Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: HDD Installation Problem

28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
HDD Installation Problem

Finally installed my new SSD. I plan to install W7 64 bit on it for dual boot with Vista X86. First attached physically on SATA 4 (0 and 1 is running my two Raid disks and 2 & 3 are my DVD players), next went into BIOS and activated disk 5. Booted and went into Disk Mangement and was asked if I wanted to install the disk as MBR or a GPT, chose MBR. Well, it settled as Disk 0 (my Raid-0 Disks with Drive C and D are disk 1). It reports itself as Intel SS DSA2M160G2GC SCSI Disk Drive in the Device Manager. The disk is an Intel SSD X25-M G2 (160 GB). Not sure why is says SCSI.

I expected to be able to assign a drive letter and format, but those options were not available when I right clicked on the drive in disk management.

Have I done something wrong? What need I do?
Thanks for any help.

Edit: It reports itself correctly in BIOS.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #2

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot

Here is some more info:
First a snip from Disk Management:
HDD Installation Problem-dm.jpg

The first disk on the top are the Dell tools. The SSD is not there at all, but reports itself as disk 0 further down. When I right click on it, I only get the options "New simple volume", "Properties" and "Help".

Then from diskpart command:
HDD Installation Problem-diskpart.jpg

The SSD is in the list of disks but not in the list of volumes.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Take a look at this tutorial:

Partition or Volume - Create New
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Jan 2010   #4

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot

Thanks theog, what a hardware wizard I am, should have known that...
This was really urgent for me, and if I fail, it will cost. I do not have much rep power, but what I have, you will get.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 HDD Installation Problem

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 boot problem and installation problem.
When I try to boot into windows 7, it keeps running the boot fixing thing. After its finished it runs again. So I decided to re install windows 7. But I need more storage to install it. How can I boot into windows 7 when it cant get fixed by boot solver or it cant be re installed?
Installation & Setup
Help, Big installation problem, 11th time installation fail
Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's...
Installation & Setup
installation and un installation problem in skype
i have dell inspiron laptop running windows 7 64 bit which came preconfigured with skype version 4.2.i updated skype to version 5.0 but this time while upgrading i gave path for program files as my E drive. now today when i tried to upgrade skype to 5.1 it always gives me "skype is already...
installation problem
errorcode: 0x80070570 i have downloaded twice but same problem pls help
Installation & Setup
Installation Problem
Hi folks, I thought that I would try last night to see if I could get W7 to install on my system, before I go ahead with the triple boot. I shrunk my C: drive, and created a blank partition to install W7 on. I didn't format this partition, so in effect it was a blank drive. I restarted the...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:46.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App