Restoring a raid 0 windows7 backup to a single drive
Posted on 2014-03-03
I'm trying to move a raid 0 backup of windows 7 Pro to a single drive.
The raid 0 system now is software based (Asus mother board pre 2009 bios) to a new system (Asus 2011 mother board that has UEFI bios). This computer is a work station and all of our computers and windows SBS 2008R2 server run shadow protect for our backups.
When I restore the backup to the single drive it restores fine with out generating any errors during the restore. When I start up the new system with the restored back up it will boot up ok with out any errors till it starts to show the windows starting image and then it hits the blue screen of death. I'm not sure if this is a problem due to restoring from a raid o to a single drive or it's from trying to restore from a old bios system to the newer UEFI bios or both. If it wasn't for all the Cad soft and programs I would just due a clean install of windows and be done. But to reinstall of the software and set up the cad programs with the user settings would take a cad tech about to days to complete.
Any suggestions on how this might be done or if it's even possible.