Help with external hard drive with True image Home 10

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ruffff, Dec 13, 2006.

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  1. ruffff

    ruffff Registered Member

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    Newbie questions please help. I'm missing something, perhaps obvious.

    Trying to backup full computer hard drive just in case the drive quits permanently. I don't want to reload windows on a new drive and want the exact copy of the operating system and files transferred to the new drive. So to experiment, I set the backup location to be my external usb hard drive. I successfully created the backup .tib file of the whole computer.

    After creating a recovery CD, I changed my boot sequence to boot using the recovery CD and successfully brought up the active program to begin any restore. The problem is that when I try to find the external hard drive with the .tib file, the program doesn't recognize the drive. I guess I can configure the network adapter in full mode, but I am not sure how I can get that to work on my network.

    How can the program recognize the external hard drive? Do I have to put in my network routers ip address and then plug the external hard drive into a working computer directly on the network and somehow network it so it becomes visible?

    As you can see, I am really confused and obviously missing a few steps, please help me find a way to recognize the external hard drive with the backup on it.
    thanks
     
  2. ruffff

    ruffff Registered Member

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    Solved. Removed password protection from external hard drive (duh) and power cycled the drive and it worked. Never mind........ o_O
     
  3. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

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    Thanks for posting your solution. It may well be helpful to others.

    Good work!
     
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