I have ATI8 which I have never really liked but thought I
would give it another try about a month back. I created an image to an external
HDD but now I need to restore it I am having difficulties.
I select the source and then the destination C drive and
it says the drive is in use (which it is) and to reboot.
When I do so Acronis Loading please wait appears on the
screen but it gets no further. Tried booting directly
from the Acronis CD and get the same message but again it goes no further.
Any help please as
it is the only backup I have of this drive.
I also have ATI 2010 which I could install but I don't know if that would be able to restore something from an earlier version. I would have used this in the first place but at the time was unable to find the serial number which I now have.
Dont understand why its not booting using the CD as that contains its own OS probably Linux based. Are you waiting long enough as it takes several minutes to load?
You may experience problems as V8 is a very old version and I know that only 2013 upwards will work on W8 and I dont know what the effect of trying an install of a V8 backup using V10 but it doesnt explain why it wont boot from CD.
Unfortunately TI is not all its cracked up to be and its essential that Validation is turned on (its off by default) especially if Incremental backup regime is chosen. If you take for example a backup with 10 increments and increment 3 has become corrupted then your only recourse is increment 2 as all the rest are useless and it will happily let you carry on taking incremental backups that are useless in a restore situation. Validation checks all increments and can also be carried out manually.
Thanks for the replies, it will boot from the 2010 disk but then can't find the backup. I also cannot understand why it will not boot from the 8.00 disk, it even says on it "Bootable CD". Even tried a copy in case the original was damaged. Left it overnight just to see what happened but it won't get past the loading please wait message.