said by Libra:
Thank you for clarifying all of that. But what I saw in making my Windows System Image it only checked the Active Partition and C drive - it showed D, but it wasn't checked. I put a check in it - I think it's Lenovo's restore (not sure). I know I'm not anywhere near making one yet on disks, but isn't it necessary that I check D?
The initial back up, select everything for the image. You can once things settle only image the C: partition if you want, but if a virus or corruption gets into the boot sector or the partition tables get messed up, to copy everything back, you will need the initial image. Which is why I just select all partitions on the HDD, the only reason not to would be if you are short on space to back up to. For an extra 10 minutes of back up time, and a little more space used it will give you peace of mind. It's a choice though for you to make. If the back up image didn't select all with no options, someone out there would complain, so by default the settings only look after the Windows/system partition.--
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