Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Salamander, Sep 24, 2011.

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  1. Salamander

    Salamander Registered Member

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    My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?
     
  2. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    AFAIK, native Windows images can only be restored to a new disk of at least the same size as the original or preferably larger - is your new HDD smaller capacity than the original?
     
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  3. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    What is the exact issue? Is the image restoring but not booting? Any error messages? Give us some more details...be happy to help!
     
  4. Salamander

    Salamander Registered Member

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    I got it to work after a reformat.
     
  5. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Ah OK...thanks for checking in.
     
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