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Windows 7: Restoring an Image - Please HELP

25 Feb 2010   #11
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Out of curiosity, I just made a backup of my system partition and my data partition using Win7 imaging. But as I suspected, one cannot mount the backup images. They are VHD files and there is no Way to get at them thru Win7. I have not tried the Linux route yet becuse I do not want to take my system down - but I have small hopes.
For the future, you may want to consider one of the other imaging programs (Ghost, Macrium, Acronis, Paragon, etc.). Nothing can be as bad as this.
Thanks for the info. I have not used Windows Imaging at all so this is great information. Let us know about the Linux route when you test it.


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25 Feb 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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cant see it in Windows 7
That part I do not understand. From which Win7 are you looking at it and what do you see?
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25 Feb 2010   #13
SMOKKINU

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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cant see it in Windows 7
That part I do not understand. From which Win7 are you looking at it and what do you see?

Ok when I applied the image to the raptor drive, the drive disappeared. When I set bios to boot from that drive (So that I boot from my image that was suppose to be on it) it would not boot, just said to insert media or boot from a CD blah blah....


When I booted up on the HDD I installed Windows 7 onto today (The one im typing to you on now) I cannot see the Raptor drive, unless I go to Disk Management and Allocate it.... doing that however wants to format the drive.
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25 Feb 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, looks like you lost both the MBR and the drive letter in the process. When it asks for the CD, you might try a repair with the Win7 installation disk. Just to be on the safe side, I would disconnect the HDD with your new Win7 during that operation.
Gregrocker and SIW2 are experts in that repair field - I am not. Maybe you should call for their help via PM.
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25 Feb 2010   #15
SMOKKINU

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

great
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25 Feb 2010   #16
SMOKKINU

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well i managed to get into the image, tried acronis again, and wouldnt work, then performed a system repair with the install disk and now it works.


Hopefully when i get my replacement drive i'll be able to apply the image no problems, but i'll probly just do a clean install I'll see what happens.
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25 Feb 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Whatever happens later, I'm glad you got it to work now.
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25 Feb 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Great. I am glad the system repair did the trick.
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