Solved: Image repair displays wrong partition drive letter, but right Time and date

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Whard

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My OS is Windows 8.1.
I partitioned my hard drive and labeled the new partition (H), the (D), is the recovery partition from HP. I then created an image of the (C), onto partition (H).
I than checked the recover image through the recover process and the new image reads (D) not (H). The funny thing is, that the date and time is correct for when I created it.
Does anyone have some insight on this?
Thank you,
RS
 

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Does anyone have some insight on this?
I can't be sure, but I think that you are falling for Microsoft's trap of believing that "driver letters" actually uniquely identify real devices (drives) or partitions on actual drives.

Starting with Vista the partition from which you booted is marked as the "C drive" (and A and B are still reserved for floppies). While there is some method to the madness of assigning other drive letters you really have to consider it a random process, and actually recognize your partitions by Name, size, type, etc.
 
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Is creating an Image of C: on the same HDD not a bit like putting the fox to bed with the chickens..?

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Whard

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So pretty much what your is saying, that windows is narcissistic. Thank you for reply appreciate it.

 

Whard

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Is creating an Image of C: on the same HDD not a bit like putting the fox to bed with the chickens..?


The short and long of it, I’m too cheap to spend the money for the media required for the backup. Just tired of Microsoft to be honest with you. Time for a change. I do like your analogy.
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TerryNet

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You're welcome. Was it, as I guessed, just confusion over the drive letter designation? Your image was really where you expected it to be?
 
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