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Windows 7: My new SSD shows as RED in Windows Explorer


30 Apr 2010   #1

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
My new SSD shows as RED in Windows Explorer

Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.

Any ideas?

Well I re-formatted this puppy and copied my files over and everything is aok.
NOTE that I have not run the Intel SSD Toolbox utility program ... don't trust it right now.
I will see if this puppy runs ok for the next day or so then I run the Intel program and see
if it's the cause of my initial problem.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.

Any ideas?
Hi man. First of all, how about update and complete system specs at your profile. In some cases, such info will be "V.I.Info" - "very important info". Take some time to do it. You may use this one in case of doubts "getting closer": Speccy - Download
Go to: Windows start search bar and type "cleanmgr" - without quotes. When it prompts, select ssd, press OK. Let it verify - it may take some time. Check the boxes but do it slowly, be aware, right?! When you feel "satisfied", press OK and see what happens. You'd download and install this one too CCleaner - Slim
But let box checked at default install.

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.

Any ideas?
What is on the disk. Is a Quick Format an option?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


30 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.

Any ideas?
What is on the disk. Is a Quick Format an option?
Yes! Chose the 32K size.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #5

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.

Any ideas?
Hi man. First of all, how about update and complete system specs at your profile. In some cases, such info will be "V.I.Info" - "very important info". Take some time to do it. You may use this one in case of doubts "getting closer": Speccy - Download
Go to: Windows start search bar and type "cleanmgr" - without quotes. When it prompts, select ssd, press OK. Let it verify - it may take some time. Check the boxes but do it slowly, be aware, right?! When you feel "satisfied", press OK and see what happens. You'd download and install this one too CCleaner - Slim
But let box checked at default install.

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"

Ran it and there is nothing to delete.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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