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    Restoring Windows 7
  1. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Retrospect Won't Recognize The Backup Set

    hi folks, i've been on a wild ride with retrospect this past week. my current problem is the following: i'm trying to restore some directories (Documents, etc), but retrospect doesn't recognize where the backup set resides. I make sure to click on the "members" tab when configuring the backup set, pointing it to the correct drive, etc. But, whenever i try to restore any files, it asks me to point it to the backup set, and it never recognizes it when i do! any ideas? help would be *greatly* appreciated! i'm trying to rebuild the catalog as we speak, but i'm not sure if it'll work (and not sure why i should have to recreate it in the first place!) thanks, allie
  2. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Win 7 Won't Start After Restore

    ugh - scratch that. the comp worked for about an hour. installed some updates, and BANG! it all went to pot. I'm reinstalling windows and all my programs, and will just use retrospect to get my data back. (and i'll be looking for another backup program after this! no offense of course, but if my backup doesn't work to get my system back up and running again, why would i stick with it?)
  3. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Win 7 Won't Start After Restore

    Holy Crap - it seems to have worked! Windows 7 Pro x64 is now booting, and the system seems to be in relatively good health after rebooting! Here's what I had to do: 1) Install the factory image on the laptop drive 2) run "format /Q C:" from a command prompt in a CD-booted environment to clear out the windows OS partition (that's where all the -1101 errors were coming from. Better to just let retrospect put *all* the files back onto the drive itself rather than having it leave some, delete some, reassign security info on the files, etc). 3) Restore the drive with the default settings (using the Advanced screen, though i doubt it's different than using the wizard) and voila! thanks everyone for your help! now let's just hope all the virtual screws and in the right places, etc. best, allie
  4. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Win 7 Won't Start After Restore

    Running startup repair on the system (which fails), shows that the "Boot critical file d:\windows\system32\kdcom.dll is corrupt." It tried repairing it, with an error code of 0x490. I dunno - maybe i'll just have to reinstall everything from scratch. crap!
  5. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Win 7 Won't Start After Restore

    Thanks for the reply, mayoff. I don't have the logs, but from what I remember, there were lots of ".lnk" files from the start menu, and also what seemed to be lots of files I probably had deleted and shouldn't have been in the snapshot at all. For example, lots of programs installed by default by lenovo, that i had surely deleted. Perhaps it has something to do with retrospect restoring over a default windows 7 install? Perhaps it's an interaction between the fact that some files already exist on the drive (due to restoring over the default windows install), and my having checked the "restore permissions for existing files" options? not sure, but the number of errors and the number of already-existing files seems remarkably similar. Also, an update re: the system partition: 1199 MB is actually the right size for lenovo computers, as it turns out, since they put alot of their own stuff in there in addition to windows boot stuff.
  6. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Retrospect 7.7 Bare Metal Recovery Rocks!

    Right - this is the disk i'm using. However, my restoration isn't going well. When i run the CD after having restored my hdd to the factory state and rebooting, the CD environment is assigning a drive letter to windows 7's system partition. Hence, I have C assigned to the system partition and D assigned to the windows OS partition. Once restored, I end up with a 1199 MB system partition (should be 100 MB), about 20,000 -1101 file/directory not found errors, and Windows won't boot even after attempting startup recovery. My next step is to use diskpart to try to hide the System partition before restoring to see if that helps things. Any further suggestions are more than welcome! update: trying to hide the system partition failed - restoring the volume installs over it.
  7. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Win 7 Won't Start After Restore

    Hi Folks, This is a continuation of another thread (http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/72936-restoring-windows-7/). But given that there were so many and diverse problems there, I felt that this one would get lost in the mess, and hence I'm starting a new thread for this particular issue. I've restored my Win 7 Pro x64 installation from scratch after a loss of my old drive. I put the drive to the factory state, and then restored the volume over that (restoring the system state, registry, security info, etc). I did use 7.7 for my backups (though it may be that earlier snapshots had been made with 7.6 before upgrading - not sure). When I restore, the retrospect emergency recovery CD tells me that it will delete everything on the OS and System partitions. After the restore (which seems to go well, except for a couple thousand -1101 errors), i end up with a 1199 MB system partition and the computer will not boot. Startup repair is unable to fix the issue. I'm wondering if there's any way I might go about restoring the system without screwing up the System partition? Perhaps if I get the factory state on the drive and then hide the system partition before restoring the volume? I'm just not sure. Any ideas are *very* welcome. Thanks y'all. allie
  8. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    well, it's backing up right now - fingers crossed. i plugged in the external drive after booting the cd, thus giving it a higher drive letter (F), and the windows os partition has drive letter D. No more warnings about overwriting the backups. It warned me that it would overwrite everything on both the system reserved partition © and windows os partition (D) - let's hope I did use 7.7 and that it's not screwing up the reserved partition. If it does screw it up, perhaps i'll try hiding that partition so retrospect doesn't touch it. I checked the option to restore security information for matching files, but i doubt that matters since i'm restoring the entire volume, and hence i think everything gets deleted to begin with. i'll report back when done... EDIT: aw crap - i'm getting a ton of -1101 file/directory not found errors. I think it might be because my windows partition is mounted as D:, and not C:. Either that, or I'm getting errors for files that were in a previous snapshot somehow, but no longer exist in the backup sets? Just seem like a bunch of files (14,454 of them) that I likely deleted at some point...
  9. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Retrospect 7.7 Bare Metal Recovery Rocks!

    what is the BMR disk, and where did you get a hold of it? i've been trying to restore my system with the emergency restore CD, but it's giving me troubles (warning me that it will delete my backup drive! strange...)
  10. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    Thanks Aaron. I've actually tried both with the wizard and advanced, both with the same result. Alas.
  11. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    the "universal recovery CD" is the one you download from the dantz website, right? i downloaded the windows version...
  12. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    hi aaron et al, here i am with my newly recreated catalog, trying to restore my drive. Things seem to go pretty well, I boot with the recovery CD and start to restore to the E: drive (which is the drive letter of the windows partition when mounting from the CD). I select "roll back everything to x date", etc. I confirm the settings, and when it starts executing and retrieving the snapshot, it gives me a warning that all data on my *backup* drive D: (the external drive where all my retrospect backup files live) will be lost!! What's up with that?? How do I restore my drive without risking the loss of my backup files? Very strange. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated! Thanks! allie
  13. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    sounds good Aaron - I think I should be ok. I'll have my backup next weekend and will give it a shot then and report back. Thanks a bunch for your help - there is a faint light at the end of the tunnel!
  14. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    hey, that's great Aaron. In my situation, I'm not sure if I checked anything having to do with "system state" in my backup script. Is that something that gets taken care of automatically, or did I have to enable it to make sure I got it? Or, perhaps it's just the type of restore you have to perform... And yeah - my system is win 7 sp1 too. Had no problems applying the pack...
  15. 575481df-decc-45d2-bb29-1c93ae667c10

    Restoring Windows 7

    Thank Aaron - this is great news. I pretty sure the version I was using was 7.7 - I kept it updated. It was the version that came up with that annoying little Roxio activity manager. So, after restoring, did you ever come up with any problems, or did Windows work without errors thereafter? I just ask, as I'm hoping to move forward with my restored system without any nagging worries in the back of my mind. Anyways, thanks so much again for your response.
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