My apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere on the forum, I'm sure that someone will have had at least a similar issue before but I did a few searches and couldn't find anything that helped.
Firstly I'm not even sure what I'm doing is meant to be possible. My old laptop (HP dv1111ea running 32bit
Windows 7 Professional) Gave up the ghost. I have a backup on a usb-powered external HDD which if I remember rightly includes system files as well as my user files (never been any other users) Now I have my new laptop (Sony Viao running 64bit
Windows 7 Home Premium).
I have a second external HDD and have taken a backup of the new machine, I now essentially just want my pictures and documents from the old restore, that is the only thing on there of value to me, but they are very valuable. Is it possible to grab just this file and that out of the backup? I don't really want to restore the whole thing.
My concern manifests in that I don't know if it is possible to restore from a 32bit system to a 64bit system?? I presume, going between Professional and Home Premium is ok.
Anyway, upon trying to restore I get through to finding and selecting the backup and clicking 'ok' then the computer thinks about things for a bit and returns the following message:
Windows was not able to load the selected backup for the following reason:
Data Error (cyclic redundancy check). (0x80070017)
Verify that this location is valid and try again, or consider choosing a different backup.
Answers and a way to get my files from that backup would be much appreciated. I'm fairly sure that the old HDD, from the laptop that broke, is toast, so this backup is the only record of my old files that I have.