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Windows 7: win7 Ultimate - 2+ boot parition with raid0 drives issues..

17 Aug 2012   #1
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 
win7 Ultimate - 2+ boot parition with raid0 drives issues..

im not sure if im under the correct thread but here goes:

i have three drives, one SSD got 3 paritions (C, E, F) on it with only OS, tri boot. window 7 ultimate 32bit, 64bit and another 64bit for testing purposes and installing programs. i have two more hard drives in raid0 (D) via window 7 ultimate feature within my laptop. my problem is that whenever i switch OS/boot into another partition, i dont see my D (raid 0 drives). i have to manually go into disk management and import foreign disks to see it, and once i do this the other partition will have to redo this step again.

sometimes when i boot into different partition, the order of drive letters are all messed up. i purposely have D for my raid0 storage drives (shortcut reasons for on all my OSes) but sometimes after boot into window. it shows C D E or C D F but those are ALL boot partition on the SSD. again i have to change the letters manually everytime, as well as import the disk again to D in order see my storage drive.

any idea how to make window permanent? if its only single OS, its no problem the dynamic disks in raid0 always can be seen even if i were to reboot/shutdown, this only happens if i have two or more bootable OSes.

please help!


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23 Aug 2012   #2
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

sorry for the bump.. any help would be great, thanks
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23 Aug 2012   #3
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Whatever OS you are booted into will always be labeled C by Windows. This causes it to have to re letter the other drives when you change OS drives. It may resolve part of your problem to label non OS drives lower in the alphabet to say X, Y or Z. That way Windows is less likely to re letter them. Windows usually starts at the top part of the alphabet when re labeling drive letters. For that reason, I always letter external drives like that and have no problem. I really don't know why you can't see the raid volume. maybe try re labeling that one lower in the alphabet and see if that helps.
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24 Aug 2012   #4
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Whatever OS you are booted into will always be labeled C by Windows. This causes it to have to re letter the other drives when you change OS drives. It may resolve part of your problem to label non OS drives lower in the alphabet to say X, Y or Z. That way Windows is less likely to re letter them. Windows usually starts at the top part of the alphabet when re labeling drive letters. For that reason, I always letter external drives like that and have no problem. I really don't know why you can't see the raid volume. maybe try re labeling that one lower in the alphabet and see if that helps.
thanks for suggesting, will try that. come to think of it my usb doesnt have problem, but thats external though. it might be different if its internal raid via window, ill try it and find out.
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