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I have a seagate flexdrive, on to which I save my backup windows 7 images. To test that system image restore worked I tried a dummy run. When I booted system restore disk up, It said that it could find the NAS drive. I'm assuming that its system restore disk does not load up network drivers. Anyone know what might be causing this or have a workaround?

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Are you using wired or wireless NAS? –  Moab Feb 9 '12 at 4:04
    
its a wired NAS. –  madphp Feb 9 '12 at 4:21
    
Yes Windows RE loads wired network drivers for your nic. –  Moab Feb 9 '12 at 4:44

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When you select "System Image Recovery" from the tools list in Windows RE, it will give and error "Windows cannot find a system image on this computer", click "cancel" then "Next" then "advanced" button, here you will be able to search for a network location or load a driver for your NAS if it is needed.

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Doesnt work. Cant access NAS drive. I get the login to popup but known user/pass not working. Ive tried using IP and NAS hostname. Also, switched off windows managing of homegroup connections. –  madphp Feb 12 '12 at 22:01
    
get windows error when i try to logon 0x800704cf. Ive googled it but cant find anything in relation to nas drives specifically or system restore from repair disc. –  madphp Feb 12 '12 at 22:12
    
Ok figured it out. I had to load windows drivers from motherboard software disc. Restore is running now. –  madphp Feb 12 '12 at 22:34
    
Glad you solved it, which drivers in particular? –  Moab Feb 13 '12 at 2:13
    
just a set of LAN drivers for onboard NIC, that came with motherboard. I should have remembered, cause windows didnt have the drivers when I first set the machine up. doh. –  madphp Feb 13 '12 at 2:27

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