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Windows 7: Hard drive has 5 parts to it in device manager

09 May 2011   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
I have just done reinstall and formatted my hard drive and its the same lol be up all night reinstalling my progams lol
If I may make a suggestion? In an effort to avoid similar problems in the future, once you have your 1545 configured the way you want with all programs, apps, etc installed, invest in a new external hard drive. Here in the Colonies they're selling 2TB drives for under $100 US.

Seagate ST320005EXA101 2TB Expansion External Drive - 2TB, USB 2.0 at

Make a system image of your computer and store it on the external HD. Leave the original system image intact and make a new image every week or so. If you ever have to reinstall everything again, restore from the system image of your choice and be back online in about 30 minutes. The original image can be your "master clean install" to avoid the dreaded up-all-night headache. You can use the built-in 7 backup utility or the free Macrium Reflect or Paragon. There are others (paid and free) but these are the ones I've used.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Imaging with free Macrium

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Overview
And i wont have to install serial numbers for products again i take it. If so that would be great

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09 May 2011   #22

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Those channels are not your hard drive, it is controllers:

IDE/ATA Channels and Resource Usage
Exactly +1

Attachment 153408

BTW If I wasn't using AHCI in the BIOS I would also have more then two ATA channels shown.
thanks mate
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