Image restore not working properly

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by JeremyJukes, May 24, 2009.

  1. JeremyJukes

    JeremyJukes Senior Member

    May 8, 2009
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    Here is the situation:

    1. Created an restore image for C: on an external hard drive.
    2. Using the repair disk (created about a week ago) formatted Drive C:
    3. Using the repair disk and the restore image on the external drive restored the C: drive.
    4. Following problems:
    - aero not working
    - monitor type reset to default
    - screen resolution set incorrectly (probably based on the improper monitor)
    - windows live mail getting a dll failure
    - logon screen (which was set to my own jpg) defaulted to the beta fish screen
    - various other failures which directed me to report to MS

    It looks as if the image copy restore does not really restore to the proper Windows 7 configuration (as backed up by Windows 7). This is really a problem since we should have confidence in the backup provided by the OS. Please be careful on this.

    My Solution:

    After struggling with various settings I did a restore point restore from a day old restore point and all is back to normal (I think).

    Please forward any experience with this since this is really fundamental to the integrity of the OS

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