Options when restoring C partition only

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Options when restoring C partition only

Postby Skyglider » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:51 pm

I have an entire drive image backup of the SSD in my Win8.1 laptop that I did using IFL ver 2.99. That SSD has a System Reserved, C system, and D data partitions.

Today I wanted to restore only the C partition but not the D partition. My steps using IFL ver 2.99 were:

1. Checked partitions 1 & 2 ("System Reserved" and C partitions). Did not check partition-3 (D data partition). When continuing the setup, IFL had an error message about the target drive. Unfortunately I did not write the message down.

2. So I went back and checked only partition-2 (C partition) and now IFL continued and I got the options screen. Searching this website I found a forum reply by TeraByte support that when restoring one partition from a multiple partition drive, "Update boot partition" should be checked. So I checked that but there's also a "Update BOOT.INI" option. Not sure, I checked that too and did the restore. The laptop boots up fine and seems normal so far.

I have two questions:

Q1: Should checking partitions 1 & 2 have worked in step-1 above? Or can IFL only restore one partition at a time if restoring from a multi-partition entire drive image backup (aside from an entire drive restore)?

Q2: Was it correct to check options a)"Update boot partition" and b)"Update BOOT.INI"? Or should I have only checked "Update boot partition"?

Thanks for your help,
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Re: Options when restoring C partition only

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:01 pm

Q1: Most likely, the error was that there were already partitions in the destination area and they weren't exactly the same as those in the backup.

Q2: "Update BOOT.INI" wasn't necessary, but no need to redo anything.
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