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Windows 7: Extra factory image on external hard drive

21 Aug 2011   #1

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Extra factory image on external hard drive

Since upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 on HP desktop, I find one of my external drive to be now labled "Factory Image" even though Drive D is also labled "Factory Image". What should I do? The system is running fine, but I get a message that my Windows bachups "failed'.

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21 Aug 2011   #2
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Can you run disk management and post a screenshot of your OS and external disks.
Use the windows snipping tool and the little paperclip on the seven forums toolbar.
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22 Aug 2011   #3

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22 Aug 2011   #5

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this is correct. But why do I have an external drive (disk 1/ drive F) dedicated to "factory image"? Is it necessary or redundant? I do not know how this happened. Does Windows defoult to an additional disk under some circumstances?
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22 Aug 2011   #6

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this is correct. But why do I have an external drive (disk 1/ drive F) dedicated to "factory image"? Is it necessary or redundant? I do not know how this happened. Does Windows defoult to an additional disk under some circumstances?
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22 Aug 2011   #7

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Your external drive is most likely a self-made, which has not been cleaned of DATA.
Like this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post1177933

To clean you could:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
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22 Aug 2011   #8

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Please excuse my ignorance, but is the D drive(0 disk) adequate for factory image? Do I need the Factory Image on the F drive as well? If not I would plan to reformat it. My concern is whether or not the Factory Image on the external drive is needed.
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22 Aug 2011   #9

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The Factory Image on F: is from the HP/Compaq PC the HD drive was on.
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22 Aug 2011   #10

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I'm not sure I understand. The F Drive is an external drive. I have 4 external hard drive. D is a partition on the internal hard drive. Is factory image on F drive necessary?
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