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Windows 7: Backup problems

03 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7
Backup problems

I am getting the message that Backup skipped backing up d:\ as it is on the backup target. I have formatted the usb flash drive that I am using for backup and still the message comes up. Does anyone know how to tell the computer I don't want this on the backup target? Thanks

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03 Oct 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Margarithe, Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a copy of the output of Disk Management. Here is how.


Run disk management:
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT Spacebar key combo | X key
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.

Make a snapshot:
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post


You can help us to help you by filling out your System Specs and here is how.


In the line at the top of you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.

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06 Oct 2010   #3

windows 7

attached disk managemet snap shot
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06 Oct 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

As you probably noticed, something went astray and the snapshot is missing.

I've done the same thing myself and more than once.
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13 Oct 2010   #5

windows 7
reposting snapshot+backup problems

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13 Oct 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Format D as NTFS and make inactive. Both of these can be done from within Disk Management.
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13 Oct 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

May have goofed. Twice. Go ahead and try it with D marked active. Active usually designates that a drive can be bootable, in layman's terms.

Be sure to format as NTFS.

Can't remember whether DiskManagement can mark as inactive. I always use DiskPart for those kind of things.

If you still have difficulties, yell and I'll give you the sure fire solution.
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