The 1B PP Essentials drive is recognized within Win 7 and I used Win 7 Image Backup to a partition on it. A win 7 Repair/Recovery disk and the Macrium Linux recovery disk to not recognize the PP drive whether plugged in from the start or removed and plugged in followed by a scanning refresh.
I have full image files in the two partitions of the PP drive that I repartitioned by shrinking one and adding another.
Laptop is an ACER Aspire 4830TG running Win 7 SP1.
Is there something in the PP or Acer BIOS that I am missing? I have not set any passwords, etc., on the PP.