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Windows 7: Constant problems after getting SSD.


30 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Constant problems after getting SSD.

I recently got an SSD about a month back (60gb vertex plus) and after installing windows 7 on it I've had constant problems since, the first few days after a clean install are fine, no problems, then I start to get a few symptoms after a few days:

-Windows constantly wants to perform CHKDSK on my SSD
-I get many corrupt file errors when booting or launching programs:



When I try to do a CHKDSK it either goes through fine and changes nothing or just simply gives me an error and aborts, a couple more days pass and I get:

-Server execution failure when launching windows applications
-System restores give me errors when trying to use them
-Programs refuse to boot or work properly at all

This has all happened a few times now, I've installed windows 7 correctly four times on the SSD and every time this has happened after every two or three days of perfectly fine usage, I'm on my fourth install now and I'm already seeing the corrupt file messages again.

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated, I have no idea what I can do in this situation other than to throw the SSD or contact OCZ, but the SSD doesn't seem to be a problem at all, I've benchmarked it and it works completely fine and is as speedy as you'd expect..

Thankyou.

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30 Sep 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Have you reached out to OCZ directly with this issue? As it is still under warranty I would register a request for technical assistance and if needed back up all or clone to a cheap spinner and RMA this drive.
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30 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I just submitted an RMA/Ticket request now, hopefully they can get back to me.
How would I go about getting windows 7 on one of my spindles? Would I have to completely reinstall windows 7 again via my disk?

I also took a picture of when I try to do a CHKDSK:

** link broken **


And when I try to do a system restore:

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30 Sep 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Are you able to on occasion get a successful boot and normal operation? If so then use that time to try cloning or imaging the drive to the spinner. This a long shot but I was having issues with Windows 7 and all things pointed toward the install but it turned out to be......(and this took me over 2 months and 5 fresh installs) a bad integrated card reader, front io panel and fan controller. It turned out the CF card or SD card read went bad and when replaced or just disconnected all was fine. I'm just throwing things out as you could try disconnecting all non essentials and check. If that works then plug in each one at a time and then when you get the same issue that will be the culprit.
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30 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I gave it another chance and installed windows 7 on the SSD again, again it's working perfectly but give it a few days and it'll probably start acting up again, I made an effort to save my own restore point, I'll not skip any CHKDSK's either this time, hopefully it may help.

I appreciate the help linnemeyerhere but I don't really have anything that could be acting badly with windows really, just my standard USB mouse, ps/2 keyboard and a couple of front 3.5mm jacks, I do have a Xonar DG sound card which I got before the SSD but I can't see that being a major issue, I've had no problems with it before the SSD for example, but that was back on my spindle drive.

Thanks again, I'll post an update once OCZ get back to me or it starts acting up again.
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30 Sep 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I had a similar problem with a Vertex. OCZ exchanged it. I think you are doing the right thing dealing with them. Now I have 3 Vertex that work perfectly.
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30 Sep 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Keep us in the loop on this and I hope OCZ comes to the rescue.
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08 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Starter & Windows XP
 
 
Check what?

I am no expert by any means, but I would think that checkdisk was designed to check disks and you no longer have one.

Now maybe it checks other volumes, like a solid state drive, or maybe it does not recognise that as a disk and just gives errors.

Maybe it is not the fault of CheckDisk at all, but you have no other solid state drive as a basis for comparison.

One thing I have noticed is that in Windows 7 scheduled tasks, there is a default program called CorruptionDetector. Could try disabling that task.

Windows 7 is supposed to be very solid state drive friendly, which is not to say that it will automatically recognise that it is dealing with an SSD during installation the way other modern operating systems do. Perhaps it does, or perhaps you must tell it to configure for a solid state drive during the installation process, or afterwards, somewhere in the control panel/system configuration.
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08 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

An SSD is still a disk drive as far as Windows is concerned, and using chkdsk on it is completely correct since chkdsk works with the filesystem stored within the partition. Whether that partition is physically located on a harddrive or an SSD is largely irrelevant.

Disabling a task like CorruptionDetector would be a bad idea, since it obviously serves a purpose...and you wouldn't want to have errors pile up and not be informed about them.

As far as I know (I have no personal experience with this), yes, Windows 7 will recognize whether it's being installed to an SSD and will configure itself to disable things such as the defragmenter, Superfetch or indexing. It can't hurt to check these things manually after the install, though.
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08 Oct 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Windows 7 is supposed to be very solid state drive friendly, which is not to say that it will automatically recognise that it is dealing with an SSD during installation the way other modern operating systems do
The Windows 7 installer does recognize the SSD as a Zero Rotation Drive.
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