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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

02 Jan 2014   #131
ChrisPbass

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I'm at a loss again. There are 4 3.5" spaces for HDs. 2 are in a cage that comes off. I can put the 2 spinners in there. The other spot for HDs is right in front of the memory and when I slide the SSD in, which is on a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter, it actually hits the memory before it clicks into place??? There's no way a 3.5" HD would fit in there. It's close but won't click. If there were 4 sticks of memory in there it wouldn't even be close.
Case is a R363 Rosewill. I'll need to look at this later.


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02 Jan 2014   #132
ChrisPbass

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I do not see a screenshot for Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image so we can see what you're talking about. Point out the partition you're asking about deleting.

As long as you installed to SSD with all other HD's unplugged, and the SSD remains set first to boot then adding back the other HD's should not interfere. But let us see a pic with all drives connected, tell us exactly what you want to do, and we will give you the steps.
Hey Greg! I think we established (about 60 posts back) that the old spinner had an OS partition (C) and a System Reserved Partition (the 100MB one). The OP deleted the OS Partition but not the SR.
So this sounds like that oldie but goodie where you add a second ACTIVE partition to a system. And with a smidgeon of missing OS to boot! (or not boot - as the case would be )
YES. But I never deleted the 100MB partition because everything went haywire.
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02 Jan 2014   #133
TVeblen

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You need to consider that a wasted HDD bay. The designers did not anticipate the MASSIVE RAM sticks we use today.
You can Jerry-rig a SSD in there without the 3.5" caddy, but that is just wrong, so use the other 3 bays and get a new case if you ever want to install a 4th hard drive.
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02 Jan 2014   #134
TVeblen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I do not see a screenshot for Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image so we can see what you're talking about. Point out the partition you're asking about deleting.

As long as you installed to SSD with all other HD's unplugged, and the SSD remains set first to boot then adding back the other HD's should not interfere. But let us see a pic with all drives connected, tell us exactly what you want to do, and we will give you the steps.
Hey Greg! I think we established (about 60 posts back) that the old spinner had an OS partition (C) and a System Reserved Partition (the 100MB one). The OP deleted the OS Partition but not the SR.
So this sounds like that oldie but goodie where you add a second ACTIVE partition to a system. And with a smidgeon of missing OS to boot! (or not boot - as the case would be )
YES. But I never deleted the 100MB partition because everything went haywire.
What I would do is disconnect the SSD, connect the problem spinner, boot to GParted (I am assuming you have bootable media for GParted), then delete the partition from GParted.

(I would also create my new data partition at the same time.)

After it is all cleaned up then you can connect the SSD and the old spinner together and not need to worry about Windows throwing a hissy-fit because of the second ACTIVE partition.
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02 Jan 2014   #135
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You need to consider that a wasted HDD bay. The designers did not anticipate the MASSIVE RAM sticks we use today.
You can Jerry-rig a SSD in there without the 3.5" caddy, but that is just wrong, so use the other 3 bays and get a new case if you ever want to install a 4th hard drive.
Yeah this is ****. I think i'm going to drill a hole in one of the cages and attach the SSD bracket to it. If need be I guess I'll use the 5.25 slots to install HDs.

I wanted a learning experience and I'm getting it!
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02 Jan 2014   #136
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post

Hey Greg! I think we established (about 60 posts back) that the old spinner had an OS partition (C) and a System Reserved Partition (the 100MB one). The OP deleted the OS Partition but not the SR.
So this sounds like that oldie but goodie where you add a second ACTIVE partition to a system. And with a smidgeon of missing OS to boot! (or not boot - as the case would be )
YES. But I never deleted the 100MB partition because everything went haywire.
What I would do is disconnect the SSD, connect the problem spinner, boot to GParted (I am assuming you have bootable media for GParted), then delete the partition from GParted.

(I would also create my new data partition at the same time.)

After it is all cleaned up then you can connect the SSD and the old spinner together and not need to worry about Windows throwing a hissy-fit because of the second ACTIVE partition.
Sounds like a plan. I do have Gp bootable on disc.
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02 Jan 2014   #137
TVeblen

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I need to admit something: sometimes I build a new rig and everything goes together perfectly and it starts right up and everything installs without problems...... and I'm depressed for a week! What the hell is the fun in THAT!

Learning is good. What you are going through is how all of us learned this stuff.
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02 Jan 2014   #138
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

In terms of a learning experience Chris; lets just say we have all been there done that. The computer im using now is my first build; and it didnt go off without a few snags along the way. But yea as far as finding space goes; I guess some computer case designers just may not have been thinking about the emerging tech coming down the pipe; so they just kinda threw stuff together. Granted some designers have done a much better job then others. So i guess i can say been there done that....
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02 Jan 2014   #139
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'll make it work. I shall ~ ~ ~
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02 Jan 2014   #140
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You need to consider that a wasted HDD bay. The designers did not anticipate the MASSIVE RAM sticks we use today.
You can Jerry-rig a SSD in there without the 3.5" caddy, but that is just wrong, so use the other 3 bays and get a new case if you ever want to install a 4th hard drive.
Yeah this is ****. I think i'm going to drill a hole in one of the cages and attach the SSD bracket to it. If need be I guess I'll use the 5.25 slots to install HDs.

I wanted a learning experience and I'm getting it!
SSD's can be mounted anywhere with a couple of velcro dots. Personally I like them behind the mobo.
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