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Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Q: Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

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A: Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center - one was a continuation of the other.
I have the disc in the drive, and I click 'restore files'
It tells me the disk containing the backup is unavailable. I do not see an option to change where the computer looks for the backup.

Viewing the files on disc one did not give me anything usable.

Googling has showed me several different ways to backup, but very little about how to restore (aside from 'click the button and follow the instructions'.)

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center how are you trying to use them?, try rebooting with the disk in the tray see if it boots to the disk.if it don't you may have to reset in bios to boot from cd/dvd 1st... http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/how-to-boot-from-a-cd/reset when done..good luck

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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Recently uninstalled Acronis Ture Image Backup and replaced it as it caused a malfunction. While using it, the main screen was modified for the Acronis programs menu. Now I can no longer return to the original Backup and Restore page via the control panel to create restore points or image discs. How do I restore the page to it's original settings ?

A:Restoring backup and restore function

You may have a System Restore to an earlier date than you have uninstalled Acronis .

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This has been an absolute nightmare for me and right now I hate Dell with a passion.
I lost my C: drive together with a backup drive a few weeks ago (after a suspected power surge) and I can't get DBAR to restore my files from a backup I made a few months back on a third totally separate external drive. The Restore fails every single time, so I tried the Mig Restore prog as has been mentioned but got the same result as one or two others, namely this:

I've tried to install Mig Restore on my own Dell PC, my wife's Dell PC in work and two separate laptops and they all look like the above, with the options to browse & restore greyed out, making the program useless.
I've bought a replacement C: drive and installed Win10 directly onto it (i.e. I didn't use my Dell System Restore discs) and a second HD as extra storage and installed DBAR separately onto the new C: drive. Is this why the Restore isn't working - should I have done a Dell System Recovery with my backup discs onto the new C: drive rather than Win10 in order to make the Recovery work?  I just can't figure out how Dell Recovery is supposed to work if it's not as simple as opening DBAR and pointing it to the Profile1 folder in case of system failure.And I'd LOVE to know why Mig Restore looks the way it does, but haven't found an answer to this anywhere online. 
Thanks for any help - I'm desperate!

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,
Dobber9
 

A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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Hi guys for my institute need i need all pc to configure like uninstall all which comes with all per-install computer and install some software and make some changes like disable firewall , Bluetooth, WiFi adopter  
 so my question is if i only configure one pc and and create a backup and deploy that backup via lan with multiple pc will it do all those work like install uninstall automatic and do the all configure , iss their any software available to do that work
?

Resource and system details : one L2 switch  with lan cable all 120 Hp prodesk windows 7  sp 1 per- install pc

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Hi all,
I have a Dell XPS L502X laptop. The hard drive died recently, but I have an image I took of the system a month ago and I am trying to restore it. I purchased a new HDD which is larger than the drive the original image was taken on.
After completing the system image restore, Windows does not boot. I get a BSOD (photo attached).

Things I have tried:
I have gone into BIOS and set the drive from AHCI to ATA (there is no IDE setting)
I have run a complete chkdsk /r and /F on the drive, no errors.
I have run Seagate's drive-checking tool, no errors.
I have used bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot
I have tried to boot in Safe Modes of different sorts.
I have installed a new copy of Windows 7 on the partition. That boots up fine, though I can't seem to get the laptop hardware drivers anywhere (and besides, that wouldn't rescue my data).
Everything I have done tells me that the drive is perfectly functional, but when Windows tries to boot, I get a BSOD. Does anyone have any ideas?
Cheers,
Vandervecken

A:BSOD - Restoring a Windows 7 Backup onto a new HDD

I should add I also tried reseating the memory, and swapping out one dimm at a time, to check if it was a faulty RAM issue. No luck.

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Hi, Let me explain the situation, first.

