Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

HP DataVault restoring to computer; unable to boot

Posted on 2013-07-01
4
Medium Priority
?
393 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-06
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?
0
Comment
Question by:NerdfaceKillah
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39292310
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
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
NerdfaceKillah earned 0 total points
ID: 39292451
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.
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39292709
spam yourself - will you
i only a,nswered the questions you asked
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:NerdfaceKillah
ID: 39303743
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.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

609 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question