If I try to recover a backup from my external drive using the Acronis manager at Start up. It cannot either find the external hard drive, or if it does it says that the Archive is either corrupt or not valid. If I try to recover from within Acronis, there is no problem. Any ideas? it was OK with V 2010, and I have deleted all the old backups so they are all v2011.
why cannot you just do like me set bios to boot first from cd. then have acronis cd to boot from and external drive plugged in to restore from. Note any Tib images have to be on the first Partition of any External drive for Acronis to see them. Also on my PC it sets External drive as A:\ Removable
My BIOS are set to boot first from CD, but I haven't got an Acronis 2011 disk.My external drive is always plugged in, and I had no trouble with v2010. I get these messages. "Cannot open archive on the specified drive. Either there is no archive on it or the archive is corrupt" After unplugging the external drive and reconnecting several times I got it to see the drive, but the drive letter had changed fro "E" to "D" I also get the message " Error while opening backup. The possible reason is the backup is from another archive.
OK, I just used an old TI V10 dISK to boot from CD and it found the archive OK, but when I try to use it I get this message "The selected file is not an Acronis archive or is corrupted" I know it is not corrupted as I validated it and it works OK within Windows. I am thinking of uninstalling Acronis 2011, running Ccleaner then reinstalling
OK, I think I have resolved it. I uninstalled, cleaned up, and reinstalled then reactivated the Startup Manger. It is now able to recover from there. I still have two problems though, the icon on the desktop is not a full icon, and it has started non stop backup which I don't want. I am taking my wife out tonight so I will come back in the morning. Thank you both for your responses. RP