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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

15 Oct 2012   #290
miqballin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Did you run clean on the disk first before trying to create a new partition on the disk?
I made sure to do that this time however a new problem has arise. After I enter in create partition primary size=71680 I receive this error:

Virtual Disk Service error:
The service's cache has become corrupt.

DiskPart has referenced an object which is not up-to-date.
Refresh the object by using the RESCAN command.
If the problem persists exit DiskPart, then restart DiskPart or restart the computer.


I am going to try the RESCAN command and redo it and post back. Thanks.


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15 Oct 2012   #291
miqballin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok so I did the RESCAN command and it says DiskPart has finished scanning your configuration.

Edit: I started again from select disk 0 > clean > create partition primary size=71680 > select partition 1 > active > format fs=ntfs and guess what.. I received this error at 100% completed: DiskPart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect. See the System Event Log for more information.

This is getting more and more confusing
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04 Nov 2012   #292
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

Thank you but the partition I create on my SSD never saves. It may be because I am forced to reboot my computer in order to reattempt the installation process. I'm trying to clean install Windows 8 on a SSD and this didn't work either. I keep getting the same error.


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05 Nov 2012   #293
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BeKure,

Please only continue this in your original thread at the link below instead. This way it will all be kept together for you to get better help with.

Need To Free Up Space on SSD To Install Windows 8
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05 Nov 2012   #294
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

My apologies.
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05 Nov 2012   #295
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No apology needed mate. I just wanted to make sure you get the best help with it.
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23 Nov 2012   #296
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

To clarify "Clean All" is not the same as a secure erase from Parted Magic or HDD Erase ?
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23 Nov 2012   #297
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
To clarify "Clean All" is not the same as a secure erase from Parted Magic or HDD Erase ?
Hello Earl,

With a secure erase, each pass it does is one overwrite of everything on the drive. The more overwrites that are done, the less likely anything can be recovered.

"Clean All" does 1 pass each time you run it. This is usually good enough unless you are concerned about professionals trying to recover data.

The others can do many passes, but it will take a lot longer to finish.

Hope this helps.
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15 Dec 2012   #298
mezo91

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Does this process on all hdd or can it be made on the windows partition
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07 Jan 2013   #299
Novice 4 Fun

Windows 7 Professional SP1, 32-bit
 
 
Question re: Partitions

This thread has been helpful. I am doing a clean install of Windows 7 on a 232 GB HDD. The laptop will be used for basic home computing, nothing heavy duty. Which of the three options within Step Two should I select? (I suspect my needs/use of the machine will not require something as sophisticated as Option 3.)

I read in this tutorial that there have been problems with some HDDs or partitions that are "too large". So, my questions: 1) Which of the three options do you recommend for me (I prefer simplicity so long as the machine will run well)? 2) If more than one partition is recommended, then how many and what size for each?

[A note to Barefoot Kid if he happens to see this - I appreciate your personal website.]
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