I have a EEE PC 701SD, pretty weak specs, (8GB SSD, 512GB RAM, Celeron M) with Windows XP running. The plan was to use it for Uni, but it's just a bit too slow.
So, I thought I could backup the entire HDD, onto a external HDD, and install another OS, (I had JoliCloud in mind, or if that fails a slimmed down version of XP using nLite), and if that wasn't to my liking I could just restore the original XP back, so I wouldn't have to muck around with re-installing drivers, and stuff.

But, I have no idea how I would go about doing any of this, Backing up XP, (I do know how to install the new OS), and then restoring XP if need be.

Anyone with any ideas?
Has anyone used JoliCloud, or any experience with nLite?
nLite sounds good in theory, but does it work in practice?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Backup and Restoring Windows XP

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm
free imaging programs from this site. can image your hdd to another drive as a file.
nlite is ok to stream xp spk3 into a new install disc.can edit to suit your install requirements during the process of making the new install disc.
 

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Hello, I was recently asked by a friend to help fix a computer problem he had. For one reason or another (something about not connecting to internet or such), he performed a Factory Restore and Backed up his data during the process onto two DVD-R 4.7 GB. Now with the system restored to the factory state, I've been trying to get the data back but I'm not sure how.

The files in CD #1 are .wim files, one configuration settings file which I can't access (usually I can access them with notepad) and one application named Recovery Manager or the like. A attempt to run it in Safe Mode produced a error and a attempt in Normal mode is taking some time.

Should I just keep waiting for the application to appear, or am not doing it the right way?

The System is a HP Touchsmart 600 running Windows 7 Home Preimum 64-bit, and is not completely updated in drivers and other software.

A:Restoring Data from Backup CDs - Windows 7

.wim files are Windows Image files. You can open them with 7Zip and copy over the data you need.

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I want to install PC-BSD on my laptop. Version 1.5 amd-x64 disc booted into the install program just fine. Here's my problem.

I originally partitioned the disk like this as reported by Knoppix

/sda1 75 GB primary part. Vista
/sda2 20 GB Ext part. WinXP
/sda5 55 GB Ext part. data

I first installed Win XP on /sda2. Then later added Vista on /sda1. Now I know that Vista has done something to XP, because I planned to install Solaris Express on /sda1, and first used Gparted in Knoppix to delete the partition so Solaris would find one unused partition to install into. Well, after that, I tried to boot XP only to find it wouldn't. What I want to do is change the partition layout to

/sda1 50 GB primary part. PC-BSD
/sda2 25 GB Ext part. WinXP
/sda5 75 GB Ext part. data

This means taking everything off the drive and re-partitioning. My question is: Is it possible to backup everything in such a way that I don't have to reinstall WinXP? If so, how? Use knoppix and tar /sda2? But then how do I restore it to bootability? I am assuming that tar will not put the necessary files in the correct place on the hard drive to make it bootable. I can use dd to backup the mbr, but I think there is more to this than that. Can I dd only /sda2 and then run the WinXP disc repair to restore bootabilty? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Gentisle

A:Backup & Restoring Windows On Different Partitions

Hello, do you have xp installation media?

Do you have access to the recovery console?

Billy3

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The hard drive failed on my friend's Win 7 laptop. I replaced the hard drive, now I am in the process of recovering documents that he had backed up on an external hard drive. He was using Windows Backup.
When I start the application in restore mode and direct it to the external hard drive, it shows a backup done on Jan 2. But when I browse through the backup folders using Windows Backup, it does not show any of his recent files. I went ahead and restored the folders, but the most recent files in the restored user folders are only from mid November. Any ideas what I might to do the see if the missing files were in fact backed up, or where they might be?
Thanks

A:Problem restoring files in Windows Backup

Hello Vincenzo,

It doesn't sound good, but you might see if the files are still there by using the tutorial below to manually extract files from a backup. You don't have to manually extract the files, but just go as far as looking at the files in the backup to see what's there.

Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

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Hey Guys,

I have recently replaced my broken hardrive in my pc and would like to restore my files from my back up on my external hardrive.

Sadly a lot of my files are not being restored due to the issue displayed in the image. Please help I a missing lots of important pictures etc.

