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Windows 7: Cant load windows 7 to ssd


29 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Cant load windows 7 to ssd

well i have finaly been able to load windows 7 again onto the sata drive then change the m achi in the registry to 0 then change the bios to achi then boot to the new windows page I have checked my computer and the ssd is not there but its in the bios as a slave .
and the device manager and the disk boot management can rewcognise it .Now i want to put a windows 7 on my ssd then wipe all the crap on the sata drive and use it just for storage .I have tried to boot from the cd it does that fine but just opens on the sata os .Any ideas.




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29 Dec 2012   #2

win 7 pro x64
 
 

sounds like your just not loading the driver for achi .. I assume you noticed when you make that change in your bios and then load windows it does update the driver on it's own.
This however usually has to be done manually when booting from a CD, unless you go about making your own.. slipstreaming drivers etc.
f6 to load drivers when prompted to do so should fix you right up.
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29 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

hi yes i saw that the screen said it was updating the drivers and that must be the ahci drivers as i was not conected to the net .The ssd drive is missing in my computer but is in the device manager and the disk managments .Thanks for your help.
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29 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcroc64 View Post
hi yes i saw that the screen said it was updating the drivers and that must be the ahci drivers as i was not conected to the net .The ssd drive is missing in my computer but is in the device manager and the disk managments .Thanks for your help.
What do you mean it is missing? It would help if you would post your Disk Management again and make the columns wide so we can read all of the print and see all of the columns. Have you loaded Win 7 to your SSD yet. Your HDD still shows as C: drive.
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29 Dec 2012   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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29 Dec 2012   #6

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

hi bigmck thanks for your help, i have not loaded windows 7 to my ssd drive.i am not sure what view you need .
I mean that thessd drive is missing from my computer page i see my dvd drive and my Hdd sata drive but not the ssd ,I have tried to find the latest firmware for MS5 PLEXTOR,i FOUND AN ISO but im nt sure what to do with it now i have the image on cd. please let me know if you need any more info.
Regards Rob
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29 Dec 2012   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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29 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It doesn't show up in my computer because it hasn't got a drive letter. You need to allocate the ssd a drive letter for it to show there. You also seem to have 2 active partitions which I don't think you should have.
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29 Dec 2012   #9
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Go back to disk management, in the bottom portion of the screen, right click on the Plextor SSD, select 'change drive letter or path', in the next window select Add, then assign it the letter Windows suggests or any one not taken from the drop down list. Click OK and it should be seen in explorer.
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29 Dec 2012   #10

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

oH I see thanks danny ill try that ,my plan is when i finally get windows 7 on my ssd then ill wipe the sata drive and use it for storage,Cheers for your help
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