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Windows 7: How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.

13 Aug 2011   #41
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Your Documents did not get moved to a Data Partition. They are still sitting on C - right? Are the others the same?
I restored them back when It didn't work right. Remember I posted the picture on you tutorial?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The error message you are getting seems to come from the search server and has something to do with indexing. From here I can only speculate: It is possible that the files you deleted were present when the index was built and since you deleted them, indexing cannot find them any more.

Can you possibly switch the indexing off and make a straight search?
I just did a search in Explorer to test it..... Duh! It said search may be slow in non indexed locations C:/. So apparently Nothing is indexed.
I'm sorry I was just going through and trying to fix whatever errors where in the log. So I guess I need to set up my indexing correctly first then check back with the log to see if the errors are gone.
But wait I just read that if my documents are added to the Library they are auto indexed. I can explore any file through the Library. I need a tutorial on setting up and customizing the index. Thanks Whs.


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13 Aug 2011   #42
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hope you have luck with that. Keep us posted.
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13 Aug 2011   #43
ariel5345

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I went to search indexing/modify and all my user folders from A:data drive were still listed and checked for indexing. Strange... because I did use the restore button when I moved them back to C: drive. As per your tutorial.
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13 Aug 2011   #44
gregrocker

 

Click on Modify, delete the unwanted folders, select User and storage folders plus anything else you want indexed, then on Advanced click Rebuild Index to reindex with the new choices.

What you select depends on what you may want to find in the future. If you're not sure, index it all. I need to find Windows files for reference here, and Program Files to know they are installed.
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14 Aug 2011   #45
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Click on Modify, delete the unwanted folders, select User and storage folders plus anything else you want indexed, then on Advanced click Rebuild Index to reindex with the new choices.

What you select depends on what you may want to find in the future. If you're not sure, index it all. I need to find Windows files for reference here, and Program Files to know they are installed.
Ok I did this and no more errors.

Now I have the following errors that seem to point to the bios. I was just checking with you first before I flash again.
1. Boot time is slow
2. Thumbdrive Scan disk slow read problems
3. Stanby mode degredation
4. Wake from sleep is slow.

I couldn't use this method for Hardware Identification No ven id nor dev id in device manager for Mobo.

I found this site and supposedly all AMD bios are universal. Does this site look reputable to you? AMD Bios Drivers for Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7
And is this what I am looking for?


I ran a benchmarking program and it list my bios for an update.
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-bios-.png
This is my Mobo
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-mobo.png
this is my chipset
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-chipset.png
this is my Cpu
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-cpu.png

So do I go ahead with the flash? Is AMD my bios manufacturer? Is the above site the correct place to get my bios driver?

Thanks again Rocker!
I really enjoy learning all this stuff. I didn't know about the event viewer before this. I love it!


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14 Aug 2011   #46
gregrocker

 

I would run the tool the Pro's use to trace slow boot, standby and wake times.

Our own Cluberti is the top expert on this and will help you interpret the trace from which you will learn an enormous amount and sort all of the related issues.

Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace
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22 Aug 2011   #47
ariel5345

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Hey greg. I bought a new HD. A 7200 16mb cache Seagate 2.5. I used disk wizard and cloned my hard drive. I put the new drive in and windows will not boot up says it cannot find device. So I guess I cannot upgrade my hard drive since I cannot get any firmware drivers from HP to support the drive. I'm guessing because I don't know. Seagate has no firmware for the model hd I bought. It says I have to go to my manufactorer. I may be wrong but I think I am only allowed to use a certain HD or can I get a driver from somewhere else?
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22 Aug 2011   #48
gregrocker

 

The SATA controller driver (not firmware) for your new Seagate will be in installed Win7's driverstore.

It's likely the cloning didn't go correctly. Try Seagates' premium Acronis cloning app: Seagate Acronis cloning free util
Make sure you clone the MBR and Track 1.

Plug the cloned HD into 1st SATA port, set first to boot in BIOS setup, unplug the source HD. Does HD show up in BIOS setup? If so, boot the WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times after checking that Win7 partition is marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)
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23 Aug 2011   #49
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The SATA controller driver (not firmware) for your new Seagate will be in installed Win7's driverstore.
This is what Seagate said.

Seagate does not supply drivers for SATA drives because hard drives themselves do not require specific device drivers. Operating systems such as Windows or MacOS may not automatically recognize the SATA controller in the system. This is especially true if the hardware is newer than the operating system.

The SATA controller will either be embedded on the motherboard or a SATA add-on card. Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems will usually recognize a SATA motherboard controller. SATA add-on cards will more than likely prompt for a driver. In either case, if the drive is not recognized by the OS Setup software, then you will need to supply a controller device driver.

The SATA controller driver can usually be found on the CD or website of the system, motherboard or SATA controller card manufacturer.

If the SATA controller is recognized during Setup without special drivers, then you can complete the installation. After the initial setup, check for driver updates from the OS or controller manufacturer.

Common Windows scenario:
When performing a new installation of Windows from CD of Windows XP or 2000, you will be prompted to push the F6 key to "install additional controller drivers".

When performing a new installation from DVD of Windows 7 or Vista a box will prompt “Where do you want to install Windows?” If the SATA hard drive is not showing then click the Load Driver option.

The "additional controller driver" is the SATA controller driver. Whether the SATA controller is embedded on the motherboard or is an add-on card, the driver(s) can be found on the CD or website of the manufacturer. If you need more information on installing SATA controller drivers, please consult the manufacturer's website.

So I checked HP and they have them listed under firmware but only for Hitachi brand HD.
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-hp-firmware.png

Only for these models. The firmware update would entail me using a USB Key to make it.
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-hitachi-models.png

Yet..... I bought the Seagate because this site said it was compatible with my computer.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's likely the cloning didn't go correctly. Try Seagates' premium Acronis cloning app: Seagate Acronis cloning free util
Make sure you clone the MBR and Track 1.
This is exactly what I did.... and yes both the Mbr and track1 was recognized and cloned.
I ran repair from the install cd 5 times. It doesn't see the new drive. There are no error codes as far as the repair report goes everything works fine in boot.

Should I try to clone it again?
Seagate has no driver for me. Hp has no driver for me. So what do I do. Return and buy a Hitachi model that HP lists for Vista? Because that is all they list is Vista Hitachi drivers.

I do not understand the other tutorials you linked me to. You would have to slow it down for me.


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23 Aug 2011   #50
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm a bit confused about your confusion concerning your Seagate sata HDD drivers. Windows provides them. See here for my Seagate
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-hdd-driver.jpg
and the statement Seagate post
Where can I get the most popular downloads for my hard drive?
Note the reference to firmware which may need attention sometimes will be addressed by Seagate.

Drivers for other devices can be provided by your Motherboard manufacturer or direct from the device manufacturer if required.

Frustration: No acknowledgement - Why do I waste my time!
subsequent posts deleted.


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