Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs - Page 199

post #1981 of 5385
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maynard46 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

[*]How to get the Quick Launch toolbar
[/LIST]

any idea ow to get this working? the link takes u to a post where the download to complete the 1st 7 steps is a dead link. so i followed the 1st 7 steps, but when i get to step 5

5 Copy paste the following into the dialog box that appears: %userprofile%\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Intern et Explorer\\Quick Launch

it says the folder name is not valid




lol, where is says "//" only use a single "/"
post #1982 of 5385
Thread Starter 
Quote:
no luck switching sata drives or any other combo... switched drives back to non raid and yes they were in some software version for it took some doing to undo the imagined raid volume... when i boot in raid with no drives set to raid..it still blue screens and reboots... i have updates IRTS again just in case thinking maybe the raid drivers are whack... but hell with it.. i will use the drives as separate 500's ..safer anyway...its just that i am a pissed i cant make it work and need huge storage tanks for my images ....who's gonna win the game today?

So you are in AHCI now correct?

and you want to change to RAID mode right?

You changed to RAID in the Bios but now it BSODs on you.

Try this:

Enable RAID Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
  4. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  5. Locate and then click the following registry subkeys:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor
    
  6. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  9. Restart your computer
  10. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable RAID, Save & Reboot
  11. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
post #1983 of 5385
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

lol, where is says "//" only use a single "/"

thanks....i realized this right after i posted...my bad

now that i got this working, is there any way to get rid of the windows 7 taskbar? its really kind of annoying that the quick launch bar can only be moved over to the left so far so there is alwasy a gap between the 2 taskbars. plus the icon sizes dont match....and why oh why would MS limit what can and cant be attached to the W7 taskbar....makes no sense.
You HAFer
(16 items)
 
Kids PC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K MSI P67A-G43 (B3) MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 830 128GB  HITACHI 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s  ASUS 24X DVD Burner COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Dual Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 bit ASUS 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD  Logitech Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750 HX 
CaseMouseAudioOther
COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 Logitech Wireless Mouse Logitech® Z-5300 Digital 5.1 Speaker System  NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805  MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX On Board Chipset Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 120 gb 7200 rpm  Samsung DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Hitachi 15 in LCD Flat Screen LOGISYS 480W  PowerUp G54-8019 Executive ATX Mid-Tower Case 
  hide details  
Reply
You HAFer
(16 items)
 
Kids PC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K MSI P67A-G43 (B3) MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 830 128GB  HITACHI 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s  ASUS 24X DVD Burner COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Dual Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 bit ASUS 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD  Logitech Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750 HX 
CaseMouseAudioOther
COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 Logitech Wireless Mouse Logitech® Z-5300 Digital 5.1 Speaker System  NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805  MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX On Board Chipset Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 120 gb 7200 rpm  Samsung DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Hitachi 15 in LCD Flat Screen LOGISYS 480W  PowerUp G54-8019 Executive ATX Mid-Tower Case 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1984 of 5385
Thread Starter 
No idea, I know you can minimize it lol.
post #1985 of 5385
yeah, but then that minimizes the quick launch too....oh well, i guess i will have to deal....lol
You HAFer
(16 items)
 
Kids PC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K MSI P67A-G43 (B3) MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 830 128GB  HITACHI 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s  ASUS 24X DVD Burner COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Dual Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 bit ASUS 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD  Logitech Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750 HX 
CaseMouseAudioOther
COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 Logitech Wireless Mouse Logitech® Z-5300 Digital 5.1 Speaker System  NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805  MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX On Board Chipset Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 120 gb 7200 rpm  Samsung DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Hitachi 15 in LCD Flat Screen LOGISYS 480W  PowerUp G54-8019 Executive ATX Mid-Tower Case 
  hide details  
Reply
You HAFer
(16 items)
 
