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Windows 7: Don't Know Why

05 Aug 2011   #41
treadhead194

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I don't know if anyone is reading this but I'll post it anyway.
When I first installed Win 7 Home premium 64bit, the only thing I made sure of , in the BIOS, was that my first boot drive was my CD/DVD then C. I did some reading in regards to AHCI and how it could help in performance. So, being nosy I decided to try it. I found how to change from IDE to ACHI after installing Win 7 and followed the instructions. After changing over I did some looking. I found that 1. Using DISKPART, my C drive, Disk 0, was now Disk 2 and my Disk 0 drive was now D drive. I also checked in Computer Management and sure enough Windows was reporting the same thing. I didn't change the Registry entries because after bfk had tried that and it didn't work so I didn't bother.
2. I decided to revert back to IDE and reversed the process just to see what would happen. After doing so I found that my C drive was now Disk 2 and D drive was Disk 0. I switched my connectors again, C on 0, D on 2 and E on 4 and my CD/DVD on 1 and found C back to 0 again. This was not done just by reboot, I shut down and did all checking. The BIOS and Registry all report the correct boot drive, yet when AHCI is enabled C is knocked out. It looks as if there are a lot of things that contribute to this annomily and it's gonna take a lot of people to figure it out.


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05 Aug 2011   #42
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes I'm still watching this and thanks for the information.
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05 Aug 2011   #43
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm watching as well. It's not life threatening but under my skin.
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05 Aug 2011   #44
treadhead194

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Whats really strange is the fact that after AHCI was initiated I checked the BIOS and C drive was still listed as first drive even though Windows reported it as disk 2. I have to apologize for not mentioning that before, I was doing a bunch of other things at the same time. Sorry bout that.
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06 Aug 2011   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate, we all get busy and over-look things; mine seems to have settled down and been in the correct order in disk management the last couple times I've checked.
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06 Aug 2011   #46
treadhead194

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

So what did you do to fix the problem?
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06 Aug 2011   #47
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.


I just checked and they're all scrambled again.
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06 Aug 2011   #48
treadhead194

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I don't understand. I have had my stuff straight, other than using AHCI, for about two days now. I have shutdown, restarted, all that stuff and everything is still the same C is still 0, I've even turned on my external drives and nothing has changed. There has to be an answer. I did notice on one of my external drives, Windows reported that "F" drive which is external was an "Active" partition, so I ran DISKPART-clean all and now its just a Primary partition, none of yor drives is being reported as "Active" other than C right?. I'm going to make a stab at this but do you have AHCI enabled? If so that cold be the problem. Now I know you're gonna say no way but, what happens if your 1tb drive is disconnected? I'll bet you've tried all that right? In all honesty, when C was 1, it booted just fine and I don't think it will make much difference if C is 1, it just matters if you have to re install or have to repair, then you just disconnect the other drives,which you shouldn't have to but you just might have to live with it. Man, what a bummer.
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06 Aug 2011   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


I don't ever have to reinstall / repair if I don't want to, I use created Paragon images if real issues occur, the clean install was a furtherance of working on sorting this same issue and it's something I was interested in.

Yes I have / had AHCI enabled before the install.
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06 Aug 2011   #50
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I still think the rationale put forward by Dwarf looks reasonable now
Diskpart / Disk Management vs the BIOS

ASUS have it as one of their FAQs and don't seem to have a solution.

Apart from it being a nuisance what do you see as the main consequence?
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