1. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       1 Week Ago #1

    External Toshiba Drive Labelled as 'System' when making System Image


    When trying to create a System Image in the "Backup and Restore" facility built into Windows 10, my External 2TB Hard Drive wasn't displayed as a viable location. After doing some digging, it was found in the same utility that the Hard Drive in question was labelled as "SYSTEM", and the drive would be required to be included as part of the image, and that the image couldn't be located on that drive, which, as the [external] hard drive already has around 450GiB+ on it, makes the total size of the backups around 600GiB, which won't fit on any other hard drive I have.

    Sidenote:
    The 2TB Hard Drive is partitioned to include a 100GiB partition of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the GRUB 2 Bootloader but as the partition isn't recognised by Windows, surely this can't be affecting the Partition Type.

    Is there anything that I could do in order to remove the label from the Hard Drive, as I'm trying to create a System Image as a S.M.A.R.T. test on Ubuntu 16.04 suggested that there may be anywhere up to 190 Failing Sectors on my Internal 320GB Hard Drive.

    Thanks in advance.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 364
    windows 10
       1 Week Ago #2

    Use any free imaging software and it should work fine
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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