Restoring disks and partitions in Windows and from Acronis Bootable Media
This article applies to:
Acronis True Image Home 2011
Recovery can be performed in Windows or from Acronis Bootable Media.
Acronis Bootable Media is especially useful if the computer does not boot or when you need to restore to a machine that has no operating system installed. Acronis Bootable Media can also be used to do any recovery operation.
If you need to restore the system partition or the entire disk to a different machine, please see
Acronis True Image Home 2011 Plus Pack: Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware with Acronis Universal Restore.
(!) Restoring system partition under Windows will require a reboot.
If you want to restore a data partition or if you want to revert the system partition to an earlier state, you can perform this operation using Acronis True Image Home 2011 in Windows:
Recovery in Windows
Start Acronis True Image Home 2011, locate the necessary backup in the
My backups list and press Recover:
If you have several versions of the backup, press
Recover last version to recover the system from the backup to the latest state. Or press Explore all versions and select date and time of the backup from which you want to recover: In the
Disk recovery window select the partitions that you want to recover:
(!) If you are using Windows 7 and have a System Reserved Partition (100 MB), select it along with your system partition to recover the system. See Acronis True Image Home and Windows 7 System Reserved Partition. Select the destination for each partition:
If you are restoring to the same computer, the application will offer the destination partitions automatically.
Make sure that the system partition (C: in most cases) is Primary and Active: press
Partition properties and check Type:
(!) If you are using Windows 7 and have a System Reserved Partition (100 MB), System Reserved partition should be Primary Active and partition C should be Primary: If you want to resize the partition, press
Partition properties and set the new size using the arrow or specify the new size in Total size field:
If you need to recover MBR (Master Boot Record), check the option
You can recover MBR individually or together with partitions: select MBR checkbox and select to which disk the MBR should be recovered:
In general, if you are restoring to a disk that boots, you do not need to restore the MBR. If you are restoring to a disk that does not have MBR and cannot boot, you need to restore the MBR as well.
Check all details and press
Recover now to start the recovery:
If you are restoring a system partition, the application will ask you to reboot in order to continue recovery. Press
Reboot to proceed with the recovery:
(!) If you press Cancel, the recovery operation will be canceled.