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Windows 7: New SSD OS shows as Disk 1 after Image restore Fix?

20 Mar 2014   #1
rudhawk

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New SSD OS shows as Disk 1 after Image restore Fix?

Why is my SSD (64gb) showing as Disk 1 (and how do I fix it).


I used Macrium to image and restore Win 7 from an IDE HDD (a fresh/clean install as the only HDD). I have a dual boot and the 2nd HDD (Sata 1) was unplugged when I created the image.


After creating the image, I unplugged the IDE and hooked up the SSD (previously formatted) and restored the image. I then booted the SSD and all went well.


I then shutdown, reinstalled the 2nd HDD (Sata 1) made sure the SSD was 1st to boot and rebooted.


Now, my SSD shows as Disk 1. I must have missed a step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?


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20 Mar 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rudhawk View Post
Why is my SSD (64gb) showing as Disk 1 (and how do I fix it).


I used Macrium to image and restore Win 7 from an IDE HDD (a fresh/clean install as the only HDD). I have a dual boot and the 2nd HDD (Sata 1) was unplugged when I created the image.


After creating the image, I unplugged the IDE and hooked up the SSD (previously formatted) and restored the image. I then booted the SSD and all went well.


I then shutdown, reinstalled the 2nd HDD (Sata 1) made sure the SSD was 1st to boot and rebooted.


Now, my SSD shows as Disk 1. I must have missed a step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?


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Check the following link for some information;

Disk drive numbers may not correspond to the SATA channel numbers when you install Windows on a computer that has multiple SATA or RAID disks

HTH
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20 Mar 2014   #3
rudhawk

Windows 7 Enterpise x64
 
 

Thanks. That's an interesting read. With all the pc's i've dual booted, swapping HDD's in and out and all around - I've never run into this before. I guess you never learn until you have a problem.
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20 Mar 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mine did the same thing until I installed the Intel sata drivers, try it, even though you used an image.

You say you put the 2nd hard drive on sata port #1, it should be on #2

An IDE hard drive will always show 1st on the list above a sata drive. It uses a different channel then the sata does. (disregard this if you`re using all sata drives)
I say this only because you mentioned an IDE drive
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20 Mar 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It probably shows as Disk 1 because it is on Port 1 on the mobo.
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