Terabyte Image For Windows Won't Let Me Restore.

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by DasFox, Jul 31, 2008.

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  1. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

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    I made a backup of my C: drive in XP SP3, and now I'd like to restore it while running XP, and when I try to restore the image I get a popup saying:

    Unable to obtain a lock on drive c:

    Darn, what's up with this thing, I thought you can restore backups while using Windows?

    THANKS
     
  2. sukarof

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    No there is no imaging software that can restore the system partition while in use. Its like trying to eat your own head.. You cant do that. You have to boot with the recovery CD
     
  3. Brian K

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    sukarof,

    I love your analogy. ;)
     
  4. DasFox

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    I don't understand why Terabyte made this program with a restore feature on it. According to them you can restore running under Windows to a partition that can be locked, but I guess this means all partitions except C:
     
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  5. Brian K

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    So you can restore non system partitions from Windows.

    No. When you buy IFW, it includes IFD and IFL.

    If you intend to buy IFW I suggest spending another $11 and getting the "Bundle". It includes BING which is one of the most amazing pieces of software that I've used.
     
  6. BrysonB

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    DasFox,
    I just purchased Image for Windows and the download included not only Image for DOS but also Image for Linux. It's all one package currently at $38.94. :thumb: You can also download a very detailed PDF file that will take you step by step in restoring your image. Good luck!
     
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    You beat me to the punch! I did purchase the bundle. BING looks very imposing though. :blink: All in all, I believe this was the best investment I've ever made for my windows system.
     
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    It certainly does. If you have an old test computer where you can install and uninstall BING, create partitions, create and restore images, copy partitions, play with multi-booting, it helps a lot as it doesn't matter when you make mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes.
     
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    In case you haven't discovered the "Members" page for downloads.

    https://terabyteunlimited.com/product-download.php
     
  10. DasFox

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    My bad I went back and edited my post I see now...

    $38 certainly is not bad at all, if you have a job, me I've been unemployed for a long time so I don't have the pennies.

    Darn I wish I could get this thing on like TrialPay or some promo offer, I'd really like to get this, but just can't afford it... :(
     
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    LOL: Hey: down here that's easy...
    :D :D Ding Ding.
    Very pleased to see you say that.
    :LOL, saved butt soooo maannnyyy tiiimmmeeesss.

    In addition: the act of using BING, reading the manual and cruising the kb is a tertiary level course in itself as to how your box and OS work.
    All safe in the knowledge restore only a click or two away.
    Sorry to hear that. There would be no penalties for maybe quietly asking terabyte for a "deal" if you are on the up'n'up.
     
  12. tepe2

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    I dont have IFW
    I dont have IFD
    I dont have IFL

    I have BING. Thats all I need. BING is also a great partition tool.
     
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    If only there was a deal in place for those of us that didn't have the forsight to buy BING with the bundle...
     
  14. DasFox

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    Well I don't need BING, just want IFW...

    Terabyte never replied to my offer for a deal, so I replied again, let's see now if they reply...

    I'm still looking for a deal, because I'm still to poor to buy software...
     
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