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Windows 7: W7 cant find SSD for install but bios can


13 Jun 2010   #1

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 
W7 cant find SSD for install but bios can

Ok so I have 2 Hard drives on my notebook one HDD and a SSD. I have Windows 7 installed on the HDD and can boot to it. Ive been able to access the SSD and move files to it from Windows 7 installed on the HDD.

When I try to install Windows 7 on the SSD Windows cant seem to find the SSD.

The SSD is Intels X25-M SATA 80GB. Any clues on what I can do?

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13 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have a disk with the drivers for the SSD on it? If so you can load them during install. on the bit where it asks you to select the disk click "Load Drivers" and put the disk in
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13 Jun 2010   #3

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Do you have your SSD plug in Sata 1 or Sata 2?
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13 Jun 2010   #4

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Intel supplied a disk with a manual on it, no drivers. I tried downloading drivers from Intels website and loading them for the install but that hasnt worked.


Honestly I dont know if its SATA 1 or 2
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13 Jun 2010   #5

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Do you remove the HDD, & replace with SSD?
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13 Jun 2010   #6

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Do you remove the HDD, & replace with SSD?
Nope but I have tried removing the HDD. Ill try swaping now
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13 Jun 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rev0 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Do you remove the HDD, & replace with SSD?
Nope but I have tried removing the HDD. Ill try swaping now
Put the HDD to one side, & install Win 7 to SSD.
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13 Jun 2010   #8

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Still nothing
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13 Jun 2010   #9

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When the HDD is install in notebook can Win 7 DVD see it?
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13 Jun 2010   #10

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

lol yea when I browse for drivers I can load them form the SSD. . .
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