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Windows 7: System Image Recovery

14 Jun 2012   #310
erontalania

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Brick,

Unfortunately, I was not able to select the NAS as an option on when I click on Browse button. So I have to manually select type it on the box, instead.

I haven't moved the WindowsImageBackup on its location. FYI, the image file is located on the NAS backup folder. So there is no way put it on the root directory.

Please advice. So far, thanks for the response.

Eron


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14 Jun 2012   #311
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Eron,

If you are unable to select the NAS while browsing, then it's not seeing it and manually entering the address/location may not work until it can see the NAS.

Are you able to select the NAS while in Windows 7? If so, then you may need to load a driver for the NAS before you will be able to select it at boot with a recovery disc.
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14 Jun 2012   #312
erontalania

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Brick,

Yes, I can see the NAS when logged on to the Windows computer but not when the computer is on recovery boot session. I just wanted to know if possible that the NAS can be seen while booting up on the recovery mode.

I have the NAS that do not have drivers needed to be installed since it is connected to the switch and router, which is same as my Windows computer.

Thanks,

Eron
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14 Jun 2012   #313
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does the NAS have drivers available to use though? If so, then they will have to be loaded in WinPE for the NAS to be recognized.
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14 Jun 2012   #314
erontalania

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Brick,

The NAS does not have any drivers to be loaded to any PC. The NAS I am talking about is ReadyNas which shouldn't have any drivers available.

Eron
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14 Jun 2012   #315
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's what I was afraid of. I'm not as familiar enough with a NAS to be able give better help on it to try and get around this issue of it not being seen in WinPE. You might consider posting a new thread in the Network & Sharing forum area for how to see a NAS in WinPE to hopefully get a solution for this.
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14 Jun 2012   #316
erontalania

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Brick,

Thank you for the suggestions, though. I will looking forward to resolve this. Maybe, I will try mapping a network drive from the ReadyNas or iSCSI (I guess) then I will check if the Windows recovery boot will detect the NAS. Otherwise, I will check for some information on other forums.

Again, thanks for helping me out here. I really appreciate it.

Eron
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14 Jun 2012   #317
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I wish that I could help better with it.
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18 Jun 2012   #318
bilvihur

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The Boot Sector on my Win 7 C volume got clobbered. I got the dreaded File \Boot\BCD error (Couldn't read Boot Configuration Data). For 3 days I'd been trying all combinations of Startup Repair, /chkdsk, /fixboot, /fixmbr, /rebuildbcd, System Restore, etc. Nothing worked (do they ever?). I tried System Image Recovery (I've faithfully used the MS Backup System Image every 2 weeks), but it failed with a "corrupted file or directory" error. Using DOS 'list volume' cmd, I could see that all the other volumes on the HDD's were NTFS, except for the C (boot) volume which was RAW. By this time I was pretty much resigned to having to re-install Win 7. Then I found this tutorial. By going back into System Recovery Options -> System Image Recovery, selecting Format and Repartition Disk, BUT Excluding ALL the disks except the C drive, I got System Image Recovery to restore my Windows 7. AND IT BOOTED! My questions are: 1) Did it really format everything on HDD Disk 0, or did it just format the C partition on that HDD? The remaining space was free space on HDD Disk 0, so I have no way to tell. 2) Do you think I could have gotten away with Only Restore System Drives in this situation? Basically, is your use of "disk" synonymous with volume/partition, or HDD? The answers will determine whether I use the remainder of HDD Disk 0 for any important data in the future. Thanks again.
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18 Jun 2012   #319
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bilvihur,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out.

Q1) If you excluded all partitions and drives other than C, then it should have only formatted and restored on C and the "System Reserved" partition if one was there when the image was created. If you didn't exclude them, then they would have been deleted and only what was on the image restored.

Q2) It really depends on what the cause of the issue was, but a system restore may or may not have helped. Either way, it's a good idea to have good system image and restore point available to be safe.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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