Added a 2nd SSD, now I've got a bunch of problems...

Azaraith

New Member
I think it might have something to do with permissions, since I keep getting similar errors.

1) I cannot change the wallpaper, except for groups of photos or by choosing a theme in the personalization menu. If I pick an individual photo, it sets my wallpaper as black. If I try from Photo Viewer it gives me an error message saying "The file ...\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg could not be written. Please check permissions on this file and try again".

2) If I try to use PrimoPDF, I get an error saying "Unhandled exception...Access to the path "F:\AppData\PrimoPDF\PrimoSet.xml" is denied and it doesn't work. PrimoPDF is installed on a different drive than the OS (SSD, I have too many programs to fit them all).

Does it sound like I'm right about the permissions? If so, what can I do to fix it? I'm hesitant to simply give full permission to everything on all the drives, but wouldn't that work?

Edit: Adding permissions to the drive with the background photos on it didn't work...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Core i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus IV Extreme
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX580
    Sound Card
    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 30" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    90gb OS SSD, 120gb programs SSD, 3TB media HDD, 500GB system files / docs HDD, 2TB RAID NAS (backup).
    PSU
    850W Corsair PSU
    Keyboard
    Corsair K60
    Mouse
    Corsair M60
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

McRuff

Member
Member
You may have done something when you copied your Data

Access to the path "F:\AppData\PrimoPDF\PrimoSet.xml"

Appdata is normally a system folder, under users on the C drive. If you moved that folder it could be causing your problems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3930K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X79s
    Memory
    16.0GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster ZxR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2711 and 2407WFP
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440 and 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    3 x SSD
    Mix of 2, 3 and 4 TB Hard Drives
    PSU
    Corsair HX1050
    Case
    Lian Li Diamond Series PC-Z70 Full Tower, Black
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    20mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro
    Other Info
    Win 8.1.1 and Office 2013 via Virtualbox

jimbo45

New Member
VIP Member
Guru
Hi there

Looks like some standard paths etc got corrupted / mixed up. Follow instructions below to fix.

1) temporarily remove 2nd SSD.

2) Reboot system and see if it works OK -- if not then install from a backup image (you should have one of these always -- you can use a program like FREE MACRIUM to make backup images. If you don't have a backup image then you'll have to re-install W8 again --doesn't actually take long BTW. Then ALWAYS ENSURE you have backup.

3) Re-format the 2nd SSD -- connect via a USB==>SATA adapter to a USB slot.

4) insert SSD back into the machine

5) Should be fine now.

Note - if you keep your DATA (music, photos, documents , downloads, etc etc) separate from your OS you should be able to install all your pgms/ applications and system on even a 120 GB SSD with around 60 GB still free. I have VMware, Adobe CS6 (full suite), Office 2010, Nero, VLC, Visual Studio (full version) and a whole slew more applications installed and the whole system still fits in to 60 GB.

The advantage of doing this is that you can move the OS to different disks if you need to or even restore / re-install the OS without losing any of your DATA which you can back up separately when convenient.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

Hopachi

Polyhedric Stellation
VIP Member
Pro User
All programs are OK.

It seems after inserting the second drive, the first one got a different letter assigned.

Try to change the drive letters in Disk Management before you reinstall the OS.
Begin with the one that lets you change it (usually the system OS doesn't let you do that) and reboot afterwards to see if the system OS has regained its older path.

It's just an idea.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

Azaraith

New Member
I only moved data for 5 games - all of which work perfectly still - from the HD they were installed on (not the OS drive) to the new SSD. I haven't seen anything that would suggest a connection to that specific data.

No drive letters changed - OS disk is C as always, new SSD has the same drive letter I set for it when formatting via the external SATA dock I have.

I have a backup setup, but it's not an image of the SSD - just all my files... I think I'll try disconnecting the 2nd SSD and restarting and then if that doesn't work, reinstall and then format the 2nd SSD. Once I get everything set up, I'll image the OS SSD...

I've got the ISO from Microsoft that you get by running their program and entering your product key, does that let you format the SSD and install clean if you have the upgrade version? I don't want to end up having to install Win7 again to install Win8. Or do I simply boot from the disk and install without wiping the drive first? I've only ever bought full versions of Windows prior to Win8 (which I bought the upgrade of because it was way cheaper).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Core i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus IV Extreme
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX580
    Sound Card
    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 30" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    90gb OS SSD, 120gb programs SSD, 3TB media HDD, 500GB system files / docs HDD, 2TB RAID NAS (backup).
    PSU
    850W Corsair PSU
    Keyboard
    Corsair K60
    Mouse
    Corsair M60
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top