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Windows 7: SSD problem

04 Sep 2014   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum corrupt mate did you wipe that drive 0 before you installed - normally you shouldn't have to on a reinstall even the repair one but looks like you have ended up with a bit of a mess for some reason.

Have you backed up all the data you really need? because I think you need to store the data via an image or just save the stuff you want to another drive wipe this one and reinstall


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04 Sep 2014   #12
corruptDNA

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum corrupt mate did you wipe that drive 0 before you installed - normally you shouldn't have to on a reinstall even the repair one but looks like you have ended up with a bit of a mess for some reason.

Have you backed up all the data you really need? because I think you need to store the data via an image or just save the stuff you want to another drive wipe this one and reinstall
No data on the ssd is atm relevant, so when i didnt recieve an answer, i used diskpart to format the ssd but then realized that you shouldnt do that, so i restarted my computer halfway through format (bad idea)

then i followed these steps but for some reason now my windows 8.1 (trying it out) usb is assigned the letter C (who cares)
so i followed these steps to wipe the ssd.

DiskPart <ENTER>

list disk <ENTER>

select disk 0 <ENTER>

clean <ENTER>

create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>

format fs=ntfs quick <ENTER>

assign letter=C <ENTER>

active <ENTER>

exit <ENTER>

exit <ENTER>

and installed windows 8.1 on the ssddrive. Are these steps sufficient?
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04 Sep 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes that is ok DNA but it would have been more thorough but much longer at the "clean" input as
"clean all" and you don't really need to assign a drive letter Windows does that by default and it may be why there are so many partitions.

Another option is a disk wipe with Partition Wizard but you may need to have access to another machine and do that using a USB to SATA gadget.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html (very handy tool to keep for future use) see my pic for the process and again it take while to do this.

PS Meant to say you can then follow this
SSD Alignment


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04 Sep 2014   #14
corruptDNA

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yes that is ok DNA but it would have been more thorough but much longer at the "clean" input as
"clean all" and you don't really need to assign a drive letter Windows does that by default and it may be why there are so many partitions.

Another option is a disk wipe with Partition Wizard but you may need to have access to another machine and do that using a USB to SATA gadget.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html (very handy tool to keep for future use) see my pic for the process and again it take while to do this.

PS Meant to say you can then follow this
SSD Alignment
well i installed windows 8.1 but stuck at finalizing system but i found what was wrong so im going to reinstall. I only have access to diskpart through cmd in windows 8.1 usb, what do you suggest i run, clean command or what? Can you give me a step by step instruction like the one i showed you assuming my disk is disk 0?
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04 Sep 2014   #15
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Just a quick note. Make sure you disconnect your HDD & only have the SSD connected for the install. This will prevent a possible mix up of the install, with part going to the SSD & part to the HDD. After installation & all seems to be running properly you can reconnect the HDD.

I will leave Icit2lol to guide you with the installation as he knows what's needed to help you from here on.
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05 Sep 2014   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Just a quick note. Make sure you disconnect your HDD & only have the SSD connected for the install. This will prevent a possible mix up of the install, with part going to the SSD & part to the HDD. After installation & all seems to be running properly you can reconnect the HDD.

I will leave Icit2lol to guide you with the installation as he knows what's needed to help you from here on.
Thanks Ranger I had not thought of that other HDD good point and maybe part due for the other mix up.
Now what you actually need is the SSD completely cleaned / wiped of all data - the wipe option actually writes 0"s to the whole disk / drive for example.
When that is done all you need to do is follow that tutorial re alignment by whs.

SSD Alignment
The SSD is then ready for installation.
Now you can just leave out the part where it says align=1024 as Windows if I am right will create that partition anyway on install.

Let us know how you go.
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05 Sep 2014   #17
corruptDNA

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Just a quick note. Make sure you disconnect your HDD & only have the SSD connected for the install. This will prevent a possible mix up of the install, with part going to the SSD & part to the HDD. After installation & all seems to be running properly you can reconnect the HDD.

I will leave Icit2lol to guide you with the installation as he knows what's needed to help you from here on.
Thanks Ranger I had not thought of that other HDD good point and maybe part due for the other mix up.
Now what you actually need is the SSD completely cleaned / wiped of all data - the wipe option actually writes 0"s to the whole disk / drive for example.
When that is done all you need to do is follow that tutorial re alignment by whs.

SSD Alignment
The SSD is then ready for installation.
Now you can just leave out the part where it says align=1024 as Windows if I am right will create that partition anyway on install.

Let us know how you go.
Done, thanks man. Lets hope the error doesn't repeat itself. If it does then the problem definitely lies with the ssd hardware. Also id like to thank everyone who replied to the thread to help me out
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06 Sep 2014   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yescorrupt it might be as well to check out the firmware for it is up to date too Though good luck because I have tried all sorts of ways to access their site www.transcendusa.com and I get nothing - most odd.

In the eventuality of it being a no goer then personally I would go for a Samsung (1st) Crucial (2nd) SanDisk (3rd) Corsair (4th) although there are many to choose from and even the ones I mentioned were at first expensive now are very reasonable - even out here.
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07 Sep 2014   #19
corruptDNA

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yescorrupt it might be as well to check out the firmware for it is up to date too Though good luck because I have tried all sorts of ways to access their site www.transcendusa.com and I get nothing - most odd.

In the eventuality of it being a no goer then personally I would go for a Samsung (1st) Crucial (2nd) SanDisk (3rd) Corsair (4th) although there are many to choose from and even the ones I mentioned were at first expensive now are very reasonable - even out here.
yeah i regret not getting samsung evo ssd instead.. well now i have experience, first do research instead of relying on the store guys recommendation.. (i was in a hurry to install an ssd)
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07 Sep 2014   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply mate suns just up so have been in the land of Nod
Yep I have the 830 in two machines and an EVO in the Ivy Bridge I swapped out the original 120 for a 256 as I don't do much in the way of huge amounts of data. Personally I don't like large drives cos a cash mean trying to recover large amounts of data.

But that is getting OT. I can also recommend Crucial and SanDisk (the Extreme model) I have in this laptop is a flyer and it is now coming on two years old so no chicken. Now prices are really quite reasonable it does pay to research as you and if you are in the market for another one just post in the forum there are plenty of members who are way better off than me to advise you - I can only go off my experience.

In general store people if you want to be honest about it are out for a sale and like so many other stores that handle electrical goods I find some of the sales staff are not that competent in what they are telling you about what they are selling.
For example I am in the market for a new laptop as this one is four years old now and I want one of those that have the high res screens and a bit of grunt (love overkill) and the BS that I have heard about CPU's RAM drives an screens etc get so to be very annoying because they genuinely think they know it all or like I said are just out for commission. Not that I am any expert but you can tell as soon s they open their mouth if they are wised up or just plain dumb.
Even more annoying is when you are within earshot of a sales person lading some poor unsuspecting individual with some "brilliant features" when you know darn well it is crap.
But yes like you I have bought so many things because of the rush to get going so you just have to put it down to experience eh albeit an expensive one sometimes.
Good luck.
John
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