Dan.. Thank you so much for your contribution with the DSR issues and the work you did on DSRFIX.
You're welcome. I'm glad people are finding it useful.I was successful in restoring a PARTITION IMAGE to recreate a DSR Partition and use it to kick of the Restore process...
I want to zero in on this. Exactly how did you create/restore the partition image? Which utility, and which options in the utility? Whole disk? Individual partition(s)?
I always unhide the partition before creating the image, and have no trouble upon restoring. However, I've received numerous emails from people who try cloning/imaging while the partition is still 'DB', and they report the partition restores "successfully" but does not boot.
Personally, I don't use Ghost or Acronis, but I've seen many forum & newsgroup postings claiming that "Ghost works fine" or "Acronis works fine", but when pressed for details it turns out they didn't actually try booting from the restored DSR, or they declined to provide details so I could corroborate their claim. Some said "I'm too busy," some said "Just take my word for it, it works," and others just said "read the manual"--sometimes with a pointless generic link to acronis.com or symantec.com.
So if you--or anyone else here, for that matter--has been able to clone/restore a DSR partition without unhiding it, and successfully boot from it,
then I'd like the details. I get a lot of email, so I'd like to be aware if there's a procedure that works without unhiding. In the meantime, I'm answering email by advising people to unhide the DSR partition before cloning/imaging it.