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Windows 7: trying to get a SSD recognised

26 Aug 2010   #1
mpooley

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
trying to get a SSD recognised

Hi
I have spent all day trying to install a 60gb SSD as my main boot drive but am stalled even trying to get it recognised in "My Computer"

I can see it in Disk management - have formatted it and made it active.. so far so good!
when I click on the partition and click properties I get the pie chart showing 55.8gb free space but used space as 91.4gb?
pie chart is showing it all empty but the figures above are wrong!
also cannot click "explore" on this drive either.
I have looked at it in "shadow protect" and get the same figures.
I cant do a restore to it as it says partition not got enough space.

when I click my computer i see my other two drives but not this one?

I tried enabling AHCI as recommended elsewhere but I get a BSD !

I am completely stumped can anyone help me please?

Mike


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26 Aug 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Try Treesize to see what the heck is going on.
https://www.jam-software.de/customer...80&language=EN
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26 Aug 2010   #3
mpooley

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cant, it dosn't show up in the list of drives!

Edit: I deleted the drive, re=allocated and formatted it and now I can see it in my computer and treesize!

I can move files to it bit its still showing 94gb used?


Mike
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26 Aug 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What type of SSD is this?

Also, can you fill in your system specs please. it will make things much easier.


It is possible this a known issue a FW or Bios update resolves. But thats just a guess at this point.
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26 Aug 2010   #5
mpooley

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
What type of SSD is this?

Also, can you fill in your system specs please. it will make things much easier.


It is possible this a known issue a FW or Bios update resolves. But thats just a guess at this point.
its a corsair CSSD-F60GB2 ATA

ok will try and fill in my system details

thanks

Mike
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26 Aug 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Mpooley,

Two matters:
One--we can better help you if you will help us by filling out your system specs.

Two--Using the Snipping Tool, take a snapshot of the maximized output of Disk Management and attach to your next post.

Here is some info and links you may need:
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HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.
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The Snipping Tool:
WIN | type SNIP | ENTER key

I have pinned the Snipping Tool to the taskbar due to frequent use.

WIN is the key with the wavy flag.
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To run disk management
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER key

Remember to maximize the disk management display and to increase the size of any columns which the display has truncated.

If you're a keyboard user, then Alt + Spacebar, then the letter x will maximize for you.


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26 Aug 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it really shows 94GBs used (are you sure those are not 94MBs) on a 60GB drive, something is wrong with the MFT. In that case I would do another quick format of the drive. Use a different program for formatting like Partition Wizard
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26 Aug 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Poking around a bit, it looks as if these drive have a few known issues, similair to yours.

There are 2 possible solutions I found so far (still looking) that have worked for some.

Getting the Bios to properly recognize the Drive:
1.) Disconnect ALL other drives except the SSD. Install Windows.

2.) A Complete Motherboard power Down and restart may help

For AHCI, if you installed Windows in IDE mode, you will need to do registry tweak to enable AHCI at this point.
OR, re-install with the AHCI mode enabled.

The official Corsair forums have a lot of info about these issues. Still looking through for more possible fixes.
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/forumdisplay.php?f=188
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26 Aug 2010   #9
mpooley

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If it really shows 94GBs used (are you sure those are not 94MBs) on a 60GB drive, something is wrong with the MFT. In that case I would do another quick format of the drive. Use a different program for formatting like Partition Wizard
Thanks all
I have added specs to my profile .
I'm afraid your right i was so stressed out earlier I mis-read 94mb to be 94GB
Sorry!
Mike
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26 Aug 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpooley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If it really shows 94GBs used (are you sure those are not 94MBs) on a 60GB drive, something is wrong with the MFT. In that case I would do another quick format of the drive. Use a different program for formatting like Partition Wizard
Thanks all
I have added specs to my profile .
I'm afraid your right i was so stressed out earlier I mis-read 94mb to be 94GB
Sorry!
Mike
OK, that sounds better and is normal. It is probably the alignment.
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