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Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

Q: Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

Hey,

Can anyone please help me with the SSD Speed on Windows 7 x64 Professional?

I own the two HDD's in the picture, but the SSD has the same speeds like the HDD

I honestly don't know what to do as I have installed Samsung Magician and updated firmware, but there is no improvement...

Just bought the PC and it does not seem to perform as expected and I don't want any probs in the future....

My Rig is:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage Samsung 840 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Case Corsair 350D ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Any reply is much appreciated folks!
A beer from me to the lad that helps me out

Dan

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Preferred Solution: Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

"I own the two HDD's in the picture"
what picture?
"the SSD has the same speeds like the SSD"
that sounds normal.

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)
 

A:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.
 

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Hi,

Just purchased a new Samsung SP2514 250 gig hdd and XP can only see 32239mb.

Tried using samsung's drive overlay to install xp, but gave up + uninstalled it -(the drive overlay).

I booted from the Xp cd + installed but XP only sees 32....gig's.

I have enabled big LBA by using EnableBigLba from www.48bitlba.com to no avail.

From searching through the forums, I see that a BIOS update may be necessary.

Do I also need to update my motherboard + chipset?

If so, are reliable updates available free on the net?

Any step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance
 

A:[b]SAMSUNG SP 2514N 250GB HDD[B]

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Hi. My new laptop will arrive soon. But the laptop comes with no operating system(it?s called dos). The laptop has a m.2 pcie nvme slot which i can add if i want to. So, i bought a samsung evo 960 pcie ssd. What i want to ask is can i straight away install windows 10 pro 64bit by using my samsung evo 960? Or i need to install windows 10 by using my usb(i?ve download the windows 10 setup files from official website).
I want to boot my laptop using my samsung ssd since it?s much faster compared to hdd.
Please help. Thanks
 

A:Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

A:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help Windows 10 - Clean Install

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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I have three physical RAM sticks in my system-

1x HP 1024MB 667Mhz DDR2 I think this is it. I am unsure, though.

2x Corsair 1024MB 800Mhz DDR2 Dual Channel

CPU-Z tells me this:

General said:

Type: DDR2
Channels #: Single
Size: 3072 MBytesClick to expand...


Timings said:

Frequency: 334.9MHz
FSBRAM: CPU/9
CAS# Latency (tCL): 5.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD): 5 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP): 5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS): 15 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC): 21 clocks
Command Rate (CR): 2TClick to expand...
On the SPD Tab...

Slot #2 said:

DDR2
Module Size: 1024 MBytes Correction: None
Max Bandwidth: PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Manufacturer: Micron Technology

-timings Table-
Frequency: 200MHz | 266MHz | 333MHz
CAS# Latency: 3.0 | 4.0 | 5.0
RAS# to CAS# 3 | 4| 5
RAS# Precharge 3 | 4| 5|
tRAS 3 | 12 | 15
tRC 12 | 16 | 20
Voltage 1.8V | 1.8V | 1.8V|Click to expand...

Both Slot #3 and Slot # 4 are the same...

Slot #3/Slot#4 said:

DDR2
Module Size : 1024MBytes Correction: None
Max Bandwidth PC2-6400 (400Mhz)
Manufacturer Corsair

-Timings Table-
First value will be JEDEC #1, second is JEDEC #2, third is EPP#1

Frequency: 270MHz | 400MHZ | 400MHz
CAS# Latency 4.0 | 5.0 | 4.0
RAS# to CAS# 4 | 5 | 4
RAS# Precharge 4 | 5 | 4
tRAS 13 | 18 |12
tRC 15 | 22 | 22
Command Rate -- | -- | 2T
Voltage 1.8V | 1.8V | 2.100V Click to expand...
The reason I am asking this is because I noticed the speeds are weird. Is my RAM performing correctly? If not, what should I do?
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A:Is my RAM performing correctly?

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Hello and thank you in advance for your help!

I bought a new Samsung 850 EVO 250GB for my old aging computer and this happened:

1. Cloned my old c: drive to the ssd, replaced it and everything went fine for a while until i started getting an infinite loop.
Windows wouldn't boot. Did a registry recovery via command line but my windows installation went to hell to forcing me to reinstall.

