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Windows 7: Windows will not recognise my backup image on external hard drive?

14 Jan 2012   #21
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That is good. Hopefully the bootmgr is intact.

Now attach that VHD and rename it in My Computer. Pick an easy name like 'VHD for image'.
what exactly do you mean by "attatch" that image?


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14 Jan 2012   #22
whs
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See step 2 in my original instructions.

I suugest you copy my instructions into a Wordpad. Go to All Programs > Acessories and right click on Wordpad. Then pin it to the taskbar. That way you can open it from the taskbar and paste the indtructions into it. Then minimize the Wordpad. That way when you hover over it you can read the instructions.
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14 Jan 2012   #23
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
See step 2 in my original instructions.

I suugest you copy my instructions into a Wordpad. Go to All Programs > Acessories and right click on Wordpad. Then pin it to the taskbar. That way you can open it from the taskbar and paste the indtructions into it. Then minimize the Wordpad. That way when you hover over it you can read the instructions.
ok which do i highlight before pressing attach?


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14 Jan 2012   #24
whs
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You do not highlight any. Go click on the Attach button - top left next to File and then navigate to your VHD. Double click on the VHD and it should should appear as a virtual drive in Disk Management and in My Computer.
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14 Jan 2012   #25
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You do not highlight any. Go click on the Attach button - top left next to File and then navigate to your VHD. Double click on the VHD and it should should appear as a virtual drive in Disk Management and in My Computer.
if i dont highlight a drive, then it stays greyed out


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14 Jan 2012   #26
whs
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Hmm, that is very strange. What is this All Tasks - I do not have that. Is the attach behind that.

BTW: I made a Video tutorial for you on how to deal with Macrium. It is currently uploading to YouTube. We'll use it later.
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14 Jan 2012   #27
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, that is very strange. What is this All Tasks - I do not have that. Is the attach behind that.

BTW: I made a Video tutorial for you on how to deal with Macrium. It is currently uploading to YouTube. We'll use it later.
in All Tasks its just like delete volume, move volume, etc. But you can see that when I highlight a drive, the Attach option opens up.


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14 Jan 2012   #28
whs
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So try that. But use the drive where your VHD is stored. Just to make sure there will be no damage to the system drives.

I have never seen that type of Attach operation.
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14 Jan 2012   #29
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
So try that. But use the drive where your VHD is stored. Just to make sure there will be no damage to the system drives.

I have never seen that type of Attach operation.
ok, well i copied my back up to the D drive hoping that would make windows recognize it. But the point is, I have the back up on external HDD and D drive. Which do I choose? Also I don't want to corrupt the back up because it's all I have.
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14 Jan 2012   #30
whs
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Use the copy.
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