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New System Built, Windows 8 BSOD when installing SATA Drivers

Last response: in Windows 8
August 19, 2013 10:57:24 AM


I built a new system with the parts listed below. System seems to boot just fine but when I go to install Windows 8 and it asked for the drivers for the SATA I get a BSOD.

Any ideas what it could be? Also I should mention that I am trying to install it on the SSD HHD but my bios doesnt see the drive.

Thanks in advance

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($128.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft Comfort Desktop 5000 for Business Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($56.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $1467.10
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Best solution

August 19, 2013 12:04:57 PM

BIOS should have the SATA mode set to AHCI or RAID. If it is set to IDE mode you will have issues with a solidstate drive.

Confirm that the driver you are attempting to install is certified for Windows 8, if not, see if the vendor offers one for download.
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