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Windows 7: Courrupted SSD, reinstalling windows advice

20 Sep 2011   #1
thepower99

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Courrupted SSD, reinstalling windows advice

Hey guys,

My machine has somehow managed to corrupt it self, it shutdown fine one day and wouldn't boot the next. It gave this error Courrupted SSD, reinstalling windows advice-error1_34.jpg

I managed to sort of fix it by running windows startup repair a few times and also rebuilding the MBR using a cd booted partition manager. I also ran sfc through command prompt and chkdsk. However windows now has so many errors it almost unusable when I try to run the majority of programs I get .dll errors like this one

Courrupted SSD, reinstalling windows advice-error2.png

and this one

Courrupted SSD, reinstalling windows advice-error3.png

Sometimes reinstalling the program fixes the problem completely and in other times it half fixes the issue. As in reinstalling jdownloader worked fine, but foxit reader still does not work after being reinstalled. Firefox mostly works but has weird issues sometimes.
Anyway I have decided to reinstall windows and start from scratch again. However I want to do this the correct way, (computer management no longer works gives this error )
Courrupted SSD, reinstalling windows advice-error4.png

So to my current question:
I have four hard drives in my pc

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another picture

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My boot drive the SSD (has windows and common programs)
2 2tb storage drives (one for installing programs, one for storing media)
1 1tb spare drive (does nothing really)
(all are Sata drives)

The ssd is installed as ahci, and the motherboard is set to ahci, however windows (and I) think that the other drives are running in IDE.
Is this an issue ?
To clarify the ssd is achi and the others are ide,
I install most programs on a 2tb IDE interface drive while windows is on the 120gb ahci ssd.

How should I set up and install my pc to run in the most stable way?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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20 Sep 2011   #2
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

if you've set the BIOS to run AHCI+IDE you should be OK..
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20 Sep 2011   #3
thepower99

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
if you've set the BIOS to run AHCI+IDE you should be OK..
I do not know if it is set to that

motherboard is a Asus p6t if that helps, images below
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sorry about the blur was a hard one to try and take
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20 Sep 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

As BugMeister said you should be OK as long as the SSD is in ahci mode. I would recommend disconnecting the power cables to all hard drives except the SSD before doing a clean install. There are many who recommend running all sata drives in ahci, but it will not matter if the others are in IDE mode. I would follow this tutorial on readying a HD/SSD for reinstall with the exception of running the clean all command. I only run the command as 'clean', not 'clean all'. After windows is installed, cturn off the machine and connect the other hard drives. As soon as all windows updates and drivers are installed, I would make an image of the hard drive and save it so you can restore the image and not have to reinstall again.
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20 Sep 2011   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

From the last photo of the bios load screen it is hard to tell, but from the other screeens shown it appears everything is set to ahci which is how mine is. Do you have more than 1 sata controller in bios? If not, all drives connecteed appear to be ahci.
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20 Sep 2011   #6
thepower99

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
As BugMeister said you should be OK as long as the SSD is in ahci mode. I would recommend disconnecting the power cables to all hard drives except the SSD before doing a clean install. There are many who recommend running all sata drives in ahci, but it will not matter if the others are in IDE mode. I would follow this tutorial on readying a HD/SSD for reinstall with the exception of running the clean all command. I only run the command as 'clean', not 'clean all'. After windows is installed, cturn off the machine and connect the other hard drives. As soon as all windows updates and drivers are installed, I would make an image of the hard drive and save it so you can restore the image and not have to reinstall again.
Ok, is there a way to change all the other drives to ahci?
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20 Sep 2011   #7
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you only have 1 sata controller in bios, it appears they are all in ahci mode. If you can boot into windows, go to device manager, expand IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers. The last entries there will be what the controllers are. If you see one that says ahci in the name, right click it and select properties, select the details tab, open the box and scroll down to "children". All of the devices listed there are controlled by that ahci controller.
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20 Sep 2011   #8
thepower99

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you only have 1 sata controller in bios, it appears they are all in ahci mode. If you can boot into windows, go to device manager, expand IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers. The last entries there will be what the controllers are. If you see one that says ahci in the name, right click it and select properties, select the details tab, open the box and scroll down to "children". All of the devices listed there are controlled by that ahci controller.
I have done what you said, there appears to be two controllers but i don't really know what that means to be honest.

achi one
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ide one
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A bit of back story, the ssd was originally ide but i changed it a few months ago to ahci using the Microsoft fix it tool, and changing the bios, worked fine and the pc ran much faster. however after waking the pc from sleep it would often lose all the rest of the drives beside the ssd.
I am trying to avoid this, i believe it happened because the drives were ide but i dont really know.

thanks for your help


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20 Sep 2011   #9
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I can tell that, it didn't work well for you. I thought it should have listed the devices. In bios you showed a screenshot of storage controller set to ahci. Do you have more than 1 sata controller?
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20 Sep 2011   #10
thepower99

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I can tell that, it didn't work well for you. I thought it should have listed the devices. In bios you showed a screenshot of storage controller set to ahci. Do you have more than 1 sata controller?
I think so, not to sure
spec page
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P6T

I think it has two
One with 6 X SATA 3GB/s ICH10R Southbridge ports which (using Intel Matrix Storage) supports SATA RAID 0,1,5,10.

and one with JMicron JMB322 2 X SATA 3 GB/s

from this page [Solved] How 2 configure ASUS P6T w/lone SSD + SATA RAID? - New-System-Build - Homebuilt-Systems
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