backing up 'unmounted' drives

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tony bond
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I start by confessing my ignorance of what the terms 'mounted' or 'unmounted' drive means. I am trying to back up my whole PC (Vista) to an external drive, using Ghost 12. In trying to make my first 'recovery point set', I defined 'show hidden drives' and then selected 'C' and the hidden sector named 'Recovery'. I then get the error message 'The recovery point set option is disabled because you selecetd an unmounted drive. You cannot create recovery point sets for unmounted drives." If I de-select the hidden drive, the error message disappears but, presumably in this case, the recovery sector will not be backed up. I should be so grateful if anyone can please explain what all this means and whether there is any way to back up the whole PC, including the hidden 'recovery' sector. Thanks for any help. Tony

harlequin
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1. why backup the recovery ''partition'' , create the dvd/cd media from it using the recovery software built into the computer by the system builder.

2. make a ghost of the live system ( c: ) and then if you have problems it will rebuild to the date/time of the ghost image.

the recovery partition is unmounted because it is not required unless you want to do a '' reset to delivery status ''

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tony bond
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Thanks, Gary. Have done as you suggest. Tony