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  • Question

  • hi,

    We are in process of upgrading the Windows XP to Windows 7, I have created a Windows image using MDT 2012.

    When i was testing in one PC after capturing usmt pc restarted in windows PE mode and started installing windows 7 and suddenly due to cd drive reading error the setup failed and the migration failed, after i restarted the PC,  the windows 7 was not installed properly and it has deleted all the data in C drive and in d drive the data remains as it is.

    Can you please tell me how to handle this kind of issues and how to recover the data of C drive as we are not taking backup in external drive.

    Thanks in advance

    D. Sendil Kumar

    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 10:14 AM


  • This is a catastrophic error, there are no easy answers at this point.

    You might be able to import the exported USMT data when performing a new computer installation, but the new computer installation would reformat the drive first.

    First, look to see if the USMT data is present on the C: Drive. Hopefully you stoped the installation process so MDT didn't wipe the data. IF so. I would remove the drive, and put it into a USB case. then attempt to USMT restore.

    Keith Garner -

    Thursday, January 2, 2014 6:09 AM