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SSD slow on windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. What is going on?

I bought a Kingston 128 SSD and installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on it and it's slow as hell after it starts up and gets to home screen. Can't open multiple windows or it freezes for a minute or two. Reinstalled like 7 times and tried different ways and different settings. Still the same slug drive.
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  1. Make sure you are running your SSD in AHCI mode. You are probably running in IDE and you need to change that in the bios but first you need to change 1-2 registry entries.

    Guide:
    http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/987378-how-to-switch-from-ide-to-ahci-without-repairingreinstalling-windows/
  2. The only things I find on IDE are in integrated peripherals.
  3. Would having my sata in the wrong port mess it up?
  4. I selected my ssd it had ide auto. Turned it off and tried to reinstall but it wouldn't let me finish the install.
  5. As per the guide in my first post, you should first change the registry settings in windows.

    Then you change the bios setting of your drive to be SATA.

    It should work then. You dont have to reinstall. If you get a blue screen during boot, then you just change back to IDE and change the registry again as you must have forgotten to click save or skipped a setting.
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    Boot into windows and download the tool http://www.guru3d.com/files_get/as_ssd_benchmark,4.html

    Once you run ASSSD it will tell you in red in the top left corner if you are running AHCI or IDE. If it is IDE it will not say OK in green.

    From your screenshots I dont see the AHCI settings anywhere. You literally have to change your drives to AHCI in the BIOS, but first you will have to change your registry or your windows will bluescreen.
  7. VICECITY55 said:
    I bought a Kingston 128 SSD and installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on it and it's slow as hell after it starts up and gets to home screen. Can't open multiple windows or it freezes for a minute or two. Reinstalled like 7 times and tried different ways and different settings. Still the same slug drive.


    Is this a SATA drive? If so is it compatible with your board?
    If not there may be a setting/conflict issue with other IDE devices.
    Suggest you have only this device on the system at first.
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