My secondary drive is included (mandatory) in system image backup.Why?

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    Brink said:
    There's nothing in Disk Management showing for why the other disk is being included in the system image.

    If you like, you could disconnect the other disk to not have it included in the system image. Make sure that you do not have any issues with it disconnected before creating the system image though. If you do, you'll just have them with the created image as well.
    done. everything is ok. THANK YOU Brink.
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    You're most welcome. :)
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    Kari said:
    This may not have anything to do with your issue but according your Disk Management screenshot you have assigned your data partition letter A:. The A: and B: are due historical reasons treated as removable media and should not be used for hard disks. Reasons are many, starting from the fact that Windows does not index the content on A: and B: drives.

    maybe. I' ll change that to make things right. Thank you for the tip.
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    If your back up image includes another hard drive it's because of this

    agasabellaba said:
    I want to create a system image of my primary drive (an SSD) on an external 230gb hard drive as backup for any incovenience..
    The problem is my other drive (games,movies, photos, etc) is automatically checked as default because "required for Windows to run" among my primary drive and System Reserved 350MB partition.
    I cant uncheck its box.
    Can you guys help me?

    My pc runs windows 10
    It' s a custom built pc with:
    i7 4770k
    GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    8gb RAM
    230 gb of SSD (primary drive) with still 70gb of free space
    1 Terabyte of Hard disk (secondary drive)
    230 gb of external TrekStore drive (NFTS formatted)

    Thank you,
    Don't know how old this thread is but still might help others as issue is still on going.
    If your back up image includes another hard drive it's because you have installed games main file on the slave drive. in other words it's ok to install a game on a slave drive but the main part of the game like for instance Rockstar game launcher application must be installed on C drive and then the game or games under that app can then be installed on your slave drive. if you install Rockstar launcher app on the slave drive the back up image will see it as part of your OS system because c: drive still deals with it's execution it then sees the slave drive as an extension of windows.
    anyway could't find any solutions and took me a while to figure that out but I finally got there hope it helps others.
    now I can choose what drive to include and also solved the other issue of image back up stuck at 97% which is a very common issue!
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