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Windows 7: Moved to an SSD, need some help linking libraries...

27 Oct 2010   #11
Jabomb9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Is that going to erase my drive?


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27 Oct 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Yes the drive appears nearly empty in Disk Mgmt listings. Do you have something you need to save from it?

I thought you were originally trying to copy User files onto your SSD and had succeeded in doing that.
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27 Oct 2010   #13
Jabomb9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry I should have clarified. I was wondering if it will erase my SSD or not. I don't care if it deletes anything on my 1TB HDD..
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27 Oct 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Just make sure you only do the CLean or Clean All on your HD which is currently DISK0.

If you would rather not use DISKPART, then burn to CD free Partition Wizard to have a graphical interface of your HD's and partitions with full Disk Mgmt listings on them.

Boot PW CD, Wipe Disk 0, Modify>Set to Active Win7 partition on Disk1, enter BIOS setup to set Win7 SSD as firsr to boot, then boot Win7 DVD to Run Startup Repair x3. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

If you want to keep DISK0 around until you make sure Win7 recovers its SYstem MBR, then unplug it until Win7 starts up on it's own, power down to plug it back in to Wipe using Partiiton Wizard.

Remember that Win7 SSD must be set first to boot in BIOS setup and marked Active for this to work.
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28 Oct 2010   #15
Jabomb9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the help gregrocker. I was actually just moving some cables around and decided to format my SSD and re-install Windows without my storage HDD even plugged in. Once I get everything set up again here, I will connect the HDD and format it. I thought that might be better and cause fewer problems than modifying everything.
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28 Oct 2010   #16
Jabomb9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay I'm sorry, but I'm having more issues and I feel like an idiot

What I did was unplug the power and sata cables from the storage HDD and formatted and did a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on the SSD. Besides my DVD drive, the SSD was the only drive plugged in. Everything installed and booted fine, but I did not see the "System Reserved" that I was seeing before...

Anyway, I then plugged in my HDD and then formatted it, but it would not clear off the "System Reserved" partition. I guess I should have done this before I re-installed Windows on the SSD?

Next, I followed your instructions, made sure the SSD was marked as active (it was), ran the startup repair like 5 times (it could never find a problem), so then I went into Windows and used "Clean" on the HDD. It is now considered "Unallocated Space" and when I was reading about that, it says I need to select "New Simple Volume", but that was not available because when I go into disk management, I get the following message and I don't know what to do:






Maybe everything is done right now? But I didn't think I was supposed to select "MBR", so I didn't do anything with it. AND, I don't see the System Reserved anywhere...

Have I made a huge mess here? What do I do with the Unallocated Space on DISK1 now?

Thank you very much for putting up with me
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28 Oct 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

You have the System MBR on Win7 partiiton so no need for SysReserved unless you want it (we can make one).

Just rightclick on the area under the word Disk 1 to initialize it. Looks like you already have so you can choose MBR-type disk so that option will later be available in case you ever want to install an OS on there.
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28 Oct 2010   #18
Jabomb9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay thank you. I just chose the MBR radio button, but I didn't do it earlier because I thought we didn't want the MBR on DISK1. However, I now see that it says it's just the partition style.

Do you think I need a System Reserved?
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28 Oct 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

The only advantage most people find for SysReserved is it puts the same Repair console from the Install DVD and Repair CD on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. It also helps if there is a Dual Boot so you don't lose both OS's if System OS tanks.

To make it, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize Win7 partition about 200 mb. Make a new primary partition, then Modify>Mark Active, assign no letter. Then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the System MBR and WinRe to new SysReserved.

Not really worth the trouble.
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28 Oct 2010   #20
Jabomb9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay I think I will skip it then since I won't dual boot ever. Thank you for all of your help, I really appreciate it!
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