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Windows 7: HDD Installation Problem

28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
HDD Installation Problem

Finally installed my new SSD. I plan to install W7 64 bit on it for dual boot with Vista X86. First attached physically on SATA 4 (0 and 1 is running my two Raid disks and 2 & 3 are my DVD players), next went into BIOS and activated disk 5. Booted and went into Disk Mangement and was asked if I wanted to install the disk as MBR or a GPT, chose MBR. Well, it settled as Disk 0 (my Raid-0 Disks with Drive C and D are disk 1). It reports itself as Intel SS DSA2M160G2GC SCSI Disk Drive in the Device Manager. The disk is an Intel SSD X25-M G2 (160 GB). Not sure why is says SCSI.

I expected to be able to assign a drive letter and format, but those options were not available when I right clicked on the drive in disk management.

Have I done something wrong? What need I do?
Thanks for any help.

Edit: It reports itself correctly in BIOS.

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29 Jan 2010   #2

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot

Here is some more info:
First a snip from Disk Management:
HDD Installation Problem-dm.jpg

The first disk on the top are the Dell tools. The SSD is not there at all, but reports itself as disk 0 further down. When I right click on it, I only get the options "New simple volume", "Properties" and "Help".

Then from diskpart command:
HDD Installation Problem-diskpart.jpg

The SSD is in the list of disks but not in the list of volumes.

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29 Jan 2010   #3

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Take a look at this tutorial:

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29 Jan 2010   #4

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot

Thanks theog, what a hardware wizard I am, should have known that...
This was really urgent for me, and if I fail, it will cost. I do not have much rep power, but what I have, you will get.
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