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Macrium Question Bootable Disk & Drive Designation

Q: Macrium Question Bootable Disk & Drive Designation

Hi everyone,

Two questions please.

1. I just upgraded Macrium per it's advisement that there was an update. Do I have to create a new Bootable Rescue Disk now?

2. When restoring the system from Macrium, still getting confused as to what to designate drives as, primary or data.

I was looking for the answer to Item 1 and ran across a thread that said: "If your system has a hidden partition, then "C" should not be slated as "primary"". My other partitions are slated as "data". I have never tried to restore the "C" so in the event of a crash, not sure what will happen. Should "C" be slated as "primary" or "data"? How do I know if my system has a hidden partition?

I'm running Vista 64-bit Home Premium Edition

Thanks for your help.

Meltie

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A: Macrium Question Bootable Disk & Drive Designation

1. Would not hurt to burn a new CD - but most likely the old one will work. I always test that by imaging and restoring a small 2GB test partition.

2. The system partition (C) must be marked active. The hidden partition does not exist in Vista. That is a Windows7 special.

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If you create a boot disk from Macrium Reflect, can you use it on multiple computers or do you have to create a boot disk for each computer?
 

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Hi,

Does anyone have any experience in "transfering" the Linux bootable rescue CD to a bootable USB drive? Can it be done?

Regards,
Golden

A:Macrium Rescue CD to bootable USB drive?

here you go...

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We'll ..... things have been in storage for some time and only catching up now.
I'm getting a Win7 laptop up to date, as I need it, and imaging as I go.
But.....Macrium is version 5.0.4196.

If I update Macrium to V 5.3.7170, I believe I need to make a new rescue disk.
Will it work with the older images I have?
I Still have the previous rescue disk.

And if I can ask here, how is IE 11 to install? Any crazy issues?

Not kidding when I say stored for a while!! Thanks so much.

A:Updating Macrium and new rescue disk question

Never heard of any issues using a new Macrium boot disk with an old image file. As far as I know, new disks are fully backward-compatible.

Can't help you with IE.

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Since I have a external usb hard drive. Is it possible to put the Macrium rescue boot disk files on there without erasing date? That is where I have my image backup files stored.

A:Macrium create rescue disk question

groze, you'd have a better response if you ask your question here: Imaging with free Macrium

You could click on this icon in the upper right hand corner of your post and ask that your post/thread be moved to there.

Leave a link from here so the mods know exactly the post/thread you want moved, it's: http://www.sevenforums.com/2943420-post1.html Just copy this link into your request.

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I have just installed the free Macrium Reflect and created the rescue disk. It is suggested to test it, which I did. The CD did boot and it appeared files were being copied but then, nothing. Nothing ever showed up on my monitor, the screen just remained black.

Do I need to have an image file for it to locate, in order for the process to go any further? I haven't yet created an image.

My thanks,

Mary

A:Windows PE Rescue Disk for Macrium Reflect Free - testing question

Welcome Mary
When you make the image, for the first time, you will set up the destination. I use an external hard drive. When you want to restore that image, you make sure that the drive is connected. You will then see all the images on the drive.

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I have created a Bart PE bootable XP cd.
I can boot into windows using this CD
I would like to know how to copy the data in my hard disk to pen drive or flash drive.

Thank you.
 

A:How to copy data from hard disk to pen drive using Bart PE bootable disk?

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I have created a Bart PE bootable XP cd.
I can boot into windows using this CD
I would like to know how to copy the data in my hard disk to pen drive or flash drive.

Thank you.

A:How to copy data from hard disk to pen drive using Bart PE bootable disk?

When it comes to actually using the BartPE disc, you?ll need to first enter your BIOS and set the CDROM drive as your primary boot device, this is the default setting in most computers.Once BartPE is loading, when prompted for network support, click ?no? if you do not need it like in this case to save yourself some time.Click on Go , Programs, A43 File Management UtilityThis will open a similar program to windows explorer so you can copy your data before formatting. Locate the hard disk where your windows installation is on, select the folders you want to backup and copy them to the other partition or hard disk.If you have an external USB hard disk and want to copy your data on it, make sure you connect it to the computer before you boot with the BartPE disk.http://reanimatepc.com

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Hi

I have recently upgraded my PC from XP to Win 7. Everything seems ok.
However when I look in Disk Manager my C drive contains the following.

