CD-ROM not recognised in DriveSnapshot !!!

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  1. pinso

    pinso Registered Member

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    Hello folks, i need some suggestion regarding DriveSnapshot bootable disc, you see it boots ok and recognises the ntfs partition alright. But i have a dvd disc where i have written my images once. I want to restore it to primary partition, but the bootable disc doesn't recognises the cd rom during the boot process.
    Their is a prompt to search for USB and CD ROM support on choosing to do so, it reads for a minute and then says cd rom not recognised, i was thinking if someone have noticed that , i know DS can restore after restart.
    But i want the boot disc to read the cd rom as well.

    Can someone tell me how do i go about making it recognise and also that dvd disc has an image of Winxp SP2 and i made it when i purchased a new pc and the imgae i made had a smaller patition size , now i have increased it and installed Winxp sp3.
    Can someone tell me the cmd line to restore to first HD1 ie., primary partition with image of different size.
    I read somewhere DS could write back the image but i don't know the cmd to do so.

    Anyone reading this , and who know's well about DriveSnapshot restoring from cmd line could help me.

    Thank you, i'll keep checking this post for any answer.
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    pinso,

    In the past, have you been able to see the images on the backup DVD when using the DS boot CD?

    Can you see the backup images on the DVD when you are in Windows?

    Is the DVD drive SATA?
     
  3. pinso

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    Yeah i can see the Imgaes on the DVD Disc when i am in windows, it's not a problem i can copy and restore it.

    My DVD rom is SATA:
    I want the Bootable Disc to see the DVD rom
     
  4. rrrh1

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    Still Using Windows XP, you probably have a driver issue since the startup disk is really DOS based and probably does not have a driver for a SATA optical drive.

    You could make a "Ultimate Boot CD for Windows" and add Drive Snapshot to it.

    If your backups are on DVD do you have 2 optical drives ?

    If not can your computer boot from USB ?

    If you can not boot from USB and don't have 2 optical drives you would need a mini boot from RAM version, size is limited by the physical ram available on the system. Live XP disk, will require you to have a windows install media.

    Clear as mud I am sure...

    rrrh1 (arch1)
     
  5. pinso

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    yeah i still use Winxp, personal preference, i have a single DVD ROM and my pc supporsts booting from USB, i have made a bootable USB for DS: i can also simply use a tool Rufus and put a single Drivesnapshot.exe on the USB and it would still run and recognise the ntfs partition.


    That aside, what i want to know to know is their a way to make this Dos based bootable disc ( of Drive Snapshot) recognise the CD or DVD Rom 's ...:doubt:

    yeah i can run BartePE or UBCD and run DS from it, that would take quite a minute to load: but i want the luxury of booting from a bootbale cd or usb(created by Drive Snapshot) to restore the images.


    I understood your point
     
  6. Brian K

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    Yes, that's your problem. The DS CD doesn't have DOS drivers for your SATA optical drive. It's not going to be easy to find the drivers and integrate them into your CD.
     
  7. pinso

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    Ohh ok so it's that way, anychance the author or the developer would focus in this kind of issues , like recoginising the cd rom and making backups from the bootable disc.
    It would make imaging easier....still got to use whats on the plate.:gack:
     
  8. Brian K

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    Would you like to try a test to see whether this SATA optical driver works? Download dsrfix.zip from this page.

    http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/fixes.shtml

    Make a CD from the ISO, boot from it and see if you can view the image on your DVD in the SATA optical drive. If it sees the image we can progress from there.
     
  9. rrrh1

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    There is a post on the ultimate boot cd for windows site for drivers...

    from 12 March 2010 - 09:05 PM that listed some drivers and had a download file but it no longer works.

    end...

    rrrh1 (arch1)
     
  10. pinso

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    dsrfix.zip didn't work Brian, but i will give up this idea of trying to make the bootable disc recognise SATA optic drive, i found no material when i Googled, no loss here. But still glad i came to know.

    I can use rufus and still make DS make work.

    But one thing is , can i restore my previos image made by DS , which had smaller partition size to my new larger partition size.
    What would be the command like.
    :blink:
     
  11. Brian K

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    pinso,

    dsrfix uses the gcdrom.sys SATA driver. Doesn't it allow you to see your S: drive? The drive containing the dsrfix CD will be R: drive.

    At the A: prompt type S: and press Enter. If you get an S: prompt type DIR and press Enter. You will see the files on the DVD.

    The restore command line depends on your hardware setup. You should get some ideas from this thread....

    Posts #78 onwards

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=326074&page=4
     
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