I've taken 'C drive' image backups using acronis true image 11. I'm now trying to restore after installing a new drive...however none of my input devices are being recognised, so although I've got the Acronis screen up (from a cd boot disk) I cant move the cursor or use the keyboard.
I originally had wireless keyboard and mouse which did not work so I dug out an old wired keyboard (ps2) and a usb mouse still no joy.
The wireless controller does light up when I boot but then the light goes out.
Any ideas very welcome as I'm stuck as to what to do.
hi woodchip, I'm afraid it is a ps2 keyboard I'm trying to use without success. Just after I boot using the Acronis disk theres a beep after which the optic mouse light goes out.I'm asuming that the wireless keyboard and mouse are not recognised because there's no OS as yet and the setup routine has not been actioned.
the keyboard is off another PC I have, on which it works ok. I'm trying to restore the c drive (which has the os on it) to a new drive...I have the Acronis screen up but can't enter anything via the keyboard or mouse...the light comes on the mouse but then the PC emits a load beep and it then goes dead...no messages are received.
hmm...if I put the old drive in (making an horrendous row) everything works as normal...if I plug in the new drive and try to boot (leaving the old c drive connected) it fails on boot..the messages go too fast for me to read... I have a copy of the backup on my e drive so could restore from there but as I say if I connect the new drive (which is not being recognised I note)it fails to boot..I'm scratching my head a bit now..