System Restore Anomally


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Guest

I have 3 hard drives C, D & E. C drive the boot drive, system drive and
recognized by Drive management as system dirive. However, system resotre on
recognizes only the D & E drives. Sytem restore claims the D drive is a
system drive. Disabled the D drive through device manager, rebooted and
system restore now recognized the C & E drive, C drive the system. Good. Re
enabled the D drive, re booted. Ugh, system restore went back to only D & E
drives, it claiming D drvie system again. Any suggestions>???????
 
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Michael Stevens

jbart said:
I have 3 hard drives C, D & E. C drive the boot drive, system drive
and recognized by Drive management as system dirive. However, system
resotre on recognizes only the D & E drives. Sytem restore claims
the D drive is a system drive. Disabled the D drive through device
manager, rebooted and system restore now recognized the C & E drive,
C drive the system. Good. Re enabled the D drive, re booted. Ugh,
system restore went back to only D & E drives, it claiming D drive
system again. Any suggestions>???????

Go to System Properties (Pause/Break+Windows Key) System Restore Tab. Is all
the drives listed?

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Bert Kinney

Hi,

Are all these drives internal drives? If so, install all the drives and us
the following article to repair the drive letter assignment.

Installing a new hard drive can sometimes cause the drive letter assignment
not to be updated in the drivetable.txt file, used by System Restore. MVP
Ramesh Srinivasan has come up with two solutions.

Drive letter missing in System Restore settings page?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srdrives.htm
 
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Guest

Thanks Bert. Iwent to Ramesh's site, had to re install system restore and
that fixed the problem. Lost previous restore points but made a new system
restore point involving all 3 drives now, so all should be well.

Jeff
 
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cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)

On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 00:51:01 -0700, jbart
I have 3 hard drives C, D & E. C drive the boot drive, system drive and
recognized by Drive management as system dirive. However, system resotre on
recognizes only the D & E drives. Sytem restore claims the D drive is a
system drive. Disabled the D drive through device manager, rebooted and
system restore now recognized the C & E drive, C drive the system. Good. Re
enabled the D drive, re booted. Ugh, system restore went back to only D & E
drives, it claiming D drvie system again. Any suggestions>???????

Let's have a bit of history on how those volumes were set up?

My guess is that D: may have been created as a clone of C:, thus
having the same volume servial number etc. as C:, and possibly some of
the same files that the OS is using to "find" itself.

Also, each XP installation will use a unique number in the SR data
subtree within System Volume Information, and if an installation is
cloned (so that the SIDs and identifiers are identical) and then the
two HDs are mixed, you may get confusion there too.

More info on...
- physical HDs and how they are interfaced
- partitions and volumes, and how created
- installation history, i.e. was it cloned between HDs?
- upgrade history, i.e. were OSs upgraded or SP'd?
....may help us help you


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