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Windows 7: Bootup / HDD issue

17 Feb 2011   #11
Zomad

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I was able to change the system drive to C:\ with EasyBCD, and used diskpart to keep C:\ as the only active drive. It seems everything is in order now!

Now, I am wondering if it's possible to use Acronis to restore C:\ to its previous state with my backup data... but I guess that's another topic altogether.

Thank you all for the help so far!!


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17 Feb 2011   #12
James Colbert

 
 

Restoring an Acronis image should not present any problems.

That said, however, I recommend creating an image of your now working drive before you do. And remember, Acronis TI images the MBR separately (and automatically), so if you have to restore back to the image you should create, be sure to unhide the MBR in the restoration window.

And for future reference, restoring your Acronis image may have overwritten and therefore corrected the original problem you posted about.

James
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18 Feb 2011   #13
Zomad

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
...so if you have to restore back to the image you should create, be sure to unhide the MBR in the restoration window.
Let's assume the Acronis backup have the desired files, but its MBR and other boot/system settings may be corrupt. In this case, if I were to restore with this C: backup, I would uncheck MBR and Track 0 during the restoration process?
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18 Feb 2011   #14
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
...so if you have to restore back to the image you should create, be sure to unhide the MBR in the restoration window.
Let's assume the Acronis backup have the desired files, but its MBR and other boot/system settings may be corrupt. In this case, if I were to restore with this C: backup, I would uncheck MBR and Track 0 during the restoration process?
Yes. You can restore the MBR separately or not at all. You can also choose to restore only the HD image, keeping your current MBR.

I can't stress strongly enough!:

you should make a complete image of your now functional system partition before you do anything else (again, Acronis should automatically image the mbr). Given the problems you've been having, I recommend placing the image on an external drive.

After everything is setup and running smoothly, you can image the entire drive (with all of its partitions). Keep at least a copy of the image on an external source.

James
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