in order to explore the files for recovery, all you’ll need to do is decompress the partition images and then mount them on a Linux computer. i’ve never done it myself because of how long it takes to decompress the files and how quickly i can just deploy the image and recover the files i need
Thanks for your support @Junkhacker , I’ll take this into consideration. I’d ideally like to test both methods but if virtualizing is the quickest solution, I’ll take your suggestion and keep using it.
I can provide some additional info, but no photos or videos for now, I decided to reinstall the system to new drive (for multiple reasons, not just FOG related). If I am going to have some time to recreate the setup, I will provide them in the future.
No it is not SSD. Classic WD (Caviar) Blue (both original 1TB and new 500GB)
It was not a RAID (now it is, but not related)
If you asking if IDE or AHCI - AHCI
PC is Lenovo Thinkcentre M83 (UEFI BIOS)
I have created and tried to restore the image on the same version of FOG (4557). Created without problem. Restoring of 1st partition, no problem. Failed on restoring of 2nd (main, windows 7 installation) middle in procces. Dont recall any more details, sorry.