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Windows 7: My SSD died!

05 Jan 2013   #21
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My server has a SATA II TB in it, but I had to jumper it to SATA I also. Right now, It has 5 PATAs and one SATA. [I added a card to add the 5th PATA. I didn't read it, cause I didn't really care, but the SATA on the card is also SATA I]


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05 Jan 2013   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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My user files are in a seperate partition. But I am on the PC appr. 6 hours per day (and no gaming which I hate). A lot of things change all the time - both in the system and in the data partitions.

I used to make an image each day - at boot. But found that this was a bit of an overkill. The system images in 6 minutes and the data in 8-10 minutes depending which disk I use for the images. I have Satas, eSatas and USB3 as choices.
How did you do images at boot?

I never understood the point of multiple partitions on a disk. OK, Viruses that focus on a drive usually focus on C:\, but drive issues usually take out all partition. EVERY machine I have built had a single partition on the drive[s] because of this. Can you explain?
1. For scheduling images see pics below

2. You can have as many partitions on a disk as you like (I think the max. is 128). But you can have only 4 primary partitions. The others must be extended/logical.

On a laptop where you have only one disk, your only option is to put multiple partitions on the same disk.


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05 Jan 2013   #23
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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On a laptop where you have only one disk, your only option is to put multiple partitions on the same disk.
WRONG! My wife's laptop boots up and has the same Desktop/Docs/Favs/Pics/Etc [Yes I have an ETC folder :P] as the desktop... 1 partition...
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05 Jan 2013   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

On a laptop where you have only one disk, your only option is to put multiple partitions on the same disk.
WRONG! My wife's laptop boots up and has the same Desktop/Docs/Favs/Pics/Etc [Yes I have an ETC folder :P] as the desktop... 1 partition...
But who wants to keep their user folders in the C partition. And what about the recovery partition and the system partition.

I am sure that your wife's laptop has at least 3 partitions (with Windows 7) - even if you only see 1 in Computer. The other 2 are hidden. Look into Disk Management.
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05 Jan 2013   #25
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

On a laptop where you have only one disk, your only option is to put multiple partitions on the same disk.
WRONG! My wife's laptop boots up and has the same Desktop/Docs/Favs/Pics/Etc [Yes I have an ETC folder :P] as the desktop... 1 partition...
But who wants to keep their user folders in the C partition. And what about the recovery partition and the system partition.

I am sure that your wife's laptop has at least 3 partitions (with Windows 7) - even if you only see 1 in Computer. The other 2 are hidden. Look into Disk Management.
OK...Yeah, 3...But she only uses the one [and 4 drives on the server]...
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05 Jan 2013   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make sure you take good care of the other two - especially the little 100MB system partition. If you corrupt that, the system won't boot.
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06 Jan 2013   #27
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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Make sure you take good care of the other two - especially the little 100MB system partition. If you corrupt that, the system won't boot.
What is that 100MB partition used for? If that a swapfile or something?
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06 Jan 2013   #28
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

The 100MB system reserved partition holds the critical boot files, and is also required if you use Bitlocker. Some OEM recovery partitions reference this 100MB system reserved partition during recovery operations.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Jan 2013   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you muck around with the 100MB partition, your system dies - unless you move the bootmgr to C - like this: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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