I'm not even sure what the topic title should be. But I can tell you about my problem.
I plugged in a new Bipra 250 GB NTFS external Hard Drive with the intention of using it to clone my C Drive. A scan of the new drive reported no errors. However, when I tried to run AOMEI Backupper it quit with this message:
Failed to adjust partition size.
Although I could see the drive when I clicked on Safely Remove Hardware, I could not find the drive in Explorer.
In Device Manager the disk was listed as Mass Storage Device USB Device. I tried updating the driver, but MS says the driver is up to date.
In Disk Management, the disk showed as Disk 1 Basic Online. 232.88 GB - Unallocated.
Online I found information that said to right click the drive and choose New Simple Volume. I did that. It ran. Still the drive goes unrecognized and I am unable to clone it.
I tried a reboot with the drive plugged in. When Windows started, I could see the drive in Explorer but a message said: Location not available.
Well, dirty word. -- And now that is gone too and the drive once more shows as unallocated in Disk Management.
More info online tells me to partition the drive after running New Simple Volume. But now I'm afraid to do that, and I don't know why that is necessary.
Also in Disk Management Help the instructions are:
In Disk Management, right-click the disk you want to initialize, and then click Initialize Disk.
In the Initialize Disk dialog box, select the disk(s) to initialize. You can select whether to use the master boot record (MBR) or GUID partition table (GPT) partition style.
But there is no #$@&! Initialize Disk dialog box. And other instructions about adding a new disk take me to page about Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, and Windows Server 2003 R2.
So, should I try partitioning the drive? I'd really appreciate some help getting my disk to work.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel (F) Core i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB
Oh I see I screwed up the Topic Title and now I can't fix it. Wonderful.
Edited by kalmly, 10 August 2016 - 04:27 PM.