So. Last summer I imaged my XP Pro hard drive on a 2.1TB external. Did the backup disc and all, and put it all away.
Hard drive failure...but I'm all set, right?
The box won't open the rescue disc. Tried three CD/DVD players. But.....the rescue disc opens on the backup 8.1 laptop. I can see all the data.
The version data I copied:
Macrium E57932F1AE469A26#5.2.6551 2014/05/29 T#WAIKFiles00x86.exe
PE Version 3.0
All I can figure is I did something wrong somewhere. My XP is 32 bit....if somehow I did it in a 64 bit recovery disc, mayhaps that is why it opens in 8.1?
I have a MiniXP disc that opens (BIOS set first to boot from CD on the XP box), I can see my files, but I need this Macrium image to save my OS, as I HATE 8 and 8.1 with a passion.
Whole reason I did the Macrium was so if something happened I could still have the comfort of XP.
I tried loading Macrium on this 8.1 laptop and realized the 64-bit issue, so I stopped. I was going to try another recovery disc and see if that would launch the EHD.
Any ideas? I see in the MiniXP files Macrium. I could plop another CD/DVD/RW unit in, try to write from the MiniXP Macrium to the second CD.DVD, but never done that before.
Edited by hamluis, 10 January 2015 - 12:30 PM.
Moved from XP to All Other Applications - Hamluis.