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Windows 7: Computer will not recognise drive for imaging

30 May 2012   #11
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You should be able to do it right there in Disk Management.


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30 May 2012   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
You should be able to do it right there in Disk Management.
Ok I'll try - am not real proficient in this stuff as yet but will do Google and see what I need to do. :)
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30 May 2012   #13
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can right click on the item listed in the upper section under the volume name header, or right click the appropriate item in the lower section. Either way you choose a context box appears and allows you to "mark as inactive" and "change drive letter and paths..."

And sorry about that, I should've just added that to my previous post.
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30 May 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
You can right click on the item listed in the upper section under the volume name header, or right click the appropriate item in the lower section. Either way you choose a context box appears and allows you to "mark as inactive" and "change drive letter and paths..."

And sorry about that, I should've just added that to my previous post.
No worries mate and thanks for that.

If it's any comfort I forget things all the time even what day it is LOL!!

Do you mean the disk management window? cos it will only allow convert to dynamic disk is that the same thing?
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30 May 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post

Do you mean the disk management window? cos it will only allow convert to dynamic disk is that the same thing?
Do NOT say yes to dynamic disks.

Are you unable to mark it inactive in Disk Management? If so, I'd use Diskpart to do that, but I certainly would avoid dynamic.
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30 May 2012   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post

Do you mean the disk management window? cos it will only allow convert to dynamic disk is that the same thing?
Do NOT say yes to dynamic disks.

Are you unable to mark it inactive in Disk Management? If so, I'd use Diskpart to do that, but I certainly would avoid dynamic.
Sorry late reply I first tested the drive with the Seatools app (pass) then have marked it as inactive using the mini tool disk wizard on my main machine as I couldn't do that on the owners machine. It then marked it as just a Healthy (primary partition).

Have tried system image again - same result doesn't "see" it and goes to D: (optical drive).

So gave it a letter and guess what system image is now picking it up as the drive for the image. So am going to go ahead and try it. Fingers crossed this time it will do the image.
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30 May 2012   #17
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It ought to work fine now. It's likely you were right clicking on the Disk1 button/tab in the lower section of Disk Management to get that context menu with "convert to dynamic". You've got to right click in the partitioned area on the righthand side of that button/tab to get the menu I was talking about.
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30 May 2012   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
It ought to work fine now. It's likely you were right clicking on the Disk1 button/tab in the lower section of Disk Management to get that context menu with "convert to dynamic". You've got to right click in the partitioned area on the righthand side of that button/tab to get the menu I was talking about.
Yeah F5ing I did try both sides - same result - it worked fine my main machine but the owners one a no go.

But anyway problem solved - image done now.

Thanks to everyone I really appreciate the time and patience and I have learned a bit more now
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30 May 2012   #19
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, either way, glad it's all working now.

You might try to see if it works on the owner's machine by left clicking first in the partition area (to make sure the OS knows that is what's selected) and then try the right click. I usually do that anyway so that I'm sure the object I'm trying to manipulate is already selected before I make the change (to avoid changing some other inadvertantly selected object) -- if that makes sense.
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