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Windows 7: Trying to do a clean install of OS on new SSD, but having problems

12 Mar 2015   #11
Chris2005

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, has anybody ever heard of a "foreign disk" ?
Here's something about it, I think:
What is Foreign Dynamic Disk and How to Access it?


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12 Mar 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

A Dynamic disk should only be used to span a partition across multiple hard drives. If this is not the case then it can cause problems.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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13 Mar 2015   #13
Lonelylunar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

[QUOTE=gregrocker;3022702]

A Dynamic disk should only be used to span a partition across multiple hard drives.


What does that mean?


If this is not the case then it can cause problems.


What kind of problems can it cause?


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13 Mar 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

Why do you want a Dynamic Disk?

A Dynamic disk is only meant to be used to span a single partition across multiple hard drives, or for certain RAID arrays. A single partition like you appear to have should be on a Basic Disk.

Basic and Dynamic Disks (Windows)

I would use Option One in Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums to non-destructively convert to Basic. It has worked just fine when used in cases like this we see here regularly. That tutorial has never been reported to fail and has been used to date by 974,751.


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13 Mar 2015   #15
Lonelylunar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's not that i want to use a dynamic disk, I just didn't know the difference and didn't know it mattered, I'd been using the disk as dynamic for 3 years now. But either way I changed it to basic as you said.
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13 Mar 2015   #16
gregrocker

 

How is everything now? Is Win7 performance fine?

Other tips here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
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13 Mar 2015   #17
Lonelylunar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sort of, Right before I changed the disk to basic from dynamic, my computer crashed, it blue screened talking about a memory problem. I struggled with this problem for a little over a year before taking it to someone and getting it looked at, while they had it the problem would never reproduce itself but ran a bunch of test and found that one of my SATA cables was bad so he replaced it. Ever since then the computer has worked just fine without any problems, that is until I accidentally ****ed myself by formatting the wrong drive in the process of upgrading my SSD. Now that I have upgraged the problem resurfaced only that one time, which was moments before converting the disk to basic. Now that I have converted the disk to basic I haven't had the problem show up again, but if/when I does I'll take a picture of it and post it here to see if you guys can figure it out.
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13 Mar 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

Do you have the Win7 drive plugged into SATA1 port?

It's best to have the OS drive in DISK0 in Disk Mgmt, so that during repairs or reinstall the System boot files can't be derailed to a preceding primary partition on another drive.

Have you tested your RAM - Test with Memtest86+?
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14 Mar 2015   #19
Chris2005

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have the Win7 drive plugged into SATA1 port?

It's best to have the OS drive in DISK0 in Disk Mgmt, so that during repairs or reinstall the System boot files can't be derailed to a preceding primary partition on another drive.

Have you tested your RAM - Test with Memtest86+?
That's what odd about my system is my Windows drive is listed as DISK1, not DISK0, even though it's plugged into the same SATA port as my old SSD was which was also my main Windows drive... according to KB937251, the order in which SATA disks are enumerated and displayed on Windows is not guaranteed to correspond to which SATA ports the disks are connected to, and can even vary between operating system start-ups.
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14 Mar 2015   #20
Lonelylunar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have the Win7 drive plugged into SATA1 port?

It's best to have the OS drive in DISK0 in Disk Mgmt, so that during repairs or reinstall the System boot files can't be derailed to a preceding primary partition on another drive.

Have you tested your RAM - Test with Memtest86+?
Yes I've tested my RAM, I did so probably 20 times during the year and a half or so that I had the problem consistently, the verdict being that the RAM being perfectly fine, as the motherboard. But as I said the problem was fixed by replacing a SATA cable, and the crash only happened that one time and hasn't yet happened again.
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