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Windows 7: Disk #s Out of Order?

13 Mar 2011   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Disk 0 here, I only have the one hard drive, but I was careful to connect it to the SATA 0 port anyway.


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13 Mar 2011   #12
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Disk 3 Wins

Mine is disk 3 also. Doesn't seem to cause any problem.

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I am going to start another thread on some similiar.
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13 Mar 2011   #13
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So, it should not cause any problems for is the genreal consensus?
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13 Mar 2011   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you just leave it alone, you will be in good shape.
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13 Mar 2011   #15
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks bigmck. That's exactly what I'll do then. I'm cleaning that disk right now. I think I'll make a couple of partitions on it and load Acronis on one of them. Begin playing with that and do my backups there.

Also, I can play with virtual machine on that other disk too can't I?
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14 Mar 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Beau, I just saw this.


The only catch is if you ever have to do a startup repair to correct boot issues WinRE will auto-create the "System" boot files to the first partition on the HDD that is reported in disk management as Disk 0 and that will be a real PITA to correct.

You may never have to deal with that scenario, but you may.


Is the Windows 7 "Disk 1" connected to the #1 SATA port of the mobo?
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14 Mar 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Hmm, I did a startup repair a bit ealier today on W7, and the bootmgr file is still in the Windows 7 root folder, and there is no sign of anything like that in my B: drive, which is the 0 drive. I somewhat understand what you said, because I have run into that situation in the past, but I think that was with XP, not W7. I know that the startup repair wizard only saw my W7 installation prior to commencing, maybe that is because I installed each OS discreetly, with the other drive disconnected...I don't know.
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14 Mar 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Hmm, I did a startup repair a bit ealier today on W7, and the bootmgr file is still in the Windows 7 root folder, and there is no sign of anything like that in my B: drive, which is the 0 drive. I somewhat understand what you said, because I have run into that situation in the past, but I think that was with XP, not W7. I know that the startup repair wizard only saw my W7 installation prior to commencing, maybe that is because I installed each OS discreetly, with the other drive disconnected...I don't know.

There's your answer.
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14 Mar 2011   #19
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Beau, I just saw this.


The only catch is if you ever have to do a startup repair to correct boot issues WinRE will auto-create the "System" boot files to the first partition on the HDD that is reported in disk management as Disk 0 and that will be a real PITA to correct.

You may never have to deal with that scenario, but you may.


Is the Windows 7 "Disk 1" connected to the #1 SATA port of the mobo?
I can't remember. I thought I connected it to 1, but I'll have to check.
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14 Mar 2011   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

It's really not a big deal mate.

And as already mentioned, if you need to run a startup repair for any reason, simply disconnect your Vista drive.
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