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Restore Windows 7 From Windows Backup

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Hi,
  I have a complete backup of my windows 7 OS in an external USB HD.
  I wanted to test "a complete restore from the USB Drive", so I created Windows 7 Recovery disc on a DVD. I connected an another hard drive to the same computer, put the recovery DVD in the DVDROM, and started the computer.
  I loaded recovery process, choose keyboard, display "System Recovery Options" windows where I choose "Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier".
 It scans the computer and finds "FreeAgent Drive (E:) dated 11/26/2013" as "latest available system image(recommended) and I click Next. It displays additional restore options such as Exclude disks, Install Drivers, Advanced and I click Next.
 On the "Re-image your computer window", it says "Your computer will be restored from the following system image:
Date and Time: 11/26/2013 ...
Computer:          XXX
Drives to restore:  \\?\Volume{17b 18 1a9 ....}, C:
When I click [Finish], it display a warning message "All disks to be restored will be formatted and replaced with layout and data in the system image. Are you sure you want to continue?". When I click [Yes], it say "The system image restore failed. No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found". There is a detail button. When I click it, it displays 3 possible reasons/suggestions.

What have I done wrong?
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