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Windows 7: Installed an SSD on custom pc, explorer.exe error & start menu no work

03 Dec 2013   #1
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Installed an SSD on custom pc, explorer.exe error & start menu no work

Just tried installing an Kingston SSD on my computer. Everything worked fine but I tried to switch data from my original HDD over to SDD and successfully did so. Noticed after that my HDD became labeled (E:/) and was mentioned twice on the list. Then I started to have problems a while after. None of the start menu shortcuts work, whether I type them in to the search bar or just try to click them on the start menu they fail to open. This stupid error appears every like 15 seconds saying "error exe.eplorer" or something like that. Another error pops up frequently too which i included a screenshot of.

Here is the link to the tutorial of switching data between the two drives to explain what I was doing better
How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.




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03 Dec 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do I understand that you tried to move the folders from 1 system to the other with the location tab in Properties ??
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03 Dec 2013   #3
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That is correct yes. Also, it said something about merging two folders together when I had to move locations and it wouldnt let me change locations unless I said yes to that so I did and I think thats where things went wrong.
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03 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go back and restore the default for those folders. The you can try 2 things:

1. A more conservative approach and move the data with a simple copy/paste to the appropriate folder on the SSD

2. Move with the locaqtion tab - but to a defined folder on the SSD - not to the root.
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03 Dec 2013   #5
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How do I restore the default for the folders?
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03 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Look into Properties > Location tab. And predefine a seperate folder for each one you want to move - if you choose solution #2.
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03 Dec 2013   #7
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here is the problem I am having. I can't delete the shortcuts when I try to either because it says it can't find them. Also, E:/ is listed twice


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03 Dec 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That looks like this sytem got pretty much mucked up. I think it's back to square 1.

Did you take an image after the initial installation. If not, have a look whether there are any restore points from before you started playing with the folders. Would avoid a reinstallation.
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03 Dec 2013   #9
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As in format the SSD and recover my old HDD to the point of before I tried all this? You wouldnt recommend re-installation of what sorry?
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03 Dec 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What I am looking at in your snip is the SSD system - right ??

It is not that I do not recommend a reinstallation of the OS on the SSD. That is just a lot of work. If you could recover the situation with a prior image or restore point, that would be easier.
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