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Windows 7: Disk Management Placement not holding

06 Mar 2014   #21
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

This can also be caused by adding a PCI Raid Card.

Before adding a PCI Raid Card.

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After adding a PCI Raid Card.

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06 Mar 2014   #22
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

Last post on previous page - That is the plan - Just have 1 big partition for the c drive or Windows drive

I have no PCI RAID card.Only slot being used is the blue video card slot

I am at the part where I can select the HDD driver. Someone mentioned before they got the driver from intel rather than the MB manufacturer site. I am trying to get intel as well from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...SATA+Driver%22 but when I click desktop boards I need a series #. How do I know if my MB is 5, 6 or 7 series chipset?
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06 Mar 2014   #23
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

The SATA drivers from the ASUS site all disappear in the setup when "Hide drivers that are not compatible with hardware on this computer" is checked. Strange since I got them from the page of my specific motherboard ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P5Q PRO TURBO SATA drivers 3rd from the bottom and I download the 23MB package for Windows 7 64bit and none are compatible


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06 Mar 2014   #24
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

I skipped the drivers since none were compatible. I did not see any place to create and format partion. On the Drive options screen format was greyed out but I did just finish formatting so that might be why. I clicked next hoping that might bring a partition screen but it began the installation. Hopefully it works but for some reason I have a feeling I am going to end up with another System reserved partition is the screen right before the install started and that is the ONLY drive hooked into the computer. I even pulled the 4in1 USB reader out.


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06 Mar 2014   #25
SomeUserName

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP1)
 
 

Reinstall done...System reserved is back and the 2 1MB and 1.02MB unallocated partitions are still there as well so there are now 4 partitions on this one drive....WHAT THE F**K
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06 Mar 2014   #26
gregrocker

 

System Reserved partition has absolutely nothing to do with which disk number your SATA drives will show up as. You were provided with a link that explains the mysteries of this directly from MS: 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.

Further there is no reason to be concerned about this at all. The only problem that can come from the OS disk not being in DISK0 is if you run Startup Repair or reinstall without unplugging the other drive. Then it might derail your System boot files to the first Primary partition in order if that is not the System Reserved or C drive. But there are ways to avoid this such as simply converting your data drive's partitions to Logical which cannot receive boot files. How to set partition as Primary or Logical with Partition Wizard

This thread spun out of control so quickly my head is spinning just from trying to keep up. But if you'll post back another screenshot and restate what it is you want to do, I will give you the steps that have worked for tens of thousands of others since Win7 was in beta.
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07 Mar 2014   #27
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
This thread spun out of control so quickly my head is spinning just from trying to keep up.


@ SomeUserName
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
This can also be caused by adding a PCI Raid Card.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SomeUserName
I have no PCI RAID card.Only slot being used is the blue video card slot
Just show another cause.
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07 Mar 2014   #28
gregrocker

 

Ray dug up the links where this has been discussed further in the forums:

Solved OS disk not disk 0 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Diskpart / Disk Management vs the BIOS - Windows 7 Help Forums
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07 Mar 2014   #29
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I don't understand the O.P. problem, if he's always booting from C:
Why worry about it.
In BIOS , I have it set USB, Optical and then the Adata.
Which it always does, I may have switched data cables during maintenance but the system performs
as expected. So why worry?
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07 Mar 2014   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SomeUserName View Post
I skipped the drivers since none were compatible. I did not see any place to create and format partion. On the Drive options screen format was greyed out but I did just finish formatting so that might be why. I clicked next hoping that might bring a partition screen but it began the installation. Hopefully it works but for some reason I have a feeling I am going to end up with another System reserved partition is the screen right before the install started and that is the ONLY drive hooked into the computer. I even pulled the 4in1 USB reader out.
Format was grayed out because you didn`t make the partition yet, you would simply make a partition out of the 465 GB un allocated space that it shows you right there in the picture.

@Blueguy, the OP wants C to show as Disk 0 and he does not want a system reserved partition.
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