Windows 10: Adding a second drive and disk numbers

Discus and support Adding a second drive and disk numbers in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I recently built a PC with only an SSD. Now I added an HDD for storage. I thought before adding the HDD that the SSD was Disk 0 because it was the only... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Mike100, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Mike100 Win User

    Adding a second drive and disk numbers


    I recently built a PC with only an SSD. Now I added an HDD for storage. I thought before adding the HDD that the SSD was Disk 0 because it was the only drive. But after initializing the HDD it became Disk 0 and the SSD is now Disk 1. Is this normal behavior or did something go wrong? FWIW the SSD is the C: drive and the HDD is the D: drive.

    :)
     
    Mike100, Aug 1, 2021
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  2. Fernandz Win User

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Aug 1, 2021
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Aug 1, 2021
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Adding a second drive and disk numbers

    Save RAW drive - Don't want data


    Open Admin command prompt, then type:
    1. diskpart
    2. list disk ======> Take note of disk # of the RAW drive
    3. select disk # ======> is the number in step 2
    4. clean
    5. exit
    Open Disk Management and initialize it, Create Simple, format.
     
    topgundcp, Aug 1, 2021
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