Windows 10: Disk cloning and signature collision.

Discus and support Disk cloning and signature collision. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I cloned my HDD to a samsung SSD using samsung magician. I then interchanged the SATA connectors of the two disks. System booted from the SSD with no... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pavlos, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. pavlos Win User

    Disk cloning and signature collision.


    I cloned my HDD to a samsung SSD using samsung magician.
    I then interchanged the SATA connectors of the two disks.
    System booted from the SSD with no problems.
    The HDD was not shown in file explorer and checking with Disk Manager I saw that it was offline because of signature collision.
    Using diskpart I changed the HDD ID. The picture below shows the IDs. Disk 0 is the SSD and Disk 1 the HDD.
    But still geting a collision. I still haven't right ckicked the offline icon in disk management to online *Smile.
    What am I missing here? Disks with different IDs shouldn't collide.


    Disk cloning and signature collision. [​IMG]

    :)
     
    pavlos, Oct 5, 2019
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  2. Cloning and disk signature collisions

    I do both a clone of my C drive and an image backup.

    On a couple of occasions I have had to boot the newly cloned drive and forgot to remove the original source drive.

    This gives me Disk Signature collision which I think I understand.

    What I'd like to do is change the disk signature of the original source drive which is a GPT SSD.

    All the articles I've found on the net seem to suggest using diakpart which I have no problems using. Where I do have an issue is with determining how to provide a new disk signature.

    What is the format of the GUID GPT disk signature?

    How do I create a new disk signature? Is it just a string of random numbers?

    If diskpart doesn't like the format or the actual id how do I create one that diskpart will accept.

    Thanks
     
    snifferpro, Oct 5, 2019
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  3. Samuria Win User
    Samuria, Oct 5, 2019
    #3
  4. Disk cloning and signature collision.

    CLONING CAUSES SIGNATURE PROBLEM

    Hi Jim,

    This issue might be a cause of attaching a cloned disk to a Windows system that has a disk with the same signature.

    You can check and review Mark's blog in our Microsoft TechNet forums on this
    link
    .

    We will wait for your response.

    Regards.
     
    Leviozar Gam, Oct 5, 2019
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