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Windows 7: Installed SSD, WEI didn't budge and can't open in 'computer'.

09 Sep 2011   #1
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
Installed SSD, WEI didn't budge and can't open in 'computer'.

I just installed a Kingston Hyperx 120gb and I am disappointed. I installed it with Paragon Migrate and all went well. I went into the bios and changed the boot order and assigned it a drive letter with Macrium Reflect. I ran the WEI and it is the same as before..5.9. All I migrated was the os, Adobe PhotoElements 8, and Totalmedia theater 3. I didn't do the achi change as I thought I'd screw something up.
Any ideas? Thanks.


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09 Sep 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Yes. After backing up, Do the AHCI change.

Also make sure the partition on the SSD is properly aligned. It would help if you downloaded the ASSD benchmark and posted the result here.
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09 Sep 2011   #3
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
Here is the benchmark.

Thanks for the response, GeneO. I'm not sure what you mean about the partition alignment. I assumed Paragon Migrate would take care of that. Anyway here is the result of the benchmark you asked me to obtain.


Installed SSD, WEI didn't budge and can't open in 'computer'.-ssd.jpg


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09 Sep 2011   #4
rustberger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dancinbear View Post
I'm not sure what you mean about the partition alignment.


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To check the alignment of your SSD's partition, it is quite simple.
In windows 7, run msinfo32 by typing it into the search box on your start menu and hitting enter.
click on: components => storage => disks
Look for your SSD and check the partition starting offset.
It needs to be divisible by 4096 (ie return a whole number when you divide by this) otherwise the alignment is not correct.
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09 Sep 2011   #5
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
Got it.

Thanks to you as well, Rustberger. My offset was 1,048,576 which indeed is divisible by 4096. Is that offset ok as high as it is? Also, i went into computer management and my SSD is active and online. All looks ok, at least to a novice, but why can't I get any results when I try to view the contents of the SSD? Anyway, thanks for your help.
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09 Sep 2011   #6
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dancinbear View Post
Thanks for the response, GeneO. I'm not sure what you mean about the partition alignment. I assumed Paragon Migrate would take care of that. Anyway here is the result of the benchmark you asked me to obtain.


Attachment 174641
THe AS-SSD shows your partition is aligned (the green 1024K - OK it displayed).

So with those numbers the SSd is performing well and should boot pretty fast (around 15 seconds after windows itself starts booting).

Oh, I see this isn't your C: boot drive. You won't see any improvement in WEI or boot time unless Windows is installed on the SSD. Are you accidentally booted to your old system drive?
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10 Sep 2011   #7
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
This is starting to make sense.

I didn't see any changes in speed and I was beginning to think the old drive was continuing to boot. What can I do to make the ssd my c drive? Thanks for your continuing help.
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10 Sep 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Just in case you need to know how how to open Disk Management.
Quote:
1. Open the Start Menu, then right click on the Computer button (dark right side) and click on Manage.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Open the Start Menu, then type compmgmt.msc OR diskmgmt.msc in the search box and press enter.

3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

4. In the left pane of Computer Management, click on Disk Management under Storage. (see screenshots below)
Open disk management and make a Snip and post it. That will help everyone see what your set up is showing.

It will look similar to below Snip.
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10 Sep 2011   #9
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
Disk management snip

Here go HopalongX. G: is my SSD and F: is my external hd. Thanks.


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10 Sep 2011   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Sorry I couldn't get back to you earlier. I had to go to the hospital.
I posted for more help.

This tutorial should help explain some basics.> SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Good luck.
Mike
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