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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:02:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show any
spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup but
don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me find
the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable CD?
If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
active to use for selection?
Any hints will be appreciated.
Thanks.

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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:02:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

TrueImage is quite easy to use. Just boot with the CD and TrueImage will
load. The interface looks exactly like the Windows Interface so it will be
familiar to you. Select the option to Restore by clicking twice. Do a search
for your backup. If you use the Acronis Zone then point there (no file name
is used in the Acronis Zone) or if you saved to another location then browse
to it. If you do incremental backups then point to the latest date. Then
follow the on screen instructions. Basically you will simply check boxes.
You will be asked what you want to restore - so it should be your C drive -
check the box. You will be asked where to restore - so check the C drive.
Accept the rest of the defaults. It should take only a few minutes or so.
When finished you will need to Exit and reboot. Remove the CD if it is in
the drive.

If you use the Acronis Zone and have it enabled then you will see a message
to press F11 during start up. Press F11 and you will have a screen to select
to launch Acronis True Image or Windows XP. Select the option to run True
Image and follow the above.

I assume you have already checked the integrity of the backup. If not run
the "Check image" from the program's menu BEFORE you run Restore. Rarely is
an image bad but if it is then you don't want to load it onto your system as
a corrupt image will not boot.

If the image is corrupt then we will need to try other troubleshooting
attempts.

I captured some screen shots here that might be marginally useful to you.
Just look at them in order
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/trueimage/ti.htm


--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"her hubby" <herhubby@helpful.net> wrote in message
news:114gvn77ceiq847@corp.supernews.com...
> I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
> Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
> order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show any
> spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup
but
> don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
> Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
> If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me find
> the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable
CD?
> If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
> active to use for selection?
> Any hints will be appreciated.
> Thanks.
>
>
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:14:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

her hubby wrote:
> I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
> Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
> order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show any
> spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup but
> don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
> Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
> If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me find
> the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable CD?
> If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
> active to use for selection?
> Any hints will be appreciated.
> Thanks.
>
>
You might explain the problem. Many times problems can be fixed
without restoring.

gls858
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Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:15:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hopefully you did create an image file on another HDD or CDs. It is not clear from your post about what you expect to accomplish.

--
Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"her hubby" <herhubby@helpful.net> wrote in message news:114gvn77ceiq847@corp.supernews.com...
|I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
| Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
| order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show any
| spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup but
| don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
| Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
| If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me find
| the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable CD?
| If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
| active to use for selection?
| Any hints will be appreciated.
| Thanks.
|
|
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:11:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thank you everyone for your help. Using the bootable CD I was able to get my
system back to my last True Image backup. Now my wife is happy because she
can do her thing whatever it is.

Her Hubby

"Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
news:eXcHnf%23MFHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> TrueImage is quite easy to use. Just boot with the CD and TrueImage will
> load. The interface looks exactly like the Windows Interface so it will be
> familiar to you. Select the option to Restore by clicking twice. Do a
search
> for your backup. If you use the Acronis Zone then point there (no file
name
> is used in the Acronis Zone) or if you saved to another location then
browse
> to it. If you do incremental backups then point to the latest date. Then
> follow the on screen instructions. Basically you will simply check boxes.
> You will be asked what you want to restore - so it should be your C
drive -
> check the box. You will be asked where to restore - so check the C drive.
> Accept the rest of the defaults. It should take only a few minutes or so.
> When finished you will need to Exit and reboot. Remove the CD if it is in
> the drive.
>
> If you use the Acronis Zone and have it enabled then you will see a
message
> to press F11 during start up. Press F11 and you will have a screen to
select
> to launch Acronis True Image or Windows XP. Select the option to run True
> Image and follow the above.
>
> I assume you have already checked the integrity of the backup. If not run
> the "Check image" from the program's menu BEFORE you run Restore. Rarely
is
> an image bad but if it is then you don't want to load it onto your system
as
> a corrupt image will not boot.
>
> If the image is corrupt then we will need to try other troubleshooting
> attempts.
>
> I captured some screen shots here that might be marginally useful to you.
> Just look at them in order
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/trueimage/ti.htm
>
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "her hubby" <herhubby@helpful.net> wrote in message
> news:114gvn77ceiq847@corp.supernews.com...
> > I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
> > Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
> > order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show
any
> > spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup
> but
> > don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
> > Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
> > If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me
find
> > the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable
> CD?
> > If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
> > active to use for selection?
> > Any hints will be appreciated.
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:12:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

There were too many minor problems to list them all. Bottom line is it
worked.
Thank you everyone for your help. Using the bootable CD I was able to get my
system back to my last True Image backup. Now my wife is happy because she
can do her thing whatever it is.

