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Windows 7: Backup c: drive only?

13 Apr 2011   #1
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Backup c: drive only?

Ok i came across this site though Google and was hoping someone could help. I recently reinstalled windows and went to set up the backup image like usual only it asks to back up both my C and D drives whereas it only used to do the C drive? The reason i dont want it doing both is the second drive is the one that the Backup image is normally stored to.

Any help would be appreciated thanks.


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13 Apr 2011   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

It obviously thinks there is something on D it needs.

Post a screenie of diskmgmt window and we can see

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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13 Apr 2011   #3
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think i did it right, although not sure if this was the window you ment?


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13 Apr 2011   #4
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hmm any reason bootmgr would be on that drive? Also do you have a step by step of deactivating drives/repairing bootmgr or is it all pretty self explanatory?

Thanks
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13 Apr 2011   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Easy to fix

open elevated cmd, type:

diskpart

sel vol d

inact

sel vol f

inact

exi

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

close cmd window, then restart pc.

Takes about 20 secs to do that.


To get to cmd - just type cmd in start serach - when the little black box pops up - rt click it and run as admin.

At the prompt > type the first line above , press enter and wait for the prompt to reappear before typing the next line and so on
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13 Apr 2011   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Done it yet?
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13 Apr 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I was wondering where these 3 active partitions were coming from
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13 Apr 2011   #8
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Done it yet?
Done that apart from restarting pc. Do i need that imaged burned and in dvd drive when it restarts? If so where do i go from there?

Well i restarted anyway and it asks to boot from disk so i try putting the Magic Partition Manager in and booting from that only for it to load and me to not have a glue what to do from there.
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13 Apr 2011   #9
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Now what as i cant start pc without having to manually load boot menu!
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13 Apr 2011   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can't understand what you are saying.

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Do i need that imaged burned and in dvd drive when it restarts?
What image?

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Now what as i cant start pc without having to manually load boot menu!
How do you manually load a boot menu?

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