3 to 5 hours. But I've seen times as long as a day because the image was 500GB. The time goes up as the size increases.
It's not clear what's going on in your post as to the details but at 4.8GB I think a hour is an outside limit.
does any know the approx time to restore XP pro + msoffice from a back up on HDD(backup size = 4.8 gigs)using lenovo's restore and recovery. in my attempt, after 1hr and 40mins, the progress meter was still showing 0% so killed it..did i get too impatient?
system... xp pro, lenovo t61, SBB INTEL CORE 2 DUO , 1 gig ram