trying to recover old XP HDD with TI9 Home, but system reboots during 'analyzing partition' step
My wife's 2005 T42 Thinkpad HDD finally gave up the ghost. She needs it to hold her over until I can set her up with something new, hopefully this summer.
Lucky me, I made a recent backup image of her C: partition and stored it on a USB stick. And I happen to have another T42 HDD on hand. It has a clean install of XP, but none of her files and browser bookmarks so I intend to restore the backup image to that drive. In hindsight, as old as her drive was, I should have gone through this exercise long before ago!
Anyway, I'm having an odd problem with the TI9 recovery disc in 'Full' mode. When I select Recovery, which starts the Restore Data Wizard, the computer reboots during the initial 'analyzing partition' message. I tried several times, in some cases making different selections such as "Validate Backup Archive" but the system reboots before gets to the next screen with the drive tree. It works fine in Safe Mode but I can't access the backup image in Safe Mode, since it's on a USB stick.
I've used TI9 for over a decade on my XP machine and recovered several drives during that time and never had this happen before. Any idea what could cause this behavior and how to resolve?