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Windows 7: Recoginizing backup discs

05 May 2016   #1
ldarms44

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Recoginizing backup discs

My hard drive crapped out but I had made backup DVD discs. I replaced the hard drive and put in the first backup disc, set the bios to boot to the ATAPI CD/DVD Drive. The drive spins up but it comes up with "Error cannot recognize disc ...". What am I doing wrong? Thank you.


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05 May 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hi and welcome.

See this tutorial

Go down to Step Two, item 3.

System Image Recovery
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05 May 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Going forward, please use usb connected external hard-drive[s]. Considering a backup consisting of a few or several DVDs, one only has to have 1 nonReadable DVD to cancel out all the DVDs of that particular backup.
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05 May 2016   #4
ldarms44

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Recognizing backup discs

It seems like all of these answers assume I have some operating system. They are using the control panel and other things. I installed one new blank hard disc. All I can get to is the BIOS or I think it is referred to now as UEFI.
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05 May 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What program did you create the backup DVD discs with ?
If you used the built in Windows program, do you have a Win 7 Installation or Recovery DVD/USB ?
If you do, did you read the tutorial instructions posted by pbcopter in post #2 ?
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06 May 2016   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ldarms44 View Post
It seems like all of these answers assume I have some operating system. They are using the control panel and other things. I installed one new blank hard disc. All I can get to is the BIOS or I think it is referred to now as UEFI.
Yes, I assumed you will eventually have a working OS, that's why I started with: Going forward...and gave a warning note about depending upon DVD backup sets.
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