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Windows 7: Win 7 tries to image reformatted drive

20 Jun 2010   #21

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1

OK. Thanks. Will give it a try. Back with you later.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #22

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1

OK, here's how I did it:

Being gun-shy and not wanting to destroy the MBR on the C: drive I figured that since there were two MBRs, one on C: and one on G:, I would go into DISKPART from the Win 7 install disk and 'inactivate' all drives except C:.

During the reboot after I did this, I went into the BIOS and disabled all drives in the boot sequence except the DVD and C: drives, figuring that this would likely force the system to boot from the MBR on C:, which, apparently, it did.

Then I used Acronis delete the partition and zero out the G: drive. And, wolah, I now have only one system image in backup (see attached).

Thanks for all your help.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #23
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Good work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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