These are both great comments, thank you both.
Hello all, I didn't retrieve my partition, so I lost all of my music. I wanted to give the update to benefit others that could go through this. I originally did the restore because I could not get my aftermarket USB 2.0 drivers to load. I thought I had tried everything.... Now, I feel as dumb as a box of rocks. I haven't loaded a DAC on a different machine in a couple of years and just forgot 1 issue.
I did not disable driver signing. I've had to do this on win 8 machines previously. Its been so long that it didn't come to mind. I went into advanced settings, disabled driver signing, reloaded the driver, loaded right up... So essentially, I lost all of my music for nothing. The library is rebuilding slowly and all is well. I hope my stupidity may help another.
"So essentially, I lost all of my music for nothing. The library is rebuilding slowly and all is well. I hope my stupidity may help another.
Timlub (Reviews | Threads | Answers | This Thread)"
What makes you so sure that you lost all your music? You may have, depending on what you did to the HD. But there's a good chance you can still recover at least some of your music by using more powerful tools.