Removable drives not recognized

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by LJGeezer, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. LJGeezer

    LJGeezer Registered Member

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    First time user of Acronis. "Beginner's Guide to creating a basic full disk archive" by Grower Hatcher states" Confirm all internal, external and CD/DVD drives are identified within TI Windows mode". My Create Backup Wizard does not see my CD R/RW drive nor the DVD read drive. Using Acronis 10, and Windows XP
     
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    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    Your title says "Removable drives" so do you have your CD and DVD drives in external enclosures?
     
  3. LJGeezer

    LJGeezer Registered Member

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    Sorry for the confusion. The CD and DVD are internal drives.
     
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    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Are the drives not seen when booted to the TI CD in Full Mode or are they not seen when running TI in Windows?

    I assume you're checking in the "destination" selection part of the Wizard and not the "source" part.

    If you're not going to backup to or restore from DVDs, then it shouldn't cause a problem.
     
  5. GroverH

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    Using the Backup Wizard, the 3rd or 4th screen is titled
    Backup Archive Location
    click on the + sign beside the "My Computer Listing" and the drive tree should open to reveal all your devices.
    You should find your CDrom listing there. Drive letter may differ and the DVD may read as a CD device.

    Have you created the Rescue Cd? Are the drives visible from when booting from the Rescue CD?

    The preferred storage medium for image backups is to another group of drives--such as internal and/or external and/or network drive. Many of us discourage the use of CD or DVD as a primary backup method so these drives have lessor importance if not used for backup purposes--as correctly stated by Mudcrab
     
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    Thanks for your help, my dilemma is solved.
     
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