Glad to hear you got everything going like you want.
Those ssd drives are sweet aren’t they.
We have all been newbie’s at one time and I like to think that I am paying back for those that helped me when I started.
After I installed the Samsung ssd, with the great help of members, I was later able to buy a Mtron slc ssd at a bargain price, approx Â£40. A new price was over three times that in Feb 09. This was the same capacity (30 gb) but faster.
I made a partion of 5 gig on the Mtron ssd, cloned the EISA with Nortons Ghost, Installed the ssd in the Samsung NC110, pressed F4 on boot-up and the EISA did its job and installed XP in the remaining space on the ssd.
The new C drive worked fine. I installed all the drivers from the disk which came with the NC10 , other progs and it was full steam ahead.
Now I require some HELP!! Over the present hols I removed the Mtron ssd and replaced it with the previous Samsung slc ssd. This was working perfectly when I last used it and to my mind it was a perfect backup. My intention was just to update it and bring it in line with the Mtron ssd. Nothing on the TV, except the usual Xmas rubbish of course!!!
The Samsung drive, booted up perfectly, then to my amazement started to load various files on a black screen. The message read something like, “loading Windows files, please wait”. I was expecting to have a fully running machine with no complications like this!!!
It next proceeded in a Samsung Recovery Mode. After a while and various screens it then said there was no back up files found and did I want to return to its factory settings or Turn Off…
I lost my nerve, opted for turn off, reinstalled the Mtron ssd, crossed my fingers, switched the netbook back on and everything worked perfectly as before.
I thought this was a very narrow squeak for a newbie! Auto detect is on in the BIOS.by the way, and obviously picked up on the Samsung ssd. My perfect back up Samsung ssd was not quite so perfect after all!!
Is a perfect back up replacement disk possible? Now I am retired, I travel a lot, mainly to South East Asia. I take the NC10 netbook on all travels as it is light and rugged with it’s ssd. Like all netbooks it has no built in R/W drive I have an external dvd burner, but have no wish to cart this to SE Asia. Swopping drives in the NC10 is a few minutes work with a small screwdriver. In my ignorance my “perfect backup disk” went everywhere on my travels. I thought I was fool-proof.
Recovery partition, EISA configured, are a mystery to me. They do not appear in My Computer, cannot be opened , or read or written to. The only place they show up is in Disk Management, but NOT in Disk Defrag by the way.
It may be necessary for this saga to be read from the beginning, but after all its still the hols. If you read back you will see that the NC10 netbook came with a 160gb hdd. There were three partition, EISA, the C drive and a D drive which was backup.
I shall be pleased for our gurus help.
Happy New Year to all members.