A:Problem when restoring files from windows backup!

Hi

You can try to manually extract the files by following instructions on this tutorial : Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

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Hi so I recently got a SSD for my comp, before installing I did a backup of windows and included the system image option. I am now on a fresh install of windows but can only restore the files I had on my old windows and not the entirety of windows (programs, program settings.. ect). How can I use this image to put everything back exactly the way it was before?

A:Restoring windows, System image backup?

If you are trying to restore your SSD from an image you took from your HDD, I have the following questions:

1. What program did you use to make the image.
2. How big was the imaged partition when you made the image
3. How much data was on that partition
4. How big is your C partition on the SSD

PS: Why do you need to restore and do you not have an image you took from the SSD.

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Hi, I recently uninstalled Ubuntu from my laptop. It was dualbooted with Win7. I ran into some problems with getting rid of Grub, but I solved that problem. So what I did was inserted my 'System Disk', not OS disk, where I was able to restore my OS to factory settings with keeping all of data in 'C:\BACKUP'.

Now this is where the problem starts, when the PC restarts, there is an error that pops up after the screen says 'starting services'. The error is: Cannot complete windows installation. You must restart the computer to finish installation.

I am also not able to do a system restore because it is saying that I don't have system protection enabled. And I'm assuming I can't enable it in the recovery disk's command prompt because I don't have powershell.

Is there anything I can do without resorting to a full factory reset? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Acer Aspire 5742
Windows 7 HP 64 bit.

EDIT: Ok, I ended up figuring out how to finally do a system restore, but now, when upon completion, I get a 0x8000ffff error that pops up. Also, cannot perform sfc /scannow. Any Ideas?

EDIT: Figured it out without losing any data.

A:Can't finish windows installation\ Need help restoring backup

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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A word of caution to those backing up their hard disks with GHOST 2002 when they have Windows XP installed.... it doesn't always work....

1) My brand new computer came pre-installed with Windows XP HOME Edition... and immediately backed it up with Ghost - even though I hadn't installed any other software - this way I have a clean backup of my computer. The GHOST BACKUP onto 2 CD's worked perfectly.

2) Next I installed some software, Antivirus, Email, Downloaded updates etc etc... and after doing that, I backed it up using GHOST 2002 AGAIN... on to 2 more CD's...
so how I had 2 backups of my computer.... this backup worked fine too.

3) I had purchased Windows XP Proffessional earlier, so I decided to install Windows XP Proffessional on my computer to see the differences between XP HOME and XP Proffesional (there's not much difference... you won't even notice the difference until to start to LOOK INTO SMALL THE DETAILS such as password protecting files / folders, and some more advanced networking options).
THIS BACKUP TOOK 3 CDS USING GHOST 2002.
Later, I decided to TEST each one of my CDs to see if they restored my computer properly.... so I tried GHOSTING another computer with my backup CD's....

The FIRST GHOST BACKUP restored perfectly.
The SECOND GHOST BACKUP restored perfectly.

THE THIRD GHOST BACKUP crashed on the 2CD with an error saying "could not restore file xxxxxxx.xxx" (I can't remember the file name)....
AND ... Read more

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Hello all,

I'm going to attempt to create a System Image for the first time with Windows Backup so when I need to reformat I can have the image handy.

My question is this, I'm using 64kb cluster-size on my install drive. Will using the System Tools disc to restore the System Image correctly restore the partition with the 64kb cluster size on its own?

Should I choose the "format and repartition" option if so, or leave it unchecked? What is the difference?

I've googled around and haven't found any discussion on this. Thank you for any input.

A:Restoring Windows Backup System Image & Cluster Size

My guess is that the image is independent of the clusters and you needn't be concerned with it---just as you don't have to be concerned about file systems when installation an application or saving a Word document. The image is just another file, regardless of the underlying file system.

Wait for another opinion--I've just made an educated guess.

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Hello, everyone.

