After launching the clone disk option and some time later when I assume the operation was completed or nearly completed I got a message that indicated that changes would occur after restarting the system.
I did not want to restart the system at that time because it was getting close to the time that my weekly
Windows7 updates would occur. At that time I decided to remove the USB drive from the system via safely remove USB hardware and removed power from the USB drive so as to not have the clone drive on the system while the updates occurred. The next morning after the updates were installed I powered the system on and a Acronis message occurred stating something about it wanted to perform partition or data checking on the clone USB drive or I could opt out and do a normal boot from the system which is the option I chose because I had work that needed to be done right away and the system booted normally. The clone USB drive still did not have power applied to it from the previous night.
If possible I would now like to resume the cloning process so that it completes properly and I can rely on the clone drive in the future in the event of a catastrophe. I have powered the clone USB drive on and it is recognized by the system. When I try to access the clone it states that this folder is empty which it had stated the night before prior to me removing power to the drive.
Is there a way that I can resume from this point or do I have to start the entire process over again? The clone USB 1.5 TB drive was brand new and was factory formatted NTFS for Windows7. My C: drive is 1.0 TB.
When completed I want to have a bootable clone of my entire C: drive including the D: partition that I can securely store off site.
Thanks for any help I can get.