Windows 10: Drive letters/numbers keep changing

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  1.    14 Mar 2018 #11

    I'm still waiting for picture to load.
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       14 Mar 2018 #12

    CountMike said: View Post
    You can paste the picture in your post. Stil waiting for Pfotobucket to load it.
    Edited post and pasted image into it. :)
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       14 Mar 2018 #13

    cereberus said: View Post
    Why are you cloning anyway?

    This is a very inefficient use of disk space and decidedly unflexible.

    It makes far more sense to create image backups, and then you can have backups at different stages so you can revert to an earlier version if unexpected issues arise.

    Not only that, it is a good idea to periodically backup images to an external drive. It has been known for a pc failure to fry both disks, and also for hackers to "ransom" online drives.


    Making a single clone to an internal drive does not give you adequate data backup integrity.
    You make some good points, I prefer to clone as if one drive fails I can simply boot from the clone and continue to use the PC. Well, that's the theory anyway.
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  4.    14 Mar 2018 #14

    Just like I thought, it's UEFI system and two identical drives are confusing heck out of BIOS. I would first make sure that drive (now shown as C:) to be in first SATA port and BIOS to point at it as default BOOT drive. If your BIOS is standard one it should show Windows boot manager and exact disk it's on.
    Here is on mine:
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       14 Mar 2018 #15

    Thanks, I'll give that a try. :)

    Edit: done as you suggested, all is well at the moment. Will monitor it. Thanks again.
    Last edited by WinTenner; 14 Mar 2018 at 07:15.
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       15 Mar 2018 #16

    Well, it's done it again - after another reboot the drive numbers/letters have swapped over ...........

    Any other ideas please how to stop this happening?
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  7.    15 Mar 2018 #17

    WinTenner said: View Post
    Well, it's done it again - after another reboot the drive numbers/letters have swapped over ...........

    Any other ideas please how to stop this happening?
    It must have booted from wrong disk. Give windows partitions distinctive names.
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       15 Mar 2018 #18

    It's definitely booted to the correct drive. I'll rename the drives as you suggest but I guess that's not going to stop it getting confused on boot?
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  9.    15 Mar 2018 #19

    WinTenner said: View Post
    It's definitely booted to the correct drive. I'll rename the drives as you suggest but I guess that's not going to stop it getting confused on boot?
    Lol, no but will unconfuse you !
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       15 Mar 2018 #20

    It will only unconfuse me until I clone the drive or reboot the PC again. :)
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