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Big Problem: Vista Complete Pc Backup System Disk

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#1 Aotouren


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Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:53 AM

As we all know about the Vista Complete PC Backup backup the DISK which is considered "System" disk.

Initially and normally, the C partition is the only "System" disk.

But I have found that if I install Kaspersky Anti-Virus in my D partition, the D partition will be the SECOND "System" disk!! And the Complete PC Backup let me doesn't give me a choice to backup without D partition (Both C, D will be backup)

After I figured it out, I uninstalled Kaspersky and then installed it in C disk; but after I install those software in D partiton, it happens again:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 & MSDN
Acronis Disk Director
Java JDK & JRE
Office 2007
Nokia Suite

is anyone know any of above causes the D become "System" partiton?
and more important, how does the Vista determine which one is system disk?

I cannot google any infomation about this issue, or maybe i used incorrect key words

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:06 AM

Have you tried this tutorial? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-vista-complete-pc-backup/

The computer will try and figure out what drives contain System files, and if there's something indicating that there are System files on the D: drive then it'll want to back them up. For instance, your system could boot from the D: drive, then pass control to Windows on the C: drive - so the backup would want to backup them both.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:38 AM

Yes, I have read the tutorial before.

My system is like this: It has only ONE Windows OS. It has two partitions(C and D). Vista is installed in C disk. I installed all the software in D disk (in order to avoid backing up a much large C disk). So, I don't have any system file (no hidden) or boot files in my D disk. Vista think D is a "System" only after I installed those software I mentioned. Maybe they have some kind of connection with Vista to make it treat them like systme files ? it is very very very weird. Microsot should say something about this in the help doc or somewhere else, but they didn't.

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