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Restore HP backup failed

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I replaced a failed hard drive on my HP Pavilion.

 

I reinstalled windows Vista 32 via the HP recovery disks.

 

I installed Retrospect and did a full system restore.

 

After Retrospect finished I rebooted my computer and I get a window that says:

 

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix problem:

 

1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2.Choose your language settings, and then click next.

3.Click: Repair your computer.

 

File:\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status: 0x000000e

 

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded becaluse the application is missing or corrupt."

 

Does anybody have an idea what I am doing wrong?

 

In preparing for the full Retrospect restore should I have excluded some Windows system files?

 

Any help would be appreciated

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My backup was made with Windows Vista 32 with SP1

 

My recovery reinstall was made with Windows Vista 32 with SP1

 

Windows Update installed 49 updates.

 

I installed Retrospect Version 7.6.111 with Driver Update and Hotfix 7.6.1.101

 

I did a full system restore that follows the article you cited.

 

I get the error window as shown in my original post.

 

What else can I try?

 

 

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I am very disappointed that I am unable to perform a full restore of my operating system and files.

 

I have been faithfully backing up my computer every night in case of a disaster. It happened, my hard drive failed and Retrospect is unable to perform a full restore to my new drive.

 

At least I was able to get my data files, but it is a big job reinstalling all my programs and reestablishing the preferences. :taptap:

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I've also recently experienced the same with my first time I've ever had to restore a Vista system from scratch. I'm using Retrospect 7.6.123 on Vista 64 SP1.

 

I was able to get it to boot by using the recovery disks, and doing a "repair". However, a number of services and apps fail when starting.

 

I've done a full restore before on XP, and was looking forward to a no-problem experience on Vista, but I guess that isn't to be.

 

One thing is that I'm restoring over the top of a vendor's "factory image" since I don't have an option to install a bare-bones Vista. It has a copy of Norton IS on it, though I thought it was inactive. But the next time (once I get the new drive... this was a bit of a test drive) I'll try removing that first.

 

Any other ideas?

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