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Win 8.1 backup/restore target disk problem

  1. #11

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    Perhaps I expressed myself not correctly - sorry for that - the system I am using is similar to opening your desktop and unscrewing or screwing your (new) hard disk in to the system - so it is nothing fancy. Hot swapping is not an option here nor is it desired. It is a very convenient way of changing or adding disks while the PC is powered off.

    Have said that - just to try things - I am now in the process of installing win8.1 in UEFI mode ( and making all my disk GPT with disk part) to see if I have similar problems.

    my2cents - thank you for your time though !!

    Anybody else out there who can shine some light on my initial problem?


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  2. #12

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    I will close this post now although the problem is not solved at all.

    Additional test I am currently running seem to indicate that my Win8.1 problem is in some form or another on both Legacy (MBR) and UEFI (GPT) systems.
    When I have a clearer view on things I will start a new post.
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  3. #13

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    I finally found the problem.

    Apparently I had a AHCI driver behaving badly. (or not properly installed - although the C: disk was visible)

    Thanks again to my2cents as you indirectly pointed me in the right direction.

    case closed
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