Creating File Structure On NAS Drive
He has emailed me as follows:
"The problem that I'm having is that although the drive formats it fails to create the necessary file structure, it seems to me that the utility is encountering some limits.
I have tried all sorts of tricks like formatting the drive outside the enclosure and trying to manually create the necessary folders but it did not work.
I have confirmed that the device has the very latest firmware installed on it and I even went as far as loading what they make available on their website just in case the version numbers were wrong.
Yes I will log a support call with Raidsonic to see what comes back.
By the way, when using the USB connection it works well but that obviously bypasses all the NAS features."
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L is a network drive (LaCie NAS box). I give the .bat file admin rights by creating a shortcut to it and giving the shortcut admin rights.
From grazing the web it appears this is a known problem in Win7 but none of the suggested solutions I could find worked with my situation.
A key thing is I need the code in the same file as the set command does not persist between different cmd sessions ie I use the %folder% variable in both the MD and the Drive Image lines.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Runtime Software\DriveImage XML\dixml.exe" /bc /tL:\DriveImages\%folder%\ /c2 /r- /s- /l
I bought a Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB NAS drive for my brother-in-law at the same time as a new laptop running Win7 Pro 64-bit. The laptop worked perfectly on my home network (wired and wireless) when I installed all his software, and worked perfectly on his network until this WD drive was attached.
Then the laptop refused to restart or shut down, and would not recognize any attached USB devices.
The laptop works perfectly on any network as long as the WD drive is not present. As soon as the WD drive is attached, the laptop refuses to power down or recognize USB devices.
It doesn't matter whether the laptop has a drive mapping to the WD or not; if the WD is connected to the same network subnet as the 64-bit computer, there is aproblem.
Other computers running WinXP 32-bit do not have any problem with the WD drive.
I updated the WD drive to the latest firmware, but no joy.
I finally solved the problem by segmenting the home network into two subnets, and putting the WD drive on a different subnet than the computers. Everything works fine, once the WD drive is isolated from everything else.
I switched the WD to static IP etc. so I could reliably connect via IP address instead of name, since the name wouldn't resolve on a different subnet.
but I thought this info might be useful in case anyone else is struggling with a similar issue.
Do I need to swap the hard-drive slots (replace the present drive with the SSD) or is that unnecessary - I'm guessing I can do the swap in bios.
Shall I uninstall a majority of apps now, before swapping, as I won't be able to uninstall them once the new drive is in - or can WIN7 figure out what's what. I'm hoping to installseldom used apps on the mechanical drive (in the same folder structure as they are presently installed)
I know there is (used to be) some kind of utility for swapping installation/profiles to new machines, but I'm not sure it would apply here since my boot drive will be much smaller than the original drive.
Will I use the original backup discs to install? I thought I might burn an image to the SSD, but the original drive already has loads of data on it. If burning is really, really the way to go, I would take the time to delete and re-install everything...
1) I started using an external USB drive and backup program. It makes both Image and File backups
2) I have 3 physical HD’s in my computer. 2 came with the computer and the 3rd was from a previous computer ( Drive H: )
3) When I ran the backup program, it was, auto-configured to make an image of Drive H, but of course, it should make it for Drive C
4) I contacted support for the backup drive and they said there was no way to change the drive and that it selected the first physical drive for the image backup
5) I thought that odd since the two original drives, including drive C, naturally, came installed with the computer. The 3rd drive I added should not have been the 1st physical drive, but it should appear as Drive H, which it did.
The drive name was correct, but the computer saw it as the first physical drive.
Would that image you took before you played around with sizes work, in terms of doing a restore?
1. How can I use the installation program on the new computer drive on the new drive.
2. Does the installation allow me to boot the OS on a different drive?
3. Can I image the computer drive to the new drive somehow?
4. Do I go ahead and bring up the new computer as is and then install the new drive and then image the first drive to the second (new) drive and boot from the second drive (change bios).
Now the problem is that I cannot access the drive belonging to my hard drive. It says its not formatted and needs to format. But I don't want the drive to be formated since I have important files in the hard drive.
So can I have any idea how to retrieve those files. Or kindly refer me some free softwares which can do my job.
I can change to the D directory, but when trying D:\ dir get the message "CDR101 Not ready reading drive D", although there is a Windows 98installation disk in Drive D
During startup I get the message "Warning - This system may not be setup to use the CD ROM. Please contact your PC Manufacturer if ."
Are there particular settings to make in the BIOS utility? I have already enable the Primary Secondary Drive, which is where I believe the /cdrom is installed. Of course there is no autoexec.bat file. If I need to activate one, would I just place one on the C drive?
Right now I can open the command prompt and type:
1) net use Z: \\server\foldername\ employee
("employee" is the password)
Which mostly solves the problems I was having before when I mapped the network drive through tools -> map network drive, the password prompt would always show up after a reboot.
I just want to be able to click the bat file and have that code execute as most users cannot do this themselves.
- Other users can copy this file just fine using Windows Explorer.
- If she logs into another machine, she too can copy this file.
- She can copy this file down to a local drive or a flash drive, and then copy the file up to the other mapped drive, using Windows Explorer.
- She can copy the file directly from one mapped drive to the other via the Command Window (DOS).
- Her machine is Windows7 64-bit. The machines that work are either 32-bit Windows 7 or Windows XP.
- Both mapped drives are on the same Windows 2008 R2 server and volume.
- If I log onto the server itself and copy the file, it works fine (and is very fast).
It appears that Windows will start copying the file, but the first time it goes to calculate the Estimated Time, it just fails.
All this points to some problem with Windows 7 64-bit copying large files in Windows Explorer. Alternatives to Windows Explorer probably aren't..