In order to verify that your new computer is operating properly, you need a fresh install of some operating system and measure that way.
You have used an old disk with an old operating system install and it is using 45% CPU which is a lot and which drags down your battery. That is why the battery is depleting quickly.
A properly working machine will normally ...
In most (nearly ALL) cases this doesn't work via an USB adapter.
The drive must be connected to a real SATA controller on a computer that supports OPAL complaint SATA password handling. (Most computers with a SATA port technically support this, but not every BIOS plays nice. Some just don't implement the password handling properly or at all).
So you need ...
The drive has a password lock (you put on it or agreed to in setting it up) and the BIOS will have that record. The drive must be in the machine where the password was created.
It is nothing to do with the reliability of the machine.
I have a Laptop Lock (BIOS) AND a drive lock. The drive must be in this machine for me to unlock it. Yes, I have very good ...
Most of the times Resource Monitor will do the trick. But if you nee a "more in depth" analyses you can use Process Explorer from Microsoft/Sysinternals. It gives you a few additional featured, e.g. filtering.
Process Monitor from Microsoft/Sysinternals will show you which files and folders are accessed.
What do you mean "resetting" ?
If you mean "format" (you will lose all your datas) here is a solution from Kali OS :
Open terminal (CTRL + ALT + T)
Type sudo fdisk -l, you should see something like Disk /dev/sdX: YGo where X is a letter and Y the size of you disk in GB/TB.
If you see it, you can format it with the command sudo mkfs.ntfs -...
Download the current Windows 10 ISO file from the Media Creation Link.
Use the link that says Make a USB for another computer.
Use Rufus to make a bootable USB key, install the ISO on this bootable key, and start with the Key.
You may need to disable Secure Boot in order to start with it.
You may ...
Apparently the SSD was not directly connected to the motherboard, it was connected using another small hidden intermediary board.
That small board had a loose connection with the motherboard, causing all the problems. 🤦🏻♂️
Thanks for all the help! :)
Thanks to all the help from the comments under my question, I finally managed to fix the issue successfully. So I'm gonna share what is the exact solution as patkim correctly suggested:
...generally when you install Windows especially as MBR with more than
one physical disk present during installation, the MBR / bootloader
may get installed in the first ...
You say you have used SATA 2 cables.
Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G
is SATA 3.
Both types are usually compatible and can be mixed.
As you have said:
As you tried multiple computers, the problem is probably not with the
As you have tried more than one cable, the problem is probably not the
format has these fields:
device-spec – The device name, label, UUID, or other means of specifying the partition or data source this entry refers to.
mount-point – Where the contents of the device may be accessed after mounting; for swap partitions or files, this is set to none.
fs-type – The type of file system to be mounted.
options – Options ...
The disk may be dead.
First, make sure that your backups are up to date and restorable.
Then check if the disk is writable in Linux. You can use Ubuntu, it boots from USB without the need for installation. If it's not writable, then it's time to replace it. If it works, you can use GParted (still under Linux) to create a new partition table and format it ...
I had the same problem. It was caused by one of two things.
I forgot to mount the disk first as a disk with MBR
I rebooted with the disk still attatched to the USB port which resulted in it booting as Windows via USB (which may have resulted in it being assigned a different drive letter)
I started again, using diskpart clean, diskmanagement MBR, and making ...
Your SSD from the information look healthy. CrystalDiskInfo runs SMART test on your SSD (If your hard drive/SSD does not support it then result is Unknown), and the below details are different attributes of SMART. You can get a good overview on SMART attributes in the Wikipedia page.
You can are 2 clicks from the answer. In the bottom half of the screen, right click the gray area where it says "Disk 0 Basic 1862.89 GB Online" and select "Properties" and it will tell you which disk that is.
Most disk controllers I have seen (maybe all) put M.2 drives after traditional SATA ports.
On a side note, I wouldnt install the ...
In Disk Management right-click on the Disk 0 or Disk 1, and select properties.
