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Windows 7: New Installation Win Prof 7 64bit fails, wrong disc is taken...

29 Mar 2017   #1

Win Prof. 64
New Installation Win Prof 7 64bit fails, wrong disc is taken...


the Hd from a Samsung 530 U Notebook was broken, so it was installed a new SSD (250 GB).
Each time, when windows is installed (from USB), there are listed two devices. One 15 GB and the new SSD 250 GB. Both devices were formatted. The 250 GB device was choosen for installation. Copying, installation all works well. Only the Boot from the SSD doesn't work. When I choose the repair-Mode during installation, i see that windows is installed on D:. So i think here is the problem, that the small device 15 GB (whatever that is, probably some intern memory for the Restore-Function) is always taken as C:, and on that the Boot-Stuff is stored on during installation.

I started a linux live version and GPArted shows me the same. Boot stuff is on 15 GB device, windows on the other SSD. So with this combination it doesn't work, but I don't know how to fix this problem or how to solve it. I tried the installation several times, with formatted 15 GB device, with deleted 15 GB device. Always the boot stuff is stored on this small 15 GB device.

Hope I get help :) knowledges are average, so pls describe detailed... THX

best regards,

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30 Mar 2017   #2

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

That 15GB is the Express cache ssd that is used for caching with a HDD in it. You can open the laptop and remove this ssd then it will be fine. The issue is Windows 7 is trying to put the BCD (boot info) most likely on that ssd and not the 250GB. If you can load the boot list and pick the smaller ssd it will probably boot windows okay.

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EDIT: sorry missed some of your post, if you remove that smaller ssd then you can reinstall windows again and it will be fine if you want to keep it as is you need to set that smaller ssd as the boot device then it should boot into windows.

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03 Apr 2017   #3

Win Prof. 64

Hi Malcom,

thx for help. Removing the intern express cache ssd was not that easy, i simple didn't found it :) But I tried to install from an extern DVD and that worked! So it seems, that only installing from USB causes this problem....

Best regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Apr 2017   #4

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

That more than likely installed it as an MBR system and not a GPT but that should be fine, glad you got it worked out.

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