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    I'm getting a weird message. The restore wizard runs, finds all the drives, network cards,etc. When I continue the restore begins and the progress bar is running, then I get "unexpected error".
    There are seven backups available for this computer and they are marked 'complete' and I get the same result each time.

    If I restore another PC's backup in the system to this computer I can succesfully restore (although it restores the incorrect PC).

    Can anyone help with this?

    I'm no longer sure that I can trust any of the backups I'm getting at this point.

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    What operating system are you trying to restore?

    On what kind of backup media are the backups saved?

    What backup software are you using?

    Is there any more detail other than "unexpected error"?

    How far into the restore process before the error occurs?

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    What operating system are you trying to restore?

    On what kind of backup media are the backups saved?

    What backup software are you using?

    Is there any more detail other than "unexpected error"?

    How far into the restore process before the error occurs?

    Joe
    Computer I'm tring to update is a laptop w/ Vista
    The backup is on Windows Home Server. I'm using the Restore CD that came with WHS. Trying to restore the backup for that laptop from WHS on the network. No joy with any of the eight saved backups. But.....I can restore another computer's backup (a WIn7) to this with no problem. The error occurs at the point the restore begins and there is a 'progress meter' on the screen.

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    You might be better off posting in the forums at one of the WHS enthusiast sites such as [url=http://www.mediasmartserver.net/]Mediasmartserver.net[/utl] or one of the others in the blog roll at the bottom right of the MediasmartServer.net home page. There are a number of WHS MVPs who run or frequent those sites plus other enthusiasts who know WHS very well.

    Joe
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