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

09 Jun 2013   #1
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 
Additional drive appears (drive f) while forematting new drive

This is a new built computer, I have installed win7 64bit on a 500 gig hard drive (tosheba), this is drive C. Everything works fine!

I was wanting to use windows 7 backup, so I went and got another 500 gig hard drive (WD), I connected the HD and powered up the computer and that's all I did! Device manager showed the new drive and the primary drive! However the computer did not show the new WD drive, . The new drive was not formatted so with the help of a friend using partdisk I formatted the new WD drive, the new drive now shows up in computer as drive G. But now I also have a drive F, and its 100MB in size. (see screen shot)

What have I done? and how can I fix it?




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09 Jun 2013   #2
VistaKing

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

Drive F which is your System Reserved partition should be hidden and not have a letter .

Can you right click on the drive click on Change Drive letter and path and remove the letter ?
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09 Jun 2013   #3
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Drive F which is your System Reserved partition should be hidden and not have a letter .

Can you right click on the drive click on Change Drive letter and path and remove the letter ?

It does not look like I can remove it safely! Get warning about programs not working (see screen shot) I do get a option to change it... a drop down box appears with letters A_Z


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09 Jun 2013   #4
VistaKing

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

There shouldn't be any files there except for boot files . So you should be good if you click on Yes
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09 Jun 2013   #5
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
There shouldn't be any files there except for boot files . So you should be good if you click on Yes
I clicked on REMOVE and got another warning. (screen shot)

I have nothing backed up!


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09 Jun 2013   #6
VistaKing

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

When you installed Windows 7 it should automatically make the Systems Reserved partition hidden . Did you install the second hard drive after or before the installation
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09 Jun 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

You can ignore the warning since the System Reserved partition should not have a letter under any circumstances. Remove the letter now before making your backup image.
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09 Jun 2013   #8
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
When you installed Windows 7 it should automatically make the Systems Reserved partition hidden . Did you install the second hard drive after or before the installation
I installed the first hard drive about 4 days ago, the 2ed last night! I'm sure I must have done something I should not have done while installing last night. F drive did not appear until last night! If I remember right I was having a problem with what was disk 0 and disk 1.

I just backed up C drive and "back up and restore ( win 7 program)" wrote to G drive, also made a recovery disk!

If you think i'm good to go! I try it!

Thank you for the push!
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09 Jun 2013   #9
D Ryan

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can ignore the warning since the System Reserved partition should not have a letter under any circumstances. Remove the letter now before making your backup image.
To Late! I never done this before but cant I just do the backup again?
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09 Jun 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

Yes, after removing the Sys Reserved letter.
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