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Windows 7: Unable to get fresh install of Windows 7 on SSD

21 Aug 2012   #41
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I have only used ports 1-4 and have tried all of them but have not tried the separate ports 5 and 6.

I will hook up the SSD into one of those and try that when I get home tonight.

Would there be any benefit to me installing windows on the SSD on another PC (my wifes) then taking it out and putting it into my setup?

Also if there is an issue with the SATA controller and I get around it by using one of these methods, how much headache could that cause in the future?

Thanks for all the help, these forums are truly invaluable!


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21 Aug 2012   #42
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you SATA controllers aren't working, your system won't work. I don't think it is a good idea for either system to be moving stuff back and forth.

Edit: I was going to bring this up earlier, but your motherboard manual does not mention this as a problem. But if you were to have your DVD drive connected to ports 5-6, you might move it down to 1-4 to test. If you had a bootable flash drive, you could even disconnect the DVD completely to remove it from the list of possible trouble points.
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21 Aug 2012   #43
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
If you SATA controllers aren't working, your system won't work. I don't think it is a good idea for either system to be moving stuff back and forth.

Edit: I was going to bring this up earlier, but your motherboard manual does not mention this as a problem. But if you were to have your DVD drive connected to ports 5-6, you might move it down to 1-4 to test. If you had a bootable flash drive, you could even disconnect the DVD completely to remove it from the list of possible trouble points.
I have been using ports 1-4 for these exercises sometimes without the dvd and using a thumb drive.

I just spoke to an Asus support person and they told me to verify that I can install windows to the SSD by using another computer to ensure that the drive is working. I told them that i was able to format the drive in windows and read/write to it but they told me that I need to be able to install windows to ensure that the SSD is not the problem.

If I can get windows to install on the SSD on my wifes pc then he said it is most likely a defect in the board.

He still could not explain to me why when I use my old hard drive I get a Disk Read Error when I try to boot into windows (which to me shows an issue with the board).

I suppose when I get home tonight I have a couple more things I can try before swapping boards, the cpu/mobo/ssd setup i am using is pretty common and I don't see alot of glaring reports of issues so I would assume this would work quick and easy, alas that has not happened haha.
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21 Aug 2012   #44
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Update on this issue tonight.

So I grabbed a windows 7 home retail disc from a friend just to try it out tonight to see the results.

I wiped my old 1tb Sansung HD and attempted to do an install with my burnt W7 disc mentioned previously, I received the same "windows cannot create a partition error"

I rebooted with the Windows 7 retail disc and attempted the same install on my 1tb Samsung and got past copying files and it started expanding files. However at ~ 23% and 15 minutes worth it failed with an error

Windows cannot access the installation sources. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation."



I used the same Windows disc on the SSD and it also got passed Copying files and started expanding but this time I received the error

"Windows cannot [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]install[/COLOR][/COLOR] required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart in the installation. Error code: 0x8007045D"


This is the same error I received when I previously got to this step using the burnt media.


I am going to just go with the fact that this is a SATA controller issue and install the new mobo i have to replace it and see what happens.

Will respond back with findings.
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21 Aug 2012   #45
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Just installed a new mobo and I am still having the same results.

I am now at a loss. The only component I have left to get rid of is my video card and this mobo doesnt have on board video.

Frustration is incredible right now.
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21 Aug 2012   #46
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Hooked up my old hard drive, reset bios settings.

When I got into windows setup, I deleted the existing partition and click the New button and it created a system partition and a normal partition, I chose the normal partition and hit next.

Windows successfully installed on my old hard drive.

Now i just need to get it to work on the SSD. But this is progress!
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21 Aug 2012   #47
gregrocker

 

Unplug HD, make sure SSD registers in BIOS setup, while there set SATA controller to AHCI.

Boot installer, select Custom install, use Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new, install.
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21 Aug 2012   #48
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug HD, make sure SSD registers in BIOS setup, while there set SATA controller to AHCI.

Boot installer, select Custom install, use Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new, install.

I reburnt my media using imgburn at 4X with verify. Follow the directions given and windows gets to expanding files and then gives me:

Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart in the installation. Error code: 0x8007045D"
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21 Aug 2012   #49
johnearle99

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

When I try to format the SSD when logged into Windows under my old HD it is giving me an error when trying to format the disk.

This is an interesting development.
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21 Aug 2012   #50
gregrocker

 

That error code is a Disk-read failure.

Try a new ISO burned to DVD or written to stick using the tool in Step 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If DVD fails, try flash stick method. If that fails unplug the DVD drive and try flash stick again.


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