i have a computer running an Intel 3Ghz Pro on an Asus M/Board, 4Gig of Ram, an Nvivdia Geforce GTX 650, a 60Gig SSD as the primary C drive and a 500 Gig secondary drive. plus a 1T USB backup drive.
when i bought the SSD it was pretty expensive and there wasn`t room to put anything on it but the operating system and everything else had to be installed on the secondary. over time the C drive gradually filled up, so i bought another SSD drive, double in size. i created a system image file from the old C drive and stored it on the USB backup drive. then i created a windows repair disc to boot it from. when it booted with the empty drive it found the image file and rebuilt the new drive with the image file on the backup drive.
first thing it did was fail to recognize the secondary drive i had attached, came up with an error. so i reattached the old drive and expected it to just start up normally and go back to the way it had been before. but it still failed to recognize the second drive. so i system restored and now not only does it not recognize the second drive it has two primary drives, even though the new SSD isn`t attached anymore.
a sorty into the Device Manager shows the second drive as attached so on some level it is being seen by the OS just won`t show up through the Start Menu so you can`t access the drive. also the shortcuts from the software on that drive are greyed out on the desktop.
has anyone any experience imaging their drives like that and what i might have done wrong, and why it is that i now have two primary drives showing up on My Computer?