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Posted 19 May 2012 - 23:08
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 23:42
I have my computer set up the way you're describing with an SDD for windows and a few games with the rest of the programs on an HDD. I had room to backup all my stuff, wipe the HDD and install Windows 7 and all my programs
again. It sucks, but when you change hardware I find it best to just take the time and do it right as not to have problems like this in the future.
Two questions about your problem- Is AHCI on or off? And what brand/model of HDD are you using?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 23:45
i think he said that windows is installed on the HDD and not the SSD?
i would reccomend a clean install myself. install windows on the SSD and any other programs you'd like. use the HDD as more of a backup for large files and/or games.
the registry is a crazy thing. seems like if you installed windows and programs to the HDD originally then installed your SSD and tried moving or installing programs that were already installed on the HDD ... there's going to be a lot of stuff that's broken in the registry.
pretty much all setups with an SSD and HDD are windows on the SSD and the HDD is your backup drive. if you're running windows from the HDD just wait until you're running it from the SSD. that's the whole point.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 23:51
Windows is installed on both. I used to use HDD but now its secondary and SSD has a clean windows 7 install.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 23:54
I believe AHCI is on...is there a way to check? My SSD is Intel SSD 320 Series 120 GB and HDD is 400 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) 7200 rpm.
So your recommending I wipe the HDD? Like Unplug SSD and Plug in HDD and boot to its windows, backup all the files I want, do a clean install of windows 7, throw my files back on it and don't install any programs. Only install when I boot with SSD Windows and I'm set?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 23:59
Posted 20 May 2012 - 00:00
You can check in the BIOS about AHCI. It should be set to ON for the SSD. If you can, move the old HDD to another controller on the MB. I have two controllers ,one SATA 3 and one for SATA 2. I found it easier to keep both drives independently controlled.
Backup your files off your old drive and wipe it. I'd really also reinstall Windows after you wipe the old drive and put the files back on then redo Win7 on the SSD with the other dive disconnected. After Windows boots for the first time, power-down and reconnect the old HDD. Install everything again. It's gonna take time, but this is (IMO) the best way.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 00:05
Ok I think I'm going to do that. I thought my computer hardware was broke or something but this week I disconnected the old HDD and wiped and reinstalled windows 7 on the SSD with the HDD disconnected and I've had no issues at all.
What I'll do is connect HDD and disconnect SSD. Boot using HDD and backup all my files to external HD. Wipe windows 7 on the HDD and put nothing on it. Disconnect the HDD and connect SSD. Wipe that as well and start fresh. Then connect the HDD and move files from external HD. Then I can install programs on the SSD or HDD and shouldn't have any issues. Make sense?
Thanks for help guys
Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:27
Thanks for help guys