Restoring Windows 10 from VD with Paragon Free 2014 deletes boot

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Cedleb, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Cedleb

    Cedleb Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have downloaded Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2014 today, and tried it on a Windows 10 x64 machine. I stayed in normal mode and created a full disk backup of my SSD (all partitions)

    Then i created the Media Recovery on an USB Key (WinPE) and still in normal mode tried to restore the VD backup to my SSD.

    Now, when i start the machine, i have the message "Reboot and select proper boot device". It seems that boot partition has not been well restored in the process... Tried two times, same result

    Can someone help me solve this ?

    Kind regards,
    Cédric
     
  2. Cedleb

    Cedleb Registered Member

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    I've just forgotten to say that i have used the USB Media Recovery to boot the machine and restore the VD...

    Thanks
     
  3. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    What do you mean "normal mode"?
     
  4. wptski

    wptski Registered Member

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    Did you select "Back up volumes"? I haven't needed to restore W10 Pro yet but I restored W10 Technical Preview 10-12 times.
     
  5. midix

    midix Registered Member

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    Take a look at current partition structure after you have restored it - does it have small 500 MB partition?

    Were you trying to backup and restore to the same SSD without physically attaching another SSD? Because if you changed your physical disk configuration, you might have to adjust boot order in BIOS.

    Also I find that sometimes Paragon outsmarts itself by messing up BCD boot records. You can fix it manually using Windows installation disk or USB flash and using recovery console. You can find instructions and tutorials online for bootsect, bootrec, bcdboot and bcdedit tools. Usually something like this does the trick:

    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /scanos
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    I have tried Automatic Repair a few times, but it always failed, while bootrec was able to fix everything (but required more thinking).

    The process might also be more tricky if you have UEFI BIOS and EFI boot mode.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
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