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Windows 8 on SSD Drive Format Issues

Brand new Corsair 120g SSD drive. Windows 8 Pro install.

Upon installation I reformat drive, then get the "PC Ran Into Issues" error.

Try to create "New" same error.

Computer is the new 8 core AMD with GA-F2A85X-UP4 Socket FM2 ATX AMD Motherboard.

Any suggestions? Seems whenever the install disk tries to write on hard drive, install quits.
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  1. Try checking your mass storage/interface/ata mode is set to AHCI could have a different name.
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    Un-format your SSD ( delete the volume ). Windows will format, install the boot partition and the system OS all in one step. It is normally not necessary to have an un-formatted drive, but many people seem to run into this problem with new installs on SSD's when they are already formatted.
  3. Ok. Thank you.

    I previously had a Raid set up on this board before fresh install. Moved SSD into a port set up as ahci, and will try the unformatted ssd drive as well.

    You folks are awesome!!!
  4. avjguy2362 said:
    Un-format your SSD ( delete the volume ). Windows will format, install the boot partition and the system OS all in one step. It is normally not necessary to have an un-formatted drive, but many people seem to run into this problem with new installs on SSD's when they are already formatted.


    When given the option for install destination should I choose to format or just let the install do its thing?
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