Drive letter after recovery

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Bertil Runstrom, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. Bertil Runstrom

    Bertil Runstrom Registered Member

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    I am using my RescueCD and latest image backup after a disk crash. When doing the recovery to the new disk TI assigns the letter "H" to my new disk. How can I change this to C instead? It is my boot disk. Do I really have to install Windows first to get the correct letter? Anyone?
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  2. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    if your using windows xp, the only way I've ever changed a drive letter back to c: is to use the utility "paragon justboot corrector". It's a selfboot cd that will boot up your computer and look at your hard drive and all operating systems on it.It makes the changes on the nonbootable os registry. I've used this program only once to fix my non-booting hard drive after I had done a restore, the computer was going into a loop at the login screen. It took me 5 minutes to change the drive letter back to c: and as soon as I rebooted the computer started right up. There's free ways to change your drive letters, but it requires you to use the repair console and dos commands. The demo of the program will only let you see what's on your hard drive it won't save any changes. Refer to this post "backup / restore to larger drive fails" (type in search bar) it shows some of the ways other users where able to change the drive letters.
     
  3. dbknox

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    Just a quick question to get things straight, do you mean that it has assigned the disk letter "H" before you restore or are you doing a restore and it is assigning the disk as "H"?
    I have done many "restores" using my rescue CD and I have to admit that I never noticed the drive letter it was picking. All I choose is "main C" ( I named my C drive "Main") from the list . What version of True Image do you have? I just tried it now and it is picking the Drive letter "I" ( but it is calling it "Main C" to restore) I have 7 drives so this makes sense. I just plugged in my external hard drive and it has "J" assigned to that, but true image does show in both instances that it is backing up "C main" drive. I have named my hard drives to avoid confusion. This is good advice for all users of TI.
    After saying all this it should run fine! Don't take just my word for it someone else will give their opinion. While you are waiting for a second opinion do a search on the forum for "TI changes my disk drive/name".
     
  4. DwnNdrty

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    No, don't worry about the drive letter. When you boot with the restored drive it will become C. The reason it is H during the recovery is that you probably have a card reader in that system together with a couple of optical drives.
     
  5. Acronis Support

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    Hello Bertil Runstrom,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    If you use Acronis True Image Bootable CD to restore the image to the new drive (unallocated) letters will be different. Most probable drive letter "C" will be assigned to CD-ROM drive (or another partition with filesystem, if any ). The reason is that Acronis True Image Bootable CD is Linux based and can display drive letters different from those you see in Windows because Linux has its own rules of drive naming.

    As DwnNdrty said when you boot the restored system Windows will automatically assign the correct drive letters.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
  6. tafkap

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    Hi,

    i've the same problem, so what is the solution ? in the manual, normally i can change the target letter drive but this option is not display.

    I tested to restore C:->H:, the procedure is successfull but my Windows XP can't launch, blue screen scratch :(
     
  7. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    Your problem is likely not because of a drive letter. More details needed.
    Did you disconnect the original C before you tried to boot with the restored drive?
    What version and build number of True Image are you using?
    Did you restore via the installed software in windows or via the bootable CD?
    Where is your image stored?
     
  8. tafkap

    tafkap Registered Member

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    It's ok now for the restore procedure, i was to remove my USK key. Unfortunately when i boot on my restored partition i've a Windows blue screen... :'(

    I wanted to restore a True Image file of my hard drive SATA Raptor 74Go to my news RAID0 Raptor 150Go... this is the same PC, the same hardware configuration.

    Thanks for help.
     
  9. MudCrab

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  10. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello tafkap,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Notice that MudCrab is correct. Please also take a look at this previous thread containing the more detailed information on how to transfer your operating system from a single hard drive to a RAID array.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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