Healthy(System,Boot,Page File,Active,Crash Dump,Primary Partition)

Sonds strange to me,is it ok or should I be concerned.Thing like Crash Dump sound worrying to me.

The disk is a single C.Partition. The partition is also shown with diagonal line shading.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Philipher

A:Disk Designation

That's normal, my Win 7 and Win 8 both have it.

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This isn't exactly a Windows 7 question, so if it doesn't belong here I apologize in advance.

Story: I had to send my laptop in to squaretrade for a repair (spilled liquid on the keyboard). They couldn't find the part, so they told me they were going to refund me the price of the computer (and not the price of the warranty), I quickly called and told them to send it back to me, which they did. Before sending it back, I took a disk image with macrium and wiped the hard drive clean with dban (after they had told me they would put Windows 7 back on my pc if I did so). When they sent it back to me they hadn't put windows back on the laptop. I could send it back to them to do so, but I was planning on buying the replacement keyboard (would get here in 2 days) and putting it back in myself, rather than waiting 2+ weeks to send it to them and have send it back.

Now, when I use the macrium recovery disk and I get to the part where it asks me to select which partition i want to overwrite the disk image data with, there's nothing there. Is there a way to remedy this?

A:Restoring disk img (with macrium) after using dban to wipe hard drive

Doesn't DBAN remove partitions?
Try booting up a GParted or PartedMagic disk and formatting the drive through that.

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After much persuasion from you guys, and having encountered a real issue/bug with Windows own disk imager I'm giving Macrium Reflect a fair trial.

Quick question hopefully.

I've installed the Macrium 'Add recovery Boot Menu' option so that I can restore under Windows... and everything works OK but I'm surprised to see the recovery screen whenever I do a manual restart and when I boot from cold. Fast boot is enabled by the way.

Question is... is this normal to see this every time as I am doing ? (My fast boot isn't quite as fast with this getting in the way)

It will be tomorrow before I can look in again but if anyone can confirm this is correct and normal then that would be great.

A:Macrium. A quick question on the Macrium recovery splash screen.

Yes it is normal and correct. That's what happens when you select that option to create the boot menu entry. I believe Macrium's Reflect boot.wim file that runs when you select that boot item from the boot menu is contained in the boot\Macrium folder on your hard drive/SSD and that folder is probably hidden.

If you create have a Macrium Relfect rescue USB or DVD and you know the computer will boot from it you don't need that boot menu item because the Rescue USB/DVD will have the exact same boot.wim file on it.

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For starters, the Macrium Reflect Pro cloned my drive flawlessly...couldn't be happier (and to a larger correct partition on my new SSD Samsung 830, 128GB drive). However, in some aspects, I can see in Win7 where the original Disk name 'CDM_Recovery' still pops up. I can't figure out a way through Device Manager or Manage my Computer to remedy this. I have a feeling that this is why my 'Samsung Magician' software never finds the drive. I've updated to the latest firmware for the drive and I'm using the latest 3.1 flavor of the Magician but it stubbornly refuses to acknowledge it's present (I think it's the naming and/or drivers currently loaded)...even though I've now located it as the primary drive in my laptop (original LITEON SSD which came with my Dell 6420 is now my external drive/clone copy). I also noticed that the drivers are all 'Intel' and of the 'generic' flavor for the drive; my concern is that I'm not getting full functionality with it set this way. I do see where the name is in the Registry, but it is held in many locations...don't want to screw that up...unless there is a excellent mapping strategy to accomplish it. There was one Windows support article that describes changing partition names, but it only shows altering one item in the Registry...doesn't seem near enough complete. Thoughts anyone? Do others have this issue when they clone? By the way, many thanks for the Macrium advise, great product and tutorial...!

A:Macrium Reflect SSD drive clone; disk naming convention/issue...

Correction to my last...the 7.9 Win7 performance rating was with the Samsung 830 SSD in the internal drive location, I have the original Dell 'Lite-On' SSD connected externally with eSATAp>SATA cable and use it for backup (I think it had a 7.2 Win7 performance rating when resident in the laptop)...nice improvement.

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My main drive is damaged and won’t let me do a repair installation of Windows XP Pro SP3.

I made a rescue disc and images of my C:\Drive a couple of weeks ago with Macrium. My question is, If I double click on my saved image icon will it replace my damaged program files with the healthy ones I made with Macrium?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Question about Macrium Reflect Drive image files..

