After successfully restoring the Windows7 image from partition 2 (/dev/sda2) to partition 1 (/dev/sda1) using Clonezilla, Windows7 is no longer able to boot and displays the following error messages:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
[...] Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible
To solve this particular issue, I rebooted with the Windows7 DVD and hit Repair... which didn't work. But even if it did, I can't do this every time I restore an image to test. Note that I used the same laptop to save and restore the partition, so it's not HAL-related.
Here's what the Repair screen says (poor man's screenshots): Attachment 201071
- Does someone know what can be the cause for this error, and
- what can be done before saving and/or restoring an image with Clonezilla?