I have read about 50 threads in regard to the topic. I'm just looking for clarity here. I have a homebuilt system that got a virus Alureon.gen!k. Before researching it I let windows fix it. Computer won't open any applications now.
Decided to go to my Image to save time (NOT!). The image is on a USB external HDD currently attached directly to the computer. I can't get it to find the bleepin' Image!
The HDD was attached to an NAS over the network where it saved my windows images and backup files from the NAS. The drive's structure looks like this: E: R6 Backup Office Server Office WindowsImageBackup MediaID.bin Data Drive Backup Files
Inside the Office folder are three items: Office, WindowsImageBackup, and a MediaID.bin. The Office folder has file backups. The WindowsImageBackup contains the expected image folders and files.
I understand from the threads that the WindowsImageBackup needs to be in the root of E: so I have done this two ways, neither of whiched worked. First I simply renamed the Root Office
folder, and then I undid the rename and moved the WindowsImageBackup
out of the Office
folder and into the root of E:. Windows sees the drive. Within the recovery you have the option under advanced to load drivers. I was doing this trying to use eSata to no avail so I switched to USB where you can clearly see the drive and all its contents. No matter, windows still won't recognize the image. Is there anything I am missing here or is there a fault with Windows that is killing me? I will be using another tool Acronis or whatever in the future but as of right now it seems I am doing everything as I should. I guess I'm looking for conformation before a complete reinstall. Thanks for whatever I get, unless it's someone telling me to use search for the answer which I did already for the better part of 1.5 days.