unsure of MBR option during restore process

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ginahoy, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. ginahoy

    ginahoy Registered Member

    Jan 13, 2006
    I am restoring my hard drive (full image restore) after diagnosing a memory problem. For some reason, TI was unable to recognize my latest image, so I upgraded from 2337 to 3677. TI now recognizes the image as being a valid archive. YES!!!

    However, during the restore process after I select that I want to restore a disk or partition, the next screen asks me to select "Local Disk C:" or "MBR and Track 0" (or both). There's no help on this. I think the reason for the MBR selection is if someone needs to just restore the MBR. But what's not clear is whether selecting "Local Disk C" is sufficient. Do I need to select both?? OTOH, I don't want to screw my system up!

    Please advise.
  2. bVolk

    bVolk Registered Member

    Dec 22, 2005

    You should check Disk 1 to get everything checked (Disk 1, Partition C:, MBR and Track 0). That will produce a whole disk restore, which is what you need if I understood your situation correctly.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello ginahoy,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image

    You should use `MBR and Track 0` restore option when by some reason you have lost or damaged your OS's boot loader. Normally you can also this one to be sure that you have an exact copy of your system.

    Thank you.
    Fedor Kurbatov
  4. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hello ginahoy,

    It also enables you to restore an image to a larger replacement hard drive whilst at the same time resizing the partition(s). See this <previous reply> for details.

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