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Windows 7: In need of simplified install instructions for SSD (please read).

16 Jun 2011   #21
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Probably as far as the GPU. Click the start button - right click computer and select manage - allow user control and click in the left column disk management. See if your hard drive is there. If it is a new hard drive-right click new simple volume follow the prompts assign it a drive letter and format. If it already has a partition on it right click select change/add drive letter or path. select add and give it a drive letter. Either way it should show up in explorer now.


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16 Jun 2011   #22
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Probably as far as the GPU. Click the start button - right click computer and select manage - allow user control and click in the left column disk management. See if your hard drive is there. If it is a new hard drive-right click new simple volume follow the prompts assign it a drive letter and format. If it already has a partition on it right click select change/add drive letter or path. select add and give it a drive letter. Either way it should show up in explorer now.
Yeah, it's a new* HDD. I'll give that a go now, and get back to you.
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16 Jun 2011   #23
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I like Samsungs, I have 4 of them. I also have the P67 version of your Z motherboard.
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16 Jun 2011   #24
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Okay, so I just got around to trying it. I can do everything you said to do except click on 'new simple volume.' It's greyed out. It's connected properly, it even shows up in the BIOS.

Any ideas?
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16 Jun 2011   #25
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Is the disk new or old? Can you click on 'change drive letter or path' If you can click on it and add to give it a drive letter. If that does not work, expand disk management and post a screenshot so we can see the top section and the bottom section, even if you have to take 2 screenshots. How to post screenshot.

How to use snipping tool
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16 Jun 2011   #26
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Is the disk new or old? Can you click on 'change drive letter or path' If you can click on it and add to give it a drive letter. If that does not work, expand disk management and post a screenshot so we can see the top section and the bottom section, even if you have to take 2 screenshots. How to post screenshot.

How to use snipping tool
It's a new HDD, but I can't seem to get anything working on the PC yet, including internet. Then I realised I've actually not installed anything like motherboard drivers and such (not sure if it makes a difference.

Anyway, I'm at a little hurdle. I installed the drivers from the disc, and on the reboot I got this...

Driver Disk Preparer v1.07 - ASRock Incorporation, all rights reserved
Model Name: z68 Extreme4

Select Source:
1. Generate the RAID/AHCI diver diskette for Intel z68 Chipset
2. Generate the AHCI driver disckette for Marvell SATA 3.0
3. Exit

Should I select 1 or 2, or just exit?

The computer might function properly after this.
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16 Jun 2011   #27
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Exit
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16 Jun 2011   #28
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Exit
Ah man. I done that, it reboots and sends me back to the same screen. I pressed Exit again, same thing. I guess it wants me to select another option?

EDIT: I ejected the driver disc and it booted fine...but I don't think it finished installing everything, so if I put the disc in again to install everything again, I'll probably get the same issue.

Why do PC's have to be so much trouble? :P

Hopefully I get this sorted soon.
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16 Jun 2011   #29
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Truthfully, I'm not sure. I think you installed the raid driver and it wants you to set up a raid array. Start up again, go into bios and make sure that Marvel is disabled and that the Z68 controller is what you set it on to install windows. Make sure neither one is set to raid.
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16 Jun 2011   #30
Anesthetize

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Truthfully, I'm not sure. I think you installed the raid driver and it wants you to set up a raid array. Start up again, go into bios and make sure that Marvel is disabled and that the Z68 controller is what you set it on to install windows. Make sure neither one is set to raid.
I'm in BIOS. Marvell SATA3 Operation Mode disabled.

SATA Mode - AHCI Mode.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management - Enable.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) - Disabled.

SATA3_0: OCZ-VERTEX2:

Staggered Spin-up - Disabled.
External SATA port - Disabled.

SATA_1: SAMSUNH HD103SJ:

Same as above.

Don't know where else to look. Nothing says I have RAID selected for anything

EDIT: Hold on. Got the thingy working so I can now install drivers properly. 1 min

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Okay, I've got something going here. Was able to click on 'new simple volume' then it says 'simple volume size' which I leave the same (953867)? Then assign a letter, easy.

Then 'Format this volume with the following settings:
File System - exFAT or NTFS?
Allocation unit size - Default/512/1024/2048 etc...?
Volume Lable - Something like 'HDD'
Perform quick format - [box] ticked.
Enable file and folder compression - [box] unticked.

What settings do I choose?

And thanks for the help again! finally getting somewhere
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