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April 4, 2013 1:37:02 PM

I had a few issues installing the SSD on my P9x79 Deluxe motherboard.

Disk 0 has 101 MB Unallocated. 500 GB Veloceraptor. 465.66 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)

Disk 1 Corsair Force GS 240 GB SATA 3 223.57 NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

I've tried formatting it in computer as well as in computer management but windows is unable. I've got Windows 7 64 Bit Home edition. Is it a user control thing? Or my fear is that the SSD is using system files from the HDD to run windows and that I have to start over.

Any help would be great. Sorry if this has been covered.
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April 4, 2013 1:46:47 PM

Disconnect the Veloceraptor. Wth just the SSD hooked up boot off of the Windows DVD. When it ask where do you want to install windows chose Advanced... delete the old partition repartition and format. After windows has finished it's install you can add the HDD back in.
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April 4, 2013 1:52:24 PM

When you installed Windows on your SSD with your HDD connected Windows mistakenly installed the hidden System Reserved Partition (101MB) on your HDD.

If it's not to much trouble do another fresh install on your SSD with your HDD disconnected. After installation is complete you can go into Windows Disk Management and delete the system reserved partition on our HDD.

If you don't want to start over it's no big deal.
The only issue you will have is that your HDD will always have to be connected n order to boot your SSD.
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April 4, 2013 2:09:28 PM

Dereck47 said:
When you installed Windows on your SSD with your HDD connected Windows mistakenly installed the hidden System Reserved Partition (101MB) on your HDD.

If it's not to much trouble do another fresh install on your SSD with your HDD disconnected. After installation is complete you can go into Windows Disk Management and delete the system reserved partition on our HDD.

If you don't want to start over it's no big deal.
The only issue you will have is that your HDD will always have to be connected n order to boot your SSD.




Thanks for your help. I'm just going to go back and do it right. I'm reinstalling windows now. I tried the first answer, but I couldn't find advanced and when I went into the closest option like that, I didn't have the option to delete the partition. So I'm just going to go back and install everything on the ssd. Thanks for the help.
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