I’m stuck with the recovery of a system image on my WD MyBookLive.
I created a system image of my laptop with the backup tool of Windows 7 - 64 bits.
By choice I don’t want to install the WD’s recovery tool: WD SmartWare.
The system image was created on the external drive in a specific share without any problem.
When I use the W7 repair disc, I select the second option: “Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier”.
The system cannot find a system image on my laptop and I select (compulsory) the second option “Select a system image” and click on “Next” and then the “Advanced” button.
At this level, I click on “Search for a system image on the network”, then the system scans the network and cannot detect or cannot be connected to the external hard drive.
Afterwards, a window pops-up asking to specify the location of the system image and I type
Then there is another window coming up, “Windows Security” asking my password to enter to: MYBOOKLIVE.
I put as username admin and then the password.
I also noticed the weird domain MININT-XXXXX with XXXX changing at each new session.
Finally, I get the following error message: “The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help. ( 0x800704CF )”.
After different attempts, I put a cable between the router and the laptop thinking that in the recovery environment, the wireless doesn’t work but it changed nothing.
I also tried different ways of typing, thinking that the path for \MYBOOKLIVE\NameOfTheShare and the login is case sensitive but it didn’t also change anything.
I couldn’t find any information on the MyBookLive’s manual regarding network recovery with Windows 7 backup tool, so I would be very thankful for any hint or tip about this problem.
Do you think I have to put a cable between the laptop and the router because the wireless doesn’t work in the recovery mode of the repair disc?
How to type correctly a network path?
What I need to add for the Windows Security question because the share is private? The name of my laptop is ZEUS, do I need to add it in the user name as ZEUS\admin and then the password?
Should I move the system image to the root of the MyBookLive hard drive?
Do you know any tutorial or website about system recovery with the Windows 7 backup system?
Thanks a lot for your help!!