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Windows 7: Help needed - Cannot re-install Windows 7 Home Premium on an SSD.

25 Jun 2016   #1
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
Help needed - Cannot re-install Windows 7 Home Premium on an SSD.

Got a new SSD shown below. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and doing so system reboots normally. Now in Windows first time to actually install updates and software, but I installed the motherboard chipset and rebooted. All is still okay. Now I go into IExplorer to do the first group of MS updates. So they load okay and system then wants to reboot. Now I have the problem where the system cannot get to the monitor.

This system has had Windows 7 re-installed in the past at least twice with no problems.
But now the only difference is the below SSD. So I am wondering if the SSD is causing the problem.
Also in the mb bios I am using the selection ACHI as I believe that I should be using for an SSD.

SAMSUNG SM863 MZ-7KM240E

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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25 Jun 2016   #2
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hello, yes ACHI should be selected in BIOS before Win 7 is loaded, not after.
If you have installed Chipset and then MS Updates then the Updates are more than likely your problem.
Updates may have installed a Video driver not compatible.
Start the PC in Safe Mode and go to Device Manager and roll back the Graphics driver then re-boot normal.
If this is not helpful then start in Safe Mode and use your System Restore to a date before the problem started.

Let us Know.

Wayne.
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25 Jun 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It should actually be called AHCI & it stands for:

AHCI stand for Advance Host Controller Interface. AHCI is a hardware mechanism that allows software to communicate with Serial ATA (SATA) devices (such as host bus adapters) that are designed to offer features not offered by Parallel ATA (PATA) controllers, such as hot-plugging and native command queuing (NCQ)
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26 Jun 2016   #4
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Sorry Mr Ranger sir, I just copied what the OP wrote.
Of course you are right.
In my experiences some chipsets will allow a loaded OS to switch between each and others require the OS to be installed after the controller is selected and can't be altered.
Lets see if we can find some more hairs to split.
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26 Jun 2016   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
Sorry Mr Ranger sir, I just copied what the OP wrote.
Of course you are right.
In my experiences some chipsets will allow a loaded OS to switch between each and others require the OS to be installed after the controller is selected and can't be altered.
Lets see if we can find some more hairs to split.
It was not meant as a criticism.
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26 Jun 2016   #6
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Well I tried everything I could think of. I got further along using a HD instead of the Samsung SSD. I also cleared the mb bios. And yes the bios has ACHI selected before attempting to install the o/s.

But after the first Windows update things go awry. I've installed Windows a zillion times on different computers, but this time it's weird. I am wondering if M$ is doing something to people to get them to buy W10. Maybe I am a bit paranoid.

I might have to buy an inexpensive video card to see if that solves the problem.

My son said that his system crashed while talking to someone using Skype, which I believe is owned by M$. Hum?!

Most of the time I cannot get into Safe mode. I tried uninstall the video card and its driver and was once able to get back into Windows. But the system seems to be in a loop trying to apply the updates.

Buggers!
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27 Jun 2016   #7
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Well the problem is definitely related to video card drivers. Possibly the vc is dying.
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27 Jun 2016   #8
TrustMe

 
 

It's possible that Windows is installing the wrong video driver. It's happened to me in the past. You have to go through all the updates before they install, find the video driver, then hide it.
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30 Jun 2016   #9
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Well re-installing W7 has been a terrible experience this time. Seems like MS is making this process difficult.

At one point in time while rebooting a Cyan colored screen was displayed and had text that stated something like; Your W7 o/s is out of date, it will not longer receive security updates. Then some text about W10. MS is really trying to jam W10 down everyone's throats.

I suggest you folks clone your W7 O/S drive as a backup.

If this windows market share chart is anywhere near correct, it would seem that not too many people want W10.
https://www.netmarketshare.com/opera...&qptimeframe=M


Beware of this KB:
Windows 7 users urged to uninstall broken update that wreaks havoc on software | PCWorld

Looks like W8 is the next target:
Microsoft ends support for Windows 8, asks users to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or 10 | Windows Central
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03 Jul 2016   #10
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 is finally installed, everything runs okay, but I cannot do security updates. Makes no sense!
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