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: Help Windows 7 can't see SSD ???

26 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Help Windows 7 can't see SSD ???

Ok here's the thing am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit but where I come to "Where do you want to install Windows?" the Box is empty but my SSD is connected and shows on the post screen under pysical disk am trying to install it as Disk 0 which is Sata 3 port 1 ( My SSD is Sata 3 Crucial C300 128gb )

But here's the problem when I use the same Sata 3 port 1 for a 2TB Hard drive I see it in the Windows box ? to be honest this Sata 3 port 1 was originally used 1st time for the 2TB Hard drive and i even formatted it could this be the problem do I need to erase it even though notthings on it maybe the Sata 3 port 1 needs a wipe out
I just want my SSD which is gonna have the operating system to show up as Disk 0 which obviously is Sata 3 port 1
Sata 3 port 2 becomes Disk 1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

ok when I use Sata 3 port 2 the SSD does show up in the Windows 7 box
but this will be Disk 1 which I do not want unless it doesn't make any different
its just that if i use Port 1 for HDD it will be Disk 0 and will be active once
becuase Disk 0 is data disk. Only OS partitions should be marked Active or the System MBR could be derailed into DISK0 during a Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello shadowman007, welcome to Seven Forums!

You are correct in the statements above about the "System Active" partition though there are remedies for that but if it's correct to start with there will be no need for a fix.

Is there a possibility that the first time you had the Solid State Drive (SSD) connected to the SATA 3 port 1 there was a bad connection?

As you haven't started the install yet? try using the port again to see if it'll get picked up, it may take a couple tries, could there be other factors involved, maybe a semi-bad cable?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Help Windows 7 can't see SSD ???

Thread Tools

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 04:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App