Event ID 158, warning Disk 8 has the same disk identifiers


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    Win 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1348
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    Event ID 158, warning Disk 8 has the same disk identifiers


    Win 10 event log shows: warning Disk 8 has the same disk identifiers as one or more disks connected to the system. I Googled KB2983588 and get this : "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/backup-and-storage/event-id-158-for-identical-disk-guids" Event ID 158 is logged for identical disk GUIDs.
    It reads "The above event message has no functionality or performance impact on the client systems. This event provides a warning that multiple disks on the system shared the same identification information (like serial number, page 83 IDs, and so on.)"
    There is a resolution which is way above my knowledge level, and the articles are out of date, not for win 10. So above MS say there is no system impact, but then has resolutions and warning?
    Do I need to worry about my data on these drives? All drives work fine as of now. This warning affects several external HDDs.

    I read the other thread on this and it seemed there was no clear answer. I find this all very confusing.
    Any suggestions
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  2. steve108's Avatar
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    19041.1466 - 2004/20H1 Pro x64
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    Riley7 said:
    Win 10 event log shows: warning Disk 8 has the same disk identifiers as one or more disks connected to the system. I Googled KB2983588 and get this : "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/backup-and-storage/event-id-158-for-identical-disk-guids" Event ID 158 is logged for identical disk GUIDs.
    It reads "The above event message has no functionality or performance impact on the client systems. This event provides a warning that multiple disks on the system shared the same identification information (like serial number, page 83 IDs, and so on.)"
    There is a resolution which is way above my knowledge level, and the articles are out of date, not for win 10. So above MS say there is no system impact, but then has resolutions and warning?
    Do I need to worry about my data on these drives? All drives work fine as of now. This warning affects several external HDDs.

    I read the other thread on this and it seemed there was no clear answer. I find this all very confusing.
    Any suggestions
    If you go into Disk Management, I believe you will see an error and an option to correct the error by having it change the GUID by doing the following ....

    If disk is shown as Offline, right-click on it and select Online and see if that fixed it.

    If that doesn't fix it : Cloning and disk signature collisions - no third party tools required to fix this problem.
    Last edited by steve108; 29 Nov 2021 at 18:37.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Windows writes a disk signature to the disks so it knows were and what the disk is. If you clone a drive you will have 2 the same the problem is windows may write to the wrong disk thinking its the other disk details how to find signature and change
    How to Change the Disk Signature of a Drive Without Losing Existing Data or Reformatting (howtohaven.com)
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