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I made a few months back a backup of my machine (Windows 7 64bit edition). The size was like 25gb's so I saved it on my external hard-drive(I bought a case and put a hard drive(Seagate I think) in it).

I know want to use this to restore my computer. So I made a system repair disk and loaded it up.

However it cannot find my external hard-drive. I have "WindowsImageBackup " in my root directory of my external drive.

Yet it still does not see it. I would install some drivers but I have no clue what drives I need as when I plug it into my computer and I am in Windows 7 it finds my drive.

What do I need to make Windows 7 recognize my image?

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Make and model of external drive? Connection type, USB? – Moab Jun 30 '11 at 2:27
USB conntection with a seegate barracuda 1TB driver. – chobo2 Jun 30 '11 at 15:54
Did you try using different usb ports? – Moab Jun 30 '11 at 17:51
You may be able to get drive recognized by patching the Windows 7 installer to include the necessary drivers. Take a look at vLite, though you may need a slightly different program for Win7. Is it an option to just connect the hard drive to the machine internally? – Doc Jul 1 '11 at 0:18

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