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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

05 Jun 2015   #231
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is possible test is looking at wrong place. You may need LSI for HDD but, first try without.

I believe SSD is under-performing.

Install 3ds max at default location and lets move them later with a symbolic link? Or do you want all users folders on HDD?


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05 Jun 2015   #232
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm nearly 90% sure it has to be under performing yes.

I would rather have the user folders pointing to the HDD before I install 3ds Max. Whatever way I did that a few weeks ago was incorrect, because during the 3ds Max installation, it was creating the documents folder again on the SSD C: and putting its relevant files in there AND also some files were being put to the HDD . But it should just have been putting them in the moved documents folder on the HDD. Very very strange.

Is this the best and safest way to move the user folders? I am nearly sure OPTION TWO it is the method I used on my laptop before and it worked a treat, but not 100% certain if it's the method I used. - User Folders - Change Default Location


Something else: As I am typing this my keyboard keeps cutting out - would you have any idea why?? Also, upon every restart, Num Lock turns off. In all my years using PC's I have never seen this happen! Quite irritating.
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05 Jun 2015   #233
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, if it's just 3ds max, we can:
- install to defaults
- move the folders to HDD
- then create symbolic links to the moved folders at default locations
- OS thinks everything is at default location and no issues arise

It is up to you of course

I keep my user folders at default location but don't use them anyway. My files are on a HDD, have shortcut on desktop and couple other library folders all work for me.

It is possible some application is stealing focus while you are typing. Check task manager if you can find anything. Also see notification area.

See Why does my Numlock key keep resetting? for numlock.
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05 Jun 2015   #234
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure that by doing it that way (moving folders after installation of Max) that it will not corrupt anything? I'd just like to be sure, you know. What do you mean by symbolic links?

What you suggest sounds good the way you mention the OS thinks the user folders are still on C: but are actually on the seperate HDD.

As for the keyboard, no I don't have anything interfering with it. I read that in device manager in the USB properties set it to not go into sleep mode, so I unchecked this, but the dam thing is still acting up.
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05 Jun 2015   #235
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can read about links here MKLINK Create and Use Links in Windows
Real easy, even though looks complicated. You can try with a smaller program and see with your own eyes. And if convinced install max this way.

You can go in safe mode and see if keyboard works ok. Or the usual clean startup Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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05 Jun 2015   #236
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

More options GokAy thanks. There seems to be so many ways to do certain procedures. I am heading to bed now and tomorrow I will attempt to use one of the methods to change user folders or try the method you sent in the previous post.

Thanks, talk tomorrow
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05 Jun 2015   #237
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Good night! Almost bed time for me too - 3AM
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05 Jun 2015   #238
gregrocker

 

As provided in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and already suggested here this is the tried and true way to to move the User Folders - Change Default Location.

Once again, the steps, tools and methods in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 have been used by over 1.5 million consumers without a single complaint. So there is no debate that these are what works best in Win7.

If you need to plug the hard drive into the SAS controller then you'll probably need to load its driver.
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06 Jun 2015   #239
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried loading this driver from the Dell site and it tells me it is not compatible: LSI MegaRAID SAS9361-8i Firmware (4 MB)

So I then tried this one: Management Console for SAS3 and MegaRAID (89 MB) and I get to the following screen, could you please help me here, I haven't a clue what to type in:


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06 Jun 2015   #240
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is to remote manage SAS3, has nothing to do with you.
Should be LSI SAS3008 Windows 7 64 bit driver. Product Support | Dell US under Storage (not Storage Controllers)
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