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Sean ,very usefull guide, + rep, this will help alot of people. I am presently building a system with a samsung ssd for the os and applications along with two hdd for raid 1 to hold my documents and pictures. The one point that has me confused concerns the raid drivers that windows 7 will utilize when doing a clean install of windows 7 on the ssd. If I understand correctly these will be microsoft drivers and I would get better performance if I used the latest Intel raid drivers. How could the latest intel raid drivers be loaded at the windows 7 installation when the load drivers option is available?
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Thank you very much! +1 thumb.gif
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Just finished my clean install of Win7x64 on a Crucial M4 64GB SATA3 SSD (new build). Following your excellent tutorial, Sean, everything went buttery smooth. Thanks again for all the help.

Perhaps you or someone could explain something to me. I have a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P board (i5-2500K) with an Award BIOS. After the POST, I get the words "Loading Operating System..." alone on the black screen. Then there's about a 20 second wait as periods are printed across the screen. Nothing happens during that time, no drive light activity, nothing. Finally, the "Starting Windows" logo appears, the drive light flickers, and the O.S. loads up in record time thanks to the SSD. What can I do to get rid of the 20+ second delay? I have fast boot enabled in BIOS.

Btw, I have a similar Gigabyte board and Award BIOS in my AMD machine, and get the same "Loading Operating System..." message too. But there's no delay with that machine. It goes quickly into loading Windows. Any pointers would really be appreciated.
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Just finished my clean install of Win7x64 on a Crucial M4 64GB SATA3 SSD (new build). Following your excellent tutorial, Sean, everything went buttery smooth. Thanks again for all the help.
Perhaps you or someone could explain something to me. I have a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P board (i5-2500K) with an Award BIOS. After the POST, I get the words "Loading Operating System..." alone on the black screen. Then there's about a 20 second wait as periods are printed across the screen. Nothing happens during that time, no drive light activity, nothing. Finally, the "Starting Windows" logo appears, the drive light flickers, and the O.S. loads up in record time thanks to the SSD. What can I do to get rid of the 20+ second delay? I have fast boot enabled in BIOS.
Btw, I have a similar Gigabyte board and Award BIOS in my AMD machine, and get the same "Loading Operating System..." message too. But there's no delay with that machine. It goes quickly into loading Windows. Any pointers would really be appreciated.

Is the Intel a new board or one that had a hdd before it?

If it had a hdd, cross the jumper or remove the battery to clear cmos and start fresh.

My asus board did a similar thing once and I cleared the cmos and it's been good since.
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Sean ,very usefull guide, + rep, this will help alot of people. I am presently building a system with a samsung ssd for the os and applications along with two hdd for raid 1 to hold my documents and pictures. The one point that has me confused concerns the raid drivers that windows 7 will utilize when doing a clean install of windows 7 on the ssd. If I understand correctly these will be microsoft drivers and I would get better performance if I used the latest Intel raid drivers. How could the latest intel raid drivers be loaded at the windows 7 installation when the load drivers option is available?
You only need to load the the RAID drivers upon install if your RAID array is what you are installing to and does not appear in the install window.
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Just finished my clean install of Win7x64 on a Crucial M4 64GB SATA3 SSD (new build). Following your excellent tutorial, Sean, everything went buttery smooth. Thanks again for all the help.

Perhaps you or someone could explain something to me. I have a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P board (i5-2500K) with an Award BIOS. After the POST, I get the words "Loading Operating System..." alone on the black screen. Then there's about a 20 second wait as periods are printed across the screen. Nothing happens during that time, no drive light activity, nothing. Finally, the "Starting Windows" logo appears, the drive light flickers, and the O.S. loads up in record time thanks to the SSD. What can I do to get rid of the 20+ second delay? I have fast boot enabled in BIOS.

Btw, I have a similar Gigabyte board and Award BIOS in my AMD machine, and get the same "Loading Operating System..." message too. But there's no delay with that machine. It goes quickly into loading Windows. Any pointers would really be appreciated.

If you have any usb devices plugged in unplug them and see what you get, also disable legacy USB support. And disable any other features you do not need in the bios.
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I need some help Sean...

I'm moving my Force3 from my laptop over to my desktop, and I'm trying to do a secure erase on it. I have the Magic Parted .iso file downloaded, and I have a USB formatted to be used as a bootable USB, but whenever I try to boot from the USB, it doesn't work. No error message. It's as if the USB doesn't have any files on it. I tried dragging and dropping the files from the .iso file over to my USB, but I don't think I'm dragging the correct files over. Am I supposed to be copying ALL of the files, or just certain folders over? There are a lot of folders... redface.gif

What should I do?
 
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I need some help Sean...

I'm moving my Force3 from my laptop over to my desktop, and I'm trying to do a secure erase on it. I have the Magic Parted .iso file downloaded, and I have a USB formatted to be used as a bootable USB, but whenever I try to boot from the USB, it doesn't work. No error message. It's as if the USB doesn't have any files on it. I tried dragging and dropping the files from the .iso file over to my USB, but I don't think I'm dragging the correct files over. Am I supposed to be copying ALL of the files, or just certain folders over? There are a lot of folders... redface.gif

What should I do?

If you want the USB to work and boot parted magic off it you need to do this.

unetbootin.sourceforge.net
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Is the Intel a new board or one that had a hdd before it?
If it had a hdd, cross the jumper or remove the battery to clear cmos and start fresh.
My asus board did a similar thing once and I cleared the cmos and it's been good since.

Nope. Everything is brand new, never used. I may try the CMOS battery thing tho, just out of desparation.

Btw, how do you delete a post? My bad.
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I don't get it either....

What's there not to get? Facebook chat by default shows people that are offline. This simple css script makes it so it only shows online users on your friends list.
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