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Stuck in your symatics

Postby jdgriff77@gmail.com » Wed May 23, 2012 10:41 am

Hi Group
I am running Win 7 on a fairly new Dell Box. I made a total backup of the system before something went wrong. Now I need to restore the backup and have a qustion. I am able to use the Dos boot disk and can reach the file I backedup located on a external USB hard drive. The next screen gives me three choices, each choice has a place for a check mark so, I could mark any or all of the three choices. The choices are 1. MBR0
2. Recovery
3. OS
I really need it to replace all of the file it generated and saved.
Can you offer any advice.
Thanks
Don
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Re: Stuck in your symatics

Postby DrTeeth » Wed May 23, 2012 2:24 pm

On Wed, 23 May 2012 10:41:30 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
jdgriff77@gmail.com disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Hi Group
>I am running Win 7 on a fairly new Dell Box. I made a total backup of the system before something went wrong. Now I need to restore the backup and have a qustion. I am able to use the Dos boot disk and can reach the file I backedup located on a external USB hard drive. The next screen gives me three choices, each choice has a place for a check mark so, I could mark any or all of the three choices. The choices are 1. MBR0
>2. Recovery
>3. OS
>I really need it to replace all of the file it generated and saved.
>Can you offer any advice.
>Thanks
>Don
>

Hi,

The main thing to realise is that you have a full backup so it is safe
to experiment until you get a definitive answer. To restore the whole
hard disk, you need to check the boxes of ALL the partitions that you
backed up to restore them all.

Good luck.
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Cheers

DrT
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Re: Stuck in your symatics

Postby jdgriff77@gmail.com » Thu May 24, 2012 7:59 am

Hi Dr. T
Thank you for the answer (and the proverb). The backup file that I made has only one partition associated with it. Is there something I should know about how the backup is stored. You indicate that I can play around until it works and the file I made will still be availabe. Does that mean the file will not be erased? Are there some uses of TBIview that would tear up the file? Am I reading too much into what you answered?

Don
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Re: Stuck in your symatics

Postby DrTeeth » Thu May 24, 2012 9:36 am

On Thu, 24 May 2012 07:59:17 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
jdgriff77@gmail.com disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Hi Dr. T
>Thank you for the answer (and the proverb). The backup file that I made has only one partition associated with it. Is there something I should know about how the backup is stored. You indicate that I can play around until it works and the file I made will still be availabe. Does that mean the file will not be erased? Are there some uses of TBIview that would tear up the file? Am I reading too much into what you answered?
>
>Don
>

You said that you had a total system backup, I take that to mean that
you have all partitions backed up. You further comment about having a
screen where you have selection boxes for all partitions re-enforces
that. What do you see that is your backup's equivalent of the 'what to
restore' screen that is on page 72 of the manual?

Restoring a backup does not delete nor change the backup file
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Cheers

DrT
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Re: Stuck in your symatics

Postby jdgriff77@gmail.com » Thu May 24, 2012 1:55 pm

Hello Dr T.
Thank you so much for the help you have given me. I followed your lead and the restore went off with a hitch or at lease as far as I can tell. Pat yourself on the back and go have that cup of herbal tea.
Don
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Re: Stuck in your symatics

Postby DrTeeth » Thu May 24, 2012 2:41 pm

On Thu, 24 May 2012 13:55:35 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
jdgriff77@gmail.com disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Hello Dr T.
>Thank you so much for the help you have given me. I followed your lead and the restore went off with a hitch or at lease as far as I can tell. Pat yourself on the back and go have that cup of herbal tea.
>Don

Glad I could help. It was not herbal tea I was thinking of when I
wrote the 'take a herb' LOL. Gave up smoking (everything sadly) over 7
years ago. I will enjoy my ice-cold Heineken Export if I may ;-).
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Cheers

DrT
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