Windows 10: Event ID 158 - disk identifiers duplicate

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    Event ID 158 - disk identifiers duplicate

    On every restart, I see this warning message:
    Disk 1 has the same disk identifiers as one or more disks connected to the system. Go to Microsoft's support website ( and search for KB2983588 to resolve the issue.

    This did not happen on Windows 8.1 and there were no changes to any of the disks except for the Windows 10 update.

    I do have a lot of drives (8) and volumes (14). But I looked at each of the GUIDs and UniqueIds and did not see any duplicates.

    The reference to KB2983588 was no help as it does not seem to apply to Windows 10, or at least using DISM to enable that feature does not work:

    Dism /online /enable-feature:MultipathIo

    Does anyone have any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       23 Oct 2015 #2

    Exactly same problem here. I have 6 external HDDs in 3 bays with 2 HDDs each. They are all connected through eSATA (one port per bay of 2 HDDs) and used as backup disks. The problem occurred after installation of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (clean installation since the offered upgrade failed 3 times due to some incompatibilities). It never happened under Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

    The problem is with two of the disks (no. 1 and 2), and they are controlled by a JMicron JMB362 storage controller. The two disks are in the same bay, which is connected to one eSATA port that is shared by both disks. I am not sure whether this is a (or the) reason for the problem. However, as said, it did not happen under Windows 7, despite exactly the same hardware configuration and connections for the HDDs.

    After some adjustments in the BIOS (e.g. setting the JMicron controller to RAID operation - even though no RAID is configured) helped to make all disks visible. Before, some were not visible (presumably due to the disk identifier conflict). But the Event Viewer now still reports a warning, which make me feel uncomfortable.

    Will continue my search and report once I find a solution. Meanwhile, any idea is welcome!
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  3.    23 Oct 2015 #3

    Interesting. I also have the JMB362 storage controller.
    I am not using it as a RAID device, just two SATA ports.
    I have not seen any problems under Windows 10 so far.

    Somehow I assumed it might be due to one of those GPT reserved partitions that are small and never used.
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  4. Posts : 113
    Windows 10 Edu
       17 Jun 2016 #4

    Chiming in with I am getting this same problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559. The drive is a SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 256GB on an Intel 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.

    Wondering what BIOS thing you tweaked.
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