windows 8 will not install on SSD

i purchased a sandisk SSD 256gb recently. i installed windows 8 on it, everything worked fine. when windows was updating when i was shutting down, my battery died during update. it wouldnt boot back to windows, so i reformated and reinstalled windows. everytime i try to boot up windows, i get a BSOD or it just times out or black screen during startup.

currently using an xps 14 ultrabook

the hard drive is the issues, i swapped my old 500gb hard drive and the laptop runs fine. if i use the sandisk SSD as a USB storage device, it detects and works fine. anyone have any idea? thanks in advance
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  1. It apparently installed correctly the first time on the SSD?
    Then shut down unexpectedly during Win updates
    And now doesn't run properly on the SSD

    I'd suggest just doing a full reinstall on the SSD. Something probably got corrupted during the sudden shutdown.
  2. i tried to reformat and do a full reinstall but the installation takes HOURS and wont boot up after. i plug it in a sata usb adapter and it seems all files are there. i have no idea what to do
  3. Have you tried repartitioning the SSD? Win 7 & 8 use a hidden partition for some housekeeping purposes and the hidden partition can be corrupted by power loss when an update is being installed. By wiping & repartititoning the SSD you may be able to restore it.
  4. i deleted all partitions during windows 8 installation, is there anothre way?
  5. I can't think of anything but putting the SSD in a second system, wiping the disk and removing all partititons and, then, transferring it to the original system and reinstalling Win 8.

    If that fails I would recommend RMA'ing the SSD because there is some form of hardware failure.
  6. any good partition tools?
  7. Go to this link (ignore the fact that it is a Corsair site) and follow the directions to secure wipe the SSD (this tool will also work with your Sandisk SSD):

    http://www.corsair.com/applicationnote/secure-erase

    Afterward, reinstall Win 8 directly to the SSD as desired. If this fails to solve the problem, you need to RMA the SSD.

    Good luck!
  8. COLGeek said:
    Go to this link (ignore the fact that it is a Corsair site) and follow the directions to secure wipe the SSD (this tool will also work with your Sandisk SSD):

    http://www.corsair.com/applicationnote/secure-erase

    Afterward, reinstall Win 8 directly to the SSD as desired. If this fails to solve the problem, you need to RMA the SSD.

    Good luck!


    thanks. will do
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