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Windows 7: disc 0 or disk 1

15 Jan 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

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If you are going to install to the Seagate, disconnect the Samsung and leave the Seagate connected as is.

When the smoke clears, reattach the Samsung and delete partitions/reformat as necessary.


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15 Jan 2011   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you are going to install to the Seagate, disconnect the Samsung and leave the Seagate connected as is.

When the smoke clears, reattach the Samsung and delete partitions/reformat as necessary.

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15 Jan 2011   #13
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Im just puzzled that if I do as I say, will the seagate stay as 0 and become C? the reason I want to do so is because it should be the (first) drive and the samsung as a 'storage' drive. I plan to transger all data to a desktop 1tb first then fresh install 7
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15 Jan 2011   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genesis x View Post
Im just puzzled that if I do as I say, will the seagate stay as 0 and become C? the reason I want to do so is because it should be the (first) drive and the samsung as a 'storage' drive. I plan to transger all data to a desktop 1tb first then fresh install 7
The Seagate will remain 0 as song as you don't move any cables.

It will become C when it wakes up and finds it is the only hard drive in town after your reinstall.

It will be the only hard drive in town if you first disconnect the Samsung.

Once it is C, it will stay as C after you reconnect the Samsung.
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15 Jan 2011   #15
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Gents you are both very helpful, excuse me being a bit dim but zapping all drives (not opening the tower) on the screen should, if I do Seagate first - (format) then the samsung it will sort out? my PC's innards are a bit packed and Im nervous of poking about in there!!
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15 Jan 2011   #16
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

so it wont be C unless I disconnect samsung even after deleting all drive at start of install?
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15 Jan 2011   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You are asking for trouble if you DON"T disconnect the Samsung before the reinstall.

Not insurmountable trouble, but why volunteer for it? Windows installs go easiest when there is only one hard drive on the premises--as opposed to another C drive lurking in the background.

It's just one cable you have to disconnect. The power cable to the Samsung. That way, it is temporarily inert.
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15 Jan 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you just switch the cables - or as suggested disconnect the other drive during the reinstall. With Win7 installations, you can get surprises if the OS drive is not on port0. Happened to me. The installer grabbed a data partition of the port0 drive and put the MBR there. I was too lazy to open the box and that's what I got. It worksed fine, but it is not the way it is supposed to be.
I ended up moving the MBR because I wanted a clean installtion for the imaging.
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15 Jan 2011   #19
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

very true, i zapped all drives on the last reinstall (as ever) and repartitioned the samsung (first drive in system, seagate was added shortly afterwards, but lots of reistalls since.
Its just sort of dopey now comapred to its usual zippy self!
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15 Jan 2011   #20
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Just find the Samsung HD, with the computer turned OFF. Disconnect Power Cable disc 0 or disk 1-sata_power_cable_.png

Also here is the data cable

disc 0 or disk 1-sata_data_cable.jpg


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