Problems With A Restore
I'm trying to restore from a backup onto a new SSD on the same PC. The contents of the backup, from an original 1 TB spinning disk, are shown as follows:
- NTFS (Windows8_OS) (C:) 203 GB of 926.7 GB NTFS
- Track 0
- Recovery Partition 495 MB NTFS
- EFI System Partition 49 MB FAT32
- FAT32 (LRS_ESP) 267 MB FS:FAT32
- Recovery Partition 26 MB NTFS
- Recovery Partition 11 GB NTFS
This combination confused me, but I formatted the new drive as GPT. Then I tried selecting the whole drive to restore, not specific partitions. It kept needing the new location on all 7, and each time I specified unallocated. But on the 7th it wouldn't let me. It was just greyed out. Maybe that was due to the new SSD 1 TB being slightly less than the original 1 TB, dunno. So I tried just specifying the main C partition 1, and 2 and 4, leaving out the 3 recovery partitions and FAT32, whatever that one is. That allowed it to run, but both times it got around 70% restored and then failed with "Recover operation failed". Maybe the backup is corrupted, but it didn't fail at the exact same point each time, just semi-close. The backup I'm restoring from is the 6th incremental from the full.
So any help here will be appreciated. Should I get a new full and try restoring from that? Am I selecting the right partitions? Any ideas? Thanks.