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Windows 7: Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion

05 Jun 2013   #1
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 
Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion


I migrated my Win 7 OS from my 'C' drive to a OCZ Vertex 4 256Gb SSD. No problems, everything works fine.

But recently I was in 'Disk Management' and couldn't make sense of what I was seeing:my SSD was showing as drive 'H' with a capacity of 931Gb!

Depending on which tool I use, I get slightly different reports (Belarc: Disk Management: CrystalDiskInfo)

Anyone ever had similar confusion? and what did you do?

Probably doesn't help that when I reuse old hard disks, I usually leave Windows on them.

As I say, everything is working fine, but clearly there is some confusion around and I don't like that.

I want my reporting software to give me accurate information.


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06 Jun 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management? Follow this tutorial

Also, if you are booting from your SSD then it is the drive C.
Maybe the drive H is the old hard drive?
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06 Jun 2013   #3
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

OK here's my Disk Management screenshot.....

Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion-diskman.jpg

Seeing such a garbled picture in Disk Man, I'm not quite sure what to believe: can I believe the Volume names are correct?

Here's a view taken with CrystalDiskInfo, which shows my OCZ as drive 'c'.....

Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion-crystal.jpg


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06 Jun 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would say, Disk 2 is the SSD,should be Disk 0.

Also you have four ACTIVE Partitions one for each OS?
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06 Jun 2013   #5
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Umm, could be, but why has Disk Man got it wrong and not labeled it as OCZ Disc 0?

Can I recover from this confusion? If I disconnect all drives apart from SSD Boot and reconnect them one by one, will the OS identify and renumber/rename/'reletter' them correctly do you think?

As for multiple Active partitions, I've no idea whether that's a bad thing: May be unnecessary, but does it do any harm?

I guess it stems from my bad practice of reusing old hard disks without reformatting them. Could that be having an effect on the confusion?
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06 Jun 2013   #6
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Should mention that I've been getting messages from BBC iPlayer, that, what it calls Disc 'C', is too small to accept further downloads.
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06 Jun 2013   #7
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Reading your screen shot, it looks like you're STILL booting from the 240GB drive, not from the SSD. Plus, I would think either the 100MB partition or the OS partition on the SSD would need the boot flag.

If it were me, I would disconnect all but the SSD and see if you can still boot. I suspect that will not work -- because of the lack of a boot flag.
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06 Jun 2013   #8
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

OK this is everything disconnected, except for my 3 external drives....

Disk 2 has become Disk 0 and tagged as 'Boot',, but not identified as OCZ Vertex......booted fine.....

Curious isn't it?

Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion-ssd-only.jpg


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06 Jun 2013   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

label C: OCZ Vertex, as you did with the HDD.
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07 Jun 2013   #10
billbruen

Win 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

OK, this is the picture after some more playing around.

I've marked the Active disks as Inactive and renamed the C drive as OCZ.......

Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion-diskman2.jpg


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