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Windows 7: Computer Slows then Freezes, Have to Restart

21 Feb 2019   #51

Windows 7 HP 64

Lets do the clone fist as it was partially successful.

I think that the clone failed because C: partition on the HDD is bigger than the size available on the SSD. That can be fixed by changing the partition size on the target disk (SSD)
Download the Macrium Reflect user guide. Macrium Reflect v7 User Guide

On page 176 - 177 it shows how to resize the C: partition. Select Maximum size.

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21 Feb 2019   #52

Windows 7 HP 64

I'm checking the RAM.
Dell computers are fussy about ram. The issue is LOW Density INTEL compatible Ram.

Is your Dell a Optiplex 780?
Desktop, mini tower, Small Form Factor or Ultra Small Form Factor?
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21 Feb 2019   #53

Windows 7

Hi, It is a Dell Inspiron 560

Downloading the Macrium User Guide Now.

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21 Feb 2019   #54

Windows 7 HP 64

The problem is on Dell MB / BIOS. Each memory stick is limited to 2G, so you can't use 2x4G.
Memory compatibility with Inspiron 560

What you can do before you return the 2x4G is to fist update your BIOS and then try again the 2x4G.
Your BIOS is A02 and last is A06.
It's an executable file. Disable your Antivirus. Don't shutdown the computer till is asked to.
I560-A06 BIOS
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21 Feb 2019   #55

Windows 7

Thank you. I am still having issues with Macruim which I will figure out.

I am clicking on Maximum Size but I am not seeing the numbers change.
Not sure what is going on... I've tried to clone the disk several times today and keep getting the same error.

I need to leave for some appointments, will get back to it in a few hours.

If the bios cannot be changed to use 4G memory sticks, can I add 2 additional 2g's? There are
2 more empty slots.

Thanks again!
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21 Feb 2019   #56

Windows 7 HP 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thinkbig View Post
If the bios cannot be changed to use 4G memory sticks, can I add 2 additional 2g's? There are
2 more empty slots.

Thanks again!
Yes you can. I've already did a search.
Samsung M378b5673fh0-Cf8 Memory Module-M378b5673fh0-Cf8 - Buying Choices: M378B5673FH0-CF8 Samsung 2gb Ddr3 1066mhz Pc3-8500 240pin Cl7 Non-Ecc
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21 Feb 2019   #57

Windows 7

Thank you soooo much!!

I have the SSD in, cloned and mounted, took out the old HD.

I have never seen this computer run so fast!!
It starts up in no time!!

I did some speed tests and am amazed by the results:

2/22/2019 554.35 37.4 Phoenix, AZ
2/22/2019 509.48 37.7 Phoenix, AZ
2/22/2019 508.9 36.81 Phoenix, AZ

My speeds weren't even close to this before the SSD!

I couldn't figure out Macrium, tried several times, then used the Samsung software they
recommended with the SSD, Samsung Magician I think?

I did update the BIOS but couldn't get the new memory to work.
I ordered 2 of the 2MB sticks you recommended, will return the other ones.

Should I try and do a windows update? It is working so well, I don't want to mess anything up!! (-:

I also need to figure out what to do with the H Drive for backup, I will delete all the images and make a new one, then set it to overwrite so it doesn't fill up again.

Thank you again Megahertz07 and also thanks to Johnhoh!
I really appreciate your help!!

Please leave this thread open for a few more days while I wait for the new memory,
then I will mark it as solved.
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22 Feb 2019   #58

Windows 7 HP 64

Good. Now that you have a fast computer (and it will be faster with more memory) it's time to do some ajustments.
Did you find out if you have Win 7 SP1? Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System and you find it on the top under Windows edition.
Did you install IE 11?
You should install the important updates (97) that was on your post #9. Don't install the optional updates.

SSD uses a feature call Trim but as you cloned from a HDD it may be off.
Type this cmd
fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

It will give you one of two results, either a 0 or a 1. A zero indicates that TRIM is enabled correctly, a one means that it is not. If you have a TRIM-compatible SSD, but find that Windows 7 hasn't enabled the command, you can easily do so by running this command:

fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0

After installing the updates, clean the H: disk and with Macrium generate a disk image from your SSD and store it on H:
This way you will have a backup from all your files, including the System files.
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23 Feb 2019   #59

Windows 7

It does say Service Pack 1 under system and I did install IE 11
although I have been using chrome still.

Is there a way to get my bookmarks and passwords from chrome into IE11?

Ran the CMD Command, got DisableDeteteNotify = 0

Did the windows update and installed the important ones.

I will take care of the H Disk next.

Should I run a Disk Check again to make sure everything is good or does that not apply to a ssd?
I read that I will no longer have to defragment, that's a great thing!

This computer is working better than ever!!

Thanks again!!
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23 Feb 2019   #60

Windows 7 HP 64

In my opinion, SSDs has been the biggest improvement since multi core CPUs.
As a SSD doesn't have moving parts, don't manually defrag it as it can decrease the SSD life.

Run chkdsk c: /f just to make sure everything is good.

After the check disk reboot, run System File Check. Open a CMD window as admin and type:
sfc /scannow
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