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Install of Second Hard Drive Can'Format

  1. #11


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 626
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Just to let you know that I abandoned the "parallel HD" not too long ago. I had problems with boot, so I simply formatted the 2nd HD, and use it to simply store full images of OS and Data partitions, boot partition [System Reserved]. And, when I'm not making backups, the 2nd HD is disabled [not uninstalled].

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    samuria, ............ In preparing for the upcoming download, I apparently got hung up on the format term. Most of my preliminary readings indicated formating is required. Once I took your advice and used Macrium Reflect, my backup was sucessful. Now I have two hard drives each containg the same information which is what i wanted.

    Since I'm new at this forum, I'm not sure how to mark this thread Solved. Thank you for your continued support and all who respoded to my my first post.
    Last edited by derfsch; 26 Jul 2016 at 09:54.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    samuria, .............. This is the second time I've posted this response. My original to your last post appears to be lost, probably my fault.

    I have taken your advice and used Macrium Reflect as a backup program which apprently took care of the format situation. I now have two drives with the same information on each one which I gave as my desire in my first post.

    I'm not sure how to mark this as Solved but thank you again for your continued support.
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