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Windows 7: Cannot enter BIOS for SSD recognition

24 Dec 2015   #1
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Cannot enter BIOS for SSD recognition

I have a PC from Medion, the Microstar. Recently purchased a SSD Hard Drive from Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB. On my PC there is a compartment already fitted out with the necessary SATA connections. Installed the SSD and started my PC (OS is Windows 7 Home Edition already installed by the manufacturer). After startup OS reported that the SSD was recognised.
Searched for this in Windows Explorer/Computer but could not find the drive letter, the only ones indicated were HARD DISK DRIVES Boot (C) and Recover (D), Devices with Removable Storage DVD RW Drive (E), Removable Disk (F), Removable Disk (G), Removable Disk (H) and Removable Disk (I).
I then closed the PC and restarted going into BIOS with the F8 key. There I was shown a blue screen menu with the options of selecting a BOOT drive Disk. Among those shown were the SSD and a HDD the latter which I presumed is my Boot (C) drive. No other options were indicated, no Menu etc. I tried many keys, F1 through to F10 but all with the same result, nada. Exited the 'BIOS' ? and booted normally.
The non recognition of the SSD and the inability to enter further into the BIOS is puzzling to say the least. As I do not have a great deal of knowledge concerning computers I would be most gratefull of any help in this direction.


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24 Dec 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is no reason to go into the Bios.

You have to format the ssd and give it a letter for it to show up. (Common knowledge)

If you go into disk management you will see it as unallocated.

Right click on it to format it as a primary partition.

Start Button>Right click computer>click manage>click disk management

maximize the window and you`ll see the ssd.

Example here but the bar across the top of it will be black


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24 Dec 2015   #3
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

o/k I have reached the location you said. There I have the black bar above Disk 0 Basic 111.79 GB Online with 111.97 GB Unallocated in the window below the black bar. What should I do next as I cannot see any formatting or other command.. If I right click on the bar I get a drop down with:- New Simple Volume, Properties and Help.
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24 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You right click on it, the white space, not the bar, and create a new simple volume.

All the options should be here. An unallocated drive will show different options, but they are there.


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24 Dec 2015   #5
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Wonderfull, many many thanks, I was about to give up on it, you have saved my day.
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24 Dec 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s kids stuff, now let`s do something hard, glad to help

Enjoy the ssd
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