I have accidently made my backup Freecom External HDD active



In trying to partition my external Freecom External HDD I accidently
made the Freecom drive active. I wanted to partition it so that I
could load a mirror image of my C:/ drive on it. I understand that in
this state I now cannot boot from this disc. (the Freecom HDD)

I used the Windows XP tools to do the job but cannot find a way to de-
activate it.

Can anyone help?




maybe you can
go to admin tools
and computer management
and right click on your
system partition and
select the option to
make it active....


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I assume your "Freecom External HDD" is a USB device, i.e., a USB external
HDD. Is that right?

Ordinarily, you cannot boot from a USBEHD in an XP environment even if you
clone the contents of your internal HDD containing the XP OS onto that
USBEHD. I assume that's what you mean when you refer to "load(ing) a mirror
image of my C:/ drive on it."

While it is possible to uninstall a HDD containing the XP OS from a USB
external enclosure and re:installing the drive as an internal HDD in the
system and thus achieve "bootability" that way, most commercial USB external
enclosures containing the factory-installed HDD are not designed to
facilitate that process. And is surely would void the manufacturer's

Assuming you're using a disk imaging/disk cloning program such as Symantec's
Ghost or Acronis True Image or some such, you could, however, clone the
contents back from your USBEHD to a non-defective internal HDD and restore
your system that way.

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