Issue with restoration created with DriveImageXML

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  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    As a test, I made a compressed backup of my system drive - 320 gig IDE
    drive, and then restored that image to a different 320 gig SATA drive.
    As I understand it, with DriveImage XML you have to restore to a drive
    the same size or larger than the one you imaged.

    According to DrimeImage XML the image was created successfully but
    after disconnecting the original C drive and leaving only the
    supposedly clone SATA drive in the system, I can't get the system to
    boot from that drive - get a system disk error message.

    Any insights as to why?


    Thanks for all assistance.
     
    Doc, Jan 23, 2012
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    Char Jackson Guest

    On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:58:12 -0800 (PST), Doc <>
    wrote:

    >As a test, I made a compressed backup of my system drive - 320 gig IDE
    >drive, and then restored that image to a different 320 gig SATA drive.
    >As I understand it, with DriveImage XML you have to restore to a drive
    >the same size or larger than the one you imaged.
    >
    >According to DrimeImage XML the image was created successfully but
    >after disconnecting the original C drive and leaving only the
    >supposedly clone SATA drive in the system, I can't get the system to
    >boot from that drive - get a system disk error message.
    >
    >Any insights as to why?


    Is it possible that you only backed up the C partition and not the C
    drive? If you specified the partition rather than the drive you
    probably need to write a boot sector to your cloned drive.
     
    Char Jackson, Jan 24, 2012
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  3. Doc

    Doc Guest

    On Jan 23, 9:50 pm, Char Jackson <> wrote:

    > Is it possible that you only backed up the C partition and not the C
    > drive? If you specified the partition rather than the drive you
    > probably need to write a boot sector to your cloned drive.



    I don't think so, going through the screens, it doesn't seem to give
    an option to back up only the partition - it's pretty straightforward
    - copy this drive to this folder. It's supposed to make a clone of
    whatever is on the drive.

    Just to be sure, how would I verify that the boot sector is there?
     
    Doc, Jan 24, 2012
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  4. Doc

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:55:56 -0800 (PST), Doc <>
    wrote:

    >On Jan 23, 9:50 pm, Char Jackson <> wrote:
    >
    >> Is it possible that you only backed up the C partition and not the C
    >> drive? If you specified the partition rather than the drive you
    >> probably need to write a boot sector to your cloned drive.

    >
    >
    >I don't think so, going through the screens, it doesn't seem to give
    >an option to back up only the partition - it's pretty straightforward
    >- copy this drive to this folder. It's supposed to make a clone of
    >whatever is on the drive.
    >
    >Just to be sure, how would I verify that the boot sector is there?


    If it was me, I'd boot from a Windows recovery CD and run fixboot or
    fixmbr. I always forget which is the right one.
     
    Char Jackson, Jan 24, 2012
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  5. Doc

    dadiOH Guest

    Doc wrote:
    > As a test, I made a compressed backup of my system drive - 320 gig IDE
    > drive, and then restored that image to a different 320 gig SATA drive.
    > As I understand it, with DriveImage XML you have to restore to a drive
    > the same size or larger than the one you imaged.
    >
    > According to DrimeImage XML the image was created successfully but
    > after disconnecting the original C drive and leaving only the
    > supposedly clone SATA drive in the system, I can't get the system to
    > boot from that drive - get a system disk error message.
    >
    > Any insights as to why?


    Yeah. It's not in the same place on the drive cable as the one you backed
    up, drive letter is different. The drive ID number might affect it too but
    I don't think so.



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    dadiOH, Jan 24, 2012
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  6. Doc

    Doc Guest

    Turns out I had to make the partition "active" in disk manager. It
    would be great if they made prominent mention that you're supposed to
    do this.
     
    Doc, Jan 25, 2012
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