2. From this point everything went to hell, and after multiple windows reinstalls here's some of what happens:
- Windows installs but errors immediately follows;
- Some windows updates install but eventually start failing until windows update fails completely;
- Windows installs, updates install but eventually windows fails to load and enters repair mode claiming startup errors;
- Programs stop working for no apparent reason, some examples: Browsers won't run, file associations disappear (class registration errors), explorer;
- Driver problems with peripherals,
- File system corruption errors;
- I got situations where the computer would get stuck in a reboot/system restore/repair loop
- Automatic and manual restore points disappear making it impossible to restore to an earlier time;
- Changing the sata mode to IDE instead of AHCI seems to solve some of these issues but eventually the system locks up, the hdd light stays on, and after a reset the ssd doesn?t get recognized at startup. I have to power off to get it back but it?s the same all over again.

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A:Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, serious migration problems.

Have you attempted a clean install on the ssd yet, mine works just fine

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I replaced a Kingston 128GB SSD with a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Cloned Kingston SSD to new Samsung SSD using Acronis True Image.

Now, when I boot, it sits there for 30 seconds flashing the hard drive light blinking then proceeds to boot normally. All BIOS settings are default.

Hardware details in Specs.

Booting from the 128GB SSD was fine, no obvious delays.

Any idea what might be causing this? Could the new SSD be defective?

A:30 second boot delay with new 250GB Samsung SSD

Hey Rich,

Since it's for 30 seconds, it sounds like the time it waits before the default OS runs automatically. You might check to see if that may be it.

Startup Options - Change Time to Wait before Default OS Runs

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Hi guys,

I was going to do clean install Windows 10 but there was an issue of GPT so I decided to convert into MBR. I didnt selected the volume by mistake and clean the whole disk.

Before there was 2 partitions

C: 150GB
D: 88GB

Now there is only 1 partition

C: 238GB

I have very important data on D drive and I am very confused right now.

Moreover, its still GPT and I also checked on Lupu Linux maybe if its on RAW but its not connecting through usb case.

Regards.

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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Hey guys,  I have the Lenovo Ideapad 520 (80YL00RXIN) and wanted to replace the CD Drive with the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Solid State Drive  in order to increase the Boot Speed and over-all speed of the laptop.  So, the question is, Is the Samsung 850 Evo SSD compatible with my laptop? And will it fit in terms of size, in place of the CD Drive? Also, is it recommended to add the SSD? Any downsides to doing so?  Lastly, will I, someone who knows the basics about computers and the internal components of a computer, be able to install the SSD myself? Or would I rather outsource it to someone who deals in things like this? Thank you. Regards,Neel.

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has anyone installed a Samsung 850 EVO in a dell 3542. ive seen older posts on net where people were unsuccessful. going crazy researching this drive. and if u did get it installed. was it WOW thats so much faster? 

A:anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

Whether you can use one depends on which version of the system you have.
One version has a Celeron CPU (N30xx) and an embedded 32G eMMC drive - this one CANNOT  be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
The higher line model has an i3 CPU and comes with a 500 G hard drive.  That model CAN be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
Yes, the EVO will be immensely faster than a conventional hard drive.

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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I am curious what settings are recommended for Windows 8.1 when using an SSD for the OS. I have 2 additional Seagate 750gb hybrid drives for storage (1 dedicated for media center recordings and 1 for everything else)

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Hello,

I have the following:

- Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1
- Intel i7-5820K Extreme Hex Core CPU Processor (3.30GHz, 15MB Cache, 28 Lanes)
- Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 256 GB Solid State Drive
- Asus STRIX GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card

I have only the Asus Graphics Card in the PCIEX16_1 which is running at PCI-E 3.0 16x as expected. I have removed the USB3.1 card that comes with this motherboard for testing purposes so I literally only have the Graphics card installed.

The board has an onBoard M.2 x4 Rev 3 connector which the Samsung 950 PRO is installed into.

I believe this connector should allow 32Gb/sec bandwidth (since it uses PCI-E 3.0 x 4) - please note there is also an optional card where you can add the M.2 (or a second M.2) into a PCI Express slot - I'm NOT using this card, just the onBoard connector.

Samsung Magician says the following:
- Controller: Samsung NVMe Controller (Driver Ver: 1.4.17)
- PCIe Slot: PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2F03
> Link Speed Cur: 4Gbps, Max: 8Gbps
> Link Width Cur: x4, Max: x4
> Bandwidth Cur: 16Gbps, Max: 32Gbps

The performance data also suggests this - the read speed should be a lot higher but seems to be reduced, whereas write speed which is a lower number is over the actual "Upto Speed".