This will show you the properties for that specific drive, including the Serial Number, which will allow you to figure out which drive your C drive is on.
First off, its not the drive that is blinking the LED, it is the drive controller board that is blinking the LED. Even though you ejected the device, it is still receiving power by USB. My suspicion is that the drive controller was ejected, but didnt properly shut itself down in a normal fashion and was stuck in an abnormal state. When you unplugged it ...
It's part of Spotlight's indexing.
'Quick fix' System Prefs > Spotlight > Privacy.
Add all volumes to that, close, wait a couple of minutes, then reopen & remove them from the list. That will make Spotlight re-index, which may take several hours of high activity on corespotlightd, mds & mds_stores.
If it's still runaway after that, then try ...
The problem was caused by high DPC latency. This somehow drags the whole computer down.
When running LatencyMon, I got numbers up to 5000uS sometimes. Large spikes with Realtek Lan and Nvidia GT videocard drivers especially.
I tried so many things, but the one thing that seems to fix it was running this in cmd (run as administrator):
bcdedit /deletevalue ...
It is all the time. It's built in to the hardware.
From Windows 2000 Resource Kit Reference, Technical Guide to the Registry.
Data type Range Default value
REG_SZ 0-3 1
Determines how long after a key is pressed and held down that the key
begins to repeat the character. The values 0 (shortest delay;
No, PCI Express doesn't work like that. You can't split one faster PCI-e lane into two slower PCI-e lanes.
It's a bit counter-intuitive, but by combining high lane count, low version PCI-e with low lane count, high version PCI-e gives you worst of both worlds. For example a x16 v2.0 device in a x8 v3.0 motherboard will work at x8 v2.0.
What is possible with ...
It doesn’t seem like QubesOS supports the ASUS X509FJ line of machines.
Checking the official hardware compatibility list for QubesOS, I see a lot of ASUS models listed but I don’t see an entry for the X509FJ.
It could be the problem of the software you have installed recently or other hardware errors. You need to go through and find them one by one. Here is one of the guidance to fix the blue screen I found on the Internet.
Of course, they are not the same.
NVME is a new transport protocol which was specially designed for flash memory in SSD. Comparing with traditional AHCI, NVME is more compatible with SSD. This protocol can make SSD connect to CPU directly via PCIE, which can improve the transfer speed and lower the latency. So, SSD which is with PCIE bus and support NVME ...
Reads on an SSD are unlimited, writes are though. Once a block wears out, it goes read only.
If a (malicious) program is allowed to write to disk (create files, for example), then yes, it could try to exhaust SSD writes.
It's not a likely attack, though. Most modern malware campaigns aim at making profit (ransomware) or using computational resources of ...
Obviously this is a "sparce file":
If you create a file with a certain size but you don't tell the OS about the content of the file, many types of OSs create such kinds of files:
The OS does not use any space on the disk for the parts of the file where you did not specify the content.
Maybe the reason why the download tool (for example Web browser) ...
Your downloading app reserves the total size of the download to make sure that the disk space will not run out while downloading. If you interrupt the download, most applications delete the file, but maybe your app allows resuming the download later, so it's still on your disk. The reserved space is not usable for other data. So if you need the space and don'...
Microsoft removed this hotfix from their repository as it's been discontinued. But if you've got the file from another source (e.g. device manufacturer's website), you should be able to install it on a PC that has not received any of the newer security and quality updates. This hotfix has not been superseded by any other update, but Microsoft probably added ...
"PCIe 3.0 x4" is NVMe
"SATA 6Gb/s" is SATA-III
"Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards, 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length
M.2 SSD cards"
...means that your system supports both. You can plug in either an NVMe M.2 SSD or a SATA M.2 SSD. Both should work with your motherboard.
If you will be running Windows 10, an NVMe (...
It is suggested to enable ahci in Windows 7 Before you switch the bios setting, here is how.
