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Windows 7: wiper.exe can't run on my SSD why?


27 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
wiper.exe can't run on my SSD why?

Here is the screen I see:

My SSD is drive C.

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27 Apr 2010   #2

Win 7 SP1
 
 

First off, can't tell your system specs - please update them so we know what make/model of SSD you have

Secondly, did you run wiper as an Admin?


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27 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

How do I run as admin?
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27 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

OCZ Vertex 30GB
Windows 7 x64
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27 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Nevermind, I right clicked and saw it. It ran.
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27 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Elevated mode = run as admin. You can set this for cmd when you go to All programs > Accessories > right click on Command Prompt > Properties > Advanced > check the box "always run as admin". Then it will always run in elevated mode. Else you will have to right click on cmd and "Run as admin" each time.
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06 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Elevated mode = run as admin. You can set this for cmd when you go to All programs > Accessories > right click on Command Prompt > Properties > Advanced > check the box "always run as admin". Then it will always run in elevated mode. Else you will have to right click on cmd and "Run as admin" each time.
I am having problems finding the "all programs" folder, I am using Windows 7 x64, can you give the exact path?
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06 May 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The All programs is on your Start, just above the search box.
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07 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

You don't need to run wiper on Windows 7, OCZ wiper is for non TRIM OS such as XP.

"For use within windows 7 there is absolutely no maintenance needed apart from allowing the machine to idle at the login screen for a few hours each week, this allows the garbage collection time to recover the drive and free up space TRIM has not been able to deal with. For all other windows based OS with no TRIM support...The simple answer is an application called Wiper.exe."
OCZ Staff

Now you can run it on Windows 7, but you have to jump thru some hoops.
Wiper runs in IDE mode, also if you have a Nvidia Chipset, it has to be changed to a windows controller for it to work. There are several threads on it over at OCZ, here is one in particular, that might help:
Support Question Wiper Does not work,Can i use Sanitary Erase on OS,i can reinstall Vista(Vertex 120GB)

In all seriousness, it's a real hassle, just follow the quote above from the OCZ staff. Running it or not...either way I hope you enjoy your SSD!
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