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Paragon image recovery prob

Posted on 2007-11-30
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I've restore an image originally created with Paragon drive image pro -
the image was restored from the bootdisk and recovered onto a new computer.  The image reported success after about an hour.  My problem is that when i now try to boot the computer up i get a message disk boot failure - insert system disk and press enter. This is Windows XP

I've booted from an original XP cd and gone into the drive to make sure the data is there and it is.
So it may just be a boot problem as the error reports.

thanks for any help
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by:Rahul Misra
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Please ensure that you do not have any Floppies or CDs in any of the drives.
Reboot the server
If the issue persists
Turn the computer OFF
open the server
detach the HDD
restart
It will come up with an error
Turn the computer off and the attach the HDD
Disconnect the power cord and press the power button on the server/computer for 5 secs
then hook up the power cable to the server and restart
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by:John
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Hi, thanks for helping.  
I've tried all the basic stuff - make sure the hard disk is set to first boot etc and it still comes up with the same message (disk boot failure)
The drive is PATA 80GB and is working fine, well before i restored the image onto the drive any way.
I booted the system with a floppy from diskmanager and on checking the setup of the drive it's saying that the drive is not active, No Partion table - so i figure this the cause.  
I've tried restoring the image 3 times now by simply booting from the CDrom and clciking on restore drive image.  but it's screwing up the partition for some reason hense the bootdisk failure message.

Any more clue
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Right, i've sorted this out for myself.  Downloaded paragon diskmanager 2008 - created a boot cd and booting into the diskmanager program - set the drive as active, which was why the drive wouldn't boot.
Don't know why it markes the drive as notactive during recovery but it did.

Anyway that's it sorted and i will give myself full marks.

Cheers Me
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by:noxcho
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For those who could meet the same problems. When you restore from backup to new HDD then you should restore MBR from old HDD to new one or at least after restore perform Update MBR operation on newly restored drive.
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