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    Help! Fix drive number enumeration to correct channel for SATA hard disk in Windows?

    I am in desperate need of help to solve an odd hardware problem.

    I have a Gigabyte GAX38DQ6 motherboard with 2 hard disks installed. Before the upgrade, these disks were enumerated in Windows Vista correctly with Disk 0 as the BOOT DISK that was attached to SATA 0 channel on the motherboard and Disk 1 as the DATA DISK that was attached to SATA 1 channel on the motherboard.

    After I upgraded my BOOT DISK hard disk to a SSD (I imaged the content over for this upgrade, so no reinstallation of Windows was done), Windows now enumerates the SSD BOOT DISK to Disk 1 and my DATA DISK to DISK 0. I want this to change back to the old enumeration.

    I have read a number of threads posted elsewhere, none of which gave a working solution:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...t-vs-bios.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937251

    What makes my case different is that the enumeration CHANGES RANDOMLY on each reboot, so sometimes the disk enumeration would be one way and sometimes the other way, even when there is NO further new hardware or driver upgrade.

    I need the enumeration to be correct because a backup application (which I must use for reasons I won't elaborate here) uses disk enumeration to identify which drives are to be backed up. Thus, the randomly changing enumeration breaks the application.

    As the above threads are quite old, I am wondering if there has been any new solution. Can someone help?
    Last edited by to1337ca; 09-02-2012 at 05:08 AM.

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    Re: Help! Fix drive number enumeration to correct channel for SATA hard disk in Windows?

    Anyone?

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