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I am trying to restore from a SimpleTech pinifarina 320G USB HDD and after installing the software on the system it will only allow me to restore from a HDD or CD disk. The backup is on the drive. What do I do?

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Hello.

Sounds like you no longer see the drive.

If you no longer see the SimpleTech drive, reinstall the Simple Tech driver. Do not format the drive, but install the driver.

If you see the drive letter, but cannot restore, please provide more details, such as error messages when trying to restore from the drive.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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