06-16-2012 08:12 AM
If your older Recovery Point restores OK, you should be able to mount the newer one as a drive letter and search files by date modified. You can then copy with Windows Explorer.
One more question, Are there any other USB items plugged in? Is there a USB hub involved?
06-16-2012 08:27 AM - edited 06-16-2012 08:46 AM
Do you have access to another computer that has Ghost installed or that you can install Ghost on? I'm trying an experiment right now to see if we can mount the image as a drive letter and capture it with ImageX. ImageX is a MS tool that runs from the command line and is used for creating wim (Windows Image) files. The wim file could then be applied to your laptop harddrive.
Maybe this would get around Ghost hanging up. I wonder why that is happening. Maybe the image contains a corrupt file or something.
EDIT: I am able to cature a wim file from a mounted drive letter.
06-16-2012 08:45 AM
Another thought, I wonder if you could remove the optical drive from the laptop and use the SATA connector to connect the drive containing the Recovery Points directly. You would have to make a bootable USB Flashdrive or make the external drive bootable and copy the SRD to it. It does work though, I've done it.
All you do is use Diskpart to make the drive active and then copy the conents of the SRD to the external hard drive. Then instead of booting from the CD, you choose the external HDD.
06-16-2012 11:55 AM
I would try recovering the older image and then go from there. You may have the same problem as the most recent, but if it recovers than yes, there are some ways to compare the 2 recovery points to see what has changed.
I can mount 2 as drives and compare them with either windiff or winmerge, both free tools.
06-16-2012 06:33 PM
RedK, thanks for all the advice. You rock.
I started to restore the older point, and it is just about done ---- I hope. It no longer shows a "time remaining" status, and says "Copying volume data over existing data."
It's been doing that for a little while, maybe 15 minutes that I've noticed. I hope this thing finishes!
06-16-2012 06:35 PM
DaveH, thanks a lot. As I mentioned above, the old recovery point is almost done (I think). It has progressed further than all my other attempts with the newer one.
If this works, I'll see if that comparison will work for me. Thanks!
06-17-2012 06:39 AM
I suspect this has something to do with transferring so much data over USB. I don't think you answered my question above. Is there any unnecessary items plugged into USB? Is there a USB hub involved?