|01 Mar 2014||#1|
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Drive not available in list of drives at backup.
I was trying to make a (standard Windows 7) backup, but the backup drive Y: was not shown in the list of drives available for backup.
The drive Y: was shown in Explorer!
I think the cause of the problem should be found in the fact that drive Y has the attribute System (and a system drive may not be used for storage of backup files)!
The configuration (2 drives) is as shown in the attachment.
Partition C has as attributes: Opstarten, Wisselbestand, Actief, Crashdump, Prim. Partitie.
When drive Y is disconnected, drive C gets attribute System too!
The idea was to use drive Y only for backup purposes. I made a first backup and everything seemed OK. After disconnecting drive Y the PC continued to function.
I want to make a backup now, so I reconnected this drive Y but now it may not be used by the backup!
How to solve this problem now (I think the attribute System in drive Y has to be removed, but the question is how) and
How to prevent occurring this problem in the future?
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|01 Mar 2014||#2|
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Since Y: is considered to be a system and active drive, that would be why you are unable to use is to back up to.
Does your Windows 7 still boot properly if you remove Y: ? If so, then you could format Y: at boot, and should be able to use it to back up to afterwards.
Translation: Partition C has as attributes: Startup, Paging, Active, Crash Dump, Prim. partition
Was there a reason why you have unallocated space on Disk 1 like that?
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