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Windows 7: Windows does not see correct hdd order.

13 Jun 2011   #1
darkmac

Windows 7
 
 
Windows does not see correct hdd order.

I have 3 hdd. All of them are sata and i can see the corect order showed in BIOS:
Disk 0 - WD 500GB
Disk 1 - WD 1TB
Disk 2 - Samsung 1TB

Right from the instalation part windows does not see the corect order.
Disk 0 - WD 1TB
Disk 1 - WD 500GB
Disk 2 - Samsung 1 TB

Any ideea why?


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13 Jun 2011   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Windows sees the order based on the Boot Order in BIOS.
BIOS sees the order based on the SATA port they are hooked up to.
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13 Jun 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've had that happen a few times. Some of the time, it was because one drive was formatted, so the installer put it first in line. There doesn't always seem to be a rhyme or reason to it. The easiest solution for the time being, especially if the other drives are formatted, is to unplug all by the one you want to be your C (system volume).
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13 Jun 2011   #4
darkmac

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Windows sees the order based on the Boot Order in BIOS.
BIOS sees the order based on the SATA port they are hooked up to.
I know that and i have my desired order in BIOS... that why i asked... because everything is corect in BIOS but not in Windows.
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13 Jun 2011   #5
darkmac

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I've had that happen a few times. Some of the time, it was because one drive was formatted, so the installer put it first in line. There doesn't always seem to be a rhyme or reason to it. The easiest solution for the time being, especially if the other drives are formatted, is to unplug all by the one you want to be your C (system volume).
I have removed all my drives, i`ve reinstalled Windows, i`ve reinserted all my drives and Windows see the order wrong again. (i`m talking about Disk Management console).

Freaky...
BIOS order equals Boot order but does not eguals Windows order.
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13 Jun 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure how Windows determines the order in Disk Management, but as long as your drive letters are set the way you want them, there's nothing to worry about.
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