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Windows 7: Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

28 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

I have an ASROCK 890gx pro3 MB and GSkill Phoenix Pro 120 gb ssd. The BIOS screen shows the ssd. I have already installed a copy of Windows 7 to my samsung 2 tb HDD but also wanted it to be on the SSD as the primary boot option.I disconnected my HDD, changed the BIOS boot set up to AHCI and Windows installer would not show the ssd. Changed the boot set up to IDE and still no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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28 Jun 2011   #3
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Does it show up in Disk Management when you boot from your 2TB drive. If yes, I would create an aligned partition on the drive and try my luck with the installer on that. Consult the 3d link that theog provided.
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30 Jun 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit

So I read through the links that theog listed and tried to use diskpart with just the ssd connected and windows could not detect the ssd. I am wondering if I can put the ssd in an external drive enclosure and see if my present desktop (with XP) can identify it.
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30 Jun 2011   #5

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It Would be worth a try, but better from a Windows 7 PC.
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