can't boot from recovered image backup

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  1. Bumberly

    Bumberly Registered Member

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    Hi there,
    I guess I need help. I had disk problems, and the Dell technician told me to reformat my disk, and make one big partition. I was lucky that I had a recent image backup on an external hd. So, I got rid of the "Dell diagnostics" partition, made one big partition and reformatted.

    Then booted from the rescue disk and did the recovery from an image backup (from an external hd). TI 10 wrote everything back onto the disk. The files look ok. Everything is there.

    Now comes the disappointment: I can't boot from the hard drive....disk configuration problem.

    Can anyone help? Would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Bumberly
     
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    just guessing. did you restore the MBR and Track 0 ?
     
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    If you didn't do the above, then the easiest thing to do now is either find an XP CD or download the Acronis mbr maker ISO - link is in the FAQ's topic on this forum.



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  4. Bumberly

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    no, I guess, I did not. I selected the last incremental tib file.

    Did I destroy the MBR when I re-partitioned and reformatted?
    Do I have to restore the MBR separately? Where can I find it?

    Thanks for your help.
    Bumberly
     
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    What are the exact symptoms (error messages etc) you are experiencing?

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  6. Bumberly

    Bumberly Registered Member

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    Sorry, I have a German version of XP. I better translate....:p

    Windows could not start. hard disk configuration problem.
    could not read from selected start disk.
    check start path and hardware.

    Another piece of information, which I forgot to mention: Before I restored from the backup image, I formatted the disk with the XP installation CD, and installed XP. I could boot this installation. Then after the image restore I could not boot anymore, and get the message above.
     
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    Do you remember if, when you made the initial full backup, you had the check mark next to Disk 1 or was the check mark only in the box next to the partition C?
     
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    I only make full backup images so I don't know what happens with incrementals but if you run thru the restore process again and DO NOT restore your system but simply look for the option to restore the MBR that might help
     
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    You can also try this it has worked for a lot of folks.
    Boot from the windows XP CD, press the "R" key in the setup in order to start the restoration console. Select your windows XP installation from the list, and enter the administrator password.
    Enter the command: "FIXMBR" (without the quotes) at the input prompt and confirm the next question with a "Y" (without the quotes). Use exit to restore the computer.
     
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    Bumberly Registered Member

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    The check mark was next to the partition C.

    It works!!! Thanks to you all. I am a happy man now. Just before midnight....

    I started from the XP CD, pressed F10 at the Welcome screen, and did the bootcfg/rebuild. That fixed the MBR.

    Thanks again, and good night.
    Bumberly
     
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