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Windows 7: New ssd drive showing unallocated space

22 Sep 2014   #21
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good you avoided UEFI crap because it apparently was Legscy from factory.

SATA is already optimal setting. No IRST choice to confirm the net book even has it?

What made you think it had only a 30gb SATA drive? It would have had to be MSATA to be that small and unlikely the OS with all those programs would fit. What is the image size?

I have never seen a 30 gb SSD that wasn't MSATA raided with IRST. But maybe its a first.
That's reassuring, thanks! I think maybe it was MSATA - had problems finding out what it was because the disk was obsolete, no longer made. Sandisk U100 apparently.


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22 Sep 2014   #22
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Current used space since reinstalling and doing Windows updates is showing 17.3GB used. Same programs as before plus Norton 360. No documents, pictures etc stored on it at the moment.
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22 Sep 2014   #23
gregrocker

 

From your description it sounds like entirely an SSD so maybe it was that small. Given its a kid book there really wouldn't need to be much storage.

You can tell your son that you impressed us with your tech abilities! You are more advanced than most we help here.



I would uninstall Norton including the Norton removal tool then install MSE for best performance, unless you like Norton. Other tips in Bloatware tutorial below.
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22 Sep 2014   #24
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

There is a great big long list of programs but says total used for programs is 1.57GB.


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22 Sep 2014   #25
gregrocker

 

You have IRST installed. I wonder what size the old HDD was if there was one?? IRST that I know raids an SSD with HDD. But this may be a different type.

There looks like way more than 1.5 gb so test some if those to see they're there. I'll look over the list closer when I have a chance and ask colleagues to look in now since I'm traveling.
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22 Sep 2014   #26
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
From your description it sounds like entirely an SSD so maybe it was that small, given its a kid book there really wouldn't need to be much storage.

You can tell your son that you impressed us with your tech abilities! You are more advanced than most we help here.



I would uninstall Norton including the Norton removal tool then install MSE for best performance, unless you like Norton. Other tips in Bloatware tutorial below.
Thanks! I always did like taking things to bits. I'm the geek in the family - other half is the diy person. I knew nothing about computers until 6 years ago when I got an Asus Eee PC netbook - I had so many horrible things happened I learned a lot! Then when I got broken I bought another one second hand, then that got a drink spilt on it and got a third,which also came to a sticky end (trouble with small netbooks, they are so portable they get left lying around in unsuitable places). When I went to get a new one, to my horror netbooks weren't made any more and worse, Windows XP was due to expire. The good news was they were going for peanuts on ebay, so I bought 2 and a spares one, pulled the spares one to bits so I knew what was what, upgraded the SSD in one and installed Windows 7 - which might have been when I joined on here because I was so chuffed I had installed Windows 7 on a 7" Eee Pc. After that it became a bit of a hobby (ie addiction). Buying them for 15, fixing them, installing Linux and selling them for 60. Had to give up doing it when the house became a tip and family complained my cooking had gone down the tubes. I think of the original Eee PC's as like working on an old mini car - simple, cheap spares, everything easy to get at. Most of the ones I 'fixed' had nothing wrong with them except got too full of Windows updates and crashed. Some I'd get for scrap and use the parts for another one,which was great when they came with a fully working 8GB ssd inside and 2GB of ram. I kept a 904HA though and might put Windows 7 on that because it has such a nice keyboard. So I have a spare room full of computer bits. I like installing Linux but prefer using Windows 7. Little boy preferred Windows 7 because he likes Chess Titans and wanted Angry Birds on it,so the Fizzbook was a lucky find. But apart from Eee 7" netbooks and changing the odd hard drive - I don't know much about the technicalities. I know I never want to take one of these apart again! Sorry I'll stop rambling on - I have flu so a bit delirious lol.
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22 Sep 2014   #27
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Yeah I know Norton 360 is a bit of bloat but I really like the registry scan.
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22 Sep 2014   #28
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You have IRST installed. I wonder what size the old HDD was if there was one?? IRST that I know raids an SSD with HDD. But this may be a different type.

There looks like way more than 1.5 gb so test some if those to see they're there. I'll look over the list closer when I have a chance and ask colleagues to look in now since I'm traveling.
Thanks. I don't know what IRST is. There was no hard drive - just the 32GB mSata. Safe travel.
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22 Sep 2014   #29
gregrocker

 

I originally gave you two tutorials which show how MSATA drives are reinstalled, one with IRST. I thought you ha already read these so were up on IRST.
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22 Sep 2014   #30
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Oops. Will have a look.
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