[QUOTE=cholla;2575386]Allan , I’m not sure this will help you & it only works on an internal HDD. It can change the partiton type . I used it to unhide the hidden restore partition. It might help identify the un lettered partition.
I haven’t tested running from outside Windows.
I don’t know if you have one but I have a disc that will let me use a command prompt outside of Windows.
I may try to test this .[/QUOTE]
There’s a bunch of things on that Goodells page which isn’t exactly revealing.
FOR EVERYONE ELSE:
If you don’t have or have not sucessfully cloned a win7 install…
Please spare me from the misleading false solutions!
For reference those of you that HAVE windows7 go to disc management in your own computer and LOOK at your own C drive
What exactly that partition is or is for is utterly irrelevant to me, what does matter is that it get copied along with the rest of the drive. also needed is to copy the included “paging file” and “Crash Dump” in the C: partition.
a non-functioning clone isn’t a clone it’s wasted time!
[QUOTE=mciahel;2575406]Strange that nobody mentioned Clonezilla…
Or even better Parted Magic
@Mr. B: PING looks nice :)[/QUOTE]
Parted Magic looks nice, works fast… and just produced an incomplete and non-functioning “NON-Clone”.
to me a "clone is indistinguishable from the original in EVERY respect.
the “clone” produced is NOT recognized as “an accessable boot device”.
when inserted into my notebook. if I can’t boot from it… well that kinda says it all.
Don’t know what I might have done wrong, but I got that “System reserved space” partition and the partition copied 11min for 17gb via usb is quick enough, but thend result is… well useless.
As for PING? I can’t tell it seems I have a link to an instruction sheet for it not to the download
or where I could buy it…
Through the haze of my epic (and growing migrane" I’m obviously missing something.
I am defying one of the cardinal rules of IT, if I’m actually “working” I obviously screwed up smewhere.
And I’m beginning to think it was taking a sip of the Windows7 KoolAid
and right now I wanna pound someone senseless with the pitcher it was poured from…
Time for more Aspirin, this time I’m going to wash it down with something stronger with water before I kill something.
Simple problem with a simple solution… NOT!
I’m thinking I need to buy the 2011 issue of acronis but I want to KNOW it’ll let me clone notebook drives with just the notebook and a USB HDD