Hope you do not mind me coming in on the thread.SailorEd
Just dropped in to say, that I concur with Ztruker and thought this may helpDisc and partition images contain a copy of track 0 along with MBR (master boot record). It
appears in this window in a separate line. You can choose whether to restore MBR and track
0 by checking the respective box. If you are recovering your system, include the the MBR in
the image restore operation since it is critical for your system boot up.
You may find this usefulhttp://www.seagate.c...rd/dw_ug.en.pdf
I do not know the program StorageCraft but SeagateDiskWizard, which you can of course use, as your 60Gb is Seagate, uses Seagates version of Acronis, but it comes with a comprehensive guide, the link above.
It may well be the Acronis you used, but in case it is not here is the download linkhttp://www.seagate.c...000f5ee0a0aRCRD
Also you say
Created backup file on USB drive using software
although I see that the thread is actually titled Restored Image
There is a difference between a backup
using Acronis which does NOT backup the MBR and an Image
which does., which may indeed be the problemA file backup is a copy of files. A disk or partition image is a snapshot of the drive
Explained in greater detail
- All Acronis backup products
A backup is a copy of selected files, folders or information stored on disks.
When you back up files and folders, only the data and folder tree are compressed and stored.
Disk/partition backups are different from file and folder backups. Acronis product stores a sector-by-sector snapshot of the disk. This includes the operating system, registry, drivers, software applications data files, and system areas hidden from the user. This procedure is called "creating a disk image," and the resulting backup is often called a disk/partition image.
By default Acronis product stores only the hard disk parts that contain data (for supported file systems).
Furthermore, Acronis product does not back up swap file information. It will not back up pagefile.sys under Windows XP and later and it will not back up hiberfil.sys (a file that keeps RAM contents when the computer goes into hibernation). This reduces image size and speeds up image creation and recovery.
However, you can still use the Back up sector-by-sector option that lets you include all of the sectors of a hard disk in an image.
A partition image includes all files and folders (including hidden and system files), boot record, and FAT (file allocation table). It also includes files in the root directory and the zero track of the hard disk with the master boot record (MBR).
A disk image includes images of all disk partitions and the zero track with the master boot record (MBR). By default, files in all Acronis True Image Home backups have a ".tib" extension. This extension should not be changed.
It is important to note that you can recover files and folders from both file backups and from disk/partition images. To do so, mount the image as a virtual disk or use Acronis Backup Explorer to select the files and/or folders you need to recover from the disk/partition backup.
Hope it helps.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 21 August 2011 - 07:42 PM.