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second HD does not show in win explorer

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    second HD does not show in win explorer


    1. I backed up my Seagate win8 "C" partition, using Paragon, in the spare Maxtor HD & it used 61.9GB, the rest 50gb are free space.

    As Win8 was installed in "C" I presumed that The Maxtor if installed alone in the PC it would boot up but, it does not. Should't it?

    2. The other thing is that when I boot the PC in w8 both HDs show up in the Setup but, the Maxtor does not show up in the w8 win explorer.

    If I boot up in the dual boot XP they both show up in the XP win explorer. ....thanx ....nick

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    Does it show up in Drive Management or the Bios? How is it connected to the computer?
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    Yes shows in Bios SETUP & Maxtor is installed internal HD. ......nick
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    A Paragon Backup will not boot. It is an image of the original. If you wanted to be able to boot from the Backed up copy you will need to Clone it.

    This explains it:

    Different software, but the same concept.
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    I will clone it.
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    1. I changed to EaseUS & cloned my Maxtor with "C" from my win 8 PC again but, Maxtor refuses to boot.

    It probably needs complete PC clone to boot but, unfortunately my Maxtor is only 160gb & could try the clone only for C.

    2. I Maxtor shows up in w8 now after I used "diskmgmt.m" & gave it a Letter K ....nick
    Last edited by nichos; 13 Dec 2014 at 06:39.
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second HD does not show in win explorer

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