I had the rebuild an entire machine recently, being using some symantec tool (BESR) as backup solution; Unfortunately …
I could restore the backup as expected to a new hard drive; However I could not restore the MBR; Tried several potential solutions but no luck!!
I found a nice and tiny tool that can collect/backup and restore drivers applied on Windows system.
– Having re-installed the entire machine, noticed that some drivers that belongs to devices could not be found, this means that Windows was complaining of devices that drivers could not be found..
I used BESR software to mount the backup made; Started Double Driver tool and point the scan to a custom path to the mounted partition and windows folder; I have been able to backup all drivers and re-install them on my current system within a matter of few minutes.
A reboot, and the machine was back up and running as before.