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Windows 7: SSD, ChkDsk and Macrium not in harmony


28 Apr 2012   #1

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SSD, ChkDsk and Macrium not in harmony

Hi All,

I just installed an Intel 330 120G SSD in my netbook. Macrium Reflect worked brilliantly to clone and resize the partiions to fit from a larger 250G hard drive to the new 120G SSD. Awesome stuff Macrium, thanks.

After swapping in the new SSD, I wanted to make an image of the completed install but Reflect balked for the C: drive with an "MFT error" and a suggestion to run ChkDsk.

I did as instructed and ChkDsk returned a bunch of errors but I suspect they are not really errors but rather unexpected results from an SSD.

Anyone care to weigh in on real-fault or not-real-fault?

There were about ten of these...
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
0 percent complete. (0 of 151808 file records processed)
Attribute record (128, "") from file record segment 1536 is corrupt.


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28 Apr 2012   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Sector Alignment

SSD Alignment

This tutorial is worth checking out before any major moves.
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28 Apr 2012   #3

Win7 Starter
 
 

Thanks HH,

Am I correct in assuming that DiskPart Alignment is not intended for an installation that was cloned from an existing version of Windows 7? With the format command, wouldn't it wipe the entire SSD during the format?
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28 Apr 2012   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Alignment

Diskpart at the admin dos box should have worked. Notice I said should have. When You laid down the image and shrunk the disk it could have borked the alignment.

In the posted tutorial down through it you will find the commands to check the alignment. Check the alignment was what I was suggesting.
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28 Apr 2012   #5

Win7 Starter
 
 

OK, only the first partition Offset is not divisible by 4 and that is the recovery partition which is never used so I am happy with that, but all other partition offsets are evenly divisible.

In another forum I was instructed to make sure AHCI was active in both Windows 7 and setup for benchmark figures. That has now all been done.

Reflect now makes an image without complaint, but ChkDsk still returns the same errors but I am not too worried about that.
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28 Apr 2012   #6

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Unanswered Questions

Well if your happy, ok. But I would be concerned about the integrity of the disk until I had ran a succesful "chkdsk". Any effort you put into it at this point maybe wasted when and if it completely fails.
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28 Apr 2012   #7

Win7 Starter
 
 

Thanks, I am making some images now and will try with chkdsk. At worst I will have to reinstate these images.
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28 Apr 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a pretty murky story. My take is, if chkdsk reports a problem, then there is a problem.

And why did you move the recovery partition to the SSD. Is that a Dell system where the bootmgr is on the recovery partition? If yes, the bootmgr should be moved to C.

An unaligned SSD is not good, regardless which partition is first.

Before we proceed, I suggest you post a picture of your Disk Management of the SSD so that we can see what's going on.
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