05-02-2012 03:57 PM
My computer hard drive went bad...let's call this computer A. I have a Norton Ghost 15 backup (image file....v2i) image, but never created an SRD for computer A. I've now got a new hard drive, same type/capacity/etc., which I've connected to computer B and formatted to NTFS (similar format of computer A's crashed hard drive).
On computer B when I run Norton Ghost 15 to recover the image, I don't see this new hard drive as a choice. I do see all of my other drives. This new hard drive is connected through a USB 2.0 port and I can see it as drive "F" on computer B through "My Computer", but don't see it as a choice to recover to. I can open the drive in "My Computer" and can create files/folders, but don't seem to be able to recover the image to it.
Computer B is running Windows 7 ... which is also what Computer A had on it.
Can this be done and/or what am I doing wrong?
05-02-2012 07:02 PM
Your not going to get good results using USB and I wouldn't even trust the partition you made on that drive.
You need to have the drive directly attached to the motherboard of the system it will end up in.
Open disk management and delete the partition on the USB drive.
Remove the drive from the USB case and install it in the correct system.
Download the SRD here and use it to restore the image:
I suspect you forgot to image the hidden "system reserved" partition so you will need to use a startup repair disc or your windows 7 installation disk to fix the boot.
You can follow the instructions here if you need to make on from your second system to use on the first.
The instructions also show you how to do a startup repair.