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Reinstalling an OS on a 180GB Intel520

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August 29, 2013 9:43:39 AM

Ok I posted way back in I think march, about my new build, someone suggested the 520 series for an ssd, and since then the build ran fine, I got it. Built it, installed the OS with minor difficulty.

However i've recently decided you know what, think it's about time I did a fresh instalment, go back to square one and so on.

However these are the problems I have found doing this:

- My windows7 disc (Which isn't a manufactured copy) Won't boot.
To fix this I tried bypassing it by installing linux ubuntu - This refuses to install on my ssd and in fact crashes at the first phase of installation ( Choosing to install it. )

- I've tried changing and swapping the SATA cables to see if it was these causing the problem.

Again no success.

- I've rearrange the boot priorities and even disconnected or disabled my HDD and SSD to see if I can install them on either one separately, this also has failed.

- The HDD has previous Windows7 data collect but all crash due to them being empty installation shells previously existing from when I first installed windows to my ssd.

I found in the past I have to enable my ssd to work in an OS through disk management or something along those lines. However now I can't even install an OS.

A point to make is the windows7 disc I have works when you put it in the disc drive on my laptop which has an OS installed but doesn't even appear to boot from disc even if you force it too.

- Flashing has also been unsuccessful.

Other than try usb installation or get spare hdd to install an OS on what else can I do right now to even attempe to install an OS onto my ssd, I am in dire need to get my PC running by the end of the week, sooner the better. I have major graphic projects to complete.

Anyone know how to combat this horrendous position I am in?

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August 29, 2013 9:53:03 AM

First thing, is the media bootable ? Second thing did you make the ODD as first bootable device under BIOS ? Are you sure the SSD is working, it might be broken.
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August 29, 2013 10:02:09 AM

lonewolf7 said:
First thing, is the media bootable ? Second thing did you make the ODD as first bootable device under BIOS ? Are you sure the SSD is working, it might be broken.


Windows7 isn't bootable, but ubuntu is, but that crashes when you go to install it, the whole PC stops working the MoBo brings up an error "AO" But Nothing works from that point onwards unless I reboot the machine.

However the windows7 disc does work when I put it in my laptop whilst it's logged in.

I am sure the ssd isn't broken because I have only had it a matter of 4 months, the ssd previously when I first installed an OS wouldn't let me because it wouldn't start up without being unlocked or something.
The BIOS recognises the SSD, the priorities go CD/DVD>SSD>HDD Currently.
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August 29, 2013 10:25:13 AM

Hello... What BIO's mode is your SSD connected with IDE? AHCI? you need to install a Driver first for AHCI WINDOWS install...

Windows 7 creates a small C:\ and loads on D:\ WINDOWS Partition... have you been able to delete all partitions first? are you trying to install on the C:\ partition?

Yes you may have a DATA locked/secure option turned on your SSD... Go to intel and get the SSD toolbox for further anaysis. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?Dwnld...

Go to here and download a ISO of your version of windows. http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-imag...
Get the Windows ISO to USB/DVD convertor, and make new BOOTABLE install media. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.H...
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August 30, 2013 10:01:13 AM

PAN1K said:
lonewolf7 said:
First thing, is the media bootable ? Second thing did you make the ODD as first bootable device under BIOS ? Are you sure the SSD is working, it might be broken.


Windows7 isn't bootable, but ubuntu is, but that crashes when you go to install it, the whole PC stops working the MoBo brings up an error "AO" But Nothing works from that point onwards unless I reboot the machine.

However the windows7 disc does work when I put it in my laptop whilst it's logged in.

I am sure the ssd isn't broken because I have only had it a matter of 4 months, the ssd previously when I first installed an OS wouldn't let me because it wouldn't start up without being unlocked or something.
The BIOS recognises the SSD, the priorities go CD/DVD>SSD>HDD Currently.


If you need to install OS you will need a bootable media, there is no way around to make it work.

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