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13 Nov 2012   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's good to see you finally got it sorted.
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