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Re: Windows 7 Ult 64 bit trapped by BSD and can not get out.
« Reply #345 on: May 18, 2018, 05:44:42 AM »
If the SSD isn't being recognised by Samsung Magician, try rolling back the drivers for the SATA ports to the default MS AHCI versions; these will allow Magician to see the drive, the firmware to be updated and Trim to work. The downside is that the drive(s) may not be quite as fast.



 

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Re: Windows 7 Ult 64 bit trapped by BSD and can not get out.
« Reply #346 on: May 24, 2018, 03:20:37 PM »
Thanks, Satrow, but I do not understand how to do this.  I have a good Hitaghi 2 TB drive that is labeled H, and the SSD is C.  I tried swapping the SATA channels but when I went to boot I got the message No MstrBook.  I switch back again and now it boots.

I am fearful that I may damage machine.  I have GFS backup running each evening, but I have never restored from that and am worried it is is OK.

Samsung says that Magician just does not support the drive I have.  I find that very weird; I just do not know how they can sell a drive with no support tools.


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Re: Windows 7 Ult 64 bit trapped by BSD and can not get out.
« Reply #347 on: May 24, 2018, 03:40:13 PM »
Roll back the SATA drivers as per my previous post, this will allow Magician to 'see' your drive.

The problem with changing your drive order using the cables as it stands is that the only working Windows install is accessed by the boot sequence 'bouncing' from one drive to another - not good long term, way too complex.

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Re: Windows 7 Ult 64 bit trapped by BSD and can not get out.
« Reply #348 on: May 25, 2018, 11:12:00 AM »
OK, I am going to do what you suggest Satnow, but firts I am gong to attempt restore of system to another machine so that I know I can get back to where I am in case something goes wrong.  I may take more than a few days to find a machine which is stuitable for restore.