I'm running Vista Ult. I did a clean install to a new system.
I have 2 300GB SATA's set up in a striped array (600GB). Before Vista
installation, I partitioned the 600 GB into "drives" C: (300GB) and D:
(300GB) [for speed I thought
]. I installed Vista to the C:, and all my
data (docs etc) to D:. I did a full system backup to a third HD in my
I had second thoughts of the striped array (1 drive fails and I'm 100% lost)
, and for data redundency, decided to delete my striped array and make a
mirror array. All that was done.
I booted from the Vista Installation DVD, and drilled down to the main menu
and selected "restore whole computer". I cannot get it to work.
First, since my mirrored array is 300GB total (repartitioned back in two 150
GB's configuration), I wanted to uncheck the top box that says "Format and
Repartition disks". It is unintensified and I cannot uncheck.
When I continue the restore, if fails and says that I have too few disks
(same #) or too small of disks (both images are way less that 150GB). I then
tried "system" restore only (C: drive only), that failed same message.
Totally frustrated, I re-arrayed the drives (striped as originally), and
tried the restore. Same error (I do not see how!)
What do I do? At this point I am ready to reinstall from scratch, however I
spent a week loading Office apps, and drivers.
I believe the solution is to uncheck the "Format and Repartition disks", but
Anyone know why that is unintensified??
Thanks for the help.