It appears as if my SSD is running at PCI-E 2.0 speeds? The bandwidth is being throttled. Any ideas how I make it go to 32Gbps instead of 16Gbps?

Thanks in advance!

A:Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1 + Samsung 950 Pro (250GB) M.2 Speed Issues?

Believe it or not, I've just stumbled across the solution.

I am using high FSB Corsair Dominator sticks and had them using an XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) - essentially my memory was overclocked.

I thought I'd try running in "normal" mode ie. stock settings and when I checked, the Samsung Magician is now showing as 32Gbps!!

The motherboard must sacrifice something to run the Memory at the higher clock speed which means it can't run the M.2 at PCI-E 3 and has to drop it to PCI-E 2.

Worth baring in mind for anyone else trying to achieve these elusive 32Gbps speeds

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My laptop: Inspiron 15 5577 gaming laptop with intel chip (7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz))
1. I disk cloned my 128GB M.2 SATA ssd drive using Macrium Reflect (v6.3.1812) by boot up using USB jump drive. 128GB clone->500GB thru usb 3.0 connection.  After the clone, I checked and see that all partitions are cloned successfully.
2. I swapped out my 128GB for Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO; I boot up using Macrium Reflect to clone my Samsung NVMe SSD  from my external usb 3.0 500 GB; after the clone, I disconnected all external devices and tried to boot up from Samsung NVMe ssd.  BUT IT FAILED.
I received the following error messages:
Rom image is not loaded
Rom image update denied.
Please let me know if someone had done this.
Thank you very much.
spjrc

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Hi

Have anybody tried to have Windows 7 process real-time (or quasi real time, keep up) the stream of 250Mb/s, do some processing on it and log the data.
Say you have several video streams coming through the network (cumulative to 250Mb/s). Each of the streams needs to be filtered (assume 300 tap FIR) and logged to the hard drive. All of this needs to happen on laptop machine with the simultaneous graphical display of the real time video.

Have anybody tried that?

thanks
gamefluke

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

help

thanks
 

A:Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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I upgraded on Friday from windows 8.1 to windows 10 
Since then  it became very slow to start
the fan seems to be continuous - neither sleep nor shutdown buttons/clicks work - I have to switch the button off/on
each time it go to sleep


this is the image of the chat I had with Samsung today - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8u2AsQfH8MaNGpScGlwQlA1SUk/view?usp=sharing 
!!!
I tried running SW update it didn't work and vanished - not possible to uninstall as now the directory path is different........

A:Samsung NP350V5C-A06UK user (Windows 8.1) upgrade to Windows 10 - see Samsung response to me!

Please run a system file check (SFC) & DISM (if necessary) if you are on win 8 or higher


All instructions are in our Wiki article below...
Should you have any questions please ask us.


System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System
Files





Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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I am planning to get a phone on pay monthly with internet. It says however, that I can have up to 250MB of internet, I'm not sure how much this is though... is it a lot? How long would it last roughly?

Thanks,

Denys
 

A:250MB internet how much?

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Finally microsoft has upped basic hotmail storage to 250mb, after months of having 5% left of my 2mb storage i now only have 1% used, lol. Now, just cant wait for google to give gmail to everyone.
 

A:Hotmail now 250mb, yippie!!!!!

They only upped it for a few people. I've been on 2MB since 1999 and I'm still on 2MB

Then again I generally use one of my three gmail accounts...
 

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One of my friends told me that he got 250MB space for free from Hotmail..
He just signed in his mail... Then opened a page asking him to agree to terms and wallah he got 250 MB....

But this guy is not reliable!! Any1 else got too????
How do I get it for myself?????

So should i stop begging for Gmail invites and start for Hotmail???

Regards,
Zubair
 

A:Hotmail provides 250MB free????

One of my friends had their account updated months ago to 250MB. Mine was just updated a couple weeks ago. Have patience...
 

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right i've ahd this card for a while. i have a " GeForce FX 5700 VE 256MB"
Now noone seems to have heard of this card lol but it was only 60 (UK Currency) at the time i thought "wow 256mb for 60 ??, easy getting that"
and it also said "peak geforce" which kinda tempted me more lol but then it got me thinking, yes its a good card and is doing great so far but why was it this cheap? as i've seen 128mb card that cost more than this one? i'm not fully aware of how to tel whetehr a card is good or not, jsut the basics realli lol so whats the catch here?
 

