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Windows 7: Intel X25M 160GB SSD Problem

11 Jul 2010   #21

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Use SpaceMonger to see what eats your free space...

Great suggestion.

I had a similar problem which I finally traced to a backup program I was using. It was doing a "safe delete" which meant it was stashing everything which I deleted in a subfolder of C:\Windows\SysWOW64. Using a program similar to Spacemonger I tracked down the problem in no time and with one simple unticking of a setting in my backup software cured the problem permanently. It sounds like you may have something similar going on.

The inability to use the Intel SSD toolbox is another matter. Since you're still so early in the process of setting up the computer (few programs installed), I'd be inclined to go along with the wipe-and-reload suggestions. As an alternative, maybe try reinstalling the SSD toolbox as Administrator?

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12 Jul 2010   #22

Win 7 64

Enabling AHCI after that fact did cause me some problems, reverting to IDE solved them. I am tempted to redo my install to see if it really makes much of a difference. Note I have a different SSD than you.
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13 Jul 2010   #23

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
That happened to me because I ran that Intel 'Optimizer' procedure. I had to reformat the drive.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Did you run the Intel 'Optimizer' procedure, as mentioned by McSeven above?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dover1982 View Post
Thanks for all the replies and ideas ppl. As i mentioned earler, The intel SSD toolbox will not actually function correctly on this machine. Once i install it, it can scan and see the SSD drive but the buttons on the side are greyed out. All i can click on is the REFRESH and EXIT buttons.
If none of the suggestions mentioned so far have helped, looks like a reformat and re-install may be the only option left.
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13 Jul 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonspider View Post
Enabling AHCI after that fact did cause me some problems, reverting to IDE solved them. I am tempted to redo my install to see if it really makes much of a difference. Note I have a different SSD than you.

Hello Dragonspider, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a good look through the AHCI tutorial at the link below for anything you may have missed or enable it in the BIOS before you start the install to see if that'll work for you

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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