This is my exact problem, down to the tooth. Spent ages Google searching finding zero results. This is the situation:
-I just wiped my previous 750GB internal HD clean, and I put in a brand spankin' new 1TB internal HD. I assume it's relatively blank.
-I had a copy of Acronis True Image, and I made a backup with it. It wouldn't recognize the .tib file in System Recovery. Thank God, I was able to convert the file to a .vhd file as I have access to another laptop, which is where I'm posting from.
-I go back into System Recovery (remember, this is a Windows 7 64-bit edition recovery disc, there is nothing else to work with, it's a blank HD) and I attach my MyBook 1TB to the computer once more, praying to God something shows up, annnnnd nothing. "Windows cannot find a system image on this computer"
Yet, the SystemImage is certainly there. In both the command prompt and the next page where you can search for drivers, I literally see it sitting there.
I thought the problem might've been that the name of the SystemImage was wrong, because it was originally created in Acronis. I'm regretting that ever since, but now I think it might just be a really weird problem. I renamed the system image from "System_Image.vhd" to "WindowsImageBackup.vhd". That didn't work.
Then I figured, maybe it needs to be in a certain folder structure. I did some Google searching and made a makeshift folder tree, "WindowsImageBackup" --> "NameOfComputer" --> "Backup" and then I placed "WindowsImageBackup.vhd" in that folder. Didn't work.
This is all or nothing, I really need what's on this system image, and I know for a fact that my system image isn't corrupt. Please, PLEASE help!!!