A:250mb for £60? whats the catch?

its likely the store wanted to get rid of said product. it is, after all, an older chip.
 

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Dell Dimension Desktop 4600
Pentium 4 2.80GHz
512 MB RAM
Dell SE198WFP LCD flat screen monitor add-on
Windows XP Home
IE 6
NVIDIA 128MB DDR GeForce FX 5200
My issue:

Several months ago, I purchased a new monitor (above) to add to my Dell Dimension 4600 system. Immediately, I noticed that the monitor would always show:

1: Auto Detect (Power Save)

when I tried to log-on and I had a difficult time waking it from its state.

Last Tuesday (6-16), I went to log-on to the machine and was met with a BLACK screen with white letters. The wording:

"We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start correctly...".

I was given several options of starting the machine, including:

Last Known Good Configuration
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Normal

I learned that Safe Mode with Networking was the only way I could boot up and get online to figure out what was happening. I'm still running that way.

Once I chose 'Safe Mode with Networking,' multiple/many! lines scrolled down the screen with this format:

multi (0) disk (0) partition (2) \WINDOWS ....

I started poking around and asking questions, online. I was instructed to do several things, including using the Recovery Console to repair my Windows installation. Because I then started receiving error messages that read:

'Computer restarted after unexpected shutdown. Microsoft Windows detected a possible device failure.

The driver for the display device was unable to complete a drawing o... Read more

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Dell Dimension Desktop 4600
Pentium 4 2.80GHz
512 MB RAM
Dell SE198WFP LCD flat screen monitor add-on
Windows XP Home
IE 6
NVIDIA 128MB DDR GeForce FX 5200
My issue:

Several months ago, I purchased a new monitor (above) to add to my Dell Dimension 4600 system. Immediately, I noticed that the monitor would always show:

1: Auto Detect (Power Save)

when I tried to log-on and I had a difficult time waking it from its state.

Last Tuesday (6-16), I went to log-on to the machine and was met with a BLACK screen with white letters. The wording:

"We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start correctly...".

I was given several options of starting the machine, including:

Last Known Good Configuration
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Normal

I learned that Safe Mode with Networking was the only way I could boot up and get online to figure out what was happening. I'm still running that way.

Once I chose 'Safe Mode with Networking,' multiple/many! lines scrolled down the screen with this format:

multi (0) disk (0) partition (2) \WINDOWS ....

I started poking around and asking questions, online. I was instructed to do several things, including using the Recovery Console to repair my Windows installation. Because I then started receiving error messages that read:

'Computer restarted after unexpected shutdown. Microsoft Windows detected a possible device failure.

The driver for the display device was unable to complete a drawing o... Read more

A:Use Seagate 250MB Ext HD w/Dell 4600??

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Hi,
I have a problem with my GeForce4 FX5200 250MB graphics card, when i try to play any game eg. Stronghold 2, The Movies or Stubbs The Zombie, the graphics are unrecognizable most the time at game startup, when u actually play them,well, you cant cause you cant see anything. What have i done wrong? I've Installed numerous drivers from the nvidia site and from the cd i got with the card and nothing has helped. Thing is everything seems fine when i'm not trying to play games, apart from i cant change my screen resolution to anything above 1024 * 768 pixels.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, kelv
 

A:GeForce4 FX5200 250MB Problem, Please Help!!

time to update?

I'm not sure you're card can handle the newer games - especially if they're using shader technology. Going to higher resolutions can be restricted by the monitor range (esp. when linked to frequency).
 

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Hi,

I have found this large file which is constatly on my PC, and I think it may be used by kazaa for caching files but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what it is and if it is safe to delete?

Thanks,

DG
 

A:010101.dat 250MB file - kazaa?

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Looks like no one, even the (official) iomega forum moderator, wants to jump in on this one.

I have used my zip 250 drive with three versions of windows for at least 15 years. I don't believe iomega even supports this hardware any more, but have had no problems with all my OS's including my present OS (XP) and Dell XPS 400 computer until today.

The usual sequence of operation(s) this zip drive are, is that a 250MB disk is inserted, a whirring sound is heard, and the data recorded is then displayed. I always assumed the whirring sound is the disk motor turning.

