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If there are 8 cores showing in task manager you are fine. There is a bug in some MSFT libraries that will incorrectly report the number of cores. Task manager is the ultimate test of whether you system is seeing all the cores.
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Yes, I can click on the boot tab and it will show me all the boot options, but it won't let me selct any options, not greyed out just unresponsive.

Well, that's unlike anything I've seen before, very odd.
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If there are 8 cores showing in task manager you are fine. There is a bug in some MSFT libraries that will incorrectly report the number of cores. Task manager is the ultimate test of whether you system is seeing all the cores.

Quick question though. Will all this be fixed in Windows 8?
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Not sure, I can't speak for Microsoft. This is not a functional issue, it is a reporting issue. I used to have a fuel gauge that didn't work on my car. The amount of gas did not change, I just couldn't tell how much was in there.

There are ~5-10 different DLLs, libraries and functions in Windows that report on processor structure, a few still use old heirarchy to report CPU resources. As long as task manager is showing the right number of cores, you are fine.
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Ok, I've fixed the problem. thumb.gif
I had to go into disk management reactivate, and assign the 100 MB system reserve partition that Windows created on my "C" drive, I was then able to boot from the bios, and uncheck the number of processor cores in the msconfig boot tab menu. restarted, and voilà 8 cores. thumb.gif
Thanks for all of your help!

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post #36 of 38
huh.?
how did it deactivate in the first place, did you copy partitions or clone onto the current drive.?

I was reading this thread and I'm just curious.
thanks.
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huh.?
how did it deactivate in the first place, did you copy partitions or clone onto the current drive.?
I was reading this thread and I'm just curious.
thanks.

Ok here's the Cliff Note version of what happened... I think?

msconfig advanced boot option was manually set to 4 cores on my computer, since my prior processor was a Phenom II X4 830.
I also have an OCZ Synapse 64Gb Cache drive, that is controlled by Nevelo Dataplex software. With the software installed, the cache drive is invisible to the operating system.
Any time the Dataplex software is enabled, it seems to disable the system reserved partition on my hard drive, even after uninstalling the Dataplex software, the reserved partition has to be manually
re-enabled in disk manager. Once re-enabled I was able to access the advanced startup options in the mconfig boot menu, and change the # of processors to 8.

My problem seems to be unique to those who have Dataplex software enabled cache drive.

Hope this helps.
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post #38 of 38
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Ok here's the Cliff Note version of what happened... I think?
msconfig advanced boot option was manually set to 4 cores on my computer, since my prior processor was a Phenom II X4 830.
I also have an OCZ Synapse 64Gb Cache drive, that is controlled by Nevelo Dataplex software. With the software installed, the cache drive is invisible to the operating system.
Any time the Dataplex software is enabled, it seems to disable the system reserved partition on my hard drive, even after uninstalling the Dataplex software, the reserved partition has to be manually
re-enabled in disk manager. Once re-enabled I was able to access the advanced startup options in the mconfig boot menu, and change the # of processors to 8.
My problem seems to be unique to those who have Dataplex software enabled cache drive.
Hope this helps.
Cheers cheers.gif
much appreciate the update and it all makes sense.

cheers.
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