Partitioning problems

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Offline syhprum

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Partitioning problems
« on: 21/01/2010 18:01:04 »
I recently purchased a USB to IDE cable kit and to test it I took a 80Gb drive from an old computer.
When I tested it I found it had two partitions 10Gb and 20gb so I attempted to re-partition it with Acronis which is normally a good program for this sort of job.
I had no success so I fitted it into the computer and set out to load Windows 7 onto it from a USB device, Win 7 loader has a partitioning system on it which worked perfectly and restored the drive to 80Gb.


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Partitioning problems
« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2011 10:37:58 »
If you are trying to use the drive to boot windows 7 through usb 2.0 or firewire then you will not succeed because microsoft windows operating systems will not operate through either because there is a security feature within the operating system that dis-allows the action for reasons of lost data if the link is interupted. The 2 partitions are a primary OS and BackUp OS not a primary and secondary. In terms of BackUp it is to ensure that the OS runs smoothly; if the other where to be a secondary then it would over proccess because running 2 OS's is impossible ,unless its a virtual machine.