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Windows 7: hard drive failed, system image not found on hard drive


08 Dec 2013   #1

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hard drive failed, system image not found on hard drive

hi all,
i hope someone can help me out, i am a newbie to all this so bare with me.
my hard drive failed over a month ago but i managed to do a system image with Windows 7 to my new 2tb internal hard drive. i cannot get the image recovery to work as i says "no image can be found on hard disk". i am at a loss from there. I have tried and cried over this as its driving me mad as i have no pc.

Leroy


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09 Dec 2013   #2

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just to add really that the system image is on my new hard drive (2tb internal). i use the boot dvd and i get a far as "repair my computer" click on it, sometimes i get message saying not compatable with this version of windows other times it lets me on to next bit, then says no image can be found on hard drive. if i go through the load drivers i can see my hard drive with items on it. ie windowsbackup and others. again i am at a loss with this, any help would be greatful.

Leroy
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09 Dec 2013   #3

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Do you have 2 new drives one for the system image & one for the system image to Restore to.
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09 Dec 2013   #4

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thanks for reply. yes 1 internal 2tb (windows image on), and 1 2tb external. was told by pc world help that i would need 1 each internal and external. hope that helps
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09 Dec 2013   #5

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Quote:
1 internal 2tb (windows image on), and 1 2tb external.
The system image would need to be on the external HDD to restore to the internal HDD.
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09 Dec 2013   #6

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oh no. the guy said either doesnt matter!. agh!. what do you think is my best option now?. can i move the system image to external hard drive?. is that basically my problem?.
thanks for your info @ theog


i'd rather no info than shite info.... (pc world) ;-{
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09 Dec 2013   #7

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The Windows system imaging files are not happy about being moved from one HDD to other HDD.
But you can try.
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09 Dec 2013   #8

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oh. does one know how to do that sort of thing?. is there a program that i could use to move it over?.
again thanks, maybe i should of asked before.

Leroy
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09 Dec 2013   #9

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You could try cloning the internal HDD to the external HDD.

How to clone your old drive to a new drive.
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
The thread is about using Paragon Backup & Recovery 12, which is being updated to Paragon 14.
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09 Dec 2013   #10

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thanks so much for the info. paragon does not seem to dl and its not free the bit i need. lol.
gutted.

cheers Leroy
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