I recently had to send my laptopto Sony for a repair. Prior to doing this, I wisely backed up the hard drive using Nero BackItUp 2 to an external HD (WD 500GB,USB2). My computer came back with a new hard drive (although I don't understand why, as the old one was fine). So I reinstall Nero, and try to restore, and I get a message that I have to boot from the CD that nero creates (essentially a linux boot CD with the restore software in place). Every time I try, I get an error message: "The program has performedd an illegal memory access and will be shut down." I have also tried through windows using both drives as external drives (on a 2nd computer), but nero does not allow for restoring to an "active" drive.
Nero's documentation is mighty sparse on the subject.
Anticipating a potential problem I alsodid a complete backup of the entire file tree, so in the worst case scenario I just reinstallallsoftware and settings and replace all documents, but this is certainly a pain and time consuming.I would much rather setit to restore while I sleep and be done with it.
Thanks for the help.