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What does this mean? I have a compaq presario that keeps showing this. I put another HDD in and it is saying the same thing. Does it mean the old HDD was buggered and I need to do something to the new one to sort out boot order or anything? or is this not a HDD issue. I have two broken compaq presarios here. One with no screen working and one saying no bootable disk drive. Help. I must be able to get one going? Thanks

A:No bootable disk drive

The new HDD keeps say press alt, cntr, del to restart and then just repeats process

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Hi, have loaded windows XP pro on my pc with all my programmes and have got ythe disk designations wrong i.e. main boot drive is E not C. If I rename E to C will this mess up all the loaded programmes or is there a way around this? I also have a problem with the hour glass blinking all the time on the screen.
 

A:XP pro disk designation and hour glass blinking

Sounds like you installed XP with a zip ( or other removable ) drive attached to an ide connection . . that will cause what you describe.

You can change all drive letters EXCEPT the drive with the operating system. You can actually change it with some hacks, but it is risky.

Your choices are to live with it, or to reinstall XP with the removable drive disconnected. . I chose the latter since the odd drive designations were driving me nuts.

hope this helps . . wrs
 

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Hi guys, as a rough guide how large does a USB flash drive need to be when creating a bootable/recovery USB? I've got a few USB sticks of varying sizes, I wouldn't want to waste a larger one if it only needs to be say 512 mb or 1 Gb.

i presume once a USB has been turned into a bootable one for macrium recovery then you can't put any other data on it?

thanks,
Wayne.

A:Macrium bootable USB

You could probably get away with a 512MB, these are mine for two different computers, both 1GB,

Both use less than 300MB.

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hi guys, i have been locked out of my bios for a while now. found a tool to unlock it but i need to boot into usb but i can't. someone suggested i create a dos bootable drive, replace my current hdd with so that i can boot into dos and use da tool from
there. so how do i install dos on a new hard drive or make it dos bootable?

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Is it possible to have the System Reserved MBR partition installed on to a flash drive? My goal is to have a system that is not bootable without this flash drive. I assume this may have to be done through command prompt. I have heard of this being done before but I cannot find any tutorials.

Also I am comfortable on linux distro's so if it can be done via linux command line it's not an issue.

A:System Reserved MBR partition designation question

Hello Ezekiel.

Not quite what you're looking for, but this utility will let you password protect the computer using a flash drive. If the flash drive is removed, the computer is locked down. Insert the flash drive and computer will unlock.

How To Lock Windows Using USB Flash Drives

Create an USB key to lock and unlock Windows 7 to enhance security

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Is it makes any difference if we restore a 64 bit macrium image with a 32 bit MR bootable
Pendrive or restore a 32 bit macrium image with 64 bit MR bootable pendrive?

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I am about to buy a new internal hard drive for my laptop, and want to do a clean install of Windows 7. My laptop came with XP, but I did an online upgrade to Windows 7 (student edition) Professional.

How can I create a bootable Windows 7 disk so when I put my new hard drive in my computer, it will setup Windows 7 for me? I also don't have any old XP disks because my laptop didn't come with any.

I looked on my C: Drive but couldnt find any .iso files or anything like that? Is there a tutorial on how to do this? I read the stickey at the top of this forum, but that didn't make sense to me.

Any guide for doing this for a noob?

A:Bootable Win7 Disk for Upgraded Hard Drive?

Hello T. Collins, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you still have the student download files, then this may be able to help create a boot disc with them.

Make bootable iso from student d/l


If you are able to create the ISO file, then you could use the tutorial below to burn it to a DVD.

Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i created usb bootable disk using rufus

it made usb drive write protected now i cant formated
i tried almost all possible ways available in net


1. i used disk part method and changed attributes still same

2. i used reg edit method and change device storage properties result same

3. i used live cd and tried to format result same

i am using laptop which dont have dvd drive

so this usb is really taking my patience

i tried all solution available in whole internet still i couldnt solve the issue
i am trying for lmost 10 days

can some one try to solve this

Regards

A:usb drive write protected after creating usb bootable disk

drive is not corrupted as it still got win 8 and i installed win 8 using it

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I have a wierd problem that most of the suggestions seem not to work.
I have a HP computer with Vista basic installed at factory with no disc sent with computer. I then added an external drive on which I installed Ubuntu OS as the primary boot drive. This was needed while I was learning and using Asterisk. Now I do not need the drive which no longer seems to have a letter designation or Ubuntu OS but cannot seem to be able to use System Recovery. Near as I can tell, I need to reset the Master Boot Record back to Vista only but seem unable to do so as I recieved no disks with the Computer.
Any suggestions. I am not extremely skilled at computer technical stuff so please assume I am an idiot if responding.

