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Windows 7: Can a SSD with Win7 on it be used again?

19 Mar 2014   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratronic View Post
It is not marked active and I have erased as described above. When I cursor over

the offline word it brings up a note "Offline(The disk is offline because it has a signature

collision with another disk that is online)". Any more idea's?
OK. Go ahead and post another screenshot of Disk Management with the old hard drive connected to see what it shows.

In addition, see the video below for this offline collision error to see if it may help.

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19 Mar 2014   #12
ratronic

Windows 7 H.P. S.P.-1 32bit , Debian Linux 64bit
 
 

I tried your last idea Brink and it will not let me do a "Clean all" in diskpart because it say's

it can't with an offline disk. Thank you guys for all the help so far. Any other ideas?
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19 Mar 2014   #13
ratronic

Windows 7 H.P. S.P.-1 32bit , Debian Linux 64bit
 
 

Here are a couple of screen shots as I had to scroll to see drive 8.


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19 Mar 2014   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, try only having the old SSD connected, and run the "Clean" command in a command prompt at boot. When finished, connect the other drives and see if you are able to create a new partition on the old SSD to use.

If not, then try the guide below is for this error to hopefully help with the old SSD.

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19 Mar 2014   #15
ratronic

Windows 7 H.P. S.P.-1 32bit , Debian Linux 64bit
 
 

You guy's are guru's! Thanks to AddRAM's idea I was able to see it when

Windows started and thanks to Brinks last video helper I now have all drives working!

Thanks guys Dave


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19 Mar 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Interesting case. I would have attached the old SSD to another PC and dealt with it there. But then we would not have learned anything, LOL.

BTW: never write a bunch of useless zeros on a SSD like with a Clean All or alike. That is detrimental to it's performance. Before you reuse it, I would suggest a Secure Erase.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-...-an-ssd-drive/
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19 Mar 2014   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news Dave. Glad we could help.
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20 Mar 2014   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Awesome

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