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Windows 7: SSD / Backup - recovery

03 Jul 2011   #121
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Stereo, I have a Gigabyte board and the system drive, SSD or HDD has to be on SATA port 0-3 and all CD/DVD must be on SATA 4-5 with IDE enabled. You might try that. Ports 0-3 should be set to AHCI.

Do this and then do a clean reinstall which will put the registry back to normal. After install go into regedit and enable AHCI in Windows as essenbe referenced before.


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03 Jul 2011   #122
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hi Stereo, I have a Gigabyte board and the system drive, SSD or HDD has to be on SATA port 0-3 and all CD/DVD must be on SATA 4-5 with IDE enabled. You might try that. Ports 0-3 should be set to AHCI.

Do this and then do a clean reinstall which will put the registry back to normal. After install go into regedit and enable AHCI in Windows as essenbe referenced before.
Thanks, i'll see. To be honest, i do not want to re-install, it takes 7-8 hours to configure / optimize / install everything i need / the way i want
I installed 10 minutes ago, Macrium Reflect. I made the boot recovery CD, i created a backup image.
I recovered this image, still under AHCI, and it runs perfect. No errors, nothing.
Maybe Acronis True Image Home 2010 is the problem ?
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03 Jul 2011   #123
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Acronis may be the problem, Macrium is usually the recommended image tool here on SF.
don't try to edit the registry to get rid of an icon, there are delete or hide options which are better and cause no problems.
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03 Jul 2011   #124
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Acronis may be the problem, Macrium is usually the recommended image tool here on SF.
don't try to edit the registry to get rid of an icon, there are delete or hide options which are better and cause no problems.
Ok, but Acronis has a nice function which is very important for me ( i test a lot of programs ) and i'm talkin' about Try and Decide.
I wish i could find a similar program with Try and Decide.
LE : I created another backup image with Acronis, AHCI - and recovered.
No problem at boot, nothing.
I think i know what's the problem with the first Acronis image i created.
When i pressed the button " create image " there is 2 % / 45 % / 68 % etc
I pressed "finished" and it was still 99 %
That's the only explanation
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03 Jul 2011   #125
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I re-installed Windows.
This time - no more registry settings. I leave the hotswap icon ...
After i install only the drivers, i make a backup, just in case.
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03 Jul 2011   #126
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I re- installed Windows + all the drivers, some programs, etc
No registry settings, anymore. I created a new backup image. Recovered. No problems, at all.
Do you think, because of those registry settings ( hotswap icon) i got today so many problems ?
LE : I recovered again the same image, just to make sure it's everything well
And, yes. It is.
No more problems
I wish i could get ride of the hotswap icon, but it seems to be impossible.
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03 Jul 2011   #127
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Yes, the registry changes caused you problems. Turning off system restore made it to where you could not go back and recover and the hot swap icon is one of the things ahci does. And quit restoring images, that is too many writes to an SSD in a short period. It can hurt performance.
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03 Jul 2011   #128
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
And quit restoring images, that is too many writes to an SSD in a short period. It can hurt performance.
I didn't know that. But i work with Acronis often
If i restore the backup image once a week, would that be bad ?
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03 Jul 2011   #129
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Very bad. Why would you need to restore an image weekly?
They are for when your system is not usable, not normal maintenance. Again that will degrade your new SSD very fast.
As essenbe said, turn on system restore, most of the time this is all you will need until your drive crashes and THEN you can use your image to restore a new drive.
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04 Jul 2011   #130
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Very bad. Why would you need to restore an image weekly?
They are for when your system is not usable, not normal maintenance. Again that will degrade your new SSD very fast.
As essenbe said, turn on system restore, most of the time this is all you will need until your drive crashes and THEN you can use your image to restore a new drive.
I never used System Restore
Do i have to turn on only for C partition ?
And after that ? Please tell me what / how to proceed.
Please tell me about Prefetch !! Should be disabled or not ?
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