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  1. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #280

    Taiyoyuden,

    Could your post a sceenshot of your Disk Management showing the drives layout? Maybe something there could show why it would be included in the backups by default.
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  2. Posts : 9
    Mac OSX
       #281

    Here is the Disk Management screenshot, and thanks for all the help Brink.
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  3. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #282

    Taiyoyuden,

    I must admit that I do not see why it would consider your W (Media) drive a system drive. There has got to be something that is being used on it by the system for this to happen. If you use Windows Media Center, you might also check to see if you have the HDD used by it as well.

    As a workaround for now until you find out what is using the W: HDD, you could disconnect the W: drive when ready to do a backup, then backup to the V (Music) HDD instead. This way the W: drive will not be included.
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Mar 2010 at 09:26. Reason: typo
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  4. Posts : 9
    Mac OSX
       #283

    I had some new programs and windows update installed but never restarted. After restarting, then installing new video drivers and restarting again, the problem appears fixed. Thanks Brink!
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  5. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #284

    Ah, that's great news. Thank you for posting back with your results and findings. :)
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 7
       #285

    Hi, first post here.

    I am having the same issue that taiyoyuden is having. I tried running the system image backup yesterday for the first time, after doing a clean install and having all the essential drivers and software loaded. I took a few screenshots yesterday, they are listed below.

    I had no idea why it would ever consider my media drive to be a system drive. However, Brink's made me remember something. I have my music library in windows pointing to my media drive. I also have some software pointing to the media drive for finding media files. Other than that, all the software is installed on the C:\ drive.

    I will try unlinking the windows libraries when I get home today and see if it has any outcomes.
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  7. Posts : 15,184
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #286

    Hi Tyrrant,

    It's because drive M is the system drive.

    You can make your C partition into the system drive very easily.

    D/l this, and rt click and Run as Admin on sispar.cmd.

    sisparV5.zip

    Then go into Bios setup and set Disk 0 is the first HD in the Bios Boot order.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 7
       #287

    Thank you SIW2! I was starting to think a reformat would be the answer... haha. I will try this solution over this weekend.

    Just out of curiosity, what does it mean to be a system drive? How did the M: drive end up being assigned this role?

    Yesterday when I was meddling with the BIOS, I noticed that I didn't connect the two hard drives and the optical drive very well in the motherboard. 1 hard drive is Master in connection 1, then the Media hard drive is Master on connection 2, and the optical drive is slave on connection 2.

    I'm assuming that I'll have to re-arrange the cables so that the hard drives are Master/Slave on the same connection, and the optical is Master. Should I do this before or after running this utility?

    Thanks immensely for the help. :)
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  9. Posts : 15,184
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #288

    Hi,

    It means the boot critical files are on there.

    You could switch the connections to the drives , or you can enter bios setup and change the order it looks at the drives. ( Typically under the heading "boot order" or similar )

    Either way.

    It doesn't matter if you do that before or after running the app.
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  10. Posts : 141
    Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
       #289

    SIW2 said:
    Hi Tyrrant,

    It's because drive M is the system drive.

    You can make your C partition into the system drive very easily.

    D/l this, and rt click and Run as Admin on sispar.cmd.

    sisparV5.zip

    Then go into Bios setup and set Disk 0 is the first HD in the Bios Boot order.
    Can we use this util to make any drive partition the system drive?
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