A:Removing External drive with Ubuntu OS but no drive letter designation

Hi,

Look here for one un-install option: -

How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot PC

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Hi,
I have two CD drives and the letter designations are reversed. How do I re-designate them to the correct letters?
 

A:CD Drive Designation

Hello and welcome to TSG! Is this WinXP Home? If so, RIGHT click My Computer and choose MANAGE. In there you can change the drive letters on any drive in the Drive Manager.
 

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I have a SATA DVD/CD optical drive that will not open to remove a boot capable disk, (CD or DVD, such as a XP or Vista O/S disk or a partition tool), when re-booting from that disk so that it is before loading any operating system. Once booted into a O/S then it opens fine to remove a CD or DVD disk. This is a Intel Core 2 Dual ASUS motherboard 1 year old desktop type computer which has both the hard drive and optical drives as SATA. So will this issue be resolved if I add in a 2nd optical drive which is standard PATA IDE type connection ?
 

A:SATA DVD/CD optical drive will not open to remove a bootable disk

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Hi all,
I have a reliable older Dell Inspiron 4100 running Windows XP. A couple of weeks ago it refused to boot up and showed the following error message:

"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. No bootable devices".

I was in panic as I thought my hard drive had died. However, I tried a trick and it worked - when I get the above error message, I press Ctrl-Alt-Del and it boots up! I have done this a dozen times and it works, which shows that the hard drive is not dead.

Do you have any ideas how I can fix this problem, so that I don't have to press Ctrl-Alt-Del every time in order for my laptop to start? Many thanks in advance
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found, no bootable devices

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Ok so i have bought a new hard drive for my netbook, which currently has windows 7 32 bit installed

I need to backup all my installed programs/system and re-install on the new hard drive.
Whats the easiest way to go about doing this without using 3rd party software.
Files/Librarys are of no concern

Everywhere i have looked i am told:

- Need to create a system image to recover from (check)
- need to make a bootable USB Drive (cant do because i dont have a windows 7 CD or a CD drive) to install windows 7 from

I have a recovery partition on my current HDD but i dont know how to go about doing this

p.s. I have an external hard drive i can use, aswell as an 8gb USB stick

A:New Hard Drive for a Netbook - System Image/Bootable USB disk

I know absolutely nothing about netbooks.

But if the procedure is the same as on a PC, you would:

1: Make an image file of your current hard drive using Windows Backup and store the image on your external hard drive
2: Install the new hard drive
3: Restore the image from the external hard drive to the new hard drive

No need for USB stick.

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I have drive image 2002 on a laptop with windows xp; I would like to create a bootable CD instead of the floppy disks. Can anyone please tell me how?

sudso
 

A:drive image 2002 question - bootable CD

Do you have a CD from Symantec for your copy of Drive Image or are you saying your copy is a download ?. If it is the former,that CD is your BootDisk to initiate recovery etc.If it is the latter tell me and I will dig out my copy that creates the CD from Powerquest.
If you are refering to the emergency recovery floppies made within the progam . You would only use those if you can't get to your CD in an emergency.
In an emergency the Symantec/Powerquest CD boots your machine and runs the operation to recover your system from your backup media or disk.
Seeing that this is a portable you may want to look at updating you Drive Image to ver 7.03 it came with 2002 . this would allow many more options that are very convenient .I use an external HHD connected by USB and you can do the back up Hot while in WinXP.Just go to www.symantec.com updates are free to registered users.
 

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Hello,

I wanted to create a bootable USB flash drive, and I saw that some flash drive aren't bootbale, like the one that I have, a SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0. (I saw in the reviews on Amazon so I didn't even try).
Is there a list of bootable flash drives I can use to create an installation media for my Windows 8.1?
(Btw, how come a USB flash drive isn't bootable? what's causing it? just wondering how it works )

Thanks

**Edit: I decided to create a list for everyone to see what's working and what's not,
feel free to contribute :

Success
Transcend USB 3.0 16Gb
Team Group F108 64G
PNY Turbo 3.0 - 32GB
Lexar Jumpdrive M10 Secure 64GB USB 3.0
Patriot Rage 3.0 32GB
Sandisk Cruzer Edge 8GB
Failure
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 32 GB
Kingston DT R3.0 USB 3.0 32Gb
ADATA Pro s102 - 32GB USB 3.0
Sandisk Extreme 3.0 32GB
Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB

A:Question about creating a bootable USB flash drive

Basically stay away from those that say "Windows 8 Compatible", they tend to be treated like a hard disk flash drive.

