Recreating MBR on Windows 7 restore

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Recreating MBR on Windows 7 restore

Postby Aragorn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:00 am

Hi,
I need to restore a full drive image to recover a Windows 7 machine from a virus and I have the following questions :-
1) Will IFL restore the entire drive from the backup, including MBR etc or do I need to force this with command line options. The manual states
Image for Linux will only install the standard master boot code when it appears that there is no existing boot code. The original backup was a full drive backup.
2) The reason for asking question 1 is that the the backup was taken with an older version of IFL (before the W7MBR option was created). If I need to force IFL to recreate a clean MBR, will the latest IFL version be able to handle a Windows 7 backup taken with an old IFL version ?

I want to be certain that there is no trace of the virus left. I'm considering using a hard disk wipe program but I'm guessing that is not necessary - will IFL replace all executable code with the backup image ?

Thanks
Aragorn
 
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Re: Recreating MBR on Windows 7 restore

Postby mjnelson99 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:21 am

Would you share what AV program you were using when the
machine got the virus?
Mary

On 2/6/2012 8:00 AM, Aragorn wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to restore a full drive image to recover a Windows 7 machine from a virus and I have the following questions :-
> 1) Will IFL restore the entire drive from the backup, including MBR etc or do I need to force this with command line options. The manual states
> [i:3k5aa4ep]Image for Linux will only install the standard master boot code when it appears that there is no existing boot code[/i:3k5aa4ep]. The original backup was a full drive backup.
> 2) The reason for asking question 1 is that the the backup was taken with an older version of IFL (before the W7MBR option was created). If I need to force IFL to recreate a clean MBR, will the latest IFL version be able to handle a Windows 7 backup taken with an old IFL version ?
>
> I want to be certain that there is no trace of the virus left. I'm considering using a hard disk wipe program but I'm guessing that is not necessary - will IFL replace all executable code with the backup image ?
>
> Thanks
>
>
mjnelson99
 
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Re: Recreating MBR on Windows 7 restore

Postby TeraByte Support » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:03 am

If it's an entire drive backup / restore then you don't have to do anything
special, for individual partitions type backup, either restore first track
or force a new one with write standard mbr code option.

"Aragorn" wrote in message news:1318@public.image...

Hi,
I need to restore a full drive image to recover a Windows 7 machine from a
virus and I have the following questions :-
1) Will IFL restore the entire drive from the backup, including MBR etc or
do I need to force this with command line options. The manual states
[i:3k5aa4ep]Image for Linux will only install the standard master boot code
when it appears that there is no existing boot code[/i:3k5aa4ep]. The
original backup was a full drive backup.
2) The reason for asking question 1 is that the the backup was taken with an
older version of IFL (before the W7MBR option was created). If I need to
force IFL to recreate a clean MBR, will the latest IFL version be able to
handle a Windows 7 backup taken with an old IFL version ?

I want to be certain that there is no trace of the virus left. I'm
considering using a hard disk wipe program but I'm guessing that is not
necessary - will IFL replace all executable code with the backup image ?

Thanks

TeraByte Support
 
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