I have a very frustrating problem I've seen discussed before, but there was not a useful answer posted. My Windows 7 Repair disk, will not recognize the USB attached hard drive where chose to store my image during the create image process. I tried saving the image (9.81GB) to DVDs, but after feeding in 8 blank DVDs I gave up. Windows suggested the image would be only 12GB so I tried saving the image to multiple DVDs, but no luck.
I have an Acer Aspire One Netbook (AOD257-1679) with no optical drive built in. My BIOS has the facility to boot from USB devices like a USB DVD, or a USB Hard Drive. When I boot from the USB DVD, the repair disk loads and seems to function normally. However, when I try to point where the saved image is, no luck. Is there a way to incorporate a generic USB driver when I make the Windows 7 Repair disk? The external USB drive is fine when I boot Windows 7 normally. Since the repair disk boots from a USB DVD, why canm't it see a USD hard drive? Both are enabled in the BIOS.
Does Windows 7 preclude laptops and netbooks from the repair from image process? Unlike a desktop, there is only room for 1 hard drive in my netbook, and I have already mentioned that Windows 7 can be installed from a USB DVD, and the Repair disk boots normally from a USB DVD. Why does the repair disk not see my USB hard drive? I do not want to go through a fresh install, that is why I made an image in the first place.
This is incredibly frustrating.