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HP DataVault restoring to computer; unable to boot

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Basically it appears that it's getting hung up with some type of RAID/AHCI drivers not being installed.  To me I would figure that the drivers that were there initially when the device was imaged would still be there when we restore it.  I am currently trying to restore with the BIOS set to legacy as opposed to RAID or AHCI.  RAID and AHCI both failed in allowing the computer to boot.

But, one of the computers has a RAID setup so we want to keep this as an option, any ideas on how to accomplish this?

The premise is that when the image is restored, the computer does not boot into Windows.  It gives an error that indicates that there is a problem booting from the drive which is very similar to not having the right drivers installed for the RAID/SATA controller.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979499

I found the above article but when I try to restore I don't see the system partition.  Could it be that Windows Server has not been backing up the hidden system partition all this time?  Wouldn't it pick it up by default?
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i believe you have  to supply the Raid/AHCI drivers during the installation phase.
if the image is correct - it should have the driver; - but possibly the image is corrupt.
can you verify it?

>>   Could it be that Windows Server has not been backing up the hidden system partition all this time?   << possibly, yes, if it was not selected for backup
>>   Wouldn't it pick it up by default?    <<  NO
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nobus not even close my spam friend.

Here's how to fix this for future reference.

You need to a) create at least a 200MB partition using the Windows Home Server boot disk as well as the larger partition that your image will be restored to.

After you restore the image, use a Windows boot disk to boot and repair your startup files.  It will say it found problems, it will fix it and then restart.  You'll see that you still can't boot up properly.  Do the startup repair via boot disk one more time and upon restarting you should be good as gold.  I hope this helps others as none of the generic spam that these top posters post just to brag about their high rank helps anyone other than themselves.
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spam yourself - will you
i only a,nswered the questions you asked
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by:NerdfaceKillah
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nobus' answer is typical few words possibly related to the problem but not really.  It's really just spam imho.  My answer that I found through trial and error is the true answer and not spammy at all.
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