Changing from IDE to AHCI
In regedit navigate to
click "Start" in the right pane and modify value to 0
Do the same for
Partitions represent completely independent disk areas. If you perform a block-level clone of the C: partition, your cloning tool will only need to care about the 465 GB that was assigned to the C: partition, and won't even look at the rest.
(If you perform a block-level clone of the whole disk, it'll still spend 90% of the time cloning the C: partition, and ...
After a lot of research this worked. The problem was because of Autonomous Power State Transition.
So after adding nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=5500
it works great.
To do this add this in boot parameter in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub file
From the image, there should be no problem with extending the C partition over
the Unallocated space.
Perhaps you are specifying a larger size than is available in the Unallocated space.
Device Manager should automatically suggest the right size,
so better accept the suggested value.
If this is not the problem, try a third-party product such as
No they aren't the same. NVMe is a storage protocol, PCIe is an electrical bus.
The drive you are looking at is the NVMe storage protocol on a PCIe bus in an m.2 connector. The manufacturer product page says
CORSAIR Force MP510 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 SSD
Now, it's become hard to find any drives which are either NVMe or PCIe without being both, but the ...
I've had similar issues, with the same drive (Samsung EVO 840 250G) a year or two back where a computer would blue screen all the time, at irregular intervals.
Did the normal firmware/drivers checks etc, but nothing worked.
When doing checks on the drive on another computer, everything looked ok, but suddenly it just vanished, and after restart of computer ...
In the end my "solution" was to swap out the system drive with another SSD I had. The drive that was causing the problems was swapped to be a secondary drive in the computer. After that everything worked fine.
Not really a proper solution but this is how I ended up.
Firstly you shouldn't worry about SSD nowadays. Their wear-leveling algorithm is good enough that SSDs in the last few years have a 5-year warranty, which means that manufacturers are so confident that the drive can still function properly if you write lots of data to it every day for 5 years. The larger the SSD the better lifetime it provides, because there ...
This answer about errors on shrinking partitions
was very useful to me a while ago. Maybe you will be able to find out why you can't grow that partition following the same procedure:
main steps copied here in case the original answer is edited or removed
Once again, attempt to shrink (grow) the partition. You should ...
I also faced similar issue earlier.
I was unable to extend or make small my any partition with Windows' in built 'Disk Management'.
Then, I used 'AOMEI Partition Assistant' on someone's suggestion and it worked without errors, but it do suggest to backup your files, otherwise if anything wrong happens you may lose all your data.
As @harrymc suggested you may ...
Open Device manager > Expand Disk Drives section. Choose your SSD and right-click > Properties. Then go to the Details tab. From the Property drop-down list choose Driver key and copy the value.
Now open Regedit as Administrator. Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum key and right-click > Permissions. Click Advanced > Check names ...
You'll break your programs.
However you can easily remedy this by creating a junction from the old location to your new location. When WhatsApp/Teams/Whatever looks in the old location, Windows will present the contents from the new location and the program will be none the wiser.
Assuming you take the contents of C:\Users\Chaff\AppData\Local\LargeProgram ...
No, you should not delete folders in Appdata (Except some like Temp, CrashDumps or Browser temp folders).
If you delete/move the Teams or WhatsApp (or any other in that location) the app may stop working properly. Usually they contain many personal preferences and settings also some valuable data. SO removing them is not recommended.
There is very little data and requests for more data are not being answered,
so I need to guess by the fact that the previous SSD was slow and the new one is
The disk cloning method you are using doesn't respect page boundaries on the SSD
The BIOS/UEFI is not updated
The motherboard is set to use SATA instead of AHCI or RAID
The easiest approach on already running system would be to create a swap file. Example below would create 4 GB one:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile.sys bs=1M count=4096
chmod 600 /swapfile.sys
sed -i '$ a\/swapfile.sys\tnone\tswap\tsw\t0\t0' /etc/fstab
The last line is needed to automatically load it again after reboot....