Here is the catalog of these common problem. Solutions will be provided once you choose the problem you have met.
Problem 1: Computer can not detect the new purchased hard disk
How to initialize the disk?
Problem 2: Computer ask to format the built-in HDD or SSD
Solution 1: Fix partition error with Chkdsk
Solution 2: Recover data from damaged partition/disk with data recovery software
Problem 3: System disk can not be detected
Method 1: Take off the hard disk , connect and fix with another PC
Method 2: Fix it with the original computer
How to Fix the Disk in the Original Computer with Renee Passnow?
After create finished, please connect the bootable disk to the target computer.
Detailed settings could refer to the manual of your computer. You can also find out how to change the boot order here.
Entirely free Renee Data Transfer
This function can help you transfer important data from the system disk to another partition or disk when system fails. After transfer, you can reinstall Windows or restore the computer with built in backup restore function.
Data recovery function – Undeleter
It can help you recover or find out the important files which are still fine or partly damaged from the disk which fails to boot computer.
It has a built-in system which can be run independently. No need to enter Windows.
Built-in free data transfer function and data recovery fucntion helps save your important files when your disk fails.
Support to reset password for local account (including administrator) in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista/2008/2003.
Whole password reset process just take 3 minutes and will not damage data inside the account. 100% safe!
Problem 4: PC fails to recognize the new SSD because of the driver
Situation 1: Windows 7 fails to recognize SSD with M.2/PCIE interface
(Notice: You maybe required to fill in an available email address to receive the valid download link.)
Situation 2: Windows 8.1/8/7 fails to recognize SATA SSD but BIOS can
When installing Windows 8.1/8/7 to SATA SSD, Windows installation will be failed to recognize the SSD after changing to AHCI. However, SATA SSD will be recognized normally once changing back to IDE mode.
It is essential to enable AHCI if you want to get the best performance of SSD. But if we set IDE mode in BIOS for SSD disk and install Windows, then Windows will not enable AHCI and makes the SSD have a poor performance.
Situation 3: Windows XP does not support AHCI drive of SSD, which leads to recognition failure or poor performance
For example, Windows XP does not support Trim command which will shorten the durability of the SSD. However, this has been improved in Windows 7. And Windows 8 has greatly improve the support of SSD, which makes a faster start speed.
GC is the name for the process of relocating existing data to new locations and allowing the surrounding invalid data to be erased in SSD. GC will first copy and write all the valid data from one block into the empty pages of a new block. Then erase the original block, making it ready for new valid data to be written.
So, GC is a key part for SSD. Its efficiency plays an important role in SSD performance. The number of valid page in SSD is crucial for GC efficiency. Because the less valid pages, the number of pages that GC needs to copy will be smaller and will get faster to make it done.
Problem 5: Built-in SSD can not be recognized or is not showing up suddenly
This situation could be caused by the power outage. SSD is out of power before it could save the FTL partition table.
Solution 1: Power the SSD only to trigger the self-recovery function of the controller
Solution 2: Update the firmware to fix the recognition problem
For Inter SSD:
For Kingston SSD:
For Micron SSD:
I think we should not make SSD to be the main disk to storage data. It should be the system disk to improve the computer performance. Even it gets damage, it will not make any influence to our important data.
Problem 6: Insufficient power supply leads to disk detection failure
|Power consumption of essential hardware in PC|
|CPU||65W – 200W|
|Memory||10W – 20W|
|Network adapters||7W – 10W|
|Keyboard + Mouse||3W|
|Fan (3 fans)||6W|
|Display adapter||65W – 200W|
|Hard disk with smaller space||6W|
|Hard disk with largeR space (Over 2TB, 10000RPM)||20W|
Problem 7: Fix mechanical HDD which is nearly dead
Solution 1: Place the hard disk in different position.
Solution 2: Heating
Solution 3: Cool down the hard disk
Preparation: a sealable bag and some desiccant.
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