Kids PC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K MSI P67A-G43 (B3) MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 830 128GB  HITACHI 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s  ASUS 24X DVD Burner COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Dual Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 bit ASUS 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD  Logitech Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750 HX 
CaseMouseAudioOther
COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 Logitech Wireless Mouse Logitech® Z-5300 Digital 5.1 Speaker System  NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805  MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX On Board Chipset Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 120 gb 7200 rpm  Samsung DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Hitachi 15 in LCD Flat Screen LOGISYS 480W  PowerUp G54-8019 Executive ATX Mid-Tower Case 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1986 of 5385
and... THAT WAS IT!..... damn Sean.... you got skills!... thanx amigo..changing the registry values and viola! i have RAID
post #1987 of 5385
well almost it... IRST reports my drives.. and the raid pair.. but all drives are '0' in size.. a healthy checkmark is by them... multiple reboots and assigning the unallocated drive and naming it in disk management (the new raid array ) was necessary.... but IRST sees all my drives as zero in size..correction... it freezes and closes .. wont show me the manage window..only help and preferences ..hit manage and it freezes and closes with errors... am i really in raid or am i on software again ?.....


..30 minutes later.... forgive me for showing up and crying every time i stub my toe... i reloaded the RST drivers ...rebooted.. and after it hung and thunk for a while saying that RST was not running (when you mouse over the bottom right system tray icon) ....she launched and is showing all drives/sizes/and states ..... thank you once again
Edited by milespeed - 2/5/12 at 11:23pm
post #1988 of 5385
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by milespeed View Post

well almost it... IRST reports my drives.. and the raid pair.. but all drives are '0' in size.. a healthy checkmark is by them... multiple reboots and assigning the unallocated drive and naming it in disk management (the new raid array ) was necessary.... but IRST sees all my drives as zero in size..correction... it freezes and closes .. wont show me the manage window..only help and preferences ..hit manage and it freezes and closes with errors... am i really in raid or am i on software again ?.....

Ok, now what you need to do is uninstall the Intel drivers on the control panel and reinstall them, that should fix the 0 capacity issue. smile.gif
post #1989 of 5385
Quote:
Originally Posted by xandypx View Post

Basically, you might (but not always) run into a problem running the latest IRST drivers with an older OpROM. Reason being, the drivers may contain configuration settings not supported (values don't exist to change the settings) in the OpROM of your motherboard. The post above was just to show some of the problems that might occur in this scenario, and why they are believed to occur in the first place. If newer IRST drivers install without detrimental effect with an old OpROM, then there is nothing to worry about. You just won't be able to access certain "upgraded" features of the IRST driver, that are not supported by the OpROM you are using.
Clearer?

Yes, clearer. But would Windows 7 uses the Intel OPRom if I'm not RAID-enabled anyway?
post #1990 of 5385
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by xandypx View Post

Basically, you might (but not always) run into a problem running the latest IRST drivers with an older OpROM. Reason being, the drivers may contain configuration settings not supported (values don't exist to change the settings) in the OpROM of your motherboard. The post above was just to show some of the problems that might occur in this scenario, and why they are believed to occur in the first place. If newer IRST drivers install without detrimental effect with an old OpROM, then there is nothing to worry about. You just won't be able to access certain "upgraded" features of the IRST driver, that are not supported by the OpROM you are using.
Clearer?

Yes, clearer. But would Windows 7 uses the Intel OPRom if I'm not RAID-enabled anyway?

The Intel OpROM is the firmware coded into the motherboard's uefI/BIOS that loads when you have RAID enabled. The UI for the OpROM is what you see if you press ctrl & I at the begining of the PC's POST process. This option only appears if SATA "mode" is set to RAID in the BIOS/UEFI. Technically, windows doesn't use the OpROM at all, but the Intel Drivers that ultimately load into windows uses the settings from it. If you are not configured as RAID, AHCI drivers load for your drives, which you can't change settings for in the OpROM anyway, so if I understand your question correctly... The answer would be no.
Rusty Metal
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K ASUS P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x Corsair Performance 3 SSD 128 GB; RAID 0 2 x Western Digital Black 1TB; RAID 0 Western Digital Black LG BluRay - RE/DVD+/-DL Burner  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG 24x super-multi  Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 DELL U2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G19 Corsair AX750 Coolermaster Storm Sniper Logitech Performance MX 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro  
  hide details  
Reply
Rusty Metal
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K ASUS P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x Corsair Performance 3 SSD 128 GB; RAID 0 2 x Western Digital Black 1TB; RAID 0 Western Digital Black LG BluRay - RE/DVD+/-DL Burner  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG 24x super-multi  Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 DELL U2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G19 Corsair AX750 Coolermaster Storm Sniper Logitech Performance MX 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs