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Confused on how to load a Backup drive.


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#1 StateofZen

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:14 AM

Hello,

I have a virus in my boot files and the best way to fix this right now would to be to wipe my pc. I have a back up drive with basically a clean slate  but I honestly have no clue how to load it or how to transfer it over to my c drive. How would I go about loading the back up drive?



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:29 AM

How was this back up drive created?  Did you install the OS on this drive in the present virus infected system?

 

You can't take a drive from a different system and put it in this one and expect it to boot/load windows.  At the least you would need to do a repair install so Windows got the drivers for the new system installed.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:06 AM

How was this back up drive created?  Did you install the OS on this drive in the present virus infected system?

 

You can't take a drive from a different system and put it in this one and expect it to boot/load windows.  At the least you would need to do a repair install so Windows got the drivers for the new system installed.

Its a built in recovery drive that came with the computer, using the same operating system ect, it would be like if you had just bought the computer.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:34 AM

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:52 AM

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:08 PM

See HP Support Webpage .

 

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

See HP Support Webpage .

 

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Everything went over smoothly except for my video cards drivers are reset and the resolution is quite weird. Any easy fix to this?



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

 

See HP Support Webpage .

 

Louis

Everything went over smoothly except for my video cards drivers are reset and the resolution is quite weird. Any easy fix to this?

 

Nevermind, I installed my drivers and everything went perfectly. Thank you for your help, I appreciate it!



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

PS that is not a backup drive.  That is a recovery partition.  Always good to know the correct terminalogy



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 02:21 PM

PS that is not a backup drive.  That is a recovery partition.  Always good to know the correct terminalogy

Thanks, never had one before so I didnt know what to call it.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

:thumbup2: , glad you resolved it :).

 

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