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Solved: Initializing an internal hard disk in W7

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by watty, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. watty

    watty Thread Starter

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    I hope this is the correct forum?

    I received my new desktop today and it is running Windows 7 OS.

    I am using it for work and it has 2 x 320GB internal hard drives so that I can back up my work related files from one HD to the other, then if the number 1 (C: drive) fails, I have a backup on the second HD. This is particularly important since it has all my business related stuff (invoices etc.)

    Anyway, I thought that I would be able to schedule a backup via W7, however W7 is not recognising the second HD. The wizard to schedule a backup is suggesting I use an external drive and does not recognise that there are actually 2 internal HD in the tower.

    I have done a bit of research and I have found the second HD and initialized it. I have then set the HD up as GPT and I am now at the stage where the insallation wizard is asking for a Simple Layout and NTFS file system.

    I don't want to click finish on the wizard if this is not the correct procedure to allow W7 to find the 2nd HD so that I can schedule the backup from HD1 to HD2.

    Can anyone help and advise if this is thecorrect procedure please?

    Thanks.

    Jason.
     
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