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Windows 7: How do I change a cloned SATA drive to use as a backup drive

14 Sep 2011   #1

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How do I change a cloned SATA drive to use as a backup drive

I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up. Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.


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14 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Sorry to hear you are having issues Beaner...

Not sure how politically correct that name is either... LOL!

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I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up.
What application did you use to make this "Clone"?

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Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.
Can you boot into your OS? If yes, can you see both the old HDD and the Cloned HDD? If you can positivly ID the cloned drive just format it and start again!

I can give you more details once you give me more details!
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14 Sep 2011   #3

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Politically Correct

Being PC is probably due to a lot of ignorance - ahem, lack of knowledge. I was a bombardier/navigator in A-6s; hence, Beaner. I was also an Electronic Countermeasures Officer in EA-6Bs; hence ECMO.

I was able to accidentally solve the issue just now. I rebooted the computer witrhout the clone attached; mounted the hard drive and 'saw' the drive as a normal drive; reformatted it, and all is well with the world.
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14 Sep 2011   #4

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Glad to be of help, and welcome to the forums!
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