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Windows 7: Cannot use back up after renaming a new hdd

22 Feb 2016   #1
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 
Cannot use back up after renaming a new hdd

I installed a new 2nd HDD and afetr installing I renamed it from new volume to second disk.
Then went to create a back up but the back up window was still saying new volume. I carried on and used the create system image which all worked ok onto my renamed disk.
But on testing I could not do any restore as it still said vew volume which is not there
What have I done wrong




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22 Feb 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Post a maximized/re-sized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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22 Feb 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What you did wrong is you tried to fool the system. If the system knows the disk as 'new volume', then that is the name you have to use.

Suggest you reboot the system and try again with your new name.
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22 Feb 2016   #4
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Here you are (picture) when I renamed the disk I did so in the computer window by right clicking on its icon and selecting rename the disk shows it has the new name in the manager
Whs-- the first thing I tryed was a reboot but still stuck on the name- new volume
The system image files are on the disk - new snip tool image below
(I do love that snipping tool, its the first time I have used it)


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22 Feb 2016   #5
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

I have just looked again in disk manage and right clicked in the second disk and a pop up window said this (picture )
So should I have clicked "mark partition as active" as well


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22 Feb 2016   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ididntdoit View Post
I have just looked again in disk manage and right clicked in the second disk and a pop up window said this (picture )
So should I have clicked "mark partition as active" as well
No.

You have System Reserved marked as active on the other drive.
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22 Feb 2016   #7
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ididntdoit View Post
I have just looked again in disk manage and right clicked in the second disk and a pop up window said this (picture )
So should I have clicked "mark partition as active" as well
No.

You have System Reserved marked as active on the other drive.
Ah yes I see it now- not what I was thinking it was then
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22 Feb 2016   #8
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Could I just re format the drive and start again.And this time give it my own name at that stage.
When I was selecting a drive letter I saw it said "new volume" but I did not think that is what it was going to be called, I just thought it was an i.d for me to know which one I was working on.
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22 Feb 2016   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sure, if you have no valuable data on the drive you can reformat it.
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22 Feb 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Did you re-boot as whs suggested earlier ?

I don't use the built-in Windows program for backup images.
The built in program is "quirky" and harder to use.
I use Macrium Reflect free, it is much more reliable, controllable, and configurable for me.
There are many other imaging programs such as Acronis, AOEMI, EaseUS, etc., free and paid.

There would be a learning curve, but when you learn it, you'll see the advantages.

I try to keep my systems as "vanilla" as possible, but backups is one case where a 3rd party program is worth having for me.

I've never seen where changing a partition name caused problems (changing a Drive Letter, yes).
If the built-in Backup program is that quirky, i don't know.

If you're dead-set on using the built-in program see this tutorial by Brink:
Backup User and System Files
Also see the related tutorials in this tutorial.

Personally i would now test other programs before you re-install.
If you're going to re-install, and lose everything, why not test alternatives now ?
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