restoring a hard disk image wipes out everything?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by pifxxx, May 22, 2007.

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  1. pifxxx

    pifxxx Registered Member

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    Hi,

    What are the possibilities of some viruses not being deleted while restoring a clean image of an entire hard drive to an infected drive??

    thnx,
     
  2. thomasjk

    thomasjk Registered Member

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    Zero as long as you are restoring the entire disk from a clean image.
     
  3. pifxxx

    pifxxx Registered Member

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    thnx, this is what i thought...but I wanted to make sure.
     
  4. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    However, if you have multiple hard drives and any of the other hard drives contain infected files, they'll still be there and will need to be scanned and repaired or deleted as necessary.
     
  5. pifxxx

    pifxxx Registered Member

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    no, it is only 1 HD in the system...with 3 partitions, 1 contains the OS, and 2 are free...and i am restoring the whole drive.
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello pifxxx,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    I would like to confirm thomasjk's and Mudcrab's replies. When restoring whole drive image the destination drive gets completely wiped at the beginning of the restore process; therefore, if the image is clear, the resulting drive will be as clear.

    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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