Back up using drive image

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by brocher, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    My cousins laptop has a faulty HDD, once it heats up it shutsdown computer and wont get recognised in bios until it cools sufficiently. i have used drive image 7 to create a back up and saved it to an external HDD. i boot the pc using the Drive image installation disc and point it to the ext HDD that the image is on but after it installs and reboots, when i get just after the scrolling 'Microsoft' screen i get a very quick flash of blue screen and then it keeps rebooting in this circle, can anyone assist. or ecommend a better program for transferring complete data to new drive

    old hdd was 60gb toshiba with XP on it
    new hdd is a 100gb fujitsu
     
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    Sounds like the image may be corrupt and Windows is not correctly loading a driver or a driver is missing.

    Have you tried booting into safe mode?
    Press F8 after POST to see the options menu and try safe mode.
    Also try disable auto restart then you can see the blue screen error message.
     
  4. brocher

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    I tried every option from safe mode to last known blah blah. I downloaded the Norton ghost trial and the SRD disk and used that, now its working fine. Thanks for you assistance.
     
  5. dreamliner77

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    Image the new drive from another PC. Make sure to set it to Bootable.
     
  6. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    Glad you got it working. DriveImage 7 is so old now that there may be some hardware incompatibility, or even problem with the size of the hard drives. I use Acronis products, although each program and version has it's own quirks to learn.