Main Threads:Not booting after Restore
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    Dear AOMEI Support,

     

    I'm currently testing your Programm "AOMEI Backupper", but so far it seems not to work.

     

    I first tried it with a X1 from Lenovo with Windows 8.1, where I did a Disk Backup and got a Bluescreen. The options I used were the standard options, like normal compression, no encryption, automatic splitting, intelligent sector backup and VSS.

    My first thought was that it could be a Problem with the UEFI boot or something that does not work with Windows 8.1, so I got myself an other Laptop (Lenovo X300) with XP installed instead of Windows 8.

    Then I tried the same thing, the Disk Backup with standard options. After I restored the image file and restarted the Laptop it didn't boot anymore.

    That's when I changed the options from backing-up every sector and restoring every sector, or not using VSS. Afterwards I also didn't only use the disk backup but the system and the partition Backup as well but nothing worked. Every time i tried to boot only the blinking underline appeared.

    The last thing I tried was to search in some forums but I didn't find anyone with the same problem.

     

    I hope you can help me.

    If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact me.

     

     

    Thanks in advance and best Regards

  • Hello marco,

     

    Welcome to AOMEI Tech Forum. Regarding thisproblem, maybe the driver of Backupper was blocked by Antivirus software. Please reinstall AOMEI Backupper and allows it install whatever it required during the installation process.


    Best Regards,

    AOEMI Tech Support Team

  • I'm having the same problem... but a little different.

    This is Windows 8 (pre-8.1) 

    My elderly father has an SSD drive which the main bootable drive. Also have another SSD and a regular hard drive (3 drives, total.) The backups are on the mechanical hard drive (MHD).


    After completing a recent Microsoft Windows Update (63 updates) my dad's computer wouldn't boot. So he calls me (I am a certified computer tech for over 30 yrs)

    I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 8, downloaded the backupper program (no anti-virus) and ran it. I then created a backupper bootable CD.

    I use the bootable backupper CD and can access the backups and verify them no problem - all is good..

    I use restore from the backupper boot CD and everything goes as it should and it reports that it completed the restore sucessfully... BUT IT WON'T BOOT afterwards. I've tried it a few times with the same result.

    There is no error - I just get a black screen with a cursor blinking about 2" down the screen on the left.


    I am not familiar with this backup program so I'm not sure what my father did when he backed his computer up, etc., but it seems pretty straightforward - the restore should boot. Afterward I tried to do a startup repair, but that fails too. I can view the contents of the C drive (using the bootable backupper CD utility, CMD) and it looks right, but no boot. MBR problem or partitioning error or? I have no idea where to go from here and dad is about to stroke out on me.

    HELP!

  • Hello c3ajeff,


    We are so sorry for the problem you encountered. Please launch AOMEI Backupper, in the "Home" screen, select the
    backup--"Advanced"--"Properties"--"Disk Map" then take a screenshot and then mail to [email protected] or paste it in the reply, so that we can analyze what kind of backup you have made. 


    Best Regards,

    AOMEI Support Team

  • Hi,

    I had more or less the same experince, both backup and restore successful but no boot. 

    I did change the boot prority back from DVD driver to HDD after restore.

     

    Windows 8, UEFI comptible Sony VAIO 15E Fit

     

    Help!


  • Hi Tom,


    We are so sorry for the problem you encountered. Is there any error message wehn you boot from the restored disk? And did you restore the image to another place other than the source partition/disk?


    Best Regards,
    Kim
    AOMEI Support Team

  • It could not find operting system. I don't remember the exact phrase.

    I did restore the image to the source partition/disk. Twice.

  • Windows 7 Ultimate!

    After installing a new drive i have done a full disk copy to new drive.

    I installed everything it wanted to install during the install.

    I disabled microsoft security essentials !

    allowed it to shut down on comleation..

    removed old drive.

    changed/ checked boot settings in bios for new drive.. all looks ok !

    but no boot.. just a flashing cursor !

    I have used paragon hundreds of times over the years so pretty experienced at this !


    But a no goer ! any thing else I can try !


    Thank you paul


  • Windows 7 Ultimate!

    After installing a new drive i have done a full disk copy to new drive.

    I installed everything it wanted to install during the install.

    I disabled microsoft security essentials !

    allowed it to shut down on comleation..

    removed old drive.

    changed/ checked boot settings in bios for new drive.. all looks ok !

    but no boot.. just a flashing cursor !

    I have used paragon hundreds of times over the years so pretty experienced at this !


    But a no goer ! any thing else I can try !


    Thank you paul


  • Ok !

    Ive now tried the recovery console and tried all the options of Bootrec.. but no joy!

    Ive now stuck old drive back in !

    Safe mode /msconfig/stop all startup items/ and all non ms services except nvidia graphics..

    booted normal and run backup again !

    this time sector copy and only the boot partion and changed any partition resize options.


    now on booting the new backup I get no system disk found message !..mmm

    I ran recovery from the windows 7 boot disk but it went on for 4 hours searching / repairing boot problems.. I eventually pulled the plug !

    When I get into night i will try the bootrec.exe agin with all its options !

    Any thoughts anyone ? anything I can try ?

    Thank you

    Paul



  • Ok !

    Ive now tried the recovery console and tried all the options of Bootrec.. but no joy!

    Ive now stuck old drive back in !

    Safe mode /msconfig/stop all startup items/ and all non ms services except nvidia graphics..

    booted normal and run backup again !

    this time sector copy and only the boot partion and changed any partition resize options.


    now on booting the new backup I get no system disk found message !..mmm

    I ran recovery from the windows 7 boot disk but it went on for 4 hours searching / repairing boot problems.. I eventually pulled the plug !

    When I get into night i will try the bootrec.exe agin with all its options !

    Any thoughts anyone ? anything I can try ?

    Thank you

    Paul



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