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Restore to a different computer using acronis workstation

by getgcs / May 27, 2009 11:09 AM PDT

i have posted this on acronis forums also....

my questions are numbered (1)-(3)

(1) how do i restore to a different computer that has a different hard drive interface?

my computer backup has been made on my laptop with a IDE hard drive

I have a desktop that has a SATA hard drive and when i restore the TIB file to it get a blue screen stop error
"STOP: 0x0000007b (0xf78a6528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

i have tried it the other way around too...making a backup with my SATA drive (desktop)(same xp pro manually installed) and then trying to restore it to the laptop (IDE) (this gives me the same blue screen) (safe mode loads the xp boot files and then i get the same blue screen.

(2)how do i get it to have it when i am whiping out the laptops drive with the backup?

(3 IMPORTANT QUESTION) what is an alternative program or way to allow me to restore my backup to any hard drive and to any interface.

PS> (now thinking its an interface problem i have installed a seperate IDE hard drive into my Desktop and tried to restore the laptops IDE backup file to luck).... now the laptops hard drive is IDE and my secondary desktop hard drive is IDE i really dont know why this is not working. (ALSO THE BACKUP FILE IS FINE AND IT HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND RESTORED TO THE LAPTOP TWICE....AND YES IT HAS BEEN RESTORED RECENTLY (TODAY).


I would appreciate any help thanks alot.

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When you try to restore an image ...

to dissimilar hardware the Operating System's HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) gets involved and when it doesn't find what it is equipt to find it bluescreens.

Acronis has its own SUPPORT and the Acronis knowledgebase offers the following -

In essence you NEED either EXACTLY the same hardware on both computers or you REQUIRE the Acronis add-on "Acronis Universal Restore to deploy the image of a Windows system to a machine with different hardware" -

This need for Universal Restore was already mentioned to you in the Wilder's forum you linked to but apparently you still have not assimilated this information and put it into action - ignoring this requirement doesn't make it go away.

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acronis universal restore
by getgcs / May 28, 2009 10:32 AM PDT

ok to update you i have used universal restore today including the drivers i would need for the desktop (jmicron raid driver (i dont have raid), nvidia updated infs, mass storage infs, standard vga infs, chipset infs, and atapi.sys.....

supplying the A.U.R. program with these drivers is exactly what it needs....

now after the restore i dont get a blue screen but instead i can't see anything..i just get a blank screen and the computer stays idle when trying to load windows

both hard drives are fine and both backup files are fine since they can be restored only to there original computers (laptop and desktop)....

now im looking into nlite and drivermax to see if maybe just maybe i can create a setup cd and tell it to install everything i have installed....

i know it will be much tougher then just getting the acronis universal restore to work so maybe you guys will have some more advice for acronis...i am still working directly with acronis as well... help when you can...thanks

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Is this a failing Hard Drive?
by ljnalley / May 28, 2009 2:11 AM PDT

If you are trying to take your laptop to your desktop due to a failing hard drive, stop reading this doesn't apply.
If you simply want your laptop to now be a desktop, you can buy an adapted that will make your laptop hard drive work with a 3.5" IDE cable.
If it is SATA. no adapter is needed. Once that is done, do a repair install of windows; before trying to load windows. It will Bluescreen if you try to boot, because the hardware is different.
If you want to duplicate your hard drive to the desktop, take your restored image on the desktop, do a repair install of windows with the license key associated with the desktop. The OS must match (pro, home, media center)

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RE: Acronis Universal Restore Problem
by getgcs / May 29, 2009 4:37 AM PDT

to update you i do not have a hard drive backup file for both computers and my hard drives work fine...

although i would like to see if you guys have any further help with acronis universal me im not trying to make this repetitious but here are my remaining problems:

1.) during the restore process acronis universal restore asks me where are the inf drivers. and i tell it where they are.

2.) acronis also asks me to specify where to search just for mass storage inf drivers on the following page. i tell it.

3.) acronis then trys to restore the image and has two separate errors....(can't find the "jraid.sys" and "pciidex.sys") when each error window appears i tell it to find the file and it continues...

4.) now, after it continues the restore process it goes to the main screen of acronis and tells me the operation completed with errors (ok no big deal why?, because i told it where they were at which point it continued restoring everytime.)

5.) ok now it just said completed with errors (errors being the drivers not found right away) it did not say it failed.

because it did complete and i did give it all its INF files (video, mass storage, chipset, etc.) i believe windows should be restored (from the laptops backup file) to the desktop perfectly fine.

NOPE i get either a blank black screen and the desktop idles.....

or on another attempt ill get a blue screen with the same stop error:

"STOP: 0x0000007b (0xf78a6528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

thanks for your continuous help : -\

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