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

23 Jan 2012   #71
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You drag it to your C: disk. Are you now on your system that is defunct - because I do not see your C: disk.
no the C drive is an option. I just wanted to make sure before I did anything stupid.


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23 Jan 2012   #72
cougamvp

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Ok I'm the process of restoring C drive from the backup on D drive. Is there anything else I need to do or this is it?
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23 Jan 2012   #73
whs
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When that tells you that the restore is done and was successful. you can close the WinPE window. After that your system should automatically boot and be at the level where it was when you took the original Windows7 image. Lets keep our fingers crossed that thisd happens and plse report when it did.

Given your experience, and that of many others got me to write a tutorial about this recovery method. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ws7-image.html If your system revives, I will know that it is good. So you are part of it.
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23 Jan 2012   #74
cougamvp

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So now when I turn my computer on it does nothing....
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23 Jan 2012   #75
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Is the drive to where you restored the image #1 in the BIOS boot sequence. What make is that system (in case you do not know how to get into the BIOS boot order).

It could also be an MBR problem. But we will handle that later.
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24 Jan 2012   #76
cougamvp

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Yeah I switched the boot order from CD back to the HDD and it still isn't booting
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24 Jan 2012   #77
whs
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do you get any message - like e.g. 'bootmgr missing'
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24 Jan 2012   #78
cougamvp

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do you get any message - like e.g. 'bootmgr missing'
No, just a blinking dash line...and I left it there for over an hour and nothing. I somehow managed to boot from CD again so I'm trying the restore again.
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24 Jan 2012   #79
whs
Microsoft MVP

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A new restore will not be helpful. I have to see what is on this disk to where you restored the image. We are probably dealing with a MBR/bootmgr problem. That can be fixed, but I must first see what's on the disk.

Download the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. It is the last box on this webpage. Burn this .iso to a CD.

Then load from that CD (do not forget to change the BIOS boot order). Once the program shows a good picture of your partitions, take a good readable picture of the screen with the camera and post that here. Do not click on anything in that window. I just want to see what's on the disk.
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24 Jan 2012   #80
cougamvp

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A new restore will not be helpful. I have to see what is on this disk to where you restored the image. We are probably dealing with a MBR/bootmgr problem. That can be fixed, but I must first see what's on the disk.

Download the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. It is the last box on this webpage. Burn this .iso to a CD.

Then load from that CD (do not forget to change the BIOS boot order). Once the program shows a good picture of your partitions, take a good readable picture of the screen with the camera and post that here. Do not click on anything in that window. I just want to see what's on the disk.
Is there anyway I can get in safe mode or anyway I can burn that CD on te computer I'm on because it'll be tomorrow before I can get that CD burned
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