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post #1 of 15
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please help me out im so lost with my ssd

i installed windows 7 on my 60gb SSD while my 120gb ssd was in

at first i could only see the 120gb in my bios until i made a new volume for it

afterwards when i downloaded winrar and some drivers
what had been downloaded stored itself on both SSDS!

i tried changing download location to F drive (120GB) and it still manages to copy itself onto both ssds

i checked disk management and both ssds are set as primary partition so im not sure if that matters,
im pretty sure the ssd is in ahcpi mode my mobo said something about having this preconfigured

anyway please help me out my 60gb ssd only has 20gb left and i cant afford to download any more things onto it, it seems to be connected in raid or something with my other ssd

i just want my 60gb ssd separated with the os and drivers

help


i tried secure erasing the ssd's both say i need to remove partition
i then tried removing paritition through the disk management, the 100mb one that shows up next to 120gb (without os) and it wont let me
i tried delete volume on system reserved says Windows cannot delete the active system partition on this disk. mad.gif ah man im so lost

i know i messed up leaving both ssd's connected when installing my os, its so troubling now to clean up this mess
ssd tool box gives me **** saying i have to take out the partition, i tried deleting the system reserved(100mb) and that doesnt work


i also tried unplugging and running both ssd's independantly from eachother, thought maybe id have a chance this time to use secure erase
the os does not post mad.gif
seems i need both ssd's connected and running in order for os to post

****
Edited by DrClaw - 3/28/13 at 2:03pm
post #2 of 15
If you installed OS on SSD with any SSD/HDD plugged into motherboard at same time you will have these problems.

You will need to reinstall OS with only 1 SSD plugged in to motherboard only.
This is to make sure OS is installed on 1 drive only.

Taken for Guide here on OCN smile.gif
Disconnect all the drives but the one you are installing to. " This is to prevent the installer from installing the Windows 7 boot partition on another drive in the system and so you don't accidentally format or delete data on the wrong drive.


Also AHCI should be turned on in BIOS

Here is SSD/HDD Installation guide written by Sean Webster here on OCN, I used it when I installed my SSD 2 months
ago and it is easy to follow and understand. It is very well written. thumb.gif
I do not know if you used it but it will help you with Installation and Optimizing your SSD.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_50

If this helps let us know smile.gif
Edited by hyperkite - 3/27/13 at 7:54pm
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post #3 of 15
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thanks man
i heard its not good to format the ssd though
did i accidentally form a raid 1 or 0 on these ssds?
i guess i could leave them be i just want to know if i should leave them like this, i really want to avoid formatting the ssds
is there another way to clear the ssd instead? or is formatting the only way to start over?

if it is, i think i will leave them be i just want to know if theres any advantage to what ive done, if its in raid or something:o
post #4 of 15
quick format is fine, it is full format that isn't useful.
post #5 of 15
I think he thought on defragment.
post #6 of 15
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i hate double posts sorry
i cant remove this post, i moved what was below to the first post so now it looks like a double post last post was set as bump just edited.....
Edited by DrClaw - 3/28/13 at 2:05pm
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help meeeeeeeee plleeeeez ;(
Edited by DrClaw - 3/28/13 at 2:03pm
post #8 of 15
Sorry man for my post.You got every right to say bump.I said by mistake that you think on defragment,because it was just impossible for me that someone ask is it bad to format SSD.How you plan to put data on disk if you dont format it.
Edited by Unit Igor - 3/28/13 at 1:55pm
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Sorry man for my post.You got every right to say bump.I said by mistake that you think on defragment,because it was just impossible for me that someone ask is it bad to format SSD.How you plan to put data on disk if you dont format it.

what do you mean format? i just want to quick format or erase both drives through intel tool box but it wont let me, im trying to start over, for that to happen i have to figure out how to delete the partition and both sata drives seem to be reliant on eachother so i cant unplug one otherwise the os will not post
i honestly dont remember much when installing my os, i just followed intructions heh
i suppose the os install formatted my ssd but i had two ssd's installed so the son of a gun ended up putting partitions on both ssd's
its some kind of backup for the os i think i dunno

its a total mess wish i remembered to leave one disconnected and this would have never happened aaaarhghrgehioetwegtfsgehtg
so mad right now.....

im afraid of removing partition from either though i figured out how to do it under seans ssd optimization guide
im afraid the os will hang or fail and i wont be able to do much after
what should i do?
Edited by DrClaw - 3/28/13 at 2:18pm
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Go into BIOS and set the boot order to your optical drive (DVD).

Remove all drives except the one you want to install the OS to.

Boot to the OS disc and format the drive...then reinstall windows.

After installing the OS install the drivers.

Re-connect the other drive and delete anything on it that you do not require.

Install apps to whichever drive you choose...hope this helps
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