Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Asus p9x79 ssd installation with new instalation of windows 7 pro

16 May 2012   #1
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 
Asus p9x79 ssd installation with new instalation of windows 7 pro

So i have a new SSD Corsair Force 3 240 gig and all I want to do is install Windows 7 Pro on it. This board does not support parted magic (cannot wake from sleep and there are no onboard video to wake up to) so ive resorted to clean all.

I have not been able to successfully boot the OS on the SSD. I never intended on setting up raid but apparently all the literature i see is on raid.
  1. I created a USB install disk as reccomended onto a 8gig ntfs primary active
  2. did the bootsect /nt60 X: and it successfully worked
  3. copied the cd over to the flash drive and copied the rste drivers in a folder called drivers
  4. My SSD is installed on port 1 6gig sata intel (as this board doesnt have marvel apparrently)
  5. My DVD is installed on 3gig Sata port 6
  6. I set up Raid in the bios as reccomended by others (as this is the only way to install ssd?). Nothing UEFI is enabled
  7. There are no other drives hooked up to the computer. Just SSD, USB cordless mouse, keyboard and no network cord or WIFI
  8. i started with a clean ssd as reccomended
  9. my bios recognized the ssd on post
  10. i booted into the win 7 install (MBR not uefi)
  11. i loaded the 64 bit rste drivers from asus as reccomended by others
  12. i left the machine to install
  13. the usb then booted into windows install (for whatever reason)
  14. i pushed f8 to boot my corsair
  15. windows brings up an error on a black screen
File: windows/system32/drivers/adpahci.sys driver did not load
Status: oxc0000221
Info: Windows Failed to load because of a critical system driver is missing or corrupt

A lot of people have the same issue with asus but i've never seen anyone who posted the solution?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 May 2012   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I suggest that you set the SATA controller to AHCI mode. You won't need any drivers other than those included with the Win7 installer to install Windows to the SSD.

It's what I did with my P9X79 Pro.

What gave you the idea that you'd need RAID drivers? (The Intel RSTe package includes AHCI driver, but they seemed to give worse performance than the Windows ones, at least with my hardware.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? Confirm the ISO and write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.

Set HD to AHCI as suggested, set to boot first in Boot order. Use F8 key to trigger stick under USB, Removable or HD's.

Follow the steps in this tutorial to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are the same for retail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Asus p9x79 ssd installation with new instalation of windows 7 pro




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windwos 7 instalation problems (can't get to final instalation stage).
First of all hello :) Yesterday I was trying to reinstall system on my friends laptop. It's a Samsung ultrabook with 500gb hdd and 16gb ssd. It had a recovery partition with Windows 7 OEM but since she had Windows 7 Ultimate she decided to go for it instead. After getting to installation...
Installation & Setup
Will a Corsair H80i be compatible with a ASUS p9x79 WS motherboard?
I have an alienware ALX full tower and it's liquid cooling system wasn't good for this motherboard (and it's 5 years old) so I decided to upgrade since I couldn't install it. I've bought a Corsair H80i off of amazon but later learned that it has a 3 pin connecter but my CPU_FAN connector has 4...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
BSOD on Asus P9x79 Deluxe 3930K Build for no particular reason.
Hello Fellow Computer Techies, Have been experiencing Random BSODs on my new 3930K build. Total of 5 BSODs in the last 2 months at no particular time. Have run Prime95 and Intel burn test for many hours at end of build with no BSODs. This is a brand new 64bit Win7 install. System is...
BSOD Help and Support
[WIndows 7 ultimate x64] installation on a asus nv56vm
Dear all, I have created this account to ask your help for installation of windows 7 ultimate x64 on a x64 laptop with uefi BIOS. I have this laptop in less than a week, and needed to get rid of all the bloat-ware that is installed on the laptop. I also needed the extra disk space for other...
Installation & Setup
Asus g75vw Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SSD installation issue
Hi, I just bought my Asus g75vw, it comes without OS, so i got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to install. Now at the partition selection when i select to install to SSD partition the "next" button freeze and i forced to use HDD partition. How can i install windows on my SSD ? I tried to find a...
General Discussion
Asus g75vw Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SSD installation issue
Hi, I just bought my Asus g75vw, it comes without OS, so i got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to install. Now at the partition selection when i select to install to SSD partition the "next" button freeze and i forced to use HDD partition. How can i install windows on my SSD ? I tried to find a...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App