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Hi

I am trying to create a Windows Image within Win7 and it seems to think that my games hard drive is mandatory for backing up just my operating system - see screenshot

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Does anyone know why this is? The drive itself has no relevance or relationship to the operating system drive at all.
Edited by Milamber - 3/3/12 at 12:14am
    
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That's proly where your boot manger is.
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That's proly where your boot manger is.

Ahh right, that makes sense. Anyway to move that to the O/S drive?
    
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First, right-click on C: and click "Mark partition as active". Then, turn off your computer and swap the connectors for your games drive and your system drive -- this should reorder them in the BIOS. (Just make sure you're booting from the correct one in the "Boot Device Priority" section.)

If the system doesn't boot after you do this (i.e. "BOOTMGR is missing"), you'll need to restore it using a Windows DVD or flash drive. Disconnect all drives but the C: drive, then boot from the DVD/flash and click "Repair your computer" when it starts up.

You can obviously swap the connectors back to get it working again if you'd rather not deal with it right away.
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First, right-click on C: and click "Mark partition as active". Then, turn off your computer and swap the connectors for your games drive and your system drive -- this should reorder them in the BIOS. (Just make sure you're booting from the correct one in the "Boot Device Priority" section.)
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You can obviously swap the connectors back to get it working again if you'd rather not deal with it right away.

Thanks very much smile.gif + REP

One thing, is it doing any harm or disadvantage having it the way it is currently?
    
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Thanks very much smile.gif + REP
One thing, is it doing any harm or disadvantage having it the way it is currently?

You're already experiencing the disadvantage -- you can't simply remove the games drive, and Windows Image Backup sees it as a drive required for the backup. Otherwise it will not affect performance.
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