Windows 10: Create System Image is including an unwanted drive, Plz Help, Thanx

Discus and support Create System Image is including an unwanted drive, Plz Help, Thanx in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; So, I want to backup my C drive with a complete backup of my Win 10 installation through win 10 "create a system image" but it is including a whole... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Molecule67, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Create System Image is including an unwanted drive, Plz Help, Thanx


    So, I want to backup my C drive with a complete backup of my Win 10 installation through win 10 "create a system image" but it is including a whole other drive that is just used as a space drive for files. This drive was once used as a boot drive so it does have mbr files hidden on it. I have 6 drives in my computer. 3 hard drives and 3 ssd's. 2 ssd's have windows 7 installed on them and one has my new install of win 10 that I want to backup. I figured out that windows is using the boot files on that other drive, a 2 tb E drive to boot win10 on my 256 gig ssd C drive. So i booted into win7 where i had partition software and made that 2 gig drive inactive to try to force win 10 to boot without relying on the E drive. Win 10 wouldn't boot, so i went back into win7 and re-set that 2 gig E drive back to active and got win 10 to boot again. I have recently heard of a thing called "Fix mbr" command in CMD but i don't know if that will help me. What I think i need to do is make a small partition on the C drive like 350 MB and set it active and get win10 to use that instead but I don't know how to point the win10 to use it instead. Here is a dropbox link to some screen shots that may help. Thanx https://www.dropbox.com/sh/myxq6nphxsgmnpb/AABKzD7oC-mboS5w3CNg_fBma?dl=0

    :)
     
    Molecule67, Feb 19, 2020
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  2. Help, cant create windows image

    Hello there, @fullinfusion!

    It seems like some sort of an OS confusion has happened with your secondary WD Black and I'm sorry to hear about that. *Frown Create System Image is including an unwanted drive, Plz Help, Thanx :(
    Maybe re-formatting it would help indeed as the community already mentioned. I'd suggest to take a look at this step-by-step how to partition and format an HDD: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=PYCoid
    Keep in mind that this will wipe clean the drive, so you should backup all important data from the drive somewhere else.
    I noticed from the screenshots that your HDD appears as Disk 0, this means that it's plugged in the primary SATA port where the SSD (as an OS drive) should be. Actually it is possible that because of this Windows cannot create the image there. Swap the ports of the SSD and the HDD, this might help as well.

    Keep me posted. Hope this helped! *Smile Create System Image is including an unwanted drive, Plz Help, Thanx :)
    SuperSoph_WD
     
    SuperSoph_WD, Feb 19, 2020
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  3. Unable to use System restore from a windows 10 image on Windows 7 with error: "windows cannot find a system image-the usb drive is not visible"

    Hi Otley,

    Thanks for replying to us with the status of your issue.

    As you mentioned, when you connect the USB flash drive in to the system then the System image backup is not present. It might occur if the System image files is not created properly or may be it got corrupted.

    As an initial steps I suggest you to check for the memory space in the USB flash driver.

    If the Memory is occupied in the USB flash drive the I suggest you to try running check disk on USB flash drive and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps to perform Check Disk.


    • Press Windows + X on your keyboard.

    • Select Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Type the below commands.

      Chkdsk [drive letter]: /f /r

    Reply to us with the status of your issue, we will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Feb 19, 2020
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  4. Create System Image is including an unwanted drive, Plz Help, Thanx

    Unable to use System restore from a windows 10 image on Windows 7 with error: "windows cannot find a system image-the usb drive is not visible"

    Please help me restore windows 10
     
    raymond.bell, Feb 19, 2020
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