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Windows 7: Backup Restore Problem

07 Nov 2009   #1
takemetoyurledr

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Backup Restore Problem

I just built a new system and I had Windows 7 installed in RAID 0 on two 150 GB WD Velociraptors. Everything was fine until one of the drives had an error. For fear of the drive failing and since it was so new I decided to Backup everything (system image) and send it off to be replaced.

In the meantime, I wanted to go ahead and continue using my computer just using the other Velociraptor. So, I deleted the raid, changed the drive back to Non-Raid, Changed the BIOS back to IDE, and popped in my restore Disk. I booted the restore disk, plugged in my external (USB 2.0) 500GB HDD where the backup image is located, found the image and continued through the process. Then I got this error. "The image restore failed. No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found"

Next I put in the Windows 7 DVD to see If it would install on the drive and everything went smoothly. So I again booted from the restore disk thinking maybe the drive was not partitioned or formatted properly before and tried again. Same error. Why won't it let me load this image onto this HDD? And once my new raptor comes in and I return the system to its original configuration, will it let me restore it then?

HELP!


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09 Nov 2009   #2
takemetoyurledr

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Anyone? Still no luck here.
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09 Nov 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't use Windows Image backup because it is too picky.

I think it may be expecting to find something very similar to restore to as you imaged from.

Probably work fine when you put the other HD back in and set up exactly as before.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Maybe the image wants to see a RAID setup to restore to since it was a RAID setup that you imaged???? Just a wild guess.
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12 Nov 2009   #5
DT33

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

U cant restore a RAID 0 image backup to non RAID 0 singel disk setup. Put back 2 Velociraptors in RAID 0 and u will see it will work restoring.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's 3 replies saying exactly the same thing.
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