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Windows 7: System Repair and WindowsImageBackup folder on the same disk?

28 Sep 2016   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
System Repair and WindowsImageBackup folder on the same disk?

I put the "System Repair" files on an SSD (new and newly NTFS formatted and made active). It boots to the System Repair screen fine. I copied an existing, tested, working WindowsImageBackup folder off a DVD onto the same SSD. When I rebooted from the SSD, System Repair says it can't find a backup. Either I'm doing something wrong or this is impossible. Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2016   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello rdl mate can you send us a screen shot of the disk management please.
Streat > Computer > right click > Manage > click Disk Management and post back a screen shot. It should look vry similar to my pic only this is my 10 laptop but very similar.

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30 Sep 2016   #3

Windows 7 64-bit Professional

Not sure it will help, but here you go.

Disk 1 is where I want to restore from. The R volume is where the repair disk files and folders are. The S volume has the system image folder. I first tried with the drive formatted as just one big partition. That didn't work either.

I'm almost convinced that the restore function has been programmed to not look on the disk it's on. Will it restore from an installed disk at all, or only from a removable drive? I'm pretty certain it completely ignores flash drives.

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