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Windows 7: Some help with safely remove hardware after backup, please

26 Oct 2013   #11
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I suggest you post a Disk Management screen shot. Also, maybe check in your BIOS that the backup drive isn't included in your boot list.
Here's a screenshot and No, the external drive is not included in the boot list. I plug it in after I boot up. That's just a one a week thing.

Thanks for the post.




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26 Oct 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Remove the active flag from drive (E).
(C) drive with Windows 7 is the only needed active drive.

This from Brink should be helpful.

Partition - Mark as Inactive
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26 Oct 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's a hanging handle on the drive. Reboot and you can remove the drive.
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26 Oct 2013   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes you could try removing the active flag on the external. I have had externals with active set (no reason but too lazy to unset it) and not experienced this problem. Also, I have boot USB flash drives with active set of course and can eject them.
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26 Oct 2013   #15
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

You gentlemen are confusing me. What is an active flag and how do I remove it?

I'm not at the computer at the moment.

It's sleeping.
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26 Oct 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please read the Tutorial.
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26 Oct 2013   #17
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

OK, I will.

I have so little time being the mother, father, housekeeper, lawn mower, etc.......
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26 Oct 2013   #18
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Please read the Tutorial.
Layback Bear, I'm afraid that this is way over my head.

What say we save it for a time when I don't have so much else to do like I do today.

Here's the Disk Management again. I see no flag so I'm lost.

Thanks to everyone. Your efforts are really appreciated.


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26 Oct 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Instead of standing on your head, why don't you just reboot.
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26 Oct 2013   #20
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Instead of standing on your head, why don't you just reboot.
Great idea but it will not reboot with the disk plugged in. I have two motherboards which work that way.

The one you see the specs of here does not do that.

How about his, whs, I just unplug the USB cord and forget about it?

Beats standing on my head.
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