trying to restore backup
I had a win7 computer (laptop) running Acronis TI 2015 on it. we went to upgrade the laptop to windows 10 (which ultimately was a BIG mistake).
We backed up both partitions (C, E) on the boot drive. they contained two separate copies of windows 7, We backed them up to a .tib file.
After 10 installed in place it was apparent there were severe issues and we decided to revert to 7 again using the TI backup.
I booted to the TI start disk and attempted to restore from the tib file to the main drive. FYI: the tib file is on an external USB 3.0 drive directly plugged into a USB 3.0 port on the laptop. It shows up fine in Acronis boot disk.
The restore failed saying the backup tib is corrupt, though that does not really explain anything.
right now the boot drive (500gb ssd) is showing as "unallocated" and I really would like to get the drive restored. I never have had confidence in backup programs, and this behavior is exactly why.
Any help working through this would be great.