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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

31 Mar 2012   #250
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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If the SSD is acting up on you, then you might go to it's manufacturer's website to download their SSD testing utility to see what it says about the SSD. If you could post back with what brand and model the SSD is, I may be able to help find the utility program for you.
Thanks Shawn - never gave that a thought - it's a Crucial M4 128GB and I guess the Crucial site will be the one to go to? as I have seen it before in passing but have never really used it.

Anyway I'll hook up the M4 and see what happens - thanks again for the heads up
John,

I didn't see one for Crucial, but you might also check is to see if it has the latest firmware revision 0309 updated on it.

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31 Mar 2012   #251
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
John,

I didn't see one for Crucial, but you might also check is to see if it has the latest firmware revision 0309 updated on it.

SSD Support
Thanks Shawn sort of beat you to that one I tried the site but apart from a memory test / scan there doesn't seem to be a SSD test feature. I did have the 0309 firmware on the drive and I did it again just to make sure.

Now the boot is super fast but the email feature and tabbing is woeful and I am beginning to think that the SSD needs either that reinstall or replacing. Or perhaps a reinstall of Live - if it were not for this problem the drive would be great.

I might even try uninstalling Live and reinstalling it the IE9 well. As a by the by I joined the Crucial forum - to see if there were any answers there.
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31 Mar 2012   #252
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, I've never had an email client that was really fast all the time though. LOL

Do you have an antivirus program installed that has an email scanning feature that is turned on? If so, when that feature is turned on, it tends to really mess up or slow down email programs.
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31 Mar 2012   #253
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Well, I've never had an email client that was really fast all the time though. LOL

Do you have an antivirus program installed that has an email scanning feature that is turned on? If so, when that feature is turned on, it tends to really mess up or slow down email programs.
Yeah Shawn I have Kaspersky and I'll tone the settings down a touch and see what happens - although nothing is still coming through.

Anyway going to try that uninstall and see.

I have just run the HD Tune app and the readings mean very little to me I did try the hddscan app too but I cannot make head nor tail of it - am sending from desk2 hope it makes more sense to you than me


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02 May 2012   #254
harmie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
harmie

I don't want you to think I haven't tried! I have printed many post-some 11 Pages-some 5 pages and from various users. There is still a few points I can't understand!
1: By default, is that the size of partition Windows 7 Ultimate create during install?
2: I have had Dell OEM on all my disk and they show a small amount of space compared to what they are supposed to be. Have partitions been created? Clean All doesn't recover the space!
3: I have installed Windows Seven Ultimate many times and the Boot always causes me to crash, doesn't Windows create a Boot Partition and if not how do I?
4: System Reserve has never shown up on any installation I have tried!
5: After Clean ALL isn't the SSD, when aligned, return to original state?
6: If Windows creates partitions, why do I? Is it to increase the size?
7: After reading all I have printed-some say don't let the installer create them or they will over write the partitions you have created-It appears that Windows creates partitions as it installs. Doesn't Microsoft know it needs a larger boot partition?
8: I have a 250 Gig SSD, a 500 Gig SSD, and a 2 T HDD. Every partition I have create on this Alienware is never the size I asked for. One person says to do a clean-all and install, but as I said , my Boot always goes down. Is that because the boot Section is too small? ( I only use on disk at a time-the other marked inactive).
9: Dell sold me a OCZ SSD 250 Gig that can't be updated, and the Seagates (I-500 Gig I want to try to use,) only get a 5.9 on WEI while the HDD gets the same.
I am hoping that after Clean All and Alignment, the rating will improve.
10: I am trying to decide to create the 200 Boot Sector on the SSD and what size, I would like to have the system reserve, if needed, and trying to decide exactly what to move to the HDD and how to get them thee and how to activate a "pointer or short cut" so the OS doesn't realize they have been moved, but this wasn't very clear to me in the post I printed. I also didn't see where to get them or cut and paste them from the OS-which would leave no pointer to their new location.
11: I also read that a new or Clean All SSD was automatically optimized by Windows Installer! Confusing!
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03 Jun 2012   #255
zychatrix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey, first of all thanx for this usefull post. I have a question. Is step 2 neccessery to create a partition or not ? I mean if I wipe my hard disk using the command prompt and then just exit to the GUI installer and let it run like normal installation. I do not want to create partition using the command prompt (the way you have shown in step two), I want to do it via GUI method by clicking the "advanced disk option" and then creating, erasing the partitions. will I be able to do that ? I am a bit confused, any help will be greatly appreciated.
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18 Jun 2012   #256
Kate49

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Unable to complete this process

Hi, I got as far as the 'clean install' command but the system came back with a response saying "clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, page title, crashdump or hibernation volume"

Can anyone explain what that means and how I get around that?
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15 Aug 2012   #257
Gwapz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

i tried this but when i typed (clean all) it gives me this error ( DiskPart has encountered an error: the device is not ready. see the System Event Log for more information.
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15 Aug 2012   #258
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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15 Aug 2012   #259
Gwapz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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