This is a list of what I have found.

Success

Transcend USB 3.0 16Gb
Team Group F108 64G
PNY Turbo 3.0 - 32GB
Lexar Jumpdrive M10 Secure 64GB USB 3.0
Patriot Rage 3.0 32GB

Failure

Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 32 GB
Kingston DT R3.0 USB 3.0 32Gb
ADATA Pro s102 - 32GB USB 3.0
Sandisk Extreme 3.0 32GB
Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB

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My daughter has an XP Home SP2 PC with a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz processor. The root drive is "F". There is an "A" for the floppy, "D" for the CD, "F" for the hard drive and G, H, I, and J for the card reader. I originally built this PC and somehow when the hard drive was changed, the letter designation was changed as well. It sound easy but How do I change it back to "C" drive without ending up wiping everything and starting over?

A:Hard Drive designation

Hi condose !

Unfortunately you can't change the system drive's volume letter without reinstalling. All other letters can be changed in the disk management utility : right-click my computer => manage => disk management. Right-click the drive/partition for which you want to change the volume letter and the option will be there. The letter has to be freed before you can assign it to another drive.

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I had a RAID 1 configuration but it went belly up after this past Tuesday's Microsoft patches. Fortunately the primary drive was OK and I was able to change from RAID to IDE in the BIOS. But now, the primary and slave RAID drives still have their "Volume 000" when I first boot and in the BIOS (I have an Intel Motherboard) both drives are shown as "00.2" rather than the hard drive capacity (e.g. 1TB).

Is there anything I can do, short of a low level format and complete reinstall of Win 7 (on the one drive?) for these two ex-RAID drives. I have reformatted the second (shadow) raid drive and it's completely empty.

I'm not going to use RAID, I've had several problems since going to it, and I have Acronis True Image that I use for complete hard drive backups so it's not a major problem to rebuild if needed (except this time since the "before RAID" backup is several months old.

A:Can I fix an ex-RAID drive designation?

What I have done is delete the RAID 1 during the boot sequence (after pressing CNTRL +I), however only have one of the RAID drives connected in case you have any issues.

Reset to RAID in the BIOS first.

By the way, the warnng about all data being deleted pertains to a RAID 0, not a RAID 1 mirror (for Intel anyway). This will set the drive back to normal.

You can also do it in the Intel Rapid Storage Utility if it is installed.

The repeat the process for the other drive.

If you don't care about the data in the off chance that something goes wrong, just delete the RAID with both connected.

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I was installing a new WD drive; and the "Found New Hardware" pops up every time I reboot. The "Found New Hardware" also seems to pop up every time I do disk management either with WinXP's Disk Manager or Partition Magic. I was changing drive letters when the dialogbox pops up; and XP crashed. Now I can boot up. And I find that the "C:" is assigned to a logical partition that has no windows on it.

There is no problem with the Windows partition per se. Is there any way I can get that "C:" assigned back to the Windows partition?

Or may be my not able to boot has nothing to do with te lost of C: designation. I also have Win98 on this HD. I used Partition Magic to set Win98 to Active; and it boots into Win98.

Can anyone guess what the problem is? And how to solve it without a reinstall?

TIA
 

A:My C: Drive lost its designation

I think I spoke too soon. When I look at the Partition Magic after I boot up in Win98, that drive is designated as C: So, it appears that that is the reason for my not able to boot up in WinXP. Anyway, any possible solutions?

TIA
 

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I have an older Dell dimension, originally set up for Win 98 that I upgraded to Win XP. It has an internal zip drive. Somehow (and I really dont know how), the zip was designated the C drive and the c drive was designated the E drive. On startup, I cant get into the bios or setup screen, it just goes to Win XP. I want to reformat the HD but it wont let me while Windows is running and I cant find a way to change the boot order to get it to read the Win XP disk. I woiuld appreciate any help. How do I get it to reinstall Win XP after a format when I cant get it to go to the CD first. And how do I make the HD the C drive, not the zip drive.

