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My offset/alignment is 675448k bad for my C drive

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2 drives on my SSD one is 1024k ok the other is shown in the title.

How do i fix this crap?
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I think the only way is to basically format and start over. I mean, if you're using Windows 7, then I can show you how to align it properly during installation (but this assumes that you don't want separate partitions):
  1. Before starting the installation, disconnect all other drives (but leave any optical disc drives connected). This prevents Windows 7 from putting the boot sector on a drive other than C:
  2. Boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD
  3. When you see the "Install now" button, click "Repair your computer" (screenshot)
  4. When you click this, you'll see a little window named "System Recovery Options" appear that searches for Windows installations
  5. When it finishes, you will see a dialog box. Select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.", and then click Next
  6. Click "Command Prompt"
  7. In this Command Prompt, type diskpart and press Enter
  8. Type list disk and press Enter to find out which number your SSD has been assigned
  9. Type select disk 0 (or whichever number has been assigned to your SSD) and press Enter
  10. If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition and press Enter
  11. Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean and press Enter
  12. Type create partition primary align=1024 and press Enter
  13. Type format quick fs=ntfs and press Enter
  14. Now it will appear like it's going to take forever, but it suddenly finishes about 10 seconds later instantly jumping to 100%.
  15. Type active and press Enter
  16. If you want to see your creation, then type list partition and press Enter
  17. Type exit and press Enter
  18. Type exit and press Enter
  19. Click the Restart button
  20. Boot from the DVD again and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation.
  21. Do not tell the installer to format the drive. Just select the SSD and click Next (screenshot)


TL;DR Version:
  1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
  2. Click "Repair your computer"
  3. Select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.", and then click Next
  4. Click "Command Prompt"
  5. Type diskpart
  6. Type list disk
  7. Type select disk 0 (or whichever number it turns out to be)
  8. Type clean
  9. Type create partition primary align=1024
  10. Type format quick fs=ntfs
  11. Type active
  12. Type exit
  13. Type exit
  14. Click Restart
  15. Install Windows 7 (without formatting)

To the best of my knowledge, I don't know of any other way to do this. Unfortunately, this means that you have to format and start over.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/25/11 at 4:11pm
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Thanks twocables for typing that out for me but i actually fixed it without reinstalling windows at all.

I used a software called paragon alignment tool ver 2.0 and it fixed it for me. Even though it's not 1024k on my C drive, i then realised it was never 1024k on my primary drive ever by checking older screenshots, it now shows up as ok by AS SSD bench and when i run the bench it performs correctly as it should.

This problem occured cos i wanted to change the parition size of my C and D drive on my SSD and i did it without thinking of this alignment crap but i finally fixed it and thank god i didn't follow your method cos it would have given me a lot more trouble but thanks again for writing it out though.
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Originally Posted by jones245 View Post
Thanks twocables for typing that out for me but i actually fixed it without reinstalling windows at all.

I used a software called paragon alignment tool ver 2.0 and it fixed it for me. Even though it's not 1024k on my C drive, i then realised it was never 1024k on my primary drive ever by checking older screenshots, it now shows up as ok by AS SSD bench and when i run the bench it performs correctly as it should.

This problem occured cos i wanted to change the parition size of my C and D drive on my SSD and i did it without thinking of this alignment crap but i finally fixed it and thank god i didn't follow your method cos it would have given me a lot more trouble but thanks again for writing it out though.
Oh, amen to that. I'm definitely going to remember Paragon Alignment Tool Ver 2.0!!!

Thank you for the update!



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