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Windows 7: windows 7 cannot find restore image on D drive

18 Mar 2012   #1
windows7Seven7

 
 
windows 7 cannot find restore image on D drive

my system is running windows 7, c drive is ssd, d drive is hard disk.

my image is on D drive.
when i run system restore, it says it cannot find the image, and wont let me search D drive


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18 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Please post a screenshot of your fully-expanded disk management layout.

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I wouldn't swear to it, but the problem may be related to the fact you didn't backup to an external hard drive.

Also, did you create a system repair disc that you can boot into and restore from it?
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18 Mar 2012   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't use windows imaging - it often couldn't find the images.

You might be able to persuade it - check out the tutorial section.
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18 Mar 2012   #4
windows7Seven7

 
 

here is screenshot


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18 Mar 2012   #5
windows7Seven7

 
 

what tutorial siw2
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18 Mar 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windows7Seven7 View Post
here is screenshot

The image is far too small, I can't make head nor tail of it even when it's enlarged.
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18 Mar 2012   #7
windows7Seven7

 
 

try this


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18 Mar 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is one which explains if you moved/renamed the image - you have to move it back and name it back to the original.

If you haven't done that - the other way is to mount the vhd - make an image of the mounted vhd with another imaging app- then restore that new image you just made with - e.g. macrium, paragon, whatever.
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