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01-28-2013, 09:24 AM
I am running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit on a new Dell Latitude E6530 with a 320 GB internal hard drive. I downloaded and installed AOMEI Partition Assistant Home Edition 5.1. I plugged in a new Samsung 830 SSD, 256 GB, which I had previously initialized using Windows Disk Management through the Management Console. I started AOMEI Partition Assistant. To my surprise the C: (the internal hard drive) is not listed, but the SSD drive is listed as "Disk 2 / Basic GPT / 238.47GB," drive letter "*" (meaning no drive letter assigned), "238.47GB Unallocated." There is no "Disk 1" listed -- the internal hard drive is not showing up at all. I clicked the Partition Assistant "Reload" button but the internal hard drive does not appear. I have rebooted several times, shut down and restarted, but still the internal hard drive never appears. If I pick "Disk Copy Wizard" or any Partition Assistant operation, the only disk that shows up is the SSD drive, Disk 2. How can I fix this, to have Partition Assistant find the C: drive?

AOMEI Technology
01-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Hello eickmeye,

Sorry to reply you late.

About this problem I felt sorry. I think this disk is Advanced format (use 4096bytes=4k as one sector, you can google a solution to check it), so Partition Assistant can not recognize it, but we are going to upgrade AOMEI Partition Assistant, the next version will support it. And other new features will be added, once it released I think it would get your appreciation.
In order you can solve your problem quickly, you can try Minitool Partition Wizard V7.7 Home Edition to clone that disk to your SSD. If the SSD is not large enough to contain the source disk, you can separately clone the “system reserved” and “system” partition to SSD, then you need to rebuild MBR, then the SSD can be bootable. And you need to reinstall some of your drivers.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Best Regards,
Aomei Technology Support Team