Windows 10: Two system drives (when making a backup)?

Discus and support Two system drives (when making a backup)? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; When making a backup Win 10 insists that my D: 'games only' drive is a system drive too? and wants to back it up. I never have had any Op-sys... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Grislord, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Grislord Win User

    Two system drives (when making a backup)?


    When making a backup Win 10 insists that my D: 'games only' drive is a system drive too? and wants to back it up.
    I never have had any Op-sys installed on it, what are the easiest way to find out if it have any system related stuff added on it, and if it have none, then how to remove the 'system tag' from it?

    :)
     
    Grislord, Feb 1, 2016
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  2. BryanL. Win User

    System Backup Image forces select two drives

    Drive G is an internal drive, I've never install any OS on it before, but when I installed my OS, it's not been unplugged from my PC, that's why I suspect if there are any boot info been placed on Drive G.

    Drive G is my mass storage for photos and videos. I don't see any system-like folder or files on it, even with 'show hidden files and folders' checked.

    Is there a way to make it 'non-system' by deleted some sort of hidden files or hidden partition?
     
    BryanL., Feb 1, 2016
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  3. System Backup Image forces select two drives

    Hi Bryan,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, I would like to know whether the Drive G is internal drive or external drive. Did you install any Operating system before on this particular drive and what are the type files that is present in Drive G?

    Please reply to us with the required information. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Feb 1, 2016
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  4. Grislord Win User

    Two system drives (when making a backup)?

    (never mind the F: set as active, it's not now)

    And checked with diskpart that there actually only is one system drive.
     
    Grislord, Feb 1, 2016
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  5. Grislord Win User
    Also get this when changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup validconfig 0 and validsystembackup 0
     
    Grislord, Feb 2, 2016
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  6. Grislord Win User
    I actually bump this one, as I still have the same problem, that 'System image' want to backup my D: too, that is my Steam and other games only drive! And nothing tells me it has system files (more then any other drive) except event viewers backup. (Long text coming up) /IsCritical="1" BackupTypeDetermined="1"
    I really really want to be able to backup only system! *cry

    BackupTarget F: NumOfVolumes 3 VolumesInfo <VolumeInfo><VolumeInfoItem Name="D:" OriginalAccessPath="D:" State="14" HResult="0" DetailedHResult="0" PreviousState="9" IsCritical="1" IsIncremental="0" BlockLevel="1" HasFiles="0" HasSystemState="0" IsCompacted="0" IsPruned="0" IsRecreateVhd="0" FullBackupReason="0" DataTransferred="264780251136" NumUnreadableBytes="0" TotalSize="264780251136" TotalNoOfFiles="0" Flags="520" BackupTypeDetermined="1" SSBTotalNoOfFiles="0" SSBTotalSizeOnDisk="0" /><VolumeInfoItem Name="C:" OriginalAccessPath="C:" State="14" HResult="0" DetailedHResult="0" PreviousState="9" IsCritical="1" IsIncremental="0" BlockLevel="1" HasFiles="0" HasSystemState="0" IsCompacted="0" IsPruned="0" IsRecreateVhd="0" FullBackupReason="0" DataTransferred="43444207616" NumUnreadableBytes="0" TotalSize="43444207616" TotalNoOfFiles="0" Flags="1546" BackupTypeDetermined="1" SSBTotalNoOfFiles="0" SSBTotalSizeOnDisk="0" /><VolumeInfoItem Name="" OriginalAccessPath="" State="14" HResult="0" DetailedHResult="0" PreviousState="9" IsCritical="1" IsIncremental="0" BlockLevel="1" HasFiles="0" HasSystemState="0" IsCompacted="0" IsPruned="0" IsRecreateVhd="0" FullBackupReason="0" DataTransferred="336986112" NumUnreadableBytes="0" TotalSize="336986112" TotalNoOfFiles="0" Flags="520" BackupTypeDetermined="1" SSBTotalNoOfFiles="0" SSBTotalSizeOnDisk="0" /></VolumeInfo>
     
    Grislord, Apr 5, 2018
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