Bob
 

A:Drive designation change

It's a quirk in the XP installation . . if it encounters a ZIP or other removable drive it will assign it as C, then move down the list for the main drive letter . . The solution is to disconnect the removable drive for the installation, then connect it once the operating system is installed.

Most Dells you tap the Del button or F2 as soon as you press the power button to get into BIOS . . once there, set the first boot device to CD

Most of the older Dells have a BIOS update for XP . . you can find it on the Dell Support Site
 

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Hi,
My friend's laptop (Acer Aspire One 722 - Windows 7 x64) has been shut down after opening an email and Windows never started up again. When you attempt to start up the windows, it stays the black screen and says "No bootable Device Found"!

1- I inserted Windows Live Disk and loaded it (Windows XP Mini - Golden Edition). When I went to "My Computer", it did not show any local drive. I went to "Disk Management" and in there, there was also no unallocated or allocated space.

2- I even removed the HDD and plugged it back in. No thing happened. Then I removed the RAM card and inserted it back. Again, nothing happened! By the way, HDD had movements when laptop was on (I had removed the beneath panel).

3- I inserted Windows 7 Disk to install a fresh Windows 7. But when you get to the part where it asks you to choose the partition to install the operating Sustem, it shows one unallocated drive with 0 (Zero) capacity! The options to Delete and format are disable. Only the option "New" is active and it gives you (0) bite to partition!

What has happened? What should I check/do next?

A:Hard Drive Disk is not detected in laptop - No bootable Device Found

Sounds like the hard drive is dead. Do you guys have a spare HDD to test with?

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I am running WinXP Pro SP2.

Okay for some reason when I go into My Computer I now see this CD Drive H that was not there before. I have a CD-RW Drive D, DVD E, DaemonTools uses F and appears here, I have an external DVD-RW drive that appears as G when connected.

I have tried going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management to remove it but it does not show up here. Only drives C-F appears here.

How do I remove this drive? Why is it there?
 

A:Remove Extra CD Drive Designation

What does it say for hardware details in Device Manager?
 

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After deleting a RAID 1 setup, I proceeded to change the partition drive letters with disc management...in the attempt to move the C designation to the system partition, it was "lost" once I removed it from another partition.
Now what? The system cannot see a hard drive during authentication - and can't reinstall the operating system since it can't find a hard drive!

Even though this was a naive/ignorant blunder, it must happen enough that someone's got a remedy - I hope.
Any sites to direct me? Help! (Thanks!!)
 

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so i was told to buy a sata data and power combo cable and connect the hard drive to my desktop but i don't know what to do after that, is there a certain web site i go to to fix this problem or reformat it is a dell inspiron 1545 and i have windows vista please help
 

A:Dell laptop says internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices

Can you say what happened to your pc, does it boot into Windows?
What do you want to do with the SATA cable you have bought?
 

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I recently changed from having a desktop and a laptop networked to having two Win7 desktop computers networked. I have an external harddrive attached to DESKTOP for backup. Part of that external harddrive is designated as Backups(\\DESKTOP)(Z) . I am running Norton 360 on both desktops and they both backup to drive Z:. I would like to change the name of DESKTOP to something like DESKTOP1 (to differentiate it from DESKTOP2), which I know how to do, but I don't know how to change the designation of the Z: portion of the external harddrive. When I try to edit Backups(\\DESKTOP)(Z) I get a bing. Is there way to change the Z: drive designation?

A:Problem Changing Backup Drive Designation

Hi,

That looks like you mapped Z:. I think you can rename it by double-clicking it, and then renaming it.

Post back if you need more help.

Regards,
Golden

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I have one HDD in my laptop and after it went threw some other problems, it was returned from the shop with local disc as H:, deciding this would be far too inconvenient to go on with, I mistakenly decided to take it upon myself to solve the problem. I followed the MS instructions using regedit to redesignate the drive, and after attempting to restart my computer wouldn't boot past the load screen. I tried to use safe mode, which failed, and recovery console, but it listed four "unknown" (IIRC) or nonexistant drives and gave a BSOD for a split second before it restarted. I now realize I should have left it alone, or sought better help first, but thats in the past. Any help for a remorseful DIYer?
 

A:Tried to change local drive designation, now I can't boot

Ask the shop why they felt the need to change it from the default?
 

