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  1.    09 Jul 2016 #111
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    Hi,

    From disk management it looks as if disk 0 and disk 1 are not on the correct SATA ports and should be swapped.
    While Windows can function this way it also can get confused during install writing the boot partition to the wrong drive and so on.

    When troubleshooting I'd like to keep it as simple as possible and disconnect everything that's not strictly needed.

    I'll have another look and see if I missed out on something.

    Best,
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  2.    09 Jul 2016 #112
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    From disk management it looks as if disk 0 and disk 1 are not on the correct SATA ports and should be swapped.
    While Windows can function this way it also can get confused during install writing the boot partition to the wrong drive and so on.

    When troubleshooting I'd like to keep it as simple as possible and disconnect everything that's not strictly needed.

    I'll have another look and see if I missed out on something.

    Best,
    I think there's a communication breakdown somewhere on the line

    Nick has checked the cabling and BIOS - from what I read in his posts, things are correctly configured.
    From what I see in Disk Management - you are spot on, the cables are not on the correct ports

    If there are two controllers - that might account for confusion - I won't know that until I see the Speccy

    I've asked Nick to just pull the cable on the HP_Pavillion disk - then post a screen shot.

    I expect HP ( C: ) will still be Disk 1

    Once we get down to one disk - it should be an easy matter to pull the cable and reconnect it to port 0

    Anyway, Nick had a suggestion that I couldn't reply to while my power went out. So he might be doing a restore - I don't know, but he's been quiet for about an hour. He could just be having lunch

    We'll have to wait for Nick to post something.
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  3.    09 Jul 2016 #113
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    While I'm downloading SPEECY, I'll try to address so questions.

    I think the only thing that will straighten this out, in my mind anyway, is to do as you suggested.

    Disconnect the HP_Pavillion drive and post a Disk Management screen shot

    Don't make any other changes, just one change at a time.

    When too many things get changed it's like trying to change a tire on a moving truck.
    I disconnected all drives, except the one that had the reflex image, and then reformatted c: and restored the reflex image, and all was fine with the world. (see below)

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    Then I plugged in E:, and this happened: (see below)

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    Then I rebooted and this happened: (see below)

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    [QUOTE][What is the full model of your machine: I have an HP dv6 series laptop, but the full model is dv6-6c10us
    Post this first - I can start looking at the information on Hp.com
    /QUOTE]

    This machine is a HP- Pavillion e9110t, with lots of add ins.

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/k...40Sd8woqDPeLW6
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  4.    09 Jul 2016 #114
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    Nick,

    So close on the quote - the leading bracket [ is missing on the closing /quote] tag - sooo close!


    That is confounding. I'll look at the Speccy - thanks

    and I'll look at HP re: your model.

    Humor me

    Leave HP_Pavillion ( E: ) connected
    - boot to firmware (BIOS) and reset defaults
    post a disk management screen shot

    If that resolves he disk #s great - stop here
    otherwise

    - swap the cables on the drives
    post a disk management screen shot

    ***** this is driving both of us crazy *****

    Thanks

    Bill
    .
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  5.    09 Jul 2016 #115
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    You got that right!!

    OK, i'll do as you say.
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  6.    09 Jul 2016 #116
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    Speccy

    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    ATA Channel 0
    SAMSUNG HD642JJ ATA Device : SAMSUNG Spinpoint HD642JJ 640GB -> HP ( C: )
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653R ATA Device (Optical drive)
    ATA Channel 1
    Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 ATA Device : Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K500 HDT725032VLA380 (0A32161) 320GB -> HP_Pavillion ( E: )
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N ATA Device (Optical drive)

    That looks OK to me - any opinion Frank?
    I'm fairly certain that Nick also thinks the connections are correct

    I have more reading to do ...
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  7.    09 Jul 2016 #117
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    Ok, this doesn't make any sense, first a snapshot of the BIOS:

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    Now, when I boot into the system and look at disk management, I see this:

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  8.    09 Jul 2016 #118
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    Storage: Hard drives
    Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 ATA DeviceHitachi HDT725032VLA380 ATA Device
    Manufacturer: Hitachi
    Product Family: Deskstar
    SATA type: SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
    Device type: Fixed
    ATA Standard: ATA/ATAPI-7
    Firmware Version Number: V54OA7BA
    Interface: SATA
    Capacity: 298 GB
    RAID Type: None

    Partition 0
    Partition ID: Disk #0, Partition #0
    Disk Letter: E:
    File System: NTFS
    Size: 298 GB
    SAMSUNG HD642JJ ATA Device


    SAMSUNG HD642JJ ATA Device
    Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    SATA type: SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
    Device type: Fixed
    ATA Standard: ATA/ATAPI-7
    Firmware Version Number: 1AA01117
    Interface: SATA
    Capacity: 596 GB
    RAID Type: None

    Partition 0
    Partition ID: Disk #1, Partition #0
    Disk Letter: C:
    File System: NTFS
    Size: 580 GB)
    Partition 1
    Partition ID: Disk #1, Partition #1
    Volume Serial Number: D013780B
    Size: 449 MB
    Partition 2
    Partition ID: Disk #1, Partition #2
    Disk Letter: D:
    File System: NTFS
    Volume Serial Number: 2028680F
    Size: 15 GB)

    Thanks for the BIOS screen shot - I'm seeing similar info in Speccy.
    Did you reset BIOS to defaults?

    .... more to read
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  9.    09 Jul 2016 #119
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    Hi,

    That looks OK to me - any opinion Frank?
    Sure. The system is a confused as we all are . LOL.

    When looking at the disk management screenshots I see quite a few disk (external ?) with partitions marked as active. Why? Are these really bootable ? I doubt it.

    The first screenshot in post #113 looks fine but then all that follows messes it up again.
    Also, I was under the impression this was about a windows backup image, not a Macrium image.
    Which is it and is the image stored in the recovery partition on drive C:\ as shown in the first image of disk management as per post #113 ?

    I'll dig my heels in further tomorrow, it's getting late and this is one big mess. No offense to anyone.

    Cheers,
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  10.    09 Jul 2016 #120
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    BTW, the Samsung drive is the boot drive.

    --
    Nick
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