After restoring a backup on a new hard drive I first got a message that Windows was not genuine, although Control Panel/System said it was. I have found threads that said it can take some time after restoring a backup on a new drive before Windows is recognized. I re-entered the key and re-activated it in cmd and they were both successful. I don't get the message any more.

But Windows will still not update, giving me the message that Windows Update service is not running, although it is. The Background Intelligent Transfer is also running. I restarted both, just in case, but I still get the same message.

I have tried a Fix It tool for updates, but it didn't fix the problem, although it said it fixed issues.

I tried to download and install SURT too, but I get a 0xc8000247 error message. I have also tried the troubleshooter in Control Panel, but it says "a problem prevents the troubleshooter from starting" error code 0x8E5E0247.

I have already run both chkdsk and sfc, but sfc said it could not fix some problems. (I ran it from Windows, not from the repair console used when repairing Windows.)

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition SP1 32bit on a Gigabyte notebook T1005.

Thank you for your help!

What should I do?

Edit: After reading that some people had luck updating Intel I reinstalled my version iata_enu.exe, but it didn't fix the problem....

A:Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

Some people solved the problem by updating the Intel RAID drivers, but I tried an automatic utility on their website to find updated Intel drivers and it only updated the graphics driver, which obviously didn't fix the problem.

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"Turn on Settings", "Change Schedule" are examples of the buttons which do not respond to clicks - I am unable to use the Backup at all as nothing works. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this problem. I have searched the Microsoft forums, and it is clear that the problem I have is of long standing. No fix was found and obviously Microsoft has not, or cannot, fix the Backup facility. Any help will be greatly appreciated. BallyIrish504

A:Backup and Restore: Backup problems

Stuff Windows crummy system, here's a good article on good free backup programs, pick one you like and use that.
 
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

Thanks

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I just restored XP Home with the option to back up. All files were backed up and placed in folder called "My Backup" on my C drive. Is there a program in XP that automatically restores the files?
 

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I have another thread. I still seem to be having issues. I have a feeling something nasty has imbedded itself in something. I was wondering if it is an option to just back up many of my important files and then restore from a ghost image I made a month ago. Would that wipe out the problem? I think Norton AV has been compromised because I am no longer able to enable autoprotect. Should I uninstall NAV? I'm also afraid to use Ghost to restore as it to may be compromised.

Thanks,

Jeff Harmon
 

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I have created this backup on another internal Hard Drive ok. Now I was wanting to upgrade my main C Drive, which has the Windows 7 installed, to a larger, say 500gb drive. Can I now remove the old drive and install the new one and then use the system recovery option on the Windows 7 disk to copy this backup to the new drive? and not lose any of the original installation? TNX

A:restoring from backup

If you made a complete disk image of everything, you should be able to.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup (which you have already done)
System Image Recovery (How to do the recovery)

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Good Morning All,

My In-laws had an issue with spyware that had heavily infected their computer. I tried to clean it up, but in the end the best thing I found was to reinstall Windows XP Home. I made a backup of the entire hard drive prior to wiping it and reinstalling. I went ahead and ran all software updates and installed a good anti-virus and antispyware program.

Now I want to restore their files and user accounts. What is the best way to go about this? Should I recreate the accounts in XP and then just overwrite their user folders with the backups that I have? Which directories should I copy?

Thanks..

Joe
 

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My PC came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home. I used the Backup and Restore program in the Control Panel to make weekly backups to an external drive. To improve home networking, I was advised to upgrade to 7 Professional, which unexpectedly wiped everything! However, as well as my backup, Windows 7 created a 'Windows old' folder from which I could much more easily copy my documents back.
However, I now wish to Restore my e-mails, calendar and contacts from the Backup on the external drive. Using the Backup program it is unable to even see the drive. At the same time, it is there under My Computer and I can open the folders!
Can anyone assist, please?
 

