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  • Question

  • I have recently had a major crash in the 2011 machine, and have now changed the 2 HDDs

    I had 1 disc (WD 160GB) for system drive, and a 1,5TB WD for the data.

    long story short, they both crashed (actually, the whole lenovo M58p is burned out, due to an electric fault)

    I have another m57p which I have now installed the 2 new drives to, a new WD500GB and a new WD 1,5TB.

    There was (luckily) also a 1,5TB USB drive with a total backup on, this is not damaged. I cannot restore from this, I tried both restore disc (on usb stick) install disc/restore. A new installation was the only thing that worked.

    Now - when I was going to restore the image from the WHS console, I can select the USB disc an also select both full restore and selected restore. But the target disc (1,5TB SATA disc) is greyed out? all other discs also....

    Help?

    Friday, June 3, 2011 2:23 PM