CANNOT get bootable rescue media to boot, including the MVP tools created media
I have Acronis 2017 installed on a 2007 computer. I'm running 64 bit Windows 10. My boot drive is an SSD, though I'm not sure how relevant that is, and it's fine. I have 3 additional standard hard drives in this box, one of which died two days ago.
My most recent backup of dead drive's data is on another internal drive which I use just for storing backups. I don't have Acronis backing up on a schedule; only when I manually tell it to.
I have an older backup on an external drive but want to use the most recent to restore from.
My Backup task for dead drive's data, as it reads onscreen, has the correct description BUT the drives it says to backup are incorrect. I checked the innards of the backup itself, using Windows File Explorer, and the backed up data is from the correct drive. I use incremental backup scheme and checked the most recent .tib file to be sure it contains the correct data.
I have no idea how this screw up happened with the backup task now showing the wrong source for backing up but it did.
I have changed the backup task to show the correct source - now the empty replacement drive for the one that died - but without doing a backup I have no "Recover" option. And the backup now will have almost no data; the data I want is sitting there with no "Backup Task" properly associated with it.
How can I tell Acronis to recover it?
I hoped using the Rescue Media approach would let me point Acronis to the correct backup and would then allow my to restore it to the new drive. I created Rescue Media with Acronis 2017 but it won't boot! I get a "MBR error 1" message.
So I downloaded and used the MVP Tools, both the one that assumed the Windows adk tools (I have no idea what I'm talking about but did install the adksetup.tools as suggested by MVP) AND the WinRE version and neither booted. BOTH gave me a "MBR error 1" message.
I have old rescue media from Acronis 2011 which will boot...but that version doesn't show my big data drives at all. And I doubt Acronis 2011 will restore 2017 .tib files.
My rescue media is on a CD. I don't have a blank flash drive to try.
Anyone have a pathway out of this for me?