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My OS is W7 Home and I used Easus to back up my files to CD. Due to a sudden failure of the HDD, I did a fresh install of W7 on to another internal HDD, including all Windows Updates etc but when I tried to restore the Backed Up Files via Easus, it seemed to corrupt or mess up the OS to such an extent that I had to format the drive and reinstall Windows yet again, including all the Windows Updates, which was a bit of a pain to say the least.

Before I make the same mistake yet again, can anyone confirm there is no reason why I should not be able to restore the files (via Easus) to the newly installed W7 OS on the new HDD?

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Hey, I have an interesting problem here.

I use Windows Live Onecare, I used that program to back up all my files into a removable hard drive (music, pictures etc...)

So, computer dies. bla bla.. the thing is, that computer is no longer avialable, not that or my windows disks or anything. lets just pretend that pc doesnt exist anymore.

I get a new computer and buy Windows XP profesional, the thing is, this windows is in spanish, my previous windows was in english.

So I log on to the windows live onecare website to reinstall windows live onecare in this machine so that I can restore my back up...

Here's the problem, there wont be international support for windows live onecare until the end of this year or so and the version they have now will not install in a windows that is not in english, so I cannot restore my backup.

Now, I cant apply the usual solutions, I dont have another PC so i cannot restore in another machine then transfer it to this one via LAN, I just have this PC, in spanish and no possibility of installing another windows in another language in it.

I know the windows onecare back up does the back up in a ton of .zip files so I am sure I could manualy restore it but that would be a major pain in the butt...

The question I have is, is there a way to restore a windows live onecare back up with another program? in other words, restore a backup I made using windows live onecare without having windows liveone care in the machine?

Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup, help me out

I just downloaded Winrar and selected all the files and clicked on extract, that seems to be working allright :)

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Hi all,

Problem:
My mother's computer got a virus on it she let the virus database get old (no update) and so I cleaned the pc and then made a backup of the hard drive with Acronis true image home 2009 and then wiped the hard disk with the manufacturer's provided disk, then the computer was fine and I it was left to do its work. Then I am asked to restore her settings (bookmarks) to the machine and then when I locate the files and try to restore it wont let me becasue of an "unexpected end file in a file" the size of the iles is also a little strange as there are a few files tht are empty...tbh I am really lost on this and it would be really good if you guys can helpme and prevent me from being shouted at!: rolleyes:

thnks

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OK, so my laptop's hard drive went kaput. No new story there. But I was a good little boy and in a panic backed up my data as well as I could. This basically means that I went in and selected everything on my hard drive that I could and dragged and dropped it onto an adequately sized external (which my system will not boot from). Now my loverly computer is running again with a fresh install of WinXP (same as before) and I'm wondering if there's an easy, non-painful way of taking all that "valuable" data that I haphazardly threw onto the external and restoring it to my new hard drive. Copy and paste would be just too easy here (plus I already tried it, it din't work). Is there something I can do to get all my programs, settings and documents back where they should be? I've also tried using the files and settings transfer wizard to get it all off (should have known that wouldn't work!) but to no avail. Any help here could really make my day.

A:Restoring a backup

Well if your running a brand new copy of xp, your running a brand new registry, with no keys containing all of the programs and settings you used to have. So, chances are most of the programs will not function right and throw errors at you. Your better off just reinstalling all your programs.

However, have you tried just dragging/dropping your documents?

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I have Norton Ghost 15.0 and i've made a backup of both partitions of Windows 7 Ultimate.
1. the 100mb System Reserved partition (g:/) that it made by default when i installed win7, because it recommended it.
and
2. the (C:/) main partition.


but my question is this:
Which of these 2 partitions is "Set Active for booting OS"? I can't figure out which is the boot drive. I called Symantec (norton) and they say it's the C:/ drive.. yet when i read the Forums there the regular people that use their forums tell me it's the SRP [100mb system reserved partition (drive g]

confusing.

And should i restore original Disc Signature?

