Error message in Restore "backup file does not contain the recovery data set"
Posted on 2008-10-08
I'm trying to restore the data from a crashed hard drive. The data was backed up into a bkf file with the Microsoft Backup Utility. System is Windows XP Pro, Dell Optiplex 270. The old hard drive was a EIDE 80 Gig Seagate, the new one is a SATA 320 Gig WD. The Recovery Wizard asks for the bkf file, then gives an error message "The backup file does not contain the recovery data set specified by the recovery floppy." The name in asr.sif matches the bkf file, so does the name in the setup log.
Is this a hardware problem? EIDE vs SATA? Wrong size hard drive? Is there a way around it? I'm afraid the old drive is toast.