windows 2k8 boot volume from .arc wont boot.

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jhill8
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windows 2k8 boot volume from .arc wont boot.

Post by jhill8 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:52 pm

during testing of r-drive image

1. I made an image of a "live" win2k8 boot/system drive to a .arc file
2. I restored this .arc image to a DIFFERENT hard drive
3. The restored hard drive started to boot but kicked out some error after the boot loader.

I think this has to do something with win2k8/vista's new boot structure.

thanks, John

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Re: windows 2k8 boot volume from .arc wont boot.

Post by Alt » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:54 am

I passed the problem to our developers.
But can you provide more details about the error and restore options in R-Drive Image you specified?

jhill8
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Re: windows 2k8 boot volume from .arc wont boot.

Post by jhill8 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:11 pm

Just the default restore options.
I look at the drive that the restore was done to in explorer and it looks fine. The restore to drive is a different size then the original. I think it has something to do the new boot manager that is used with Vista/2k8. problems with imaging a system/boot drive that is in use? (VSS issues?)
When I try to boot, I get the boot menu but then it stops

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Re: windows 2k8 boot volume from .arc wont boot.

Post by Alt » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:57 am

Thank you for the info. We will see what's wrong.

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