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Windows 7: missing backup drive E

16 Feb 2015   #1
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 
missing backup drive E

"Windows cannot find the disk or network where backups are being saved" is what control panel/backup states. Although I do have a recovery point (and hopefully it works), is the above error significant? I am not sure if it has anything to do with partitioning, but I will include some images.
Thanks

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18 Feb 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sverne mate some system specs would be helpful.
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Now I am assuming you have made backups and am wondering if you made them to the main drive or say an external?

Could you please run this Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition then click on the partition/s where you think you have installed any backups and then go to Explore. (see pic)


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18 Feb 2015   #3
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 

I do have an external Seagate, and my file screenshot shows I have space for recovery. I was just wondering if it is also important to have a backup on a different drive on the hardrive (is this a partition?); what happened to my E drive that I had before?
Do you still need the screenshot of Free Partition Manager?
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18 Feb 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm Sverne mate the recovery I am not sure what that is and screenshot I cannot see any second drive.

Now you could use DSIKPART to look see if the drive is listed.
So you need to go to the command prompt > run as admin > type DISKPART > list disk it then wil show what drives are hooked up and if the external is connected it should be seen as disk 1 or 2 or something like that the C: drive is usually listed as 0.

Now if it is listed there then the Partition Wizard should "see" it a screenshot of that would be good.
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18 Feb 2015   #5
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 

I ran diskpart (without the ext drive).
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It seems I have 2 partitions from Partition Wizard and I'm including the one that has :Backup" listed--which is the "OS".


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18 Feb 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate now try that again with the drive hooked up. It should show as drive 1 or 2 because your main OS drive is almost always drive 0 as in your pic. see mine


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19 Feb 2015   #7
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 

The Seagate does show up--does everything seem OK, and forget about the "E"?
Thanks for all your help ICIT2LOL.
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19 Feb 2015   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mmm I can't see that E: in that shot but if the drive is being picked then you are good to go. I am just curious as to why the first partition is formatted FAT?? anyway to see what is in there just right click on the partition and then left click Explore it will list out stuff that is there.

Not really topic related but if you want some more out of the machine have a read of my favourite and always used tutorial.

Optimize Windows 7 < if you do use some of the tips in that and it involves editing the registry - not that the authour can e faulted - more that you may hit the wrong key and personally I always do this after a clean install and before tweaking.
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