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Windows 7: Unable to install Windows from Recovery Disk to a brand new SSD

08 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Unable to install Windows from Recovery Disk to a brand new SSD

Here's my short story...

I wanted to reinstall Windows 7 to my two years old PC and improve performance a little bit by changing one of my two disks by a SSD.

My pc is a laptop with two hard discs. So I started with creating the recovery disk (6 needed) from my originial HD. After, I removed the two HD and install the brand new SSD.

I started the recovery process on the new disk and the installation seemed to be ok. After 1h45 of copying data, the installation reboot and give me this error message :
"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

I used DISKPART trying to understand the structure of the disk and here's what I got :
Disk ### = Disk 0
Status = Online
Size = 119 Gb
Free = 0 B
Dyn = -
Gpt = -
Volume ### = Volume 1
Ltr = C
Label = -
Fs = RAW
Type = Partition
Size = 119 Gb
Status = Healthy
Info = -
Partition ### = Parition 1 (with * indicated it is selected I think)
Type = Primary
Size = 119 Gb
Offset = 0 B
- when I try to select the PARTITION 1 with "SELECT PARITION 1" I got "There is no partition selected" ???

I have this laptop :
- Asus IG73J
- 16 Gb of RAM
- Originally two 500 Gb HD
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

My new SD is :
- Kingston SSDNOW V 200 (model : SV200S3N7A) 128 Gb

If somebody can help me, I will appreciate it very much
Many Thanks to All

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


I would not impose the inferior bloated factory preinstall on a new SSD.

Instead get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the Product Key on COA sticker.

Everything needed is in the blue link.

Reset BIOS to defaults. Set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for this quick answer.

I started the download the files needed to start a clean Windows Reinstall. But I got stuck at 10% of download.

Meanwhile, I checked some details :
- In Bios, everything was to default and the SATA controller is set to AHCI.
- One thing is strange : I take my SSD disk and try to see what is containe... and Windows see it completely unformatted and ask to format it. This is strange because I formatted it before the installation process and did all the recovery reinstallation without any problem.

Thanks again for any advices
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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