Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Laptop can't connect to WHS when restoring


12 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
 
 
Laptop can't connect to WHS when restoring

I have a Windows Home Server that, up until now, I was under the impression that it worked fine. I say this because I have a desktop and laptop backed up on it and I have previously (successfully) restored my desktop. But I just tried restoring my laptop and I get an error that my laptop needs to be connected to the network and to make sure that my server is on (as if I didn't know that already). This error comes up after the driver install screen. I proceeded to follow the instructions for installing drivers and was able to get the networking drivers installed on my laptop and I still got the same error. I also tried hooking up and Ethernet cable from my router directly to my laptop and that still didn't do it. So if anyone knows how to fix this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
 
 

I should note that when I attempted to restore my laptop I installed both the wireless and the LAN driver to attempt this. And both times I tried this, my laptop was still not able to find my Windows Home Server.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you download the latest restore CD? Usually when I have issues restoring from my WHS, it's because I was using an old restore version. You might also need to find XP drivers for your NIC (never use the wireless - it's slow and not very dependable during a restore).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


13 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
 
 

So do I just get that from the Microsoft site? The restore CD I was using was the one that came with my purchased version of Windows Home Server.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
 
 

Is there a way to do the restore without having to use a CD, because my laptop doesn't have a CD drive. I figured there would be a way to boot from a flash drive? If so, could you/someone tell me how to do it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Extract the ISO to your hard drive, then follow this guide to make a bootable flash drive:

Creating a Windows 7 Installation USB Drive on a Friday night - Using Windows Home Server
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
 
 

So, I tried that and for some reason every time I try booting from a removable drive it says "Reboot and Select proper boot device...". So it almost seems like I have to have an external CD drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32bit.
 
 

It's been about 3 months and I still have not seen a response on here. I have downloaded the latest version of the restore CD and I did a test run to see if my laptop would restore. I used the Windows Home Server Drivers to install my ethernet connection as well as my wireless. I proceeded to attempt to connect to my WHS with a wired connection. After all that my laptop still cannot locate the server even if i do it manually and type in the name of my WHS. Can someone please help me out with this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
I feel your pain

I put the hard drive into a working desktop and restored it that way. If it was your boot drive you need to do something with BCD from the command prompt. It took a month's supply of aspirin.

Good Luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Laptop can't connect to WHS when restoring




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Laptop can't connect to WHS when restoring
Thread Forum
HDMI wont connect from laptop to home cinema but will connect to TV Sound & Audio
Need Help Restoring my laptop to factory settings!! Installation & Setup
Restoring Vista to a Windows 7 laptop Backup and Restore
Restoring my laptop Backup and Restore
Need help restoring laptop to factory settings Backup and Restore
Restoring Laptop but leaving windows 7 on Backup and Restore
Help restoring acer laptop BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33