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Windows 7: SSD with Unallocated partition will not display

13 Mar 2019   #1
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
SSD with Unallocated partition will not display

Long story short- computer crashed- would not boot
Had SSD as the C drive and been operating for a long time prior.
Could not get a saved system back-up copy from Macrium to refresh as usual.
Decided to do a fresh W-7 Ultimate reinstall from retail copy- so decided to reformat the SSD (C drive)
PROBABLE SCREW_UP: Reformatted to Unallocated space thinking that would do a trouble free install..Used (another W-7 computer) a USB/SSD adapter to do this (computer didn't like it at all but EASEUS partition tool did it anyway!

Now back in the first computer- The W-7 install disk will default about half way past the initial segment as it doesn't like the target.


About out of ideas?!? [did i brick it?]



Q- What should the SSD being used as the system C-drive be formatted to in order to load the fresh operating system onto it?


Q-2: Is there a way to make the drive with the Unallocated partition step up and be displayed?



THANKS


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13 Mar 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You say reformatted. Did you create partitions and format? If you blank the drive is remove all partitions windows should create what it needs
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13 Mar 2019   #3
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Apparently the SSD is "frozen" and preventing from being restored to factory specs. It still exhibits in Disk Management as having a partition altho in EASEUS partition program I wiped it to Unallocated space. Don't know why they differ.
Be fiddling with it more tomorrow.
Thanks
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14 Mar 2019   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Boot from Win 7 installation disk, go to install - advanced - delete ALL partitions - Create new.
It will create a M$ Reserved - RAW - 120M partition and a big NTFS partition.
Choose to install on the big NTFS partition.
Clean Install Windows 7
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