VeloSSD 2012

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    "Make sure you have an image backup before installing"

    July 5, 2012  |   By blegs385521


    None - could not install the software.


    Did not seem to successfully install. Recommended uninstall procedure is extremely complicated - see summary below.



    I tried to install this onto my Corsair 180GB SSD to cache my 2TB HDD in Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. The installation went fine, following which I was prompted to reboot. I did so, and my computer went to the Windows screen and hung there. I waited for 1o minutes but it did not progress passed that to the Windows sign-on screen. I powed down, tried again with the same result. Fortunately, I had an image backup from the previous night, so I was able to restore my system with no harm. There is no documentation for this product on the web site, and the only support is a user forum. I posted my problem, and was first given an extremely lengthly method to remove the software, which involved, among other things, multiple registry entries being deleted, modified...etc. I was asked to post my disk configuration, which I haven't gotten around to yet, but it is extremely generic - 1 SSD, and 1 unpartitioned HDD, so if it doesn't work on this setup, I would be surprised if it works anywhere.

    Response to my support request in the user forum (this is the only support for the product):

    When an installation does not work you can easily restore your system
    with booting the Windows DVD and following the instructions below.
    ---> There is no data loss at all<---
    But you need to be precise in following the instructions.

    I will post them with screenshots again when i got more time.
    Or maybe someone else wants to do this.

    How to manually remove a VeloSSD Cache.
    -good for benchmarked crash and burn systems,
    -short, clear procedure, max. 10 minutes to go.

    So it works:

    Boot from your Windows DVD
    -click next until you see
    "Repair your computer", click it.
    On the next screen select your volume and click next.
    On the next screen click "command prompt"
    when you have cached your boot volume type:
    bootrec /fixmbr

    In either case type then:

    The Registry Editor pops up.
    Click select: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Click: File->Load Hive

    A file dialog pops up.

    Navigate to directory: C:\Windows\system32\config
    Select File: SYSTEM
    Click: OPEN

    A Dialog named "Load Hive" pops up.
    type in any name you want and click OK.

    The file gets loaded and appears with this name in the

    Select the name.

    The Click Edit->Find and enter the following int the find dialog

    Click FindNext

    For every search hit you delete the found entry to the left.
    This will be maybe 10 times but can also be less or more.

    When ready navigate back to the named entry and select it.

    Click File->UnloadHive
    end regedit
    type: chkdsk /F

    Close other open dialog and let the machine reboot.

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