Dual Boot Vista - XP backup restore losing restore points


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Ben

I am a tech and need to have access to both XP and Vista. Quite often I need
to reload one of my PCs that were used as a test bed.

When I create Dual boot configurations using XP-PRO SP3 and VISTA ULTIMATE
SP1 everything works fine until I sometimes try to restore a Vista complete
PC backup from an external drive.

The backups are created using Vista Complete PC Backup from within Vista.

In the beginning the restore works fine but after half a dozen or so
restores, Vista can no longer locate a viable restore image on the drives.
It is as though the restore points are lost.

This happens on Dell and IBM systems and I am using various brand external
drives.

Can anyone collaborate or shed some insite as to why this may be occuring?

Thx

Ben
 
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Fakir

sorry to say that vista chooses to delete any and all restore points except
for its own, it serches for its own restore point and upon finding the xp
one rewrites the header which it then no longer recognizes upon reboot, the
only thing you can try is to install vista to seperate drive completely and
dual boot in that fashion. It may or may not work. I am using that here and
so far had not needed yet to take a step back to restore.
 
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Malke

Ben said:
I am a tech and need to have access to both XP and Vista. Quite often I
need to reload one of my PCs that were used as a test bed.

When I create Dual boot configurations using XP-PRO SP3 and VISTA ULTIMATE
SP1 everything works fine until I sometimes try to restore a Vista
complete
PC backup from an external drive.

The backups are created using Vista Complete PC Backup from within Vista.

In the beginning the restore works fine but after half a dozen or so
restores, Vista can no longer locate a viable restore image on the drives.
It is as though the restore points are lost.

This happens on Dell and IBM systems and I am using various brand external
drives.

Can anyone collaborate or shed some insite as to why this may be occuring?

You seem to be referring to two different things - restore from a backup and
System Restore points. To the first point, I would suggest you use a more
reliable way of imaging such as Acronis True Image. Then you will have no
issues whatsoever restoring your system.

As for dual-booting issues, yes there is a problem with System Restore when
dual-booting XP and Vista. It is covered here:

Dual Booting Windows Vista & Windows XP -
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/dualboot.html

MVP Bert Kinney on System Restore - http://bertk.mvps.org/html/vista.html

Missing Restore Points/Shadow Copies in Windows Vista -
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/missingrpv.html

Malke
 
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B

Ben

Sorry for not being clear, yes it was with both a backup restore and system
restore.

I guess it is back to Symantec / Norton Ghost or Acronis.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Ben
 

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