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Monday,  04/28/08  01:25 AM

Yippee I am recovered!  (Thank you Acronis.)  I was able to do a full restore of a backup taken on April 6 from my [temporary] 100MB drive onto my [permanent] 250MB drive, and then restore a current backup of just my volatile files (Documents and Settings/ole) over it.  There were three keys, first, installing XP from scratch directly onto the drive, to get the boot sector and partition table right, second, having a large direct-connected drive to hold the backups (over a network, they take forever), and third, remembering that in order to restore "ole" I needed to sign on as "administrator".  It all worked, and I am happily up on the 250MB drive with no apparent data loss.  Whew.

I am no longer desperately seeking sympathy.  Although I am mindful of the fact that precelebration is the root of all failure.  As Dave Winer says, "praise Murphy" :)


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