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Windows 7: Can't install on SSD via SIL3114 SATA Controller


24 May 2011   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Can't install on SSD via SIL3114 SATA Controller

Hello Everyone,

Well my 8 yr. old daughter's been crying for a Windows 7 computer for weeks now, and so I've put together a computer that I figured should work well enough for her, but I can't seem to get past the first steps of the install!

The mobo's kinda old, and not the greatest; the builtin SATA only works for Raid, so I put in a PCI sata card with the SIL3114 chipset. The computer now sees the 64GB SSD Patriot HD I'm trying to use for her C drive (The SSD is a leftover from a different project... I thought it'd lend some additional performance to help make up for the 1.2 ghz cpu). When I get into Windows setup, though, Windows 7 does not recognize the drive, and none of the drivers that came with the PCI card seem to work.

I suppose I should have double checked before buying the SATA PCI card to find one that has native Windows 7 drivers, but I thought the stone age days of needing SATA drivers were over, guess I was wrong!

Anybody have any ideas to help get this install back on track?

Thanks in advance, your help is appreciated!

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24 May 2011   #2

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hmmm, I just found this other thread, could my problem be because my CD/DVD is on a secondary IDE controller while my SSD is on the SATA?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...s-install.html

I know that his issue is mostly different, yet the final post with his resolution sounds familiar...
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25 May 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

[Quote]The mobo's kinda old[Quote] May not have SSD support.
Try a Std Sata Drive.
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25 May 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you have a HDD on the system. If yes, I would try to install there and then move the system to the SSD - with an image or this program.
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25 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoastalData View Post
Hmmm, I just found this other thread, could my problem be because my CD/DVD is on a secondary IDE controller while my SSD is on the SATA?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...s-install.html

I know that his issue is mostly different, yet the final post with his resolution sounds familiar...
Hello.

It's not this as my OS drive is SATA/AHCI and both CD/DVDs are PATA/IDE.
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