External HD issue

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  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    #1 Pasta88, Feb 2, 2014
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    I have an external HD and made an image of my partition using acronis true home 2014 and it worked fine. When It was done, i wanted to see home much space it backed up. Normally I see the drive it uses (usually E) with the external HD name.

    I added a new printer and drivers to it so I figured I would do another image so it would include it. Today when I plugged my external HD it said (E) local disk, which is not correct. The same thing when I attempted to do another image normally i see (usually E) with the external HD name.Today i saw my external HD it said (E) local disk, which is not correct. When i attempted to do an image I kept on getting different error and the image never worked.

    What would coz my external HD to read that way when I plugged it in? Is the something I can do to the External HD so it will read the type of EHD it is, IF so, how plz?

    thx

    ED: same results on 2 different PCs and 2 different USB cables.

    when i try to open it It says

    E:\ not assessible

    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
     
  2. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    come on guys, no response? plz.
     
  3. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

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    #3 bludgard, Feb 3, 2014
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    Try uninstalling the device driver via Device Manager. Then scan for hardware changes. This should get the device back to default driver(s).
     
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  4. Wolfeymole

    Wolfeymole MDL Novice

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    It would be reasonable to assume that an external drive with a singular partition would be tagged as E: where no other hard drives are involved except the main C: drive.

    For example the main drive is C:. the DVD drive is D: and an external would be E:, this is assuming that there is no Recovery partition on the C: drive which is usually tagged as E:

    Making the first image backup was fine but why make another full image backup for the sake of a few printer drivers?

    What I would have done if you wished to make a backup after the printers aspects would be to dump the initial image backup and do a new one.

    Just a thought.
     
  5. jellybelly

    jellybelly MDL Member

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    did you have acronis format the entire drive as a backup capsule?
     
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