Problems with restoring and accessing backups in Acronis True Image 2011
On my WinXP SP3 I'm using Acronis True Image 2011 for its backup and restore functions.
After a backup of my older hard disk (in live mode with DiscWizard, since that is a Seagate HDD), I cannot restore or simply access .tib and .vhd backups (the last one created in ATI 2011 after a conversion of .tib backup).
I've even tried to restore files and folders (from a 56 GB backup), not the entire disk or partitions but no file has been restored (or just detected): the 2 listed partitions (first system, second data, both primary) have no file or folders to show inside.
And this has happened in the rescue media environment because attempting such operation in the normal desktop mode results in the unavailability of any destination: all the partitions of my current HDD are marked red even though I've enlarged one of them in order to save the old HDD content (say 62 GB vs 56 GB of my Seagate saved in a pendrive in .tib and .vhd formats).
My old PATA Seagate actually doesn't boot (perhaps an issue regarding the MBR or the filesystem), that's why I'm trying to save its content and get access to it.
Also, trying to mount the .tib backup in ATI 2011 results in a message of an unsupported format. Is that because of the malfunctioning of my Seagate (in terms of MBR and/or filesystem)? Then, any backup that I'm going to make will be unuseful because it couldn't be mounted nor accessed. Am I wrong?
I can add that even Gizmo Drive showed me a message of unsupported format. Only fixed and dynamics format are supported said Gizmo. So my .vhd is not supported because of the possible corruption, isn't it?
Lastly, I installed MS Virtual Server 2005 for the mounting feature but even there, at the command line, I received a message of unsupported format preventing me from successfully mounting and accessing the backup.
I'm just wondering whether there is a solution in ATI 2011 (or somewhere else) to get access to my old HDD. I only know that EaseUS, Bitrecovery and perhaps other programs are able to let me see the full content of my HDD, even with the original file names.
Is then more an issue of recovering data programs or should I firstly try to solve the problem regarding the possible corruption of the MBR / filesystem of my old HDD? And how?
Thanks in advance for your help!