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Windows 7 home Premium - Backup Not Detecting destination Drive

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My destination drive "F" is seen in MY COMPUTER.
I can copy and paste individual files into the "F" drive.  However when I try to do a backup, it stops right after I start the backup.
As a test I'm only backing up 5 folders with about 4 meg.  But the drive itself has 140 gig space. (See error message)
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by:nobus
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sorry -  i can't read the error message..
what backup program are you using?
what is drive F?   connected  via sata, ide, or usb?
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by:brothertruffle880
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I'm trying to use the standard windows backup program.
Connected with USB.
If you download the error message graphic file you can clearly read the entire message in PAINT (the accessories program that lets you edit graphic files.).
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by:nobus
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i know how i can read anything, thank you. i  still cannot read it FYI
you can test the disk -  it may have problems, so i suggest to backup what you want from that drive first
you can :
run chkdsk -
format it
run diags on it - but most require that it is connected to IDE or sata directly, not over USB
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Is is shown as a local drive or removable drive? one of the limitations of home premium is that it must be a local drive vs a network drive http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/backup-and-restore
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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from answers.microsoft.com I've found the problem. You need to go to administrative tools in control panel and go to 'Create and format hard disk partitions'. For some reason windows backup doesn't see partitions that are marked as 'Active' so all you have to do is set the active partition to one that you dont want to use for the backup. Job done ;)

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by:brothertruffle880
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Hi ve3ofa:
It worked.  Many, MANY THANKS!
I don't know anything about how "active" partition fixed this.  Can you give me some links about partitioning and "active" partitioning?  The logic behind the solution eludes me.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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actually it was found on one of the microsoft support sites.. don't know why it works but it does.
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