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Windows 7: New to SSD's. First install attempt with bad read/writes

04 Jan 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can check this tutorial - it will be more difficult if you have the 100MB partition. And it depends also what image you have. If it is from the Windows7 imaging program, you will have difficulties.


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05 Jan 2012   #12
njneer75

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
When You restored the image it did not slign your SSD. To check, open a elevated compemand prompt. (click start, type cmd in the search box, right click the cmd snd select run as administrator) In the box thst opens type diskpart and press enter, when it responds diskpart, type list disk and press enter, It will list every drive in your computer and give each a number. (Hopefully, yours is drive 0) type selrct disk 0 (or the number given for your SSD. Next type list partition and press enter. It will show each partition on the drive with it's size and offset. The offset is your alignment. Use the snipping tool and take a snip of the window, save it to your desktop (or wherever it is easy to find) use the paperclip icon at the top of the reply window here to attach it. The alignment must be divisible by 4, but if you have the 100MB partition the results can be confusing. If that is the case, it can be fixed with this tutorial.

EDIT: to help, this is what it should look like.

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Here is the snippet you were asking for....weird. It shows I have 2 partitions on the save drive although i did not create two.


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05 Jan 2012   #13
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

The first partition is the system reserve. Both partitions look OK.

Check to see if you have the latest firmware on the SSD.
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05 Jan 2012   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Also, see if you are in ahci mode in bios.
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05 Jan 2012   #15
njneer75

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
The first partition is the system reserve. Both partitions look OK.

Check to see if you have the latest firmware on the SSD.
Any advice or links to help me figure out how to check firmware version? I tried to use the firmware updater from Patriot but it wont see me drive. I tried using it with/without admin priv.
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05 Jan 2012   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Go to device manager, expand disk drives and right click on the SSD, and select properties. Click the details tab. Click on device descriptions and from the dropdown list, the 1st one is haedware ids. click on that. in the screen there will be numbers on the right side. That is the firmware. You can see mine is firmware 0009.

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05 Jan 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are ahead of me Steve. I am still trying to put 09 on, but cannot find the IDE setting in the BIOS. They offer only AHCI and Raid0. Have to call Dell.
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05 Jan 2012   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You are ahead of me Steve. I am still trying to put 09 on, but cannot find the IDE setting in the BIOS. They offer only AHCI and Raid0. Have to call Dell.
That's pretty strange, to me. I've never seen one with no IDE option in bios. It would really be a pain if you have to take it out to do a firmware update. But, I do have a laptop with no one time boot option. To boot from a USB you have to reset bios boot options.
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05 Jan 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You said it. Taking it out would be a pain especially since I had plenty of trouble getting it into this tight box - with Velcro.
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05 Jan 2012   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

With most all brands of SSDs, the people with Mac's always have to do it. Macs won't update firmware even if running Windows in Bootcamp.
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