I am trying to get my Ace Aspire M3970 tower upgraded. I have installed a Verbatim 120GB SSD drive that I hope to install Windows 7 on, so that I can then upograde to Windows 8... I would prefer to have the system on the SSD, and leave the HDD for data.
In using the ACER recover disks that I had created, I can get it to start loading on the SSD, but it took a long time for installing services, then seemed to hang for a very long time on installing drivers
, until I gave up and let it slide. If I press F12 dusring boot, I can partially boot from the SDD, but it hangs at the windows logo fading in and out for many minutes before I give up.
The system is stock except for the SSD, and I have removed the wireless card. It is an i3 second gen 3.3ghz with 6GB RAM.
The recovery disks work on the HDD, because I reloaded the HDD with them the other day.
I was unable to boot from the SSD at all early on, (I have tried loading a couple of times) until I flagged the partition as active in Disk Manager on my working Windows 7 HDD. I had tried to load Win 8 with my $14.95 upgrade on the SSD and it failed before trying to load Windows 7 on the SSD.
I seem to be able to read from and write to the drive just fine.
The BIUOS seems to only recognize the HDD for booting when I go into BIOS settings, but it does give me the option of selecting the SSD if I press F12, and that is hgow I am getting to the point I am now.
Any ideas on what I should do?
Thanks for any help!