I received a new PC recently. A Dell optiplex 3070. I installed Aomei standard and did 3 system backups. 1 after a fresh install. and 2 with various programs installed. Today I wanted to restore the fresh install for the first time to try something out. I initiated the restore via windows and let it do its thing. I selected system restore. Chose all 3 partitions and basically let it do everything. I only have 1 internal HD, plus the external which contained the image. It took a long time to do what it needed to do.
When the computer restarted, Dell's OS recovery came up. It did a hardware scan and found no errors and then it wanted to go online to download the restore image to reset the computer. It did not want to boot into windows. It absolutely refused to boot, nothing I could do. So for now, I am allowing Dell to do the automatic system restore (downloading via the internet, the image etc etc).
What did I do wrong? How can I get my images to work if i make a backup? Is there something I am not doing? I thought i should be able to simply choose restore, select my system restore image that I want and then let it automatically do what it needed to do, reboot and everything would come back up.