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Windows SteadyState Disk Protection not successfully installed

After installing Windows Steadystate 2.5 on a Dell OptiPlex GX280 and I turn on the disk protection, I receive an error stating it did not successfully install. I have it running fine on other machines of the same model. It is a 80 GB hard drive but I find it strange how the available space on the drive is a lot more, then on the other computers.

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  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Feb 06, 2010

    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling SteadyState a few times. I even made an image of another computer, same model, using Symantec Ghost, and when I put the image on, I get the same error message. I find it weird how the hard drive space available is a lot more on this computer, then on the other computers. When I went to Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information, a windows help screen came up.

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Feb 07, 2010

    When I ran the Hard Drive Diagnostics after pressing F12 when the system starts up, it passed the diagnostic test. I should run the Western Digital hard drive diagnostics? I created an image of the same computer and same size drive, and after I put the image on the machine, I went to turn on disk protection of Windows SteadyState 2.5 and I got the error that it did not install successfully. I even tried defragging the hard drive.

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First thing I would do is run diagnostics on the HDD. I've found so weird issues on failing drives.
If diags pass, generally easier to re-image the HDD and start from scratch.
If issue continues, I'd move the drive to a known good system and see if the issue still occurs there. If problem follows the system, then it could be a MB/RAM issue

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