1.    03 Nov 2016 #1
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    Two drives included in system image?


    Hello.

    Several days ago I decided to locate and delete duplicate files on my PC prior to transferring my libraries to a second SSD.

    I've got two SSDs and 3 HDDs in my setup and I want to rationalise, possibly putting the HDDs as offline for backups etc.

    Anyway, prior to all this I decided to take a system image(as you do) and during that backup I notice that it included one of the HDDs(G drive) along with the system disk(C drive) in the system image. I have no idea why it is doing that and I presume that I will need to keep that particular HDD on board.

    Any ideas of how I should proceed to exclude the G drive from the 'system' please? Obviously I don't want to have to do a complete reinstall..

    Thanks
    John
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  2.    03 Nov 2016 #2
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    Can you post a screenshot from disk manager so we can see details of all the drives
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  3.    03 Nov 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    Can you post a screenshot from disk manager so we can see details of all the drives
    Can you see this?
    Click image for larger version. 

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  4.    03 Nov 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejohnh View Post
    Any ideas of how I should proceed to exclude the G drive from the 'system' please? Obviously I don't want to have to do a complete reinstall..

    Thanks
    John
    Use Macrium Reflect Free for your system/partition images instead of built in Windows imaging:
    Macrium Reflect Free


    It is much more reliable and flexible then built-in Windows imaging.
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  5.    03 Nov 2016 #5
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    The screen shot is to small but it looks as if you have cloned drives on the system these will have the same disk signature so will confuse windows and give problems
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  6.    03 Nov 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    The screen shot is to small...
    It displays as larger image if I click on it in Firefox, Edge or IE. Click again on the enlarged image and it get larger still.
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  7.    03 Nov 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    The screen shot is to small but it looks as if you have cloned drives on the system these will have the same disk signature so will confuse windows and give problems
    Yes, I probably did clone one or two of the auxiliary disks. So , should I reformat the G drive? I doesn't hold any of my personal information. Is this Macrium Free ad free? I have always tried to steer clear of free stuff except stuff that is recommended in the way that CCleaner is. In fact, my troubles started after I deleted a lot of duplicates found by the free version of Ahshiford duplicate finder/cleaner. and then carried on removing program files etc from the G drive..
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