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Windows 7: SSD / Backup - recovery

02 Jul 2011   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can either open a Command Prompt from the installation disk ( https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/682-command-prompt-startup.html ) or format the SSD on an other system (e.g. with an enclosure).


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02 Jul 2011   #42
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I installed Windows on my Western Digital HDD.
Everything went perfect. After that, i turned off the pc, switched the SSD into SATA slot. Turn on pc Now i have my both hdd, the SSD is like a normal partition but i CANNOT format it, whatever im doing. It has ( ? ) the volume 46 GB and 100 MB system reserved. Why that ? When i installed Windows on my HDD,20 minutes ago, the SSD was unplugged.
Ok, after that i inserted the windows 7 dvd, reboot ..... Shift and F10, Diskpart
Right now ( i have a laptop now ) i am in Diskpart menu
I have my both HDD, like disk 0 and disk 1, and disk 2 is my SSD
All 3 are ONLINE...and on the right side i see Dyn and Gpt
On my SSD only, on the Gpt, i have a star like this *
Please tell me what to do.
Can i format here the SSD ?
I leave the pc open with this menu ( diskpart )
Thanks
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02 Jul 2011   #43
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, i went back into my OS.
I repeat: is installed now on the HDD not on the SSD.
SSD i like a normal partition. I formated the SSD as NTFS file.
I installed HD Tune, i run the benchmark test, and seems to be okay, no damaged SSD


Transfer rate
Minimum 113.3 MB/sec
Maximum 227.4 MB / sec
Average 220 MB / sec


Acces Time 0.1 ms
Burst Rate 108.4 MB / sec
I checked also the HEALTH status, everything is okay.
Help me, please.
I dont understand why i cannot install Windows 7.
Please give me some ideas.
Thank you.
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02 Jul 2011   #44
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

When you get to the first screen, do not choose your language. Hold down the shift key and press F10 and you will have a command prompt window. When finished type exit and press enter. Youwill have to do it twice and you will be back at the select language window.
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02 Jul 2011   #45
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
When you get to the first screen, do not choose your language. Hold down the shift key and press F10 and you will have a command prompt window. When finished type exit and press enter. Youwill have to do it twice and you will be back at the select language window.
Ye, i understand the part with Shift and F10, but after that, what do i have to type there , before i press exit ?
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02 Jul 2011   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The commands to create an aligned partition on the SSD are those: (each followed by Enter)

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Create partition primary align=1024
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit

LOL - Steve was 2 seconds faster
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02 Jul 2011   #47
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I just fixed being faster. After Creating partition if you don't want the 100mb oartition type format fs=ntfs quick then type active EDIT: Also when you install, make sure the SSD is the only disk installed
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02 Jul 2011   #48
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have good news, guys
As i said before, i installed Windows 7 on HDD, about 2 hours ago. After that, i plugged in the SSD and i formated the SSD as NTFS. Than i turned off the pc. Unplugged HDD. Inserted win 7 dvd.
Etc..etc... next....and when i was there to choice the hdd ( where to install OS ) i didnt choice DELETE or FORMAT, i just press NEXT. Those 100 MB arent there. Is that bad ??
And in 10 minutes Windows 7 was installed on my SSD
Im worry about those 100 MB - system reserved.
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02 Jul 2011   #49
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If C is active (meaning it contains the bootmgr), then you do not need the 100MB partition. Does it boot? If it boots from the SSD, you are all set. Make sure you change the bootsequence in the BIOS.
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02 Jul 2011   #50
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Dont worry about it. It is the way most people have it. Open an elevated command prompt. Type diskpart then type select disk# where the disk # is the # of your ssd, then type list partition. it will tell you the size of each partition (should be 2) and the offset. Tell us what the offset# is.
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