Acronis 2014, I can not restore my backup
I have been using Acronis 2014 to keep my computers backed up. I finally needed to use the backup and I am having a lot of difficulty restoring it.
It has been backing up to a NAS by using a Mapped network drive. The backup verifies OK.
First problem is that Acronis 2014 can not restore from a NAS. OK, so I copied the backup to a local HDD and restored from there.
Second problem, Acronis 2014 does not restore to M.2 drives. So, after trying many ways to recover to a regular HDD and then move it over to the M.2 drive I bit the bullet and I purchased Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office Advanced. (I am seriously not a fan of the yearly plan scheme, but I needed this back up and running)
So now I can restore my backup directly to the M.2 drive and it looks complete, but it will not boot. I have tried fixing and repairing and even recreating the MBR, I have tried copying the restored files in top of a new Windows10 installation. I have tried everything I can find on the network to get a partition to boot. I have tried the Acronis recovery DVD as well as their recovery USB drive booted from both UEFI and Legacy boot. I have chkdsk'ed the M.2 and even tried a full reformat.
I can't even restore my backup to an HDD and simply boot from there. Not an ideal solution since I would rather have Windows installed on the M.2 drive, but at least it would be running.
I expected to be able to restore my Acronis backup with little trouble and be back up and running quickly. I am now 5 days in to this and since every restore or copy takes hours, I have wasted far too much time. Now even after spending another 130USD for Acronis 2022 I still do not have my computer restored.
Any help or suggestions would be very welcome.