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Windows 7: cant restore system image

24 Apr 2013   #1
aliyesami

win7-64 bit
 
 
cant restore system image

i had a 750Gb hybrid drive as boot drive and i have a system image of this drive. now that the drive is bad iam trying to restore the system image on to a 1Tb drive but it keeps telling me that no drive is found for the image to be restored.
what could be the issue ? In BIOS i have put the drive as boot drive and made its partition active .
I previously had the problem where i was trying to restore the image to a smaller drive but this time i am trying to restore the image to a 1Tb drive which is larger than the original disk of 750Gb.

thanks


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24 Apr 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

aliyesami

Try adding the .inf file of the SATA driver or chipset driver . When it can't locate the drive .
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24 Apr 2013   #3
aliyesami

win7-64 bit
 
 

what you mean by that can you please explain ?
is it a known issue that motherboard sometimes recognize the drive and sometimes not?
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24 Apr 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look at the link below

Link : System Image Recovery

Do number 6 .

Depends . Sometimes you need to use drivers for the installation will see the hard drive .


ADDED:

SATA driver below

http://www.station-drivers.com/telec...ivers.com).exe
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24 Apr 2013   #5
aliyesami

win7-64 bit
 
 

ok i will try that
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24 Apr 2013   #6
aliyesami

win7-64 bit
 
 

oh wait a sec i just realized that the restore process does see the drive and warns me that it will be formatted. .so then putting the .ini file is not needed right?
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24 Apr 2013   #7
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The .inf file is only needed if the Restore doesn't see the drive. The inf file is the driver you use so Windows could see the drive.
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