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Windows 7: disc 0 or disk 1

15 Jan 2011   #1
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
disc 0 or disk 1

i have a computer with a samsung 750 gb hard drive (partitioned) and a seagate 500gb second drive, the 750 samsung is listed as C and E and the Seagate is listed as D. both primary
I want to do a fresh install (done many times before)
but the Seagate is listed in the installation screen as disk 0 and the (split) samsung 750gb as disk 1.
Question - is disk 0 (seagate) the primary drive? should i wipe all and use the seagate Disk 0 as the disk of choice to put win 7 on? if so, wiping the drives and partition then sort the drive letters automatically so the disk 0 seagate becomes c?


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15 Jan 2011   #2
DocBrown

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

Welcome genesis x

Can you give us a screen snip of your Disk Management ?


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15 Jan 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do post a screenshot, but it certainly appears as if you just have your boot drive (C and E) connected to controller 1. Shouldn't be a problem. You can attach either drive to either controller. Disc 0 doesn't have to be the boot drive.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

here it is


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15 Jan 2011   #5
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

i often reinstall but its gone a bit dopey this time, my thoughts were it should be the seagate 0 as primary boot
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15 Jan 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genesis x View Post
here it is
It looks OK. I assume you want to reinstall to the Samsung. If you want, you could swap the hard drive cables at the motherboard port and reboot to confirm that the Samsung then becomes Disc 0.

And then do your reinstall.
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15 Jan 2011   #7
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

actually no, want to use seagate, then unpartion the samsung as a full 750 drive, if i blitz them all in the install screen and then select the seagate, will it auto become c?
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15 Jan 2011   #8
DocBrown

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

If you try to install to Disk (0) D: (Seagate) You will then have 2 win7 installs.
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15 Jan 2011   #9
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genesis x View Post
actually no, want to use seagate, then unpartion the samsung as a full 750 drive, if i blitz them all in the install screen and then select the seagate, will it auto become c?

Download a copy of Partition Wizard (Free Version) & burn to a bootable Disc.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Then you can blitz them all, If you have saved everything you want to a backup somewhere else.
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15 Jan 2011   #10
genesis x

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

true, but if i back up all data from all drives, then on the win 7 install screen delete all drives and then make as new starting with the seagate it should stay as disc 0 and become c yes?
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