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Ok, I just installed windows 7 Professional 32-bit on my the Plextor 128Gb SSD (C drive) and User data all backed up on the conventional 2TB HD (E drive). I was trying to install Microsoft Office and the DVD seemed to get stuck in the slot-in Drive. When I tried to read the DVD disc & the computer took forever to read. I eventually ran out of patience & hit the reset button. The nightmare began! Things starts running REALLY slow. Every click results in long hour glass (for me it's the rotating circle). I thought it might have something to do w/ the BD-DVD Combo so I disconnected it. And the computer remains really slow. Every single click takes a few minutes and even hours. Have I done any damage to my SSD by hitting the reset button when the computer was trying to do something? More importantly, how do I go about fixing it? I would find it hard to believe that the SSD is so delicate that one reset button would set off all kinds of trouble...

BTW, is there any driver that I need to install for the SSD? I pretty much just installed all the driver from the motherboard disc, which including the intel chipset drivers but don't remember any driver specific for SSD...
Edited by Alecela - 7/19/11 at 3:32am
    
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OK, interesting,

You have disabled your superfetch service haven't you. It might have tried to defrag your drive and bascially shot it to peices. It's not permanent damage, it just needs time for TRIM to do it work.

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Try unplugging the HDD and see if the boot time improves. Install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and make sure you are in AHCI in BIOS before that.
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Are you in AHCI mode in both Windows and your motherboard?

Follow steps 1-10 on this link if you are not 100% sure:
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html

Intel RST are generally accepted to be the fastest drivers around for SSDs. Also, see if there are any firmware updates for your drive.
    
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I realize this has nothing to do with the issue you're having, but why 32 bit? Your GPU has 2GB of VRAM so Windows is only going to have 2GB of usable system RAM.
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OK, interesting,

You have disabled your superfetch service haven't you. It might have tried to defrag your drive and bascially shot it to peices. It's not permanent damage, it just needs time for TRIM to do it work.

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I have NOT specifically disabled superfetch so if it's ON by default, then I would guess I have not disabled it. It does look like the system is going all over the place to find some info as it's now taking forever for every command. Very painful. I guess I'll leave it overnight and hopefully it'll get better. Looks like I got exactly opposite to what I hoped to achieve.
    
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Try unplugging the HDD and see if the boot time improves. Install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and make sure you are in AHCI in BIOS before that.
I've already installed the Intel drivers, it was slightly older: 10.5.1.1001. Yes, the Bios was specified as AHCI. Do I need to speicify that in windows 7? If so, may I know where I would go about it? I unplugged the HD as well but no luck.
Edited by Alecela - 7/19/11 at 4:27am
    
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I realize this has nothing to do with the issue you're having, but why 32 bit? Your GPU has 2GB of VRAM so Windows is only going to have 2GB of usable system RAM.
OT: Since when did the mount of VRAM of a dedicated graphics card affect how much RAM the system could use for the OS based on the address width? Especially since a 32-bit system can address more than 2GB? lol wut?

/OT

@OP: Wow, that sucks. Check windows defrag and see the last attempted defrag date; maybe windows did 'defrag' the disk. I have never seen an issue like this before...
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OT: Since when did the mount of VRAM of a dedicated graphics card affect how much RAM the system could use for the OS based on the address width? Especially since a 32-bit system can address more than 2GB? lol wut?

/OT

@OP: Wow, that sucks. Check windows defrag and see the last attempted defrag date; maybe windows did 'defrag' the disk. I have never seen an issue like this before...
Actually it's worse now. I disconnected the HD & Optical drive leaving the SSD the only storage device attached. Now it's just stuck at the 'starting windows' screen althought I can still see the bloody four coloured windows expanding & contracting. It's not hung & looks like the SSD is simply runing into some endless loop! Arghhhh!!!!
    
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