FDISR and Restoring an image.

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by kennyboy, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

    I need to restore an image of my C: drive which includes 2 FDR snapshots in Windows 7.
    As Win 7 requires a special installation procedure for FDISR, in SP, do I need to specify to restore MBR and Disk Hidden Track, in order to avoid having to re-install FDISR?
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Assuming SP is Shadowprotect, and also assuming one partition, I always restore the MBR and Disk Hidden track. No problems with FDISR under XP, and if you imaged a working Win 7 FDISR installation, I see no reason it shouldn't restore properly.

  3. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

  4. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

    Results ??
  5. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

    I would like to know too!
  6. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

    I've done this exactly as Pete said above. I was switching from an HDD to an SSD with both W7 & XP snapshots.
    The only thing that I had to do was 'shrink' the partition on the HDD down to the size of the smaller SSD when in W7. I had to do this in several steps because W7 wouldn't let me do it in one 'big shrink' step.
  7. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    I don't have any definitive results for you to go on I'm afraid. I failed to restore the image due to SP reporting that the partition did not have enough free space to take the image. Difficult to see why, because I was restoring to a blank newly formatted HD, (the same disk from which the image was taken.) After going around in circles with Sp's own solutions, and having no success, I ended up re-installing the entire system.
    I know that the latest version of SP has a workaround for this problem, but I fail to understand why SP has this problem when no other imaging software that I use does not.
    Anyway, sorry for not being able to report any results.
  8. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

    When you make an image do you include or exclude the free space?

    Why reformat the drive? Did you change something such as sector size or partition size?

    Which version of SP are you using?
  9. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

    Stopped using SP since, but from memory it was version 3.52 Recovery Disk.

    Now use alternative imaging software.
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