Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057

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    I changed my SATA cable for the motherboard ones. Now my SSD is not showing up in the BIOS when in AHCI mode. It does show up in IDE mode though.
    Try changing the SATA port.

    If it is a normal HDD, we could use manufacturer's diagnostic tools to test and verify whether the disk is in good shape. Unfortunately there is no such tools exist for solid state drives. Although some manufacturer's released supporting software for their SSD, they are only helpful in updating firmware etc.

    Do you have any chance to test that SSD on another system ?.
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  2. Posts : 562
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #12

    Also try updating BIOS to the latest revision. It can be downloaded from https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SA..._R20/HelpDesk/

    Version "2501" seems to be the latest. You can use embedded "EzFlash" utility to safely update BIOS. Usually "EZFlash" will be located under "Tools" menu of BIOS setup.
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  3. Posts : 147
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       #13

    Anshad Edavana said:

    I changed my SATA cable for the motherboard ones. Now my SSD is not showing up in the BIOS when in AHCI mode. It does show up in IDE mode though.
    Try changing the SATA port.

    If it is a normal HDD, we could use manufacturer's diagnostic tools to test and verify whether the disk is in good shape. Unfortunately there is no such tools exist for solid state drives. Although some manufacturer's released supporting software for their SSD, they are only helpful in updating firmware etc.

    Do you have any chance to test that SSD on another system ?.
    I had changed the ports already but changed port one more time. It actually worked!

    I managed to install Windows. Did updates then installed SP1. Ran updates again. I am now reinstalling up to date drivers and will reconnect other drives and RAM.

    Thank you!
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  4. Posts : 562
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #14

    Glad to to be able to help. Enjoy Gaming :).
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  5. Posts : 147
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    Thread Starter
       #15

    Anshad Edavana said:
    Glad to to be able to help. Enjoy Gaming :).
    I have another issue. Windows 7 works flawlessly on the new SSD. I plugged my old storage HDD and it is recognized and working properly. Then I decided to plug in my other storage HDD (which had Windows 7 installed prior its crash). But now Windows wont boot. Even when I assign it the SSD as boot priority #1, it still tries to boot on the HDD.

    Its like Windows insists on booting on the HDD.

    When I installed Windows 7 on the SSD, Every single HDD were UNPLUGGED.

    I tried to Hotswap the disk while Windows was running but the disk isnt recognized. Or at least I cannot see it in Disks Management or else.

    Any ways I can make it as a slave? I would like to see if I can recover some files before sending it as RMA.

    Thanks again.
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  6.    #16

    Is the storage hard drive with Win7 on it still bootable? If so check in BIOS setup that the SSD is chosen as the priority drive over the old WIn7 HD. It may be grabbing first priority when plugged in.

    This is sometimes a different setting than boot priority, more like HD priority. If you have doubts about which setting controls this, then look at each of their explanation text to the right when you click on a setting in BIOS setup, and the choices offered until you find it. You can also post back screenshots of the BIOS using a Fkey which is shown on the first screen, or using your phone camera.

    Try tapping F8 after reboot to get the BIOS Boot Menu. Does SSD boot when chosen? How about HD?

    This should be resolved in BIOS setup, however sometimes boot code on a HD can block other devices from booting correctly until it is wiped using Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command to clear this boot code and the partition table. You'd need to back up your files first.
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  7. Posts : 147
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    Thread Starter
       #17

    gregrocker said:
    Is the storage hard drive still bootable with Win7 on it? If so check in BIOS setup that the SSD is chosen as the priority drive over the old WIn7 HD. It may be grabbing first priority when plugged in.

    This is sometimes a different setting than boot priority, more like HD priority. If you have doubts about which setting controls this, then look at each of their explanation text to the right when you click on a setting in BIOS setup, and the choices offered until you find it. You can also post back screenshots of the BIOS using a Fkey which is shown on the first screen, or using your phone camera.

    Try tapping F8 after reboot to get the BIOS Boot Menu. Does SSD boot when chosen? How about HD?

    This should be resolved in BIOS setup, however sometimes boot code on a HD can block other devices from booting correctly until it is wiped using Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command to clear this boot code and the partition table. You'd need to back up your files first.
    Lets make this clear. I actually have three drives. Two HDDs, one SSD.

    SSD has Windows 7 installed since Yesterday (is now the main Windows 7).
    HDD1 is only storage.
    HDD2 is storage WITH a Windows 7 Partition (used to be my main drive).

    HDD2 is dead. Many disk errors.

    When HDD2 is NOT plugged in, Windows 7 boots up normally and works flawlessly.
    If I plug in HDD2 and boot, it tries to load Windows which is installed on HDD2 (instead of SSD). And it doesnt work because the drive died.

    Even when entering the BIOS and putting SSD as main priority or even Boot overriding the SSD, it still tries to boot the HDD2.

    So as you said, maybe there is a code in HDD2 that makes it main boot priority even if I say the opposite. But to remove that code with the Clean and Clean All commands, I need to boot on it (which is not possible to do because its dead).

    How can I boot on my SSD, while HDD2 is plugged, in order to try to save some important files?
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  8.    #18

    Did you already check if there is a HD priority setting in BIOS setup since I just explained the difference between it and Boot Priority order settings? That is the main reason this would happen.

    You can boot in with your Win7 installation media to bypass the drives booting at all, to rescue your files with Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console to another HD or external flash.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 24 Jun 2014 at 10:38.
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  9. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #19

    gregrocker said:
    Did you already check if there is a HD priority setting in BIOS setup since I just explained the difference between it and Boot Priority order settings? That is the main reason this would happen.
    There is. And I disabled both HDDs and let only the SSD.
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  10. Posts : 562
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #20

    When HDD2 is NOT plugged in, Windows 7 boots up normally and works flawlessly.
    If I plug in HDD2 and boot, it tries to load Windows which is installed on HDD2 (instead of SSD). And it doesnt work because the drive died.

    I think it is the other way around. Probably Windows was loading from SSD but the bad slave drive is preventing it from loading. A slave disk with too many bad sectors may cause Windows to stall/hang at the logo flashing screen.
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