01-07-2011 10:41 AM
Here is the actual problem:
Once I clicked on the ‘Edit’ option, the display changes to show the new drives partition layout. On close inspection you will see that the ‘System, Reserved’ and the Windows 7 partitions (no Volume Label) physical location on the new drive are out of order (reversed). By this I mean that normally the ‘System, Reserved’ partition must be the first partition on the drive, followed by the Windows 7 partition.
The actual order as displayed was:
1) The Windows 7 partition (No Label, as this is a new drive), 69.1GB
2) The ‘System Reserved’ 100MB partition.
3) 379GB Unallocated.
4) USB drive
There are two repercussions as a result.
a) You can not resize the drive during the recovery process.
b) More importantly due to the out of order location of the System, Reserved partition/volume the computer is rendered non bootable (as detailed below).
Is there a fix for this or do you need to restore the System,Reserved partition first and then restore the Windows partition?
01-07-2011 11:28 AM
I am curious as to how you created the restore point in the first place, when you set up the recovery point the drives will be shown in the correct order in Ghost 15 settings.
I then highlight all drives I want to create and run through the rest of the settings.
When I recover the drives again I highlight all drives for recovery and Ghost will recover the drives in the correct order.
01-07-2011 01:35 PM
I created a ‘One Time Backup’ (within Windows 7 home Premium 32-Bit) using an external USB drive as the destination, which is the only Ghost image backup stored on that drive. I also created Ghost 15 custom SRD.
01-07-2011 01:44 PM
You need to restore the SRP first.
Then restore the windows 7 partition. If you restore that partition into unpartitioned space you can click the "edit" button and use the option to expand it.
01-07-2011 08:02 PM
"You need to restore the SRP first."
Thats exactly my point, I would expect that you should be able to take an image of one drive and move the SRP + Windows partition to another drive without any need to manually chose/edit to insure the SRP is the first partition.
01-08-2011 04:32 AM
I think I will let you two argue the toss,
I haven't tried to recover to a "new" drive mainly because I don't see the need to, but I will later on when I have upgraded my main machine this weekend.
The way I run Ghost copies is simple, highlight all drives ( in my case a multi boot) using "Backup My Computer" and when I need to reimage select the recovery point on the external USB drive and restore my computer.
I never have any problems with disarranged drive letters etc.