Windows 7, trying to restore a system image. I get the error "Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using EFI and this computer is using BIOS." I have been having system problems with a Windows 7 install and decided to replace the C drive. I made an image copy onto the D drive, replaced the C drive with a new one, put in a Windows 7 repair disk, booted, and tried to restore a system image. I get the above message.
Everything I find on the internet says to go in and change your bios settings to EFI. I couldn't find the setting to change to EFI. There isn't one. I found a screen that shows EFI devices and traditional devices, but there are no EFI devices this list. I just don't get this.
I put the old C drive back in, rebooted, and made another Windows 7 repair disk. Please note that when I use the new repair disk, in my BIOS settings I see the DVD shown as one of the EFI devices in the list. However, the CD does not boot. I get a non-system disk message. I tried it on another PC, it fails there also. I burned another CD, same problem.
I'm not sure this matters but about a week ago I decided to restore from a system image. The repair disk failed, something about formatting the disk. I solved this problem by booting a windows media DVD and let it partition/format my C drive. I stopped the Windows install and rebooted my repair disk, then restored the system image (a different system image than I have now). I wonder if it is causing this problem.
I apologize, I don't know what to do here. I still have the old disk, so I can put it back in and do things if needed. But I am having problems with this hard drive and need to replace it soon.
Do I need to format the new Hard drive a certain way to make the image restore work?
Is there a reason the newly made repair disk doesn't boot (BIOS settings, etc.)?
Can I make another image backup a different way so it restores?