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Need help with formatting the Hard Drive

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July 15, 2011 6:16:30 AM



Control panel > System and Security > Back up and Restore > Create a System Image > "Where do you want to save the back up?"

[ x ] On hard drive: None

[ ] On one or more DVDs : DVD RW Drive

I want to have it backed up on the Hard Drive but how do I get it to work? When I click on "computer" from the start menu it says Hard Disk Drive (1) - Local Disk (C: )

Please help.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 15, 2011 9:49:02 AM

You cannot backup the image of the drive you want to backup on that same drive. That defeats the purpose of backup :non:  . You need another hard drive or at least another partition on the same hard drive, but then the backup on a separate partition will not protect data loss from HDD failure so I encourage you to backup on another HDD.
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July 15, 2011 1:44:00 PM

Okay then, I'll skip back up for now.

How do I know that my HD is recognized and is usable in my system? I've already downloaded drivers for the MB and GPU, so maybe I'm just overreacting.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 15, 2011 1:48:24 PM

Huh? If you already have window installed on you c:, of course your HDD is recognised and working. Or do you have another HDD attached but not showing up?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 15, 2011 1:50:06 PM

Or do you want to back up the image of your old computer and restore it on the new one?
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