Restored XP hangs before login....

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by wjchan, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. wjchan

    wjchan Registered Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    Not sure exactly what version TI I have but I bought it as online download a couple of weeks before 9 was released. This weekend I was going to upgrade my system (MB, CPU, Video) so I backed up my XP partition. My SATA drive has 2 partitions, C: and E:, where C: is data and E: is the Windows XP partition. The upgrade didn't go well so I put the old MB back in but left other peripherals (sound card, 2nd video card, etc.) unplugged. I boot from the TI CD and tried to restore E: from the backup file. TI defaulted to a logical drive restore which I accepted. Now, Windows XP would hang at the little Windows XP screen--not the inital one with the progress bar on the bottom--but the one right before the login panel comes up. Even safe mode hangs there. When I boot into recovery console, it sees the XP installation in D:. I enabled bootloggin in boot.ini and the last entry in the log is "Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys".

    Anything I can do to save my XP?

  2. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

    Jan 31, 2005
  3. phasechange

    phasechange Registered Member

    Aug 10, 2004
    do u have a 2nd disk installe? is it an IDE HDD?

  4. Arnold_Layne

    Arnold_Layne Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    You may need to perform a 'fdisk /mbr'
    This Microsoft Knowledge base article refers to Win2000, but I have had a similar prob with XP. My HP computer had a C and D partition, and when I recovered it I only had C:. Actually my boot partition letter stayed th same, but the boot.ini was somehow corrupted or (as I think) relied on the 'HP recovery' partition to boot.
    fdisk /mbr fixed it. (booted from a W98 floppy with fdisk I believe)

  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2006
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello wjchan,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please note that since you used Acronis True Image 8.0 which back up MBR (Master Boot Resord) only if you back up the entire hard drive you might need to fix the MBR after you restore a single partition from the image archive.

    Please also have a look at this previous post.

    Please also note that Acronis has develop a special plug-in for Acronis True Image (Corporate versions) that allows you to restore the image to a different hardware. It is Acronis Universal Restore. Acronis Universal Restore can be used “after the fact”: it is not necessary to create an image with the option, you can restore any image to different hardware. You can find more information about Acronis Universal Restore in the User's Guide for the respective version of Acronis True Image.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2006
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