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Windows 7: Virtual Disk Error on SSD. Cannot clean.

01 Jul 2012   #1

Window 7 64-bit
Virtual Disk Error on SSD. Cannot clean.

Hello, first time installer of an SSD here! I'm extremely excited to pop this bad boy in mainly for a faster overall boot of my computer. Recently, my friend gave me his Crucial M4 64GB SSD, which I am very thankful for. I plan mainly to put Windows 7 64-bit on it and that will be all. I was reading this guide: (SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System)

Once I opened up the command prompt, I did all the processes stated until I got to, "Clean" for whatever reason, after typing in the command a prompt came up that stated:

"Virtual Disk Service Error:
Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump, or hibernation volume."

So, what I'm asking is there anyway I can bypass or fix this problem so I can continue the process of putting Windows 7 on the SSD? And another question is, would it really be worth buying the $20 program that the guide offers? Or would that program help my problem at all?

Thank you very much!

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02 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


You cannot run Clean command from the drive being cleaned. Boot into the Win7 DVD System Recovery Options or System Repair Disk
to use it's command line.

I would clean reinstall to the SSD following these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If not use built-in Win7 backup imaging or Macrium - Image your system.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
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