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

24 Jan 2012   #81
cougamvp

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Actually, I just got it to work. I loaded from the CD again and was on Macrium. I clicked the option under 'Restore' saying something like repair or something like that. I then clicked all the check marks and then it restarted and now I am running on my backup from my external HDD all thanks to you!


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24 Jan 2012   #82
whs
Microsoft MVP

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That's OK, I'll be here. Burn it on your laptop. Your desktop is not yet functioning, but we will get this bugger to work.
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24 Jan 2012   #83
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cougamvp View Post
Actually, I just got it to work. I loaded from the CD again and was on Macrium. I clicked the option under 'Restore' saying something like repair or something like that. I then clicked all the check marks and then it restarted and now I am running on my backup from my external HDD all thanks to you!
Sounds promising. But the red part I do not yet fully understand. Did the system properly boot ??
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24 Jan 2012   #84
cougamvp

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cougamvp View Post
Actually, I just got it to work. I loaded from the CD again and was on Macrium. I clicked the option under 'Restore' saying something like repair or something like that. I then clicked all the check marks and then it restarted and now I am running on my backup from my external HDD all thanks to you!
Sounds promising. But the red part I do not yet fully understand. Did the system properly boot ??
sorry. by that i meant that the original backup from my external HDD that we did all the backups with and whatnot is the one i am running on now and it is working perfectly!! I have to say thank you so so so much for all your time and effort you put into this with me and there was no way i couldve done this without you!!!
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24 Jan 2012   #85
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am sure glad that your system is back in good order. It was a learning process for both of us because I had never done that on a real live example - only with test partitions. Have fun and if you have any other problems, come back to see us.
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24 Jan 2012   #86
cougamvp

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am sure glad that your system is back in good order. It was a learning process for both of us because I had never done that on a real live example - only with test partitions. Have fun and if you have any other problems, come back to see us.
oh yes i will for sure come back here and recommend this place to everyone i know. Thank you again so so much for all your time and help you saved me big time. Let me know if someone comes along with this similar problem and you need to ask me some questions because I'd be glad to help anyone else out.
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24 Jan 2012   #87
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that is a good idea. Why don't you try to help the next guy. Nearly every day there is someone that loses his Window image. In the future, use Macrium for imaging. It is a lot more robust as you have seen.

One last question (that you do not have to answer if you don't feel like). How old are you. I am 74.
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24 Jan 2012   #88
cougamvp

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, that is a good idea. Why don't you try to help the next guy. Nearly every day there is someone that loses his Window image. In the future, use Macrium for imaging. It is a lot more robust as you have seen.

One last question (that you do not have to answer if you don't feel like). How old are you. I am 74.
wow. i am 20 haha
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24 Jan 2012   #89
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I thought so. Age of my grandchildren. It is good that the generations can help each other.
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24 Jan 2012   #90
cougamvp

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thats amazing. All my grandpa can do on computers is send out emails and here you are guiding me through a complex process of getting my computer back haha
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