Slideshow: How to restore a hard disk with Windows 7 System Image Recovery

If you click the Advanced button, you'll be able to enable a disk check operation

Since there are no other drives in my example, the Exclude disks button is unavailable. If you have multiple drives you can click the Exclude disks button and choose the drive you want to restore.

If none of the options are available on this screen, you may have to install drivers for the disks you are restoring by clicking the Install drivers button. However, since Windows 7 has such great built-in driver support, that is unlikely.

Now, if you click the Advanced button, you'll see the dialog box shown. The Automatically restart check box will be selected by default and you'll have the option to enable a disk check operation as a part of the procedure.


Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.