First post, by Dochartaigh
After Norton Ghost failed to backup my Win98 HDD properly I had multiple people recommend Acronis True Image. I tried the same Acronis version another forum member has used multiple times successfully, and it still failed on my system:
What I was trying was this: I made a backup of my 120gb mechanical drive and was trying to recover it to a 120gb SSD (with SATA to IDE adapter). I choose the option to recover C: + the MBR (that was the only two options so I choose both) - that failed. I then tried it again with the MBR option unchecked and it failed with the same exact above error.
There's only two hits on all of the internet on this error, on the Acronis Tru Image support page, and Acronis says they're aware of the error in their 2011 version when restoring to IDE drives and they've fixed it in an update.... but if I'm using the SAME EXACT 2011 version that other forum member used, and it worked for him, I assume that we're both using the version with that fix already implemented... Any advice on what to try next? Any THIRD software program I should look into trying?
On a sidenote, a post linked in the above mentions that the clone disk feature DOES work (just not the backup-then-restore feature), so I'm going to try that next. This SSD is an extra anyway (and was just a test if this backup/recovery process even worked to begin with....which it looks like it doesn't 🤣).