However now for the first time ever, no whirring sound when the disk is inserted and locked, silence from the drive, and the disk is ejected in 2-3 seconds. I have 5 250 MB disks which were always fine before, all of which are now ejected as described above. I have gone into the device manager screen and there is no trouble indicated, advice is the device is working normally, and there is no malfunction indication next to that disk drive (which is external and SCSI connected).

There have been no error popups anywhere with regard to this problem. I have not tried to reinstall the drive since it does involve steps which include the SCSI card as well as the hardware and software installation procedures...thought I'd ask help here first before digging into the computer (again).

I am a electronics technician and competent to inspect and/or repair the device (with appropriate parts if needed) but ... Read more

A:iomega Zip 250MB drive problem

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This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.

The Windows community has convinced me to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a new 250GB SSD that is replacing my HDD. The C: HDD is getting errors when I use Seagate's SeaTools programs and my PC has really slowed down to a crawl. in trying to repair my C: HDD I have run System File Checker multiple times (no Problems). Checkdisk multiple times /f/r options. it only shows errors on stage 5 of 5 free space verification and correcting errors in the volume bitmap.
My latest Windows Backup on a flash drive and a Windows System image on the External HDD are considered not reliable by the community and they strongly recommend a clean install of Windows 7
I have the WIN 7 DVD with product key that I purchased when I went from XP to Win 7. I have the other SW apps product DVDs. Although I have a Windows Backup and a Windows 7 System Image I have been told, and I believe, that this would be dangerous to use vs doing a clean install. Now that I am convinced to do just that I want to be pro-active in making sure that I do it right.
Is there a step by step process documented anywhere that will take me through this install. I need to save years of data from all of my pc applications, e.g., Quicken, Word, Excel, Adobe, email, etc.
My P... Read more

A:clean install of Windows 7 on new 250GB SSD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RogerAttila


This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.


Hi Roger, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The process of clean installing and restoring your data is quite straight forward. You can use Windows Easy Transfer (WET) to backup your personal data, all your documents, images and such, then clean install and finally retrieve the backed up data again using WET.Step 1: Use WET to transfer your settings and data to an external hard disk or USB drive
Step 2: Clean install Windows 7 on your new SSD
Step 3: Use WET to restore your settings and data
Tutorials:Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
Clean Install Windows 7
If you have any questions or issues either with WET or clean install, please post your questions in respective tutorial thread. Any other concerns, please post here or start a new thread in an appropriate section of our forums.

Kari

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i need to format HDD to fat32 for a movie player standalone....win7 is formatting to some funny format and making my hdd drive click in the player.

what do i do to format to fat32 and what cluster size , ty

A:Format to Fat32 for 250Gb in windows 7

Hi ollie007

Welcome to SevenForums
Are you having issues converting media (video) to a standalone player (format) or do you want to convert the data (video) to fat32 format?

Regards

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Hi beautiful people,

Currently im using a 60gb partition for windows 7 32 bits ultimate in a SATA HD (AIHC mode), i've been told in the past that it is not recommended to use the entire HD as one partition cause slows the system (the needle works more), is that still true?

A:Windows 7 in a 250GB Hard Drive

To a certain extent yes, It is better to have one partition in the top of your drive to hold your system files (programs, drivers, etc) and another partition to hold your data. This will help your system run faster.

However, you cannot just rely on this alone. You should do regular disk cleanup using a program like CCleaner (don't use the registry cleaner option) and defragment your hard drive regularly as well.

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Hi My name is K.GOPALA KRISHNA REDDY and i'm using lenovo G50-70 (20351). i have seen a post in the lenovo companian app that "Lenovo Companion users get 250MB of SurfEasy VPN service free every month. " but there it doesn't mention that how to avail this offer, so how can i avail this offer???so anybody know how to avail this offer? help me with this.

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Hi all, thanks in advance for your feedbcak. right, ive got windows seven installed on my p bell easynote mx37 s 200 laptop 250gb hdd. for dome unknown reason when i install my new 750gb toshiba mk7559gsxp hdd it will NOT accept windows. ive tried everything i know, from fresh install to system image restore. i have read in places that i need to install Rapid storage technology from intel and in other places have read that i need to change the enable disk controller in bios. i kniow this is going to be something SO simple that ive overlooked something. thanks again for any help.

A:New HDD just WONT accept windows 7 from 250gb to 750gb

Hello OfficialSteve. Welcome to the Forum.

