I'm running Vista Ultimate 32. I have two drives. Disk 0 is
partitioned as follows: C: (system disk) = 20Gb, D: = 80 Gb, F: = 20
Gb. All partitions on Disk 0 are Dynamic. Disk 1 has only 1 partition
= 120Gb and it is Basic.
Eventually, Vista filled up my C: drive. I tried several different
things to clear space on C:, but nothing seemed to work for long. I
was unable to extend my C: drive.
I made the decision to do a Vista Full PC Backup (drives C, D, E, F) to
an external USB HD (G
which completed successfully. I then
reformatted/partitioned Disk 0 as follows: C:= 40, D:= 40, F:=40.
They are now Basic, not Dynamic.
When I try to run the Full PC Restore, it does not find an existing OS
(since I reformatted C). I don't think this is a serious issue, since
I am using my Vista install CD. It does find my backup on the external
HD...but it sees it as Drive E.
I think this is the problem because it see the location of the backup
as E:, but the list of Disks to Restore includes E: (which should be
Disk 1 in my system). When I try to run the restore, I get a wonky
error (can't remember the exact verbage
) about %1 or %2 not found.
How can I designate my external HD as a different drive (like G
there something else I'm doing wrong? Can I reinstall Vista to my C:
drive, then run the Full PC restore from within Vista?
My only other alternative is to reinstall Vista from scratch. If
that's the case, is there someway for me to restore specific
files/folders from my Full PC Backup image on the external HD?