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Windows 7: win 7 not genuine glitch with SSD drive.

12 Dec 2009   #1

win 7
win 7 not genuine glitch with SSD drive.

I am using a 60gb OCZ SSD drive as my system partition and 2 1TB WD black drives as data in raid 1. OS is Windows 7 ultimate. Fully verified and updated.

What happens is that every few days to 2 weeks, my system suddenly throws the windows not genuine watermark and black background. A simple re-boot fixes it every time.

Moving my internet cache to the raid drives has helped a lot, but it still throws the error every few weeks now.

MGADiag reports everything as genuine. (It better be...)

This does NOT occur if I use a normal hard drive as my system drive.

The theory is that the SSD moves a "fixed" file occasionally as part of it's internal wear leveling algorithm. Windows then does not see the file when it checks itself, and throws the watermark.

I really like Windows 7, but it frustrates me that I have to purposely re-boot my computer every time it decides to do this. I generally only put it to sleep and only do a cold boot for updates or once a year for machine maintenance. Yes, I have computers that have run non-stop with XP for 3 years, no lock-ups or hard boots. It can be done.

Does anyone have any info on the SSD issue? I have read that Win 7 has SSD support built into it, so I am annoyed to have this problem.

Searches have not turned up any specific answers, so I thought I'd post here.

Any thoughts?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Install the SSD drivers.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #3

win 7

Ahem... WHAT SSD drivers? The OCZ drive doesn't come with any drivers that I know of. And I bought it retail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Check on their site. They may have something.
If not, check the mobo site for BIOS updates.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #5

win 7


So I tried a few additional tweaks to optimize 7 for SSD. Will see how it runs. Microsoft and their incessant WGA checking. You'd THINK once installed and verified/registered/etc. it would STAY valid on the same computer. I REALLY want to switch to Linux, but am stuck with a few apps that have not been ported yet.

And Windows 7 is the first MS OS I actually LIKE.

Oh well. Will see what it does now. I may have to live with a weekly reboot.
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