Her Hubby

"gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eSJM2v%23MFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> her hubby wrote:
> > I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
> > Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
> > order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show
any
> > spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup
but
> > don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
> > Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
> > If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me
find
> > the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable
CD?
> > If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
> > active to use for selection?
> > Any hints will be appreciated.
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> You might explain the problem. Many times problems can be fixed
> without restoring.
>
> gls858
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:13:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Yes I had. It worked.
Thank you everyone for your help. Using the bootable CD I was able to get my
system back to my last True Image backup. Now my wife is happy because she
can do her thing whatever it is.

Her Hubby

"» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@new.rr.com> wrote in message
news:%23U9PpUANFHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hopefully you did create an image file on another HDD or CDs. It is not
clear from your post about what you expect to accomplish.

--
Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
__________In response to__________
"her hubby" <herhubby@helpful.net> wrote in message
news:114gvn77ceiq847@corp.supernews.com...
|I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
| Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears in
| order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show any
| spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image backup
but
| don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
| Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
| If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me find
| the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the Bootable
CD?
| If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse be
| active to use for selection?
| Any hints will be appreciated.
| Thanks.
|
|
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 8:06:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Your welcome. Glad to hear that wife is happy.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"her hubby" <herhubby@helpful.net> wrote in message
news:114ikvafpfftm57@corp.supernews.com...
> Thank you everyone for your help. Using the bootable CD I was able to get
my
> system back to my last True Image backup. Now my wife is happy because she
> can do her thing whatever it is.
>
> Her Hubby
>
> "Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
> news:eXcHnf%23MFHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > TrueImage is quite easy to use. Just boot with the CD and TrueImage will
> > load. The interface looks exactly like the Windows Interface so it will
be
> > familiar to you. Select the option to Restore by clicking twice. Do a
> search
> > for your backup. If you use the Acronis Zone then point there (no file
> name
> > is used in the Acronis Zone) or if you saved to another location then
> browse
> > to it. If you do incremental backups then point to the latest date. Then
> > follow the on screen instructions. Basically you will simply check
boxes.
> > You will be asked what you want to restore - so it should be your C
> drive -
> > check the box. You will be asked where to restore - so check the C
drive.
> > Accept the rest of the defaults. It should take only a few minutes or
so.
> > When finished you will need to Exit and reboot. Remove the CD if it is
in
> > the drive.
> >
> > If you use the Acronis Zone and have it enabled then you will see a
> message
> > to press F11 during start up. Press F11 and you will have a screen to
> select
> > to launch Acronis True Image or Windows XP. Select the option to run
True
> > Image and follow the above.
> >
> > I assume you have already checked the integrity of the backup. If not
run
> > the "Check image" from the program's menu BEFORE you run Restore.
Rarely
> is
> > an image bad but if it is then you don't want to load it onto your
system
> as
> > a corrupt image will not boot.
> >
> > If the image is corrupt then we will need to try other troubleshooting
> > attempts.
> >
> > I captured some screen shots here that might be marginally useful to
you.
> > Just look at them in order
> > http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/images/trueimage/ti.htm
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
> >
> >
> > "her hubby" <herhubby@helpful.net> wrote in message
> > news:114gvn77ceiq847@corp.supernews.com...
> > > I know this is not an acronis site, but I need help.
> > > Something my son did messed up our computer so that a restore appears
in
> > > order. Microsoft's spyware program, ad aware, and spy bot do not show
> any
> > > spyware. Norton scan did not show a problem. I have a True Image
backup
> > but
> > > don't know how to use it. The help file is not very clear.
> > > Do I just start in safe mode and if so how do I do that?
> > > If I use the Startup Recovery Manager by pressing F11, will it let me
> find
> > > the file that I want to use for backup or do I have to use the
Bootable
> > CD?
> > > If I use the bootable CD will it let me find the file? Will the mouse
be
> > > active to use for selection?
> > > Any hints will be appreciated.
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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