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Windows 7: Additional drive appears (drive f) while forematting new drive

09 Jun 2013   #11
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Its done the drive is longer there! (screen shot)

I still haven't rebooted, If I don't come back you know what happened!




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09 Jun 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

We don't look at Explorer, we look at Disk Mgmt. We could tell you by looking at it if there's something wrong that could affect its bootability. As long as it still has the System Active flags then nothing should change.
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09 Jun 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The System Reserved partition isn't showing inside Computer which is what you want . Try a restart and see if you could get back onto the desktop
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09 Jun 2013   #14
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm back! The unwanted drive F is gone! I tried my win95-98 programs and they work! I'll do the backup again, and the image if possible!

Thanks guys for the help!
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09 Jun 2013   #15
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome
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09 Jun 2013   #16
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

This iss what Disk management looks like now!


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09 Jun 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

Mark G Inactive or else it may steal the boot from System Reserved when Repairs or Reinstall are done. Partition - Mark as Active

The installer or Startup Repair writes the boot files to the first Active partition. Only OS partitions or their boot partition should be Active.

What would be safest is to have the OS in DIsk0 slot, but if that's not possible be sure to also unplug the data drive during any reinstall or repairs, or set its partitions to Logical so they cannot receive boot files: http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...orlogical.html
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09 Jun 2013   #18
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mark G Inactive or else it may steal the boot from System Reserved when Repairs or Reinstall are done. Partition - Mark as Active

The installer or Startup Repair writes the boot files to the first Active partition. Only OS partitions or their boot partition should be Active.

What would be safest is to have the OS in DIsk0 slot, but if that's not possible be sure to also unplug the data drive during any reinstall or repairs, or set its partitions to Logical so they cannot receive boot files: Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.
I downloaded the program and set drive G as inactive! I checked the disk management page and it did change.


Currently my sata data cables are:

Sata3 0 DVD
Sata3 1 C drive operating sys

Sata2 2 G drive Backup drive
Sata2 3 (empty)
Sata2 4 DVD #2

Can I just swap these cables around? ( power off and unplugged)
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09 Jun 2013   #19
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try a replug between the cables .
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10 Jun 2013   #20
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Try a replug between the cables .
I swaped the cables around where C drive resides in the 0 mother board slot, then rebooted!

Although I did this "disk management " page shows no change! (screen shot) Had no problems booting up!


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