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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

29 Apr 2010   #20
Skinny7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Excellent thread/tutorial I signed up mainly to thank you for it. Good job!

One question though, apparently link shell won't allow me to follow that procedure (they say on their website if it's not available when you right click it's not applicable) and I'm not sure why that could be. Any ideas?


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29 Apr 2010   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noels View Post
I guess I'll have to accept that 10% performance loss for now.
At the most it's 10%...in reality it's probably unnoticeable for most things. Don't worry about it. Enjoy what you do.
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14 May 2010   #22
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

pparks1,

Thanks, I agree... But, I finally figured out how to enable my AHCI after I installed the OS... I had cleaned off my SSD using HHDERASE.exe and then reloaded my Windows 7 image. But the OS wouldn't start because there was some installation file or such that couldn't be found, so it told me to use the Windows 7 install disk and do a repair to get it started. That's when I noticed that the repair function gives you the opportunity to load drivers, so I loaded my Intel ICHR10 drivers and it worked!

Now I have a new problem with my SSD, out of the blue... My OS won't start properly anymore... It gets to "xmnt2002 program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK." At this point it takes anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes before it continues the boot. That loses my SSD fast boot capability. Any ideas?

Noel
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14 May 2010   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
xmnt2002 program not found
I have only a vague idea but I think that has something to do with Partition Magic. Did you uninstall that program? And have a look in your startups whether it is in there.
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14 May 2010   #24
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, WHS. I'll take a look.

Noel
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14 May 2010   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noels View Post
Thanks, WHS. I'll take a look.

Noel
Good. I am curious whether that yields anything because that was only a hunch on my part.
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15 May 2010   #26
lightningltd

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noels View Post
pparks1,

Thanks, I agree... But, I finally figured out how to enable my AHCI after I installed the OS... I had cleaned off my SSD using HHDERASE.exe and then reloaded my Windows 7 image. But the OS wouldn't start because there was some installation file or such that couldn't be found, so it told me to use the Windows 7 install disk and do a repair to get it started. That's when I noticed that the repair function gives you the opportunity to load drivers, so I loaded my Intel ICHR10 drivers and it worked!

Now I have a new problem with my SSD, out of the blue... My OS won't start properly anymore... It gets to "xmnt2002 program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK." At this point it takes anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes before it continues the boot. That loses my SSD fast boot capability. Any ideas?

Noel
That EXE is part on partition magic... Perhaps the install got messed up somehow?
You can try a Windows repair install to fix anty file issues and/or uninstall partition magic (especially if it is an older version on Windows 7).

You might look here: Microsoft: Windows 2000 Professional - XMNT2002 error message, whats up?
Others have seen it on XP and a registry edit fixed it.
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15 May 2010   #27
Womprat56

 
 

Awesome contribution! With the new Kingston V 425 series SSD's on a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit these drives show-
Read
Min-239 MB/sec
Max-227 MB/sec
Avg-226 MB/sec
Access time .2 ms
4k IOPS
Read-13.3 MB/sec
Write-3.08 MB/sec
All running off the IDE from the ICH10 controller, could not get AHCI to work in any config, may try a BIOS update later but very happy so far!
Core i7 920@3.8 GHz
6 GB DDR3 @1444 MHz
Foxconn Bloodrage Mainboard
Windows Exp Score 6.8, low due to 8800 GT videocard, cpu 7.5 Memory 7.9
Thanks again this guide rocks!

p.s. with 15 64-bit apps running(thanks to the software thread on native 64-bit apps!)
cpu at 30%, no HT on so only the 4 physical cores, on my 300 GB Velociraptor the system would be crying, lol!
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15 May 2010   #28
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

lightningltd and whs,

You were right - it was PM that was involved. I went to the cite that you gave me, lightningltd, and made a registry change to the Bootedit command and the xmnt 2002 notice has gone away and Windows 7 boots straight away now. I have to find a replacement for PM now

Many thanks, folks, for you help. And reps if it will let me...

Noel
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15 May 2010   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Great. I am glad you could get rid of the bugger.
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