What about the MBR? do i restore that if i'm using same harddrive with no partition-changes? Just rewinding time.


i have restored many times with previous versions of windows, mostly vista and XP but since Win7 is trying something new by using 2 partitions, it confuses me as to how to go about doing it correctly so i dont have to use the DVD to "repair" afterwards or do any other fancy tricks.

A:Restoring From Backup - How?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Brash


I have Norton Ghost 15.0 and i've made a backup of both partitions of Windows 7 Ultimate.
1. the 100mb System Reserved partition (g:/) that it made by default when i installed win7, because it recommended it.
and
2. the (C:/) main partition.
but my question is this:
Which of these 2 partitions is "Set Active for booting OS"? I can't figure out which is the boot drive. I called Symantec (norton) and they say it's the C:/ drive.. yet when i read the Forums there they tell me it's the SRP [100mb system reserved partition (drive g]

confusing.

And should i restore original Disc Signature?

What about the MBR? do i restore that if i'm using same harddrive with no partition-changes? Just rewinding time.
i have restored many times with previous versions of windows, mostly vista and XP but since Win7 is trying something new by using 2 partitions, it confuses me as to how to go about doing it correctly so i dont have to use the DVD to "repair" afterwards or do any other fancy tricks.


C : should be your boot drive if you installed it correctly.

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Okay, so my old hard drive seemed like it was nearing its last breath, so I used the Windows Backup and Restore Center to backup my entire HDD (about 400GB worth) onto an external HDD that I bought. After putting my new internal into my computer and loading up the Windows/HP CDs and whatnot, I plugged in my external. I went to the Restore section to see if I could restore all of those files from my external, but it seems to only work with a backup file that's already on this computer (all of my backed up files are on the external, not the computer). So how exactly would I go about doing this? Copy and pasting the files that I would want would take forever, and the folders aren't labeled very intuitively for being able to find things so I don't know what files would be in what folder.
Thanks

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Hi. My HP dv9667ea laptop does not work anymore, so I bought an Acer 5750 laptop. I now want to move the files (music, pics, documents) that I backed up on my external hard drive to my new laptop. I used windows 7' (which I installed on my HP a while before it broke down) back up function in Control panel, to do the back-ups. How can I go about to simply move the files from the external hard drive to my new pc's hard drive. I don't know enough, but I do not want to restore to some previous point or something along those lines, as this is a new pc and does not need restoring. Someone said that because the old pc was different with different hardware to the new pc it may damage the new one. Forgive my ignorance. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Restoring backup from one pc to another.

There is a difficulty in transferring the operating system and installed (particularly licensed) applications from one PC to another.

You can transfer your personal file/folder backups easily enough.
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The reason is that there are 2 types of backups. Images which are snapshots of the whole disk. These can be difficulty for technical and licensing reasons.
Personal file/folder backups are different technically and easier to move around.

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I use the Enhanced Windows Backup program. I have just copied backup files to a CD. The files have my docs on it, along with Local Settings, All Users, Start Menu, etc.
Fortunately, I haven't had to restore any info due to computer crashes.
I tried to check if the files got copied to the CD and all I can see is the name of the folder, but not the individual files. My concern is how do I know if the files are there and then, what would I have to do to get them transferred to my computer in case of a computer crash? Thank you.
 

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My computer running win 7 Home Premium is dying. I did a C: backup,
BUT could I restore it onto a newer machine running Win 7 Pro?

If not, what are my alternatives?

A:Restoring Backup

What backup program did you use? What type of Backup was it? Was it a Full backup with Windows and all of your programs? or is it just a backup of your personal files? When did you backup the computer? Is it before the computer started dying?
If your computer is dying, that probably means the HDD is dying. A HDD that is dying has corrupted files on it. If you did a full back up a dying HDD, when you restore it, some or many files may be corrupted and unreadable. If it is just your personal files, most of those should still work.
If you are trying to restore a Clone Image of Home Premium, the destination drive (eg) Win 7 Pro,will be wiped out and the Home Premium image will overwrite it. If there are any corrupted files or problems on the 7 Pro, they will be imported to your newer machine.

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