Acronis TI - Restore from Image do not work?

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  1. seandonnelly

    seandonnelly Registered Member

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    I have been testing Acronis TI (i did purchase full copies) and I've done both drive cloning and image creation to a USB drive. Now the cloning has worked OK for me, but the restore from an image has been very shaky. Yes, I have validated the restore file, and they're fine and the restore process runs fine for me. I reboot the system and no errors are generated just a cursor that sits on the screen forever, no drive activity at all. I mount the drive in a PC and I can see the entire partition and everything is there? I tried a repair using my Windows XP Sp2 cd, and no luck? Thoughts?
     
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    Have you made and restored an image of the entire hard drive - all partitions, not just the boot partition?

    Sometimes this allows a bootable restore when just restoring the C: partiton fails to boot. This can be due to changing partion order when the C: partition image is restored to a different hard drive from the one it was created on. For example, the original drive has a diagnostic or recovery partition which isn't on the replacement drive.

    Does this ring any bells?
     
  3. Brian K

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    seandonnelly,

    Where was the HD when you restored the image. Internal or external?
     
  4. jonyjoe81

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    true image + windows xp + restored drive failed to boot = drive letter change problem. This problem is usually cause if the "source windows xp" has previously seen and ID'ed the hard drive it will be restored on.

    It could be something else but I would be checking the drive letters on the restored drive system partition. I recommend that as the first check to perform. There are 2 drive letters "mounted devices" this is the drive letter that is in the registry and "partitioned ID" which is the one that gets changed during the restoration. If both these drive letters don't match the restored drive won't boot.

    Fixmbr/Fixboot, repair installations, won't fix a drive letter problem. The only thing that I have seen that will fix a drive letter problem is a "sector by sector" restoration or a "boot corrector".

    You can use the free "savepart" program to check your drive letters. It will bootup your computer and read the registry on your non-booting hard drive. "spartiso.zip" is the file you want to download. (it is the standalone boot cd)
    directions:
    1.)bootup with the savepart cd, type savepart at command prompt.
    2.)next choose "update windows2000/xp/vista registry" doubleclick on it.
    3.)next doubleclick on the "disk number 0" this is usually the hard drive that has your partitions.
    4.)next click on the partition that has your system (make a note of the drive letter, this is your mounted device drive letter) most default installations it will be "c".
    5.)the next screen is blue and has directorys, here choose the "WINDOWS" directory and doubleclick on it.
    6.)On next screen just double click on the partition shown.
    7.)It'll take you back to the screen on step 4, doubleclick on the "C" partition.
    8.)Finally your in the "drive letter to affect this partition" box. This is where it will show you the "partition ID drive letter" it should be the same as the "mounted device drive letter". If it's not the same that's your problem.
    http://www.partition-saving.com/
     
  5. Brian K

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    Feedback?
     
  6. Xpilot

    Xpilot Registered Member

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    He is probably busy chasing the Wild Goose that has been launched into this thread. Drive letter changed Joneyjoe81? I don't think so.

    Xpilot
     
  7. Brian K

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    Xpilot,

    I'm still laughing. Clever.
     
  8. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    What makes the combination of a first time poster with a restoring issue likely to remain a first time poster without a second post?
     
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