|24 Jan 2010||#1|
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Not able to Windows 7 restore system image
1.) Recently upgraded my Dell E510 PC from XP-Vista-Windows 7. Trying to create a system image backup of C: drive.
Backed up System image of C drive to DVDs(10). Before storing the DVD's in my bank deposit box I wanted to make sure I could restore from them. So I began the restore process, when I reached the 6th DVD disk the system reported the disk had 'a Disk redudanacy error'.
So I decided to create the system image again on 10 new DVDs. This time it took 11 disk. When I went to Restore them, the sytem asked for the last disk. I put in disk 11, it can't find the backup set. I tried Disk 10 with no better luck. The only think I did different was when it asked me at the end if i would like to create a disk recovery image, I said no. The DVD kept spinning after I clicked the close button to the dialog box which said you have a successful backup set. (RIGHT!!) I right clicked the DVD , closed the session and clicked eject.
I decided to see if the system image from the 1st attempt would maybe work. Right , am I smoking waky weed. This time a had worse luck. It errored out on the second DVD with 'data redundancy error'.
I'm not sure why I can't get a backup to work on DVD's . By the way this was my second bundle of DVD's (Sony). I had worse luck with Memorex.
I'm not sure why something so simple doesn't work.
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|24 Jan 2010||#3|
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Thanks for the reply. My next step was to go buy an external drive,however I still like to have redundancy with a copy on DVDs. I did some research on CRC data errors. It seems like my DVD player could be dirty. i actually retried the restore again with various results. 1st attempt, disk6 was bad, 2nd attempt disk 2, 3rd attempt 5 disk. So on the first attempt disk2 was find, but failed on 2nd attempt and later worked on 3rd attempt.
I still don't have an answer why Windows 7 said I had a successful backup when I created the second system image and then on the restore could not find the backup set when I inserted the last disk.
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