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Randem

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F11 System Recovery from Recovery Partition Using Backup Files Method
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 10:33:12 AM »
This is one of the most convoluted recovery methods that I have ever seen. You can recover your PC to the factory defaults just fine. It is simple and effective, but if you want to use the Backup Files option several things come into play. The system will backup your files to an external drive but when it is time to recover those same files you cannot use an external drive. I can only shake my head in wonderment to what the thinking was behind this. If you want to restore your files from the backup that was created on an external drive you have to copy the backup folder to your computer to restore the files. The problem came while using this procedure I backup 84GB of data from a clients computer to an external drive, restored the PC to it's original state and if I copy the 84GB of data to the original 150GB drive where will the restored files go? 84GB   84GB = 168GB which is more than the capacity of the drive and we haven't added in the size of the recovered OS. This seems a little Bass Ackwards don't you think.
 
The other really annoying thing is that when you run the Backup001 file from the backup, it takes 20-30 minutes for it to run. Who thought this would be a good idea to make the customer wait that long to start the program to restore the files. Now the problem here is that you get the program to run then it tells you you can't complete the process so you have to start all over again. This could take hours to get things in the correct place and the right settings to restore files from a backup.
 
Who's bright idea was this??? They obviously did not test this procedure with file sizes a REAL user would use...
 
Well, it's going on the third hour now and I keep getting the same message after my long wait. I have followed all logic and directions and still get the message Insert Last Disc. Well I did not backup onto a CD/DVD and the program is still looking for a CD/DVD even though it let me backup to an external drive... So much for MS Backup and Restore... Next approach coming up...