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Why can't I install OS by Ghost with an SSD?
While using Ghost to install Windows XP or Windows 7, some users met error and can not continue with the installation. The reason is that the normal Ghost is based on FAT32 format, but while initializing SSD, it is defaulted to NTFS format. Therefore, we just need to delete disk partition in Disk Management to continue the installation.

Detail method as following:
Connect SSD to computer, right-click "My computer" icon, choose "Management" – "Disk Management", right-click SSD letter, choose “Delete Disk Partition”, then reinstall OS.

Date:2014-06-19 Tag:Renice Source:Renice

System won't start when Windows XP is upgraded into Windows 7.
If you choose “Upgrade Install” but not “Custom Install” while upgrade windows XP to windows 7 or fresh install win 7, you tend to suffer error code or Blue screen when reboot the computer after installation. This is because the system automatic partition is 8MB under windows XP, but windows 7 system has 100mb automatic partition. Therefore, please follow these two methods to make sure correct installation:
1.     Choose “Custom Install” and delete partitions while installing Windows 7. Then create new partitions. System will allocate 100MB automatically for system use.
2.     Run the Partition Manager under DOS to delete partition, such as PM, DISKGEN, etc. You could Install OS without error after this operation.

Date:2014-06-19 Tag:Renice Source:Renice

When install win7/VISTA under IDE model, computer screen turns dark after enabling AHCI model.
When installing OS, it will judge the working model of current disk. It only adopts one drive and disables the rest drives to increase the boot speed. For example, while installing win7 under IDE model, the system will use drive file PCIIDE.SYS as default disk driver, but if user converts it to AHCI model, the system will need MSAHCI.SYS as default disk driver, but since the system has already disabled this drive in registry, the key disk drive can not be invoked while booting, and this causes blue screen.
 
Solution:

This problem can be solved with Microsoft HOTFIX. To resolve it by yourself, please invoke AHCI drive in Registry before change the SATA model of boot drive. Operate as following steps:
Quit all the programs based on Windows.
Click”Start”, input “regedit” on “Start Search” frame, then press “Enter”
If appears “User Account Control”, please press “Continue”.
Find and click one of the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV
 
Right-click “Start” in “Name” of the Right pane. Then click “Modify”
Input “0” in “Numerial Data” frame, then click “OK”.
Click “Quit” in “File” menu, click “Quit” to close Registry Editor.

Date:2014-06-19 Tag:Renice Source:Renice

Problems while using mSATA SSD on DELL M6500:
If you use mSATA SSD as boot disk in DELL M6500, and meantime the first and second drive positions are occupied with existing disks, system may be unable to start if you change either of these 2 disks. The reason is that system’s boot partition (100mb boot partition) is in the first or second drive position, there’s no system’s guidance information in mSATA SSD, which makes the system unable to boot.
 
Solution:
1.     Plug HDD on the first or second drive position and reinstall OS.
2.     Set system boot partition on mSATA by using Ghost D2D(One Key Recovery)

Date:2014-06-19 Tag:Renice Source:Renice

Enabling TRIM in Windows 7 with a Renice X3 SSD
Overview

This paper describes how to enable TRIM in Microsoft Windows 7 using the Microsoft AHCI driver.
The Microsoft AHCI driver v6.1.7600 Rev.16385 currently shipping with Windows 7 does not support the DSMcap (maximum supported TRIM sectors) provided by an SSD; the Windows AHCI driver uses a default value of eight sectors  and the  Renice X3  SSD Processor family  only supports a maximum of one TRIM sector. The result is TRIM does not function on Renice X3 SSDs in the above configuration. Without making the change in this document, the SSD may not operate at peak efficiency.

Solution

A Windows 7 registry change will correct the issue. Detailed below are instructions for users to modify the registry and add the maximum supported TRIM sectors to support TRIM on Renice X3 drives using the Microsoft AHCI driver.
Note: These instructions are only valid if you are running Windows 7 under AHCI mode, and are using the Microsoft AHCI driver.

IMPORTANT: This section contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. Serious problems might occur if  this is done incorrectly. Therefore, make sure  you are comfortable making changes to the registry and follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. You can later restore it if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, follow this link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/

Instructions
 
1.  Exit all Windows-based programs.
2.  Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
3.  If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
4.  Locate and then click on the following registry sub-key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE\<diskname>\<instance>\ DeviceParameters\ATAport
The <diskname> will be modified, like DiskSF-1560TS6MFC
The <instance> will be -folder created when a drive is connected to the machine. Note that if the same drive is connected to different ports over time, multiple instances will show up under the <diskname>. If the user is unaware of which <instance> is currently active, the registry modification needs to be applied to every <instance>.
Please refer to the left pane of the figure below for clarification:
diskname
instance
 
 
5.  In the right pane, right-click on the blank area.
6.  Under the New submenu, select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
7.  Under the Name column type DSMDataSizeCapInBlocks.
8.  Right click on the newly created DSMDataSizeCapInBlocks and click Modify.
9.  In the Value Data box, type 1, and then click OK.
10. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
11. Reboot the system.

The system will now support TRIM on the Renice X3 SSD with the Microsoft AHCI driver.

Date:2014-06-19 Tag:Renice Source:Renice

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