11-05-2009 12:40 PM
For several month Replica has been working flawlessly, it even withstood an upgrade from Vista 32 Bit to Windows 7 Ultimate. Since my work involves continuous file updates, I usually connect Replica only once a day to prevent excessive copies of the same file. Several times I've needed to recover individual files, and Replica has never failed me; however, it gave me fits when I needed to perform a compete restore. The restore program would not show the screens required to select my internal drive; they would flash for an instant, and then be gone. Seagate tools could see my internal drive and didn't indicate any problems, but Replica restore would only show my external drive. The problem was solved by performing a complete reformat (not a quick format) of my internal drive. Afterwards Replica displayed both drives and the restore performed as it should. After my upgrade to Windows 7 it first appeared I was going to have to fall back to Vista, and I attempted to do this with Replica; again, my internal drive would not show within the restore program. Luckily, a total restore wasn't required, however, I am concerned about my inability to restore to a drive that already contains information. Has anyone else had a similar experience?