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New SSD recognized everywhere but Windows 7

Hi and thanks in advance.

So, I thought I knew what I was doing and figured a SATA hard drive installation would be pretty straight forward. So far this is halfway correct :)

I bought a second 120 GB Kingston SSD to complement my primary one, and it is recognized by everything except Windows 7. My bios recognizes it, but it will not allow me to put it into the boot device priority. I am worried it is because they are the same exact model drive, but this is not based on anything but a hunch.

The bios shows it is there in a system overview. My system monitor Speccy shows its presence. When I tried updating the firmware, it was shown by that software as well.

Any ideas?
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    lswanie said:
    Hi and thanks in advance.

    So, I thought I knew what I was doing and figured a SATA hard drive installation would be pretty straight forward. So far this is halfway correct :)

    I bought a second 120 GB Kingston SSD to complement my primary one, and it is recognized by everything except Windows 7. My bios recognizes it, but it will not allow me to put it into the boot device priority. I am worried it is because they are the same exact model drive, but this is not based on anything but a hunch.

    The bios shows it is there in a system overview. My system monitor Speccy shows its presence. When I tried updating the firmware, it was shown by that software as well.

    Any ideas?


    Go into the computer management console, IIRC its in the control panel under admin tools. under disk management, right click on it and put it online.
  2. SinxarKnights said:
    lswanie said:
    Hi and thanks in advance.

    So, I thought I knew what I was doing and figured a SATA hard drive installation would be pretty straight forward. So far this is halfway correct :)

    I bought a second 120 GB Kingston SSD to complement my primary one, and it is recognized by everything except Windows 7. My bios recognizes it, but it will not allow me to put it into the boot device priority. I am worried it is because they are the same exact model drive, but this is not based on anything but a hunch.

    The bios shows it is there in a system overview. My system monitor Speccy shows its presence. When I tried updating the firmware, it was shown by that software as well.

    Any ideas?


    Go into the computer management console, IIRC its in the control panel under admin tools. under disk management, right click on it and put it online.


    Thanks for the quick response!

    So I am in there and I can see it, it says it is online, however the bar above is black and says "Unallocated." My only real options in the management console are convert to Dynamic or GTP disks
  3. A search with the new problems may have solved it, assigning it a letter and reformatting seemed to do the trick!
  4. lswanie said:
    Hi and thanks in advance.


    Thanks for the quick response!

    So I am in there and I can see it, it says it is online, however the bar above is black and says "Unallocated." My only real options in the management console are convert to Dynamic or GTP disks




    Right click on the drive with the unallocated space, and click "new simple volume" follow the walkthrough, and you should be good to go!
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