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My operating system is Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium.

I have a Buffalo external hard disk drive which I use for backup.

The computer "Properties" for this drive defaults to:
ATAPI DVD/CD-ROM and
Authenticated Users.

I am unable to re-set the "Properties" to the desired:
Buffalo HDD USB drive and
Administrator

How can I override the computer default and set the correct "Properties"?

A:Wrong Designation for External Hard Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColMac


My operating system is Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium.

I have a Buffalo external hard disk drive which I use for backup.

The computer "Properties" for this drive defaults to:
ATAPI DVD/CD-ROM and
Authenticated Users.

I am unable to re-set the "Properties" to the desired:
Buffalo HDD USB drive and
Administrator

How can I override the computer default and set the correct "Properties"?


Are you able to access the device alright or is that a problem as well?

Thanks

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I have a friend's laptop running W7 64bit. It was essentially unusable simply getting a blinking cursor on boot. I've run some diagnostic etc but gotten the no OS found message.
On further repair attempts found what I believe to be the issue. The drive letter designations are all messed up. It is trying to boot from C: but C: is the "system reserved" drive. The real C: has a drive letter designation of D:
I believe the fix is to change the drive letters back to the correct drive.. How can I do that from outside Windows?
Any thoughts?
Thanks for any help
Monton
 

A:How to change drive letter designation outside Windows 7

This is a symptom that the partition table is damaged and the direct approach (ie trying to change drive letters) is not the right way to fix this. you need a tool to fix the partition table.
 

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I have an Toshiba notebook with OS Windows 7 home Premium 32 bit.

I have external hard drives attached via a usb hub. I recently had to remove the hub and now that they are reconnected, the letter desination have changed ie. F:\ is now G:\.

How do I get the drive designation to change back to there original paths?
I have my iTunes music saved to one drive, but as the path has changed, iTunes cant find the music.

How do I prevent this from happening in future when I need to disconnect again?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

A:external hard drive changed designation

Drive letters for external drives are assigned consecutively according to the order in which they are detected by Windows. They won't change until you unplug all of them then re-connect them in a different order - which is evidently what you've done when you removed the hub.

You can't force Windows to assign the same letter to each drive after you've disconnected them. Just avoid doing it or save your iTunes music files on the internal drive instead.

Use the external drive only for backup copies of your music files.

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I have a hard drive connected to a USB port. Yesterday, the drive letter of this USB drive was D. Front Page accessed this drive as drive D without any problems. Perhaps because I have a faulty DVD/RW drive, somehow the drive designation of the USB drive was changed to F. Since the USB drive designation changed, Front Page now will not/cannot access drive F. I tried to change the drive designation of the USB drive back to D in Disk Management but Disk Management would not let me rename the USB drive to any letter before F. How do I change the drive designation of the USB drive back to D. Thank you in advance for your help and replies.

(Windows runs on Drive C)
 

A:Solved: Need To Change Drive Letter Designation

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I have an HP notebook with OS Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I have two external hard drives. The first one I added was designated as F:\. Later, I added a second external hard drive, which was located at G:\.

These are connected by a USB extension cable from the notebook to a USB hub, where the two external drives are connected.

Recently, I used a 16 GB USB flash drive, plugged into the notebook, to copy some files to give to a friend.

Now I find that what was previously F:\ now shows up under My Computer as H:\ The second hard drive continues to show up under My Computer as G:\.

My problem is that I had a number of large files downloading to F:\, and now I get an error message that says "Drive F:\ is missing; please reconnect it."

How do I get this drive designation to change back from H:\ to F:\????

How do I prevent this from happening in future when I need to use a USB flash drive? Would plugging the flash drive into the usb hub, rather than directly into the notebook, prevent this?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

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A:[SOLVED] External hard drive designation switched from F:\ to H:\ ?????

Drive letter allocation should not change automatically while Windows is actually running and the drives are already connected, regardless of what other USB devices you plug in.

It is, however, not unusual for external drive letter allocations to change when you actually connect them, since they are allocated a drive letter in the same order in which Windows detects them - a sort of "first come, first served" arrangement.

You can easily change the drive letter for an external drive in
Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.
Locate the drive's horizontal ribbon in the right-hand pane, right-click on it and choose Change Drive Letter & Paths. Click Change. Select your preferred letter, click "OK".

Note, drive letters currently in use will not be available in the drop-down selection box.

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