Your description of your problem is so broad it could mean anything. Could you describe exactly what is going wrong with the installation? Is it that the installer cannot find a drive to install to? Or does the installation crash? Do you get ant error messages?

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Hi All,

i have a tecra S3 PTS30-E which has come from the company i work for which was no longer required.

i have replaced the current 40gb hdd with two different ones -

Western Digital 250 gb WD2500BPVT

toshiba 120gb - MK1252GSX

I have tried both seperately and windows XP pro service pack 3 will not recognise either one.

i have downloaded sata driver from toshiba website and installed via F6 during boot, windows asks which driver, windows 2000 or XP, i click XP and enter, windows continues until then advising no hard disk found

i have also tried downloading intel drivers after searching other threads and this also does not work via the floppy route.

i have also added toshiba drivers to XP iso using nlite to create a slipstream disk and while xp loads from disk, i noticed "toshiba raid driver" being installed. Same result no hard disk found.

Can someone help ?

thanks

A:Re: Tecra S3 - new 250gb Sata hdd - windows does not recoginse

hi,

> Tecra S3 - new 250gb Sata hdd - windows does not recoginse

According to the specifications on this page:

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-tecra-s3-s411td/1707-3121_7-31556311.html

Your laptop has Ide interface, as far as I know on old IDE interface there is a 28bit LBA limitation that means the notebook can only handle HDDs up to 128GB.

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Hello guys,

My client has 250gb harddisk & it has only 1 drive & there is lot of data i.e about 20gb in it.

PLZ tell me any software which can reduce size of c drive & create new drives without causing loss to windows & without loss of data,

I also need pdf to word converter.I have download many softwares but no one is perfect.Plz tell me that software.

I will be very thankful for your reply

Regards

A:windows 7 c drive is 250gb.How to make new partition

To reduce the size of the system partition in order to create a new, second partition, there are several third-party solutions for doing that, two of which are:

Free> EaseUS Partition Master: Free Partition Magic alternative. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32 bit & 64 bit - EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition.

Not free > Paragon Partition Manager: Paragon Partition Manager Personal - Overview

As regards a PDF > Word converter, I don't think a perfect one exists. Besides, we don't know which ones you've already tried.

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Hi, I want to buy a new hard drive for my desktop PC, and I was wondering if the western digital black 250GB hard drive or western digital enterprise 250GB hard drive would work better for such a PC. Both of the HDDs I mentioned are SATA, in case you're wondering.
 

A:Solved: western digital black 250GB vs. western digital enterprise 250GB

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There is in regards to my SimpleTech portable hard drive and My new Dell Inspiron N7010 17R which has windows 7. It tells me that it can not recognize the device when I plug it into my USB port. It works great in my Dell Inspiron that has windows XP and my Lenovo at work that also runs windows XP. I have tried another laptop at my place of employment that has windows 7 on it and I get the same error message on that machine also. It has to be a conflict with the SimpleTech 250gb and Windows 7.
Your Help is very much appreciated!!

A:simpletech 250gb external hard drive & windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF please try here to see if there is something at the support site for your drive to work with win 7 http://www.simpletech.com/support/support_downloads.php

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We removed old disks from my reliable but sluggish Dell Pentium 4 and installed a new Hitachi 250GB drive. Windows XP installed fine, but the system will not reboot after we install SP2. Tried twice, rolling back to the previous configuration.

Tried installing SP1 (fine) and several critical updates THEN SP2, but same problem; after the "successful" install the system must be restarted, but now it will not boot. Instead we see the message saying Windows cannot start, and giving options for booting in safe mode (this works), booting in safe mode with networking (does NOT work). We have tried F8 at startup & tried Debug mode, but this just took us back the same menu (Safe, Safe w/networking, Last known good, etc.).

We have already checked for BIOS updates, and found none available.

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

A:Installing Windows XP on new Hitachi 250GB drive, won't reboot after SP2

Update on this problem: with the restart on failure disabled we were able to proceed a bit further, and have now disabled our AVG virus s/w, and rolled back again to run a disk check... before trying SP2 again.
 

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I recently upgrade my PC, and have installed a NEW 250 GB S-ATA Hard drive.
My bios has been upgraded, and when in the BIOS setup it recognizes the drive as what it should be, 250GB, When I was installing XP and creation a partition thru the intall progam it only let me setup a 131GB partition. I set up a 100GB partition and left the rest to play with afterwards. In the Computer management/disk manager in XP I have my 100GB partition and only 30GB of unallocated space to work with.

