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I have a machine with Win XP SP3 installed on two HDD configured as RAID 0. Is it feasible to restore an Image to a single HDD, reconfigure the BIOS, and use the single HDD as the OS drive? Would the Matrix drivers in the Image preclude this?
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What sizes are your partitions?
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The Drives are 2 WD740ADFD. 138GB total. One Drive is failing.
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Originally Posted by otego1 View Post

The Drives are 2 WD740ADFD. 138GB total. One Drive is failing.

What's the size of the file system partition? You can't migrate a 138GB partition to a single 69GB HDD.
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Sorry, I should have explained that I intend to use another new HDD for image restoration.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by otego1 View Post

Sorry, I should have explained that I intend to use another new HDD for image restoration.

It that case, it does not matter. The OS does not care if it is a single disk or an array. As long as the image fits, it will work.


However, ALWAYS back up your data before a migration.
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Thank you for the reply. My backups are all Acronis. In this case, Acronis True Image 11.0. This is an older Acronis that has never let me down. I think I will give this a try before The disk with Errors dies.
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Thank you DuckieHo. The migration went fine. No problems. Thanks again,
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