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Hello everyone , i recently installed an SSD for my OS and some everyday use programs and kept my old 1TB HDD for media and other bulk programs like steam origin etc , the thing is , i can't install a single thing on my secondary drive ( HDD) , i always errors like " corrupt install " or " can't create appdata registry" and such. Anyone has a clue what's going on? frown.gif
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How exactly did you point the programs to the secondary drive? I assume you didn't just drag-and-drop the folders from C: to the second drive as that won't work.

What I do (and have been for ~10 years now) is during installation select the custom/advanced option and where the default path is typed in just change the C: to the new letter (I usually use P:). So c:\program files (x86)\office became p:\program files (x86)\office. Did this for steam as well and steam just stuck all the games in the normal subfolder on my P: drive.

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If you're trying to keep a clean SSD as your C: drive you might check and see if there is a hiberfil.sys file on the root of your C: drive. Very few instances hibernation is actually needed and I don't think hibernation would be any faster/advantageous to rebooting on an SSD anyway (you may have make hidden/system files visible to see the hiberfile file). There's a command to disable hibernation real easy: powercfg.exe /hibernate off
 
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How exactly did you point the programs to the secondary drive? I assume you didn't just drag-and-drop the folders from C: to the second drive as that won't work.

What I do (and have been for ~10 years now) is during installation select the custom/advanced option and where the default path is typed in just change the C: to the new letter (I usually use P:). So c:\program files (x86)\office became p:\program files (x86)\office. Did this for steam as well and steam just stuck all the games in the normal subfolder on my P: drive.

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Yeah that's exactly what i did , and i still get various errors , e.g. when i tried to run the Ventrilo installer from my downloads folder on my HDD i got this error
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Try doing a CHKDSK on the disk. Maybe even an sfc /scannow (using command prompt).
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Try doing a CHKDSK on the disk. Maybe even an sfc /scannow (using command prompt).

It says it found corrupt files but it was unable to fix some of them , should i post the log or someting :S
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You can try running it without entering windows, do you have a Bootdisk or a windows installation disk lying around?
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You can try running it without entering windows, do you have a Bootdisk or a windows installation disk lying around?

unfortunately no , here's another example of an error that popped when i tried to install hd tune pro
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Try making a repair disk, or look up how to make a boot-able USB with a .ISO image.
Microsoft has made their own guide. I'm running out of ideas, the last resort is a reformat of the disk through the Diskmanager tool in Windows.
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