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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:57 pm

Is Disk #2 (in screenshot) the old Windows boot drive? If so, it's using the System Reserved Partition (its booting partition) -- this would be the booting partition to select in the "Boot" drop-down for the menu item and the Disk # would be whatever BIBM shows that drive's number is. You said that your old Windows drive was 1TB. Disk 2 is much smaller. Perhaps the booting partition isn't on your 1TB drive -- instead it's on the smaller drive (Disk 2) with just the Windows partition on the 1TB drive (Disk 3 or 4) -- your partition labels don't make it clear what's what.

Posting the information requested by Brian K would help so we could see what BIBM sees on your system.
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby ukracer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:51 pm

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> Is Disk #2 (in screenshot) the old Windows boot drive? If so, it's using
> the System Reserved Partition (its booting partition) -- this would be the
> booting partition to select in the "Boot" drop-down for the menu
> item and the Disk # would be whatever BIBM shows that drive's number is.
> You said that your old Windows drive was 1TB. Disk 2 is much smaller.
> Perhaps the booting partition isn't on your 1TB drive -- instead it's on
> the smaller drive (Disk 2) with just the Windows partition on the 1TB drive
> (Disk 3 or 4) -- your partition labels don't make it clear what's what.
>
> Posting the information requested by Brian K would help so we could see
> what BIBM sees on your system.
On to it. lol

OK here is a link to an Album where all the screen shots can be seen.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/9cad9hvac5ic ... v8eY0R-NTa

there will be lots of phone camera shots as its shows it all up better.

To be honest I have no idea which is the boot partition for the old windows system as I did not install it!
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby ukracer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:10 pm

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> Is Disk #2 (in screenshot) the old Windows boot drive? If so, it's using
> the System Reserved Partition (its booting partition) -- this would be the
> booting partition to select in the "Boot" drop-down for the menu
> item and the Disk # would be whatever BIBM shows that drive's number is.
> You said that your old Windows drive was 1TB. Disk 2 is much smaller.


Yeah to be honest I dont know what day it is now (so confused) ;) let alone which drive its on lol. I thought it was on one of the 1TB drives. (There is one old windos on the large Hitachi) but the other TB drive is split into 3 partitions by the looks of it all. SO it seems like the last windows install I was using is on disk HD2 . THe one on HD0 is likely to be a mirror of the clean windows install I did some months ago...lol

This might be why I am so confused. It seems I have two 200gig drives (showing at 186) both with a windows install ..
> Perhaps the booting partition isn't on your 1TB drive -- instead it's on
> the smaller drive (Disk 2) with just the Windows partition on the 1TB drive
> (Disk 3 or 4) -- your partition labels don't make it clear what's what.


Yes I think you may well be spot on there! (and yes they are not clear...I need to remedy that after I get it all sorted. :)
>
> Posting the information requested by Brian K would help so we could see
> what BIBM sees on your system.

All done ;)
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby Brian K » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:39 pm

Andy,

Your Disk 2 in Disk Management (System Reserved and Data partitions) is not showing in BIBM. Is it still connected? The System Reserved partition is needed in the Boot field.
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby ukracer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:50 pm

Brian K wrote:
> Andy,
>
> Your Disk 2 in Disk Management (System Reserved and Data partitions) is not
> showing in BIBM. Is it still connected? The System Reserved partition is
> needed in the Boot field.

Yes mate that windows screen shot of the diskmangement was snapped and then the photos taken with nothing removed or added.

Looks like we might be getting somehwere now ;)
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby Brian K » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:53 pm

Try unplugging and re-plugging that HD.
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby ukracer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:27 pm

Brian K wrote:
> Try unplugging and re-plugging that HD.

OK I am knackered now BUT .........I felt I had to let you guys know I think I found the problem,. It looks like one of the SATA channels is defective.

I need to check further BUT I can now boot my old windows system to get access to lost passwords etc.

I will expand more later . But it seems like the drive was showing in windows and not in BIBM as identified by Brian .

I was so foccused I could not see wood for the trees. ;)

Thanks guys...
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby Brian K » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:53 pm

Andy,

Thanks for the feedback. We'll be most interested to hear about further progress with your computer.
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby ukracer » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:51 pm

Brian K wrote:
> Andy,
>
> Thanks for the feedback. We'll be most interested to hear about further
> progress with your computer.


I have got access to the old windows now and I have a few jobs I need to get done with my vinyl cutter but needed the serial numbers from the old system ;) I spent the day sorting that out and in a couple of days I will be trying to work out how to get BIBM to allow me to boot straight to the menu instead of going to the partition infor first and also how to get the mouse working in BIBM ;)

speak soon.

Thanks again

Regards Andy T
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Re: adding an SSD drive to existing system.

Postby Bob Coleman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:30 pm

ukracer wrote:

> You mean if BIBM is installed and you then set up windows it will automatically see
> that INSTALL ? Any on old drives need to be added manually?

Maybe no longer of interest, but, no, he meant that if you have Windows installations before installing BIBM, BIBM will find and create menu items for those Windows installations when it is being installed.
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