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Windows 7: Removing Ext Hard Drive

09 May 2011   #1
Buzz Norton

Windows 7 Hoe Premium 7
 
 
Removing Ext Hard Drive

I am new to Windows 7.
In former windows O/S I am accustomed to right clicking the external volume and clicking "Safely Remove" or "Eject" In 7 there does not appear to be the same menu items?
I have simply removed the connection to my ext. HD. Now I am having trouble backing up my data to the same HD?
While on that subject I assumed that after a successful windows back up any subsequent back-ups would be incremental. Is this correct and do I need to do anything more than simply connect the Ext HD when the backup settings are automatic?
Thanks,
Buzz


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09 May 2011   #2
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Buzz Norton.
External hard drives must be configured as SATA (AHCI) to enable the use of hot-swap option. This is typically done through the BIOS. On my system works, as you can see below.


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09 May 2011   #3
Buzz Norton

Windows 7 Hoe Premium 7
 
 

Dear Wallonn7
Thanks for the suggestion to solve the problem
Buzz
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09 May 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

Safely Remove Hardware is in the System tray, not rightclick context menu.

If it was damaged in some way by unsafely removing I would run Disk Check on it, then if necessary move the data off to reformat.
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09 May 2011   #5
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buzz Norton View Post
Dear Wallonn7
Thanks for the suggestion to solve the problem
Buzz
You're welcome!
... And is it solved?
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09 May 2011   #6
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buzz Norton View Post
I am new to Windows 7.
In former windows O/S I am accustomed to right clicking the external volume and clicking "Safely Remove" or "Eject" In 7 there does not appear to be the same menu items?
I have simply removed the connection to my ext. HD. Now I am having trouble backing up my data to the same HD?
While on that subject I assumed that after a successful windows back up any subsequent back-ups would be incremental. Is this correct and do I need to do anything more than simply connect the Ext HD when the backup settings are automatic?
Thanks,
Buzz
What type of connection to the external hard drive? USB, eSATA, Firewire?
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