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Restore A Drive From The Backup?


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#1 JMK56

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:41 PM

Hi There,
I recently lost a HD in my laptop (WXP Home SP2).
I always have everything backed up at least once, so I have a solid backup (made by BounceBack Pro) on an external drive. I have bought a replacement drive and have connectors allowing me to connect and format/load... anything on this drive before putting in in the laptop.
What do I do next? Is there a way to load the backup on the HD to be recognized by the laptop as OS?
I would appreciate help.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:24 PM

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Page 71 of the owner's manual will tell you step by step what to do
http://www.cmsproducts.com/pdf/BBPro7.1.6Manual.pdf
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#3 JMK56

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:21 PM

Thank for the catalog.
If I had a system going I could do that that way.
But I was trying to avoid all the hustles of installing,
updating the system, installing the BounceBack and
possibly restoring the system farther using BounceBack,
as described.
But, is there a way of just copying the whole drive back from
the Backup (outside of computer), installing it to the computer
and it would work?

Cheers,
JMK56

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:30 PM

Sounds like you want to use something like Partition Magic/Drive Image, etc...to just copy a whole partition. Other software programs do this capably but I'm only familiar with the former Powerquest twins :thumbsup:.

Copying/duplicating a partition works, provided the boot.ini file is properly done.

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