Does anyone know how I can resolve this problem?

Shamus

A:250GB Hard drive, Windows only allows 131GB partitionable

Since this was a fresh install you need to add SP2. XP came out with a 137G limitation which was addressed with SP1. SP2 has replaced SP1.

If you only want a single 250G partition there are a couple of ways to address it.

1) Install SP2 and then run Partition Magic to resize the primary partition to pick up the extra 150G.

or
2) Slipstream SP2 into your copy of XP and then start over from scratch with a fresh install.
Chas

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It took me a while to finally install Vista and use it. I just go off XP with the last service pack.

I am trying Windows 7 now and it's a throw back to the early days of Vista. My Windows 7 system is exhibiting extreme instability. In particular the keyboard and mouse drivers for my Microsoft Sidewinder x6 keyboard and x5 mouse aren't functioning properly. The mouse pauses if I move it quickly. The keyboard input will sometimes repeat for no apparent reason.

Sling player will pause for no apparent reason.

Adobe Flash doesn't appear to work always.

I guess I'll be waiting for Service Pack 1 or later again.

BTW running on standard Dell's with 4Gb or RAM and i7 / Quad Core processors.

I've had very good success with Vista lately since the last service pack.

A:Windows 7 - Not Performing

Nice processor. I bet that XP 32 and/or 64-bit are blazing fast on it.

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Whenever I start my laptop, then after booting, my mouse cursor starts plusating( blinking very fast) and system starts getting slow. After some minutes, an error message comes to my screen and says that-
Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance ?
Windows has detected your computer's performance is slow.This could be because there are not enough resources to run windows Aero Color scheme. To improve performance , try changing the color scheme to Windows 7 basic.

--> Change the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic.
--> Keep the current color scheme, but ask me again if my computer's performance is slow.
--> Keep current color scheme, and don't show this message again.

This what the error message shows. Please, Please help me in fixing this error. After this message, my system becomes too slow to work. My laptop is- hp Pavilion dv6-3019tu notebook. I am using Windows Home Premium operating System.
I also went to the hp service center and they changed some graphics processor and took Rs.5500 for fixing this. After proper functioning for 12-14 days, this error has again started. Kindly help. For god sake, please help me. I am suffering a lot.
 

A:Windows 7 Performing very slow

Lets start by having a look at what is on your system.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) and save it to your desktop. Do not get tempted to download Regclean Pro.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes another log (Addition.txt). Please also copy and paste that into your reply.

 

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So, I have bought a new HP computer recently (this January) and they operate Windows 10. In the beginning it was perfect, faster than my Linux computer but I have been facing trouble recently. After every update, it keeps getting slower despite the fact that the hard disk is hardly 50% full. Earlier, while browsing through the Internet, it just stopped reacting to my commands, while the sound wasn't clear but rather like radio interference (I was listening to music) so I had to force-close it then turn it on again. I don't have that much knowledge on software, but I need help as I am sure that an eight-month-old computer should not react like this. I would really appreciate some help! Thank you!

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Hi All,
I`m getting BSOD while performing CHKDSK. Recently my HDD was detected with bad sectors. I wanted to repair them. But when my chkdsk reaches to 71% i get Blue screen error. Attached are the logs and below is the description of my laptop

? OS - Windows 7
?32-bit
? What was original installed OS on system? VISTA
? full retail version
? Age of system (hardware) - 4 yrs
? Age of OS installation - 1 week.
have you re-installed the OS? Yes

? CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo
? Video Card - Inbuilt
? MotherBoard. ASUS
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - Not sure

? System Manufacturer - Sony Vaio
? Exact model number - VGN-NS230E

Thanks for your support.

Regards,
Pavan

A:BSOD while performing CHKDSK on WIndows 7

Crashes point to your Intel Display driver, which is out of date. I would advise updating it from your vendor.Sony eSupport - Electronics

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I just started a new position at work and realize I desperately need a laptop that I cannot afford. I was just given a laptop that's running windows XP (media center edition 2002, service pack 2) but many web pages will not work on the Internet. I cannot download Mozilla Firefox, I cannot download Google Chrome, I can't even update windows! Please help!!

A:Problems performing windows (XP) update, please help?!!!

Windows XP is no longer supported, including there updates.

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