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Windows 7: Installing a new ssd

07 Jan 2011   #21
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I'll try the "Take Ownership". A lot of files, it's still running. I'll let you know how it works.

As for the OS transfer to my ssd, I think I'm comfortable with Norton Ghost or Macrium. The ssd is "in the mail". I'll followup in this post or a new one if I run into problems.

One more little glitch...When I restart, a window pops up telling me to insert a disk. I don't remember the exact wording and I can't restart until Take Ownership finishes. I simply click "ignore" and the message goes away. Any suggestion? I post the actual message when I reboot.


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07 Jan 2011   #22
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Take ownership worked on some, not all. Back when my original hd crashed, I had to creat a floder called windows.old. It has subfolders called programfiles, programdata, users, windows. I'm still not allowed to delete without admin permission. I don't think they do anything except take up space and I'd like to delete them. Any other suggestion?

Also, here's a snip of the message I get on a reboot.


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07 Jan 2011   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Those files are probably owned by the Trusted Installer. You can try this: How to Delete a System File in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

2. Pertaining to the message: Have a look in msconfig > boot tab whether there are more than 1 system entries. If yes, delete the one you do not need.
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07 Jan 2011   #24
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

As for #1, I'll keep playing with this and try to delete.

As for #2, no luck. Here are snips. When I try to switch to normal boot, msconfig quits on me


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07 Jan 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Do you have DISK1 set to boot first in BIOS setup?

Best to post back another screenshot of your full DIsk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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07 Jan 2011   #26
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

No luck on the deletes. Did all the takeowns and cacls, even in safe mode. Still can't delete. Still says I need admin permissions.

Better luck on the restart issue. Ran msconfig while in safemode, rebooted in normal, and found an additional boot. Deleted it. Msconfig shows boot as selective startup, but now boots with no errors.

The second boot has to have something to do with the files I can't delete. It's just data, so I might reformat it and restore everything except the folders I can't delete.

I'll keep you posted
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07 Jan 2011   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Reformat would be the "brutal" method and would work. Just make sure you do not have data on that partition that you first need to save. Glad the other trick worked.
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07 Jan 2011   #28
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Good call gregrocker. My bios was set to have disk 0 boot first. Thought I had corrected that. Anyways, disk 1 now boots first.

However...even after resetting the bios, when I set msconfig to boot normal, an additional boot sequence shows up. I deleted it again, but msconfig shows boot as selective startup. System boots with no errors. How can I get rid of that second boot sequence?

As you asked, here's a snip of my disk management. (The 3rd drive is external)


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07 Jan 2011   #29
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Reformat would be the "brutal" method and would work. Just make sure you do not have data on that partition that you first need to save. Glad the other trick worked.
Just did a full backup, so I'm good if I go that route.
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07 Jan 2011   #30
garyh99

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I decided to go the re-format restore route in order to get rid of of the files I couldn't delete. I found some files in my backup that I'm choosing not to restore and see what happens. Will I have problems?

Folders I'm not restoring: $RECYCLE.bin, Boot, Documents & Settings, MSOCache, System Volume Information

Files I'm not restoring: autoexec.bat, bootmgr, ROOTSECT.bak, config.sys, hiberfil.sys, IO.sys, MSDOS.sys to name a few.

These all seem like holdovers from when this was my original startup disc.

I guess we'll see after the restore.
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