Copy Vista Installation to RAID-Array

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Argbeil, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. Argbeil

    Argbeil Registered Member

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    Hi, my Problem is not really a one with trueimage, more than one with windows. I've got a Vista Ultimate Installation on an SATA Drive, attached to my onboard Controller ( NVIDIA NForce Chipset). I've got this running for a few months. Last week I've activated the Onboard Raid Controller, created an RAID0 Array with 2 other Harddisks and used TrueImage9 to copy the Vista Installation to the RAID-Array.

    After that i removed the old Vista-Harddisk. When I'm booting the system, I see the Vista Loading Screen. After a few seconds a bluescreen appears and then the system reboots imediatley. Same Behavior in Safe Mode. The Vista Repair Option from the boot CD Detects the Vista Installation but is unable to repair it.

    I've formatted the Array and installed Windows again from the original DVD and it worked fine. But as I don't want to reinstall all my Apps i would love to get the cloned-Version to work.

    Any Idea how to get this to work?

    Cheers,
    Argbeil
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    You could try installing the RAID drivers, creating a new backup image and then restoring to the RAID drive.

    See this thread and post #10 for more details: Non Raid Image to Raid 0 config question

    It doesn't always work, but it's worth a try. I've had success with two nForce controller setups.
     
  3. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    YOu can't copy an OS form one hardware set up to another without making adjustments for the hardware diffs. YOu took a hdisk image that was set up for a nonraid hardware and tried use it on a RAID set up. you have to get the RAID drivers in there for the OS to work -- that's what the drivers do, they tell the os how to work with the hardware.

    I'd reinstall the OS and during that, install the appropriate drivers or try a repair console.
     
  4. Argbeil

    Argbeil Registered Member

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    Thanks for the Help MudCrap! I'll try this in Vista and will post the results...
     
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