Suggestion -- As long as you have a valid Windows 7 license key, try downloading a fresh ISO image from DigitalRiver that already has ServicePack1 included. I have seen other instances where an older version of Windows 7 does not play nice with SSD's or motherboards with the newer UEFI BIOS when attempting a fresh install of the operating system.
After you accept the license terms, the next screen should be "where do you want to install windows to?". If no drives are shown at this point, click on 'install drivers
' and you should be able to browse for a DVD or USB drive with the drivers available on it. If, after this, no drivers show up, try unchecking the box "do not show drivers that are not compatible with this hardware". If the drivers then show up, your system is telling you the drivers are not compatible; and you need to search for different drivers that are.
Once the drivers find the drive and attach to it, the drive should then show up to be able to select and install the operating system to.
I had a similar problem with an ASUS desktop motherboard, and the later version of Windows 7 with the SP1 already present installed flawlessly and resolved all of the issues I was having.
Sorry, did not see Greg's post on Page2 of the thread -- kinda duplicates what he is saying