ASR cannot restore to larger drive


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Guest

Windows XP Pro SP2, single hard drive configuration with two partitions

Have a 200GB hard drive with bad sectors (Maxtor), successfully backed up
with Automated System Recovery, replaced hard drive with a Western Digital
500GB, ASR keeps failing with message "The capacity of the current system
disk drive is insufficient, and cannot be used to recover the partitions on
the original system disk." I have used XP boot CD recovery console to format
new drive NTFS, replace MBR and replaced boot sector but ASR will not
restore. The ONLY hardware that changed was the hard drive, all other
hardware is identical. I even slaved drive with original disk and formatted
in Disk Manager (without assigning a drive letter). Each format has been a
full format, not a quick format, using default NTFS parameters and a single
partition of 495+/-GB. Any suggestions?
 
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Guest

I'm not sure I can get another successful backup since the hard drive is
failing (no clunking yet, thank god!). The ASR is the only successful backup
I have. I've used ASR to migrate from smaller to larger drives 3 times (40GB
to 80GB, 80GB to 100 and 100 to 200) without a hitch. I truly hope to find a
method to restore my current ASR. I have some much, much older backups on a
DDS tape but they are quite outdated. So my only recourse is hte current ASR
file. Thank you for your suggestion, I will take a look at that product for
possible use in the future.
 
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HeyBub

Craig said:
Windows XP Pro SP2, single hard drive configuration with two
partitions

Have a 200GB hard drive with bad sectors (Maxtor), successfully
backed up with Automated System Recovery, replaced hard drive with a
Western Digital 500GB, ASR keeps failing with message "The capacity
of the current system disk drive is insufficient, and cannot be used
to recover the partitions on the original system disk." I have used
XP boot CD recovery console to format new drive NTFS, replace MBR and
replaced boot sector but ASR will not restore. The ONLY hardware
that changed was the hard drive, all other hardware is identical. I
even slaved drive with original disk and formatted in Disk Manager
(without assigning a drive letter). Each format has been a full
format, not a quick format, using default NTFS parameters and a
single partition of 495+/-GB. Any suggestions?

Just a wild guess: Repartition the 500GB drive to 200+300. Then try. If
that's successful, you can then - by hook and crook - expand the 200 to full
disk capacity.
 
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Guest

Good suggestion, but I tried that already. I've created and deleted
partitions ranging from 80GB (the size of the partition in my backup) to
200GB with the same problem. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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