Thanks, I will try to explain it in detail:
After installing Vista Business on a Sata 160 gig (clean install), I did a
Complete PC Backup to a second hard drive (100 gig PATA drive). All went
great, and the backup saved to the second hard drive....
I then removed the Sata System Drive, and replaced it with another Sata 160
gig hard drive. I then booted from the Vista Business DVD and attempted to
use the Repair (restore Complete PC Backup) feature on the DVD...
The only hard drive that it recognized was the 100 gig PATA drive, and tells
me that the hard drive is not found or is too small and process fails....
I have done a little more searching and thinking about what has occured, and
I have an idea of what is happening... I will throw it at you for you
Let me regress a little..... when I first tried to install Vista, I had the
SATA 160 gig drive and the second hard drive (100 gig PATA) in my computer...
the install went fine, but when I removed the Vista DVD and rebooted the
system would not boot unless the Vista DVD was in the DVD drive.....
I then disconnected the second hard drive and reinstalled Vista Business
with only the SATA drive installed... (important to note that no SATA driver
was needed to install Vista, so the SATA drive was recognized by the
installation process). All worked great at this point, so I then
re-connected the second hard drive and it was recognized and all was well...
It then booted great, with not one issue.
With all that said, I suspect that when I try to restore the Complete PC
Backup, the Sata drive is not being recognized, maybe because the process may
not furnish the SATA driver as it does with a clean install???????
I have searched high an low for a Vista driver for my ASUS motherboard, and
have had no luck.....
I think the solution may be "loading a driver" during the repair process
(there is a point that this can be done), but minus a driver to use, I am at
a loss to try it...
Unless the driver that was furnished on the Vista Business DVD could be
copied to a CD ( I have no idea where it is located or the name of it on the
Vista DVD ).
With all that said I hope this is enought info to assist you in your
Thanks and I await your word of wisdom.....
"Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" wrote:
> Can you describe the problem you're having? Maybe support will get back to
> you, but I can take a look at this as well.
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> "retired fire" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >I have tried that and the process tells me that there is no hard drive or
> > hard drive is too small...... and the process fails..... I know 160
> > gig
> > drive is plenty....
> > I have submitted a support e-mail to Microsoft, so, short of any answers
> > here, hopefully they will provide the solution...... I have researched
> > this
> > issue extensively, and have found no info to resolve this issue......
> > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> If you have a retail Windows DVD, you can boot from it and then select
> >> repair your computer. Complete PC Restore will be one of your options.
> >> If your computer came preinstalled with Vista, you should be able to
> >> press
> >> F8 as your computer starts and choose Repair your Computer from the
> >> Advanced
> >> Boot Options menu.
> >> --
> >> - JB
> >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> Windows Vista Support Faq
> >> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/