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Windows 7: Hard drive letter messed up after changing motherboard

06 May 2012   #11
sylphan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for reply,

Clean hard disk... formatting? the Hard drive needed to be cleaned using diskpart is just an OS drive isn't? the problem lies when I re-connect the rest hard drive... the drive letter will be messed up... but I'll try it latter....


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06 May 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

sylphan,
Just follow the procedure given.

We've helped hundreds if not thousands with problems like yours.

Some of us have been working with computers since before you were born.

Keep the faith!
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06 May 2012   #13
sylphan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I'll try it latter because I'm in workplace now & far off from my PC, I'll post the result after work

Thanks for help
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07 May 2012   #14
sylphan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello, I have tried the procedure, 1 Hard drive attached, normal, no problem, when 2 drive attached, it's ok, nothing mess, but when adding the partitioned (2 partition) drive, problem occured, cannot boot, and when detach the rest drive and boot, there error say my windows need to be repaired.


any suggestion?

and I have another question, I need access data from one dynamic Hard Drive, but the hard drive cannot be activated using docking that's connected to a Laptop via USB, How I can access the drive?


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I'm sorry I forgot to take the screenshoot, I'll try post it later
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08 May 2012   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You need to post that disk management snapshot.

For god's sake, stay away from dynamic drives. No home user system needs such or can benefit such but they durn well can get more than their far share of problems.

No dynamic disks unless you want problems.
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08 May 2012   #16
sylphan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here the screenshot with 1 Hard drive (WD Velociraptor 300 GB)


I don't know the problem lies, but I'm afraid to reattach the rest...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
For god's sake, stay away from dynamic drives. No home user system needs such or can benefit such but they durn well can get more than their far share of problems.

No dynamic disks unless you want problems.
Well, I made the dynamic disk long time ago, when the drive was OS drive, partitioned, I want to remove partition without removing the data, windows suggested to make dynamic, and I click ok.... I admit I made a mistake...so how I can access the data without reformatting it? or better if I made new thread for this?
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08 May 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Since I never mess around with dynamic disks, than any recommendations I would make would not be from first-hand experience.

I can mouth things others have said but I'm not comfortable with that.
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08 May 2012   #18
sylphan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, okay then, I'll make another thread for my dynamic drive problem...

but now, is there any error in my disk management? that's was default setting
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09 May 2012   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

there is no error in disk management.

Make your life easy and straight-forward. Forget dynamic disks which have no place in a standalone system.

Dynamic disks are designed for other environments and even there they are only an emergency measure.
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09 May 2012   #20
sylphan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After second try, now, all main hard drive can be used normally again~

but, now the new problem, when my SSD caching Corsair Accelerator 30 gb attached, windows refuses to boot...

why it's happening?
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