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« on: September 01, 2013, 03:13:16 PM »

Hello Terry.

You might be able to help me with this one.

I have had a four core Win 7 for about 18months.  I came with a standard disk and an SSD for the programs.  It's a long story but it never worked properly, there was a hardware conflict between the two disks, so to get things working I disconnected the two disks and and did a new install on a spare SATA which cured all problems

It's always niggled me, so this last week having found some spare cash I got a new SSD did another reinstall and loaded up all the progs including QImage.  All working ok and QI going like concord.

But, I cannot find the location of the Program Data folder, it just does not show in Win Explorer, but, QI 'Migrate/copy application data' shows the folder there below  Program Files (x86)

I was hoping to copy the QI and other progs data files from the old disk to the new install probably by a memory stick.

As fare as I can see I am running with full admin permission.  No doubt it's an operator problem but I cannot see where I have got this folder set to 'hidden'

Any ideas. 

Jeff
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 03:23:50 PM »

Hi Jeff,
See screen shot below, go to:
Computer,
Tools menu,
Folder Options,
View Tab.
Put a dot in Show Hidden file, folders etc.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 03:36:21 PM »

Hi Jeff,
See screen shot below, go to:
Computer,
Tools menu,
Folder Options,
View Tab.
Put a dot in Show Hidden file, folders etc.

Terry

Many thanks, just found it and got the folder showing.  Oh dear Oh dear, I have been round and round the control panel for the last couple of hours.

Jeff
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 06:27:06 PM »

Hi Jeff,
backtracking a little:
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so this last week having found some spare cash I got a new SSD did another reinstall and loaded up all the progs including Qimage.  All working ok and QI going like concord.
Tell me more about the SSD, size, brand etc. How does performance compare, is it just Windows stuff, startup etc.or do programmes go better? I assume QU application data is on the SSD.
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Terry
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 11:11:00 AM »

Hi Jeff,
backtracking a little:
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so this last week having found some spare cash I got a new SSD did another reinstall and loaded up all the progs including Qimage.  All working ok and QI going like concord.
Tell me more about the SSD, size, brand etc. How does performance compare, is it just Windows stuff, startup etc.or do programmes go better? I assume QU application data is on the SSD.
Regards,
Terry

Hello Terry

My experience of SSD's is not good and doubt that the increase in speed performance is worth the trouble and expense.

I have installed a Crucial M500 120GB SSD and a Seagate 1T sata HD
All regularly used progs have been installed on the SSD along with any Prog. Data files

Less used progs are installed on the Seagate in a program folder in a separate partition the other partition having the original win7 installation.

QImage works faster. I have created a photos working folder on the SSD and tested a small batch of shots and they are ready to preview very quickly, editing the photos as before still takes a little time.  I will do a proper check some time and record the actual times, I should  be able to load the previous win7 installation and do a proper comparasion.
 

It's a long storey, so a full description of previous problems below if anybody interested.

The comp was built with a  OCZ Technology Vertex Plus+ 60 GB SSD alongside a Western Digital 500GB Sata.

As delivered every thing went fine until I started down loading and installing progs - Qimage, OOo, Spyder2express, etc. all standard normally no problem applications.

All hell broke out, each time at start up check disk ran and spent a few minutes doing what ever it does.  I Then found some of the progs would not run.  After a few start ups system was unusable. I cannot remember the actual error message.

Win7 was on the SSD and I installed the additional progs on the  WD Sata.

Builder then remotely checked the system error logs and cleaned up the system, in effect getting rid of the progs "causing" the problems and I took the blame.

Carried on and same happened.  Comp collected and returned 'fully checked and OK'

Within 5 minutes it was again coughing badly.

Trial and error - I found it worked better with my external usb drive disconneted?

Carried on in this state for a couple of weeks and system got worse and worse, you can just tell when a system is poorly and struggling.
Chkdisk started running again so I gave up and informed builder I was going to disconnect both the SSD and sata drives, take a disk out of prev vista comp reformat it and re install win 7 and see what happened.

All went well and and the external usb drive also caused no problems.  (this drive is an iomega Esata/usb which I could not get to work in Esata mode on the previous Vista!!)

I did not like running a new comp with and 'old' disk so installed a Seagate 1T sata and cloned every thing over.

All has been working ok since last Feb.

I did some weeks ago try to reinstall a fresh Win7 on the SSD all ok until I put in the Graf card driver disk.  It just crashed and would not restart - nothing - so immediately gave up. 

Last week having some spare cash I got a Crucial M500 120GB SSD took all the old disks out popped the SSD in and started again.

Windows installed OK, then all regularly used progs installed on the SSD. All working fine and loading faster and working faster, but no before and after figures.

Temp reconnected the Seagate 1T sata (2 partitiones - 1 for windows and 1 containing photos.  Re formatted the photo partition and created a program folder.  All run of the mill progs installed in this folder.

All working OK.

Temp installed the original Wester D Esata
   
Shut down windows and it down loaded 105 updated and failed at the installation stage.  Did another shut down and same happened,
and again but this time I ignored the warning not to shut down and powered it off.  Disconnected the WD Drive and at next start up it sorted itself out.

There is/was an obvious problem, but just where it is? probably a a simple wiring on/to the motherboard.

Regards

Jeff   
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 04:45:36 PM »

Hi Jeff,
Thanks for the update - Ouch! You had a bad deal with whoever built your PC.
It does seem the SSD is not fully sorted out yet. I also hear it "wears out" after time but not heard of any real data ton that.
I like to use a local outfit who I can go & see easily.
I hope you continue to make some progress.
Terry
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