Issue with booting into windows after successful restore using Acronis bootable media of Acronis True Image 2018.
Issus arose after trying Ubuntu from a USB disk I created (did not install). After re-boot, I found I could no longer boot into my Windows 10 PC running on ASUS P5K Premium motherboard (no EFI support), with SSD (Samsung SSD 840 EVO, 120 GB drive - for Windows) and a hard drive (TOSHIBA DT01ACA300, 2.7 TB).
As I had been backing up for many years using Acronis True Image 2018, I thought I’d be able to easily recover but having issues (for months now. Acronis support case still open).
I’m able to restore the PC – Full PC restore: SSD and Hard disk – operation completes successfully.
When I power on, windows tries to start but always ends up with a completely blank screen.
If I re-boot 3 time, I’m able to boot into windows Safe Mode.
Tried several options from CMD window but still not been able to get it working:
chkdsk /f /r – For all partitions on both disks.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
I’m able to install fresh copy of Win 10 onto the SSD and all works fine (so I know hardware is ok) but unable to get my backup running.
Any help gratefully appreciated.