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Windows 7: Initializing a disk before logical disk manager can access it.

18 Feb 2011   #1
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Initializing a disk before logical disk manager can access it.

Hi.
I would do a backup here, and switched on my USB to IDE drive on. But what I get is, that it tell me:

"You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manger can access it"

The attachment shows what I mean, and I cannot see the drive.
What can I do now ?




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Initializing a disk before logical disk manager can access it.-management.jpg  
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18 Feb 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I assume you want to backup to disk 1?

I assume it is not initialized. You can't use it if it is not initialized.

So I'd guess from your screenshot that it's asking you to poke "OK".

But maybe I don't understand your problem.
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18 Feb 2011   #3
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I assume you want to backup to disk 1?

I assume it is not initialized. You can't use it if it is not initialized.

So I'd guess from your screenshot that it's asking you to poke "OK".

But maybe I don't understand your problem.
Thanks for the reply.

I want to back up partition C:\ and D:\ to disk1, that is an external disk on a USB to IDE interface.
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