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Forum: Tutorials 30 Oct 2015
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Posted By DocDJ
Just be sure you maintain the sequence of changes.

Just be sure you maintain the sequence of changes.
Forum: Tutorials 21 Aug 2015
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Posted By DocDJ
At this point, I can't offer any more help based...

At this point, I can't offer any more help based on actual 1st-hand knowledge, other that that I suspect a possible cable problem or a bad controller either on the mobo or inside the drive....
Forum: Tutorials 19 Aug 2015
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
My eSATA drive is also an Hitachi and performs...

My eSATA drive is also an Hitachi and performs well. Never tried hot-swapping. Remember that you MUST set the registry keys for AHCI BEFORE you set AHCI in the BIOS. Then reboot the system once more...
Forum: Tutorials 18 Aug 2015
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
As far as I know, AHCI is NOT needed for an eSATA...

As far as I know, AHCI is NOT needed for an eSATA (external SATA) drive. I was using 2, without AHCI, before I reconfigured my whole system for SSD's on the PCIe bus. Doing a CMOS reset WILL put your...
Forum: Tutorials 17 Aug 2015
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
Your guess is correct. In the registry, set AHCI...

Your guess is correct. In the registry, set AHCI on using either of the methods (my system had 2 so I turned it on for both (since I didn't know which controller would be used). Then I rebooted my...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 40
Views: 21,739
Posted By DocDJ
The SRP is used for the BCD store (for booting),...

The SRP is used for the BCD store (for booting), Windows Recovery Environment, and for Bitlocker for those editions that support it.

Yes, Windows WILL work w/o it, but since it's only 100MB, why...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Jul 2015
Replies: 40
Views: 21,739
Posted By DocDJ
Windows update, KB3033929 on SOME systems, causes...

Windows update, KB3033929 on SOME systems, causes a re-update loop, which continually fails to install the update, thus preventing "get Windows 10" from working. SOME users who have dual-boot systems...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 May 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By DocDJ
That's a good tutorial, but I already have AHCI...

That's a good tutorial, but I already have AHCI on in BIOS and Windows. My PCIe-SSD drive is running perfectly (and FAST).

My problem is that I want to do either a Windows Repair (or Re-install)...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 May 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 22,618
Posted By DocDJ
I am suddenly having the same problem. I am...

I am suddenly having the same problem. I am running Windows 7-X64 PRO SP1. 12 GB RAM, Intel Core i7-940, C: is a Samsung 840 PRO SSD. I have tried the MS FixIt and the automated Windows Update...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 May 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By DocDJ
The SOLO-C2 allows having a SATA-II SSD attached...

The SOLO-C2 allows having a SATA-II SSD attached to the PCIe bus instead of a SATA-II port, thus hitting the PCIe bus transfer rate. It also allows connecting 2 such drives to the same bus slot (NOT...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 May 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By DocDJ
Thanks GoKay. I'm pretty sure that would work,...

Thanks GoKay. I'm pretty sure that would work, but I wanted to avoid opening the system again. The Apricorn drive did not come with a driver.

My guess is that the install media doesn't understand...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 May 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By DocDJ
reinstall win7 from CD AFTER setting AHCI in BIOS

I have an Apricorn SOLO-X2 with SSD drive as my boot drive (cloned from my IDE drive). The setup required setting AHCI mode in both Windows and BIOS. It works great.

:( But NOW I may have to...
Forum: Tutorials 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
Dancinbear: you're welcome. I used the windows...

Dancinbear: you're welcome. I used the windows default key because it is supposed to work for all SSD's.
Forum: Tutorials 29 Mar 2014
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
I don't know which post you are referring to, but...

I don't know which post you are referring to, but you MUST change to AHCI in Windows, and re-boot, BEFORE you shutdown (again) and go into BIOS turn it on there. Your SSD should not be installed...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Aug 2013
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
Brink, You might also note that the choice of...

Brink,
You might also note that the choice of whether to use MSAHCI vs. IAStor is not clear-cut. Since I changed it to install a Samsung SSD with an Apricorn Solo X2, I used MSAHCI. Some folks say...
Forum: Tutorials 26 Jul 2013
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
I was just about to make the registry change and...

I was just about to make the registry change and decided to backup a few files to my IDE CDROM. Seems my IDE port just died (tried new drive & connectors, no go). So replaced it with a SATA DVD...
Forum: Tutorials 25 Jul 2013
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
I was just about to make the registry change and...

I was just about to make the registry change and decided to backup a few files to my IDE CDROM. Seems my IDE port just died (tried new drive & connectors, no go). So replaced it with a SATA DVD...
Forum: Tutorials 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 609
Views: 1,035,172
Posted By DocDJ
From all the above discussion, it appears that...

From all the above discussion, it appears that you can enable AHCI, post-install, and get some benefit from existing SATA drives. Do I *HAVE* to set AHCI on for my drives on the boot following the...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
Here is the snipped file as a PNG.

Here is the snipped file as a PNG.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
Here's my whole setup.

Here's my whole setup.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. I am expecting a...

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. I am expecting a replacement drive soon so I will be able to move my data to it and delete the ptn. Then I can start on my plan to move my OS ptn to an SSD (using the...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
Thanks Gregrocker and WHS for your tips. I had...

Thanks Gregrocker and WHS for your tips. I had the old partition as a primary partition on the old drive. So I created a new primary ptn on another drive and just copied all the files (which, I...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
Thanks Brink. I'll bookmark that for future...

Thanks Brink. I'll bookmark that for future reference.
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
The My Documents folder and several others were...

The My Documents folder and several others were moved to a new partition on another drive a long time ago. Now that drive is failing and I wanted to move THAT partition to a different drive. I just...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jun 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By DocDJ
moving the partition containing "my documents"

I currently have the "my documents" folder (and other folders) on a separate partition (E:) on a 2nd drive (drive 2). Drive 2 is failing (slowly) and I want to move E: off it, back to drive 1 with...
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