Windows 10: Need to fix disk signature collision to format a drive for return

Discus and support Need to fix disk signature collision to format a drive for return in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I've had to replace a faulty drive and have used Macrium Rescue to move my OS and data intact to the new drive. That, in and of itself, is a wonderful... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Gorham, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Gorham Win User

    Need to fix disk signature collision to format a drive for return


    I've had to replace a faulty drive and have used Macrium Rescue to move my OS and data intact to the new drive. That, in and of itself, is a wonderful thing!

    But I've put the old (faulty) drive in an enclosure and I want to inspect it, wipe it, deep format, etc. it and then return it since it's under warranty.

    I'm getting a message I found a number of threads on here but I don't want to re-incorporate this drive into my Windows (10) environment as the various solutions call for. I just want to be able to explore it. Is there a way to "break" the signature so there is none at all and my drive becomes yet another external satellite drive?

    Thanks much for the help. As usual.

    -G.

    :)
     
    Gorham, Feb 24, 2020
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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, Feb 24, 2020
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  3. Samuria Win User
    Samuria, Feb 24, 2020
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  4. Need to fix disk signature collision to format a drive for return

    Signature collision

    A USB attached hard drive would not install because of "Signature Collision". What can I do? Windows 7 SP1 Home edition..
     
    notjohn.CR2, Feb 24, 2020
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