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Windows 7: Cannot install Windows 7 on my SSD (Laptop Inspiron 1525)

01 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7
Cannot install Windows 7 on my SSD (Laptop Inspiron 1525)

Hi here,

First, very sorry for my english... this is not my native language!

So, I've buy this mornong a SSD to replace the one into my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525). I've buy a Kingston 120Gb, the drive is see in the BIOS but when I try to install windows, the installation process don't see the drive. I've try the ATA and the AHCI, nothing working. My BIOS got the last firmware (version A17)

I don't know why the SSD drive is see by the Bios, but not a the Windows installation. In the box of the drive, there are a external case to plus the drive in usb. The drive is good and working great. So it's not the SSD...

So, why the BIOS see the drive but not at the installation?

Thanks alot! (i've return the drive because I only have 5 days to return... so until i've found a solution, I will buy another one when I will get few solution)

Thanks alot!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Is there any error message?

You are saying that during Clean Install Windows 7 it reaches the drive selection screen but the window is empty? If not describe exactly what happens and at which step.

Try booting into installer System Recovery Options Command Line to create an Active partition as shown in Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.'

Try resetting the BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI first, then try all other SATA modes.

Is this by chance a BIOS with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums ?

Try installing the SSD on another PC to see if it is seen so you can partition it in Disk Mgmt or using Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help . If not put it in the external case to see if it's detected to partition it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7

Did u try enabling AHCI SATA mode in the BIOS...
There should be a need as u have a new one, but check if any firmware updates are available for your ssd...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7

Excuse for the long delay.... I've got a faulty drive... I've exchange the drive, got a new one and work like a charm!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2013   #5

Winndows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rambytes View Post
Excuse for the long delay.... I've got a faulty drive... I've exchange the drive, got a new one and work like a charm!!!
Hi Rambytes,

Its great to hear that replacing the drive resolved the issue. Feel free to reply to us for any queries in future.
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