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Windows 7: Restore hdd backup

14 Apr 2012   #1

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Restore hdd backup

I have a Gateway computer, 64 bit, DX4822-01, with Intel pentium E5300 Dual Core, 2.6GHZ each, 6GB ram, and 1TB HDD, running Windows 7 Home Premium x 64 bit.

Four days ago I did a complete hard drive backup. On the 6th, and last disc I was told that it didn't properly close the session. 3 days ago something happened, while using Unlocker program to delete malware. My 2 user accounts would not open, until after I opened my admin account. So I decided to do a factory restore. I skipped the backup HDD, since I had just completed one the day before, and didn't want to chance backing up malware.

After the factory restore completed, all was working ok. But when I tried to restore my HDD backup, the system said it was looking for a backup of May 15, 2011. I doesn't recognize my backup of 4 days ago.

Is there any way possible to get Win 7 to accept the most recent backup??

Any and all replies will be deeply appreciated.


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14 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

What program did you use for the back up? And where do you hold that back up? On optical disks?

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15 Apr 2012   #3

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I used the hard drive backup in the control panel. Six CD-R disks were used on my removeable storage D drive (D.
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15 Apr 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Advice for the future: give up the idea of backing up a Windows system to CDs or DVDs. As you are finding out, it may seem to go well when burning the discs, but is often highly problematic when the time comes to restore. Use a hard disc of some type.
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