Quote: Originally Posted by seag33k
No, the system became unstable and not bootable. I suspect some software I was using possibly caused the problem, but the system is also over 3 years old so it could be a hard drive issue possibly.
Although it is a free product, I am somewhat disappointed you can't recover a whole disc vs. ind partitions. I may end up purchasing a full copy of Acronis again so I can have that option.
At the end of the restore with Macrium it should ask you "restore MBR from backup?" and you click yes or no. I used Paragon on my Vista64 machine and tried to make a backup capsule on the HD. It messed up my partition table. Since the Paragon boot CD did not support my Raid controller I tried Macrium paid version. Not only did it support my Raid controller but when I let it restore the MBR it fixed the partition table that Paragon messed up.
At that time the paid version had a newer boot CD than the free. But since then I'm told the free version Linux boot CD was updated. If you are using the Linux boot CD to restore it should give you the MBR option at the end. iow, choose either partition to restore, then at the end it should ask if you want to write the MBR from the saved backup. Click Yes or OK.