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Windows 7: Extra factory image on external hard drive

22 Aug 2011   #11
theog

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Where did you get Disk1 from?


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22 Aug 2011   #12
tuscanva

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I purchased it can't remember ffrom who. It is a Samsung HD5011J
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22 Aug 2011   #13
theog

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As the DATA is not yours, I would clean the HD drive.
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22 Aug 2011   #14
whs
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Did you ever make a Windows7 system image. If yes, it probably picked that drive because it was the most obvious.

Open the drive and see what files are on it. Post them here.
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22 Aug 2011   #15
tuscanva

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I cannot open contents of Drive L but I will JPG properties of both Drive L and HP-R which are both on Disk 1. They will eith clipped on this or the next post.
Extra factory image on external hard drive-drive-l-factory-image-10gb-disk-1-500gb.jpgExtra factory image on external hard drive-contents-hp-r-drive-dates-1-4-2011-comprize-467-gb-500gb-disk.jpg


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22 Aug 2011   #16
mjf

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Disk 0 has an OS but Disk 1 probably used to have an OS but doesn't any longer.
I'd guess that Disk 1 was an old HP OS disk.
If Disk 1 was purchased new then some operation has been performed on it. Did you do anything to it? eg. attempt a clone?
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22 Aug 2011   #17
tuscanva

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I'm not sure. Some time back when I was operating VISTA I recall installing a backup application "BounceBack Ultimate" which did require a dedicated disk. After a couple of disasters, I removed the application and Disk1 may be the remnant. Otherwise, I can only attribute it to my upgrade to Windows 7.
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23 Aug 2011   #18
whs
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Whatever is on L, you can probably delete. On R, you seem to have an image. But what about F where you had the problem.
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23 Aug 2011   #19
tuscanva

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I'm not sure. What I think happened is this. To identify which of my external drives was disk 1 I temporarily disconnected one of the external drives then reconnected it. Apparently the disk manager reassigned drive letters and What was drive F now is drive R. F drive no longer shows up under "my computer"
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23 Aug 2011   #20
whs
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Understand. As I said, delete the "L" stuff. The files on "R" must have come about from imaging. Only you would know when that happened and whether you want to keep it. You can always delete it and create a new image - if that's what you want.

But if you go into imaging, I would highly recommend you use free Macrium or free Paragon in lieu of Win7 imaging. Imaging with free Macrium
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