Help restoring from backup

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  1. JPatches

    JPatches Registered Member

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    I need a little guidance here. I am in the process of trying to restore from a previous backup on to a new hard drive. I am using TI Home ver. 9. I installed the new hdd in the computer case, and then booted from the TI rescue disk. The first option was Full version, which I clicked on, but then the screen went black with a message about not being able to display the resolution, so I restarted and clicked on the second TI option, which was safe mode.
    After I selected the proper image to restore and directed it to the new hdd, the process started and is still running, but it says 7 hours remaining. Now I have done this before on a different PC, and I remember the process taking less than an hour. The iamge file is about a 20 gig image from a 160 gig hdd. Why is this taking so longo_O??
    I don't have to format or initialize the new hdd before restoring do I? By selecting TI safe mode from the rescue disk, would that cause the slow down in restoring?
    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
    Jere
     
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    Perhaps the backup image is on an external drive that is connected to a usb 1.1 port - not usb 2? No, you don't have to format the drive beforehand.
     
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    Yes it is on an external drive connected by USB. I don't know whether it is 1.1 or 2. This is on my father-in-law's computer.
    I only have my own computer being restored 1-1/2 years ago as a point of reference. That took only 30-45 minutes if I recall correctly. If indeed it is connected via usb1.1 to an internal sata drive, would 7-8 hours be resonable? It just seems odd that creation of the image 4 weeks ago took him just 30 minutes, and now restoring takes so much longer. Could it be a case of an improperly seated sata cable or that somehow the drive reverted to pio mode?
    Thanks for any further input.
     
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    If the external was connected to the same port 4 weeks ago then it probably is a usb 2 port. That the drive may have reverted to pio mode is a possibility. Do you know how to check it?
     
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    Yea, I know how to check it. The problem being that I'm still waiting for the restore to complete. At the rate it's going now, it won't be finished until the middle of the night. (USA, Eastern time zone)
    At this point, I will just be glad if it boots when this is all finished! Fortunately the old hdd is still working, although it is dying a slow death. I still have the luxury of just throwing the old one back in again for the time being if this restore fails.
    If the drive has gone to PIO, should it revert back to DMA upon successful boot of the new hdd into Windows?
    Back to the original question... is 7-8 hours the norm?
     
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    7 to 8 hours is definitely not normal if the making of the Backup took about 45 minutes.

    I don't know if the drive will revert to DMA after the successful (we hope) restore. If it doesn't it is an easy fix anyway.
     
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    In Post #1, JPatches said Safe Mode was being used. If that's the case, the USB drive is being accessed through the computer's BIOS and it will be slow. Most USB BIOS devices accessed this way are at USB 1 speeds (or maybe a little faster, but nowhere near USB 2 speeds).

    Unless I'm calculating wrong, 20GB in about 7 hours sounds about right for USB 1.
     
  8. JPatches

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    Well, good news! My father-in-law called this morning and said that the restore was successful. It took exactly 7 hours. I will try to get by his place soon and see if there are any issues that he might not have noticed.
    Thanks for all the input, it was greatly appreciated!
     
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