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Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by COMPYPY, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. COMPYPY

    COMPYPY Registered Member

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    Hi I have strange problem...
    I have windows 7 image backup on my D drive
    My os has crashed and now i install xp on drive c by usb
    How can i install back System image on c drive and get back windows 7
    Is there any software which can help and how.


    P.S. I cannot install new windows 7 as it is on dvd and my dvd driver is not working..
     
  2. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    Yes, you can access the data on any other partition by using a winpe disc, which can also be used as bootable USBs. Using that might allow you to restore your image depending on what application you used to create it.

    Regardless, we're all going to need more information.
     
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    COMPYPY,

    It must be urgent, you forgot to tell us which app created the image.
     
  4. n8chavez

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    Always, Always, ALWAYS.....store the image externally, and test and restore media while your system is functional

    Better to be safe than screwed.
     
  5. andyman35

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    If I'm understanding correctly I think that the OP used Windows 7 built-in imaging .
    You'll need to download a copy of Windows 7 Repair Disc (32 or 64 bit).You can boot from this and restore the image you created.

    http://www.proposedsolution.com/downloads/download-windows-7-vista-bootable-disc-cd-dvd-iso-image/

    Now considering your DVD drive isn't working you need to create a bootable usb with the repair disc on it.There are various ways to do this,here's a starting point for you:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/92177-boot-windows-7-system-repair-disc-usb-using-grub4dos.html
    http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5660
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-r...h-drive-repair-without-installation-dvd-disc/
     
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  6. COMPYPY

    COMPYPY Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot andy you really help me a lot.The first link work for me and after 149 mb download i am able to get my system back in normal
    +100 to you

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  7. n8chavez

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    Now, I suggest you use a 3rd-party imaging application, such as Easus Todo (free). Program like this create images that are easier to deal with then native Windows imaging. Take the resulting image and store it/them on an external drive. That way you're fully prepared for the next time something happens, which is inevitable.
     
  8. andyman35

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    I'm pleased that everything worked out well.:thumb:

    I agree with n8chavez that Easeus Todo Backup Free is a great option for future use.The big plus for it is that you can restore an image to different hardware if you upgrade your system,something that's usually only in paid products.It also offers other "premium" features such as incremental/differential back-ups.All this plus it's very stable and pretty fast.

    http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm
     
  9. napoleon1815

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    Nice...always good to see solutions work out for people. I concur with the others...get another image...and store it somewhere externally. :)
     
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