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Windows 7: SSD not showing up in Computer

20 Apr 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The new firmware may help, but I would think that you should still be able to see the SSD when connected without it though. I'd wait until after being able to see the drive before trying to flash it.

If Disk 5 is the SSD, then while in diskpart, you might run the Clean (not "clean all") command on it. When it's finished, then create partition primary (option two) on Disk 5. Hopefully you will see the SSD afterwards.
Hiyya Shawn all fixed I did what you suggested re another machine and that is where it showed up - the rest is history. Why it wouldn't show up on my main machine is very strange but there again I have a few problems there with the SSD and the older HDD playing silly devils

I also followed your optimisation tut (as always with 7) and I think I may have gone overboard a tad as the monitor looks quite stark but I only have to backtrack and add some of the smaller features that I do like to have like hover over the taskbar icon to give a "mini" pic of what is there.

I haven't done the firmware just the TRIMMING and disabling the defrag and it seems to run just fine. I wouldn't say the machine is super quick at the moment and it may be down to the internals ( I might just drop in a slightly faster CPU) but it is real nice not to have all that Toshiba clutter.

Thanks once again for all your time and patience - another hole you have pulled me out of I really do appreciate it.
You're most welcome John. I'm happy to hear that you got it up and running now.

Do you currently have AHCI enabled for your SATA ports in BIOS? Don't change it yet if you don't though. If you have IDE instead of AHCI, then that may be a reason why it's not running as fast. You should really notice the speed if you have Windows installed on it, and the speed that Windows starts up and load items should be faster.

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20 Apr 2012   #12

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome John. I'm happy to hear that you got it up and running now.

Do you currently have AHCI enabled for your SATA ports in BIOS? Don't change it yet if you don't though. If you have IDE instead of AHCI, then that may be a reason why it's not running as fast. You should really notice the speed if you have Windows installed on it, and the speed that Windows starts up and load items should be faster.
Yes Shawn I already had that set up for the old drive. The only long part is from power on to the password then it flies. The main machine one of my desktops also has ACHI set up from day one but it's only quicker because of the Sandy Bridge in it I guess.
But I have just realised that I missed an important part of Wolfgang's tut on the SSD install re transferring User to the HDD and maybe that is what is making the thing run a bit odd.
I am going to try and see if I can set that up as soon as the backup of the SSD is done so I don't make things worse than they already are.
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20 Apr 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, ok. Yeah, that may be a reason for the oddness.
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20 Apr 2012   #14

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ah, ok. Yeah, that may be a reason for the oddness.
Hum well I'll let you know what happens Shawn and thanks again for the heads up.
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20 Apr 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Anytime. I hope that you get it all straightened out.
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