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trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 on a new SSD

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April 8, 2014 7:11:39 AM

i cant assign it a partition becasue i cant get onto widnows...
So it doesnt appear when i try to do initial windows install on it?
How can i get the ssd to appear without going onto windows as i do not have access to it.
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April 8, 2014 7:18:33 AM

check in the bios, is it being shown there?
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April 8, 2014 7:26:24 AM

brarboy said:
check in the bios, is it being shown there?



Its no where? it just doesnt seem to exist?
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April 8, 2014 8:09:44 AM

iarcherz said:
brarboy said:
check in the bios, is it being shown there?



Its no where? it just doesnt seem to exist?


if it isn't seen in bios, you might not have connected properly or BIOS version needs to be updated. Try each step and then re-check.
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April 8, 2014 8:33:39 AM

brarboy said:
iarcherz said:
brarboy said:
check in the bios, is it being shown there?



Its no where? it just doesnt seem to exist?


if it isn't seen in bios, you might not have connected properly or BIOS version needs to be updated. Try each step and then re-check.


BIOS version up to date. Tried 5 different SATA cables in 5 different SATA slots but still nothing. My mobo can recognize my usb and hard drive its just the ssd, i get nothing from it.
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April 8, 2014 8:50:28 AM

iarcherz said:

BIOS version up to date. Tried 5 different SATA cables in 5 different SATA slots but still nothing. My mobo can recognize my usb and hard drive its just the ssd, i get nothing from it.


go into bios and check SATA mode, see if it on AHCI or IDE or RAID mode?
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April 8, 2014 8:53:49 AM

brarboy said:
iarcherz said:

BIOS version up to date. Tried 5 different SATA cables in 5 different SATA slots but still nothing. My mobo can recognize my usb and hard drive its just the ssd, i get nothing from it.


go into bios and check SATA mode, see if it on AHCI or IDE or RAID mode?

It says the SATA port is empty

Its in AHCI mode
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April 8, 2014 8:57:41 AM

iarcherz said:
brarboy said:
iarcherz said:

BIOS version up to date. Tried 5 different SATA cables in 5 different SATA slots but still nothing. My mobo can recognize my usb and hard drive its just the ssd, i get nothing from it.


go into bios and check SATA mode, see if it on AHCI or IDE or RAID mode?


Its in AHCI mode


its in correct place then. Clear CMOS and and see if it gives you any results?
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April 8, 2014 9:08:04 AM

brarboy said:
iarcherz said:
brarboy said:
iarcherz said:

BIOS version up to date. Tried 5 different SATA cables in 5 different SATA slots but still nothing. My mobo can recognize my usb and hard drive its just the ssd, i get nothing from it.


go into bios and check SATA mode, see if it on AHCI or IDE or RAID mode?


Its in AHCI mode


its in correct place then. Clear CMOS and and see if it gives you any results?


I have cleared Cmos and still no results :( 
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April 8, 2014 9:17:17 AM

iarcherz said:

I have cleared Cmos and still no results :( 


if you are trying to install windows on ssd, then remove any other hdd connected to the system and just install windows on it by only connecting ssd as storage. If you are trying to get into windows to detect the ssd, then unplug the ssd and do hot plug in that is connect to your machine when you are in operating system.
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April 8, 2014 9:26:16 AM

brarboy said:
iarcherz said:

I have cleared Cmos and still no results :( 


if you are trying to install windows on ssd, then remove any other hdd connected to the system and just install windows on it by only connecting ssd as storage. If you are trying to get into windows to detect the ssd, then unplug the ssd and do hot plug in that is connect to your machine when you are in operating system.


I have already tried unplugging all my hdd's except for the SSD and it still doesnt recognize it. I would use hotplug but i cant as i have no other way to get onto an operating system apart from that SSD which i cannot boot off.
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April 8, 2014 9:42:35 AM

doesn't your hdd have operating system? Did you try the different Sata cable and different Sata port on motherboard for your ssd?
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April 8, 2014 11:35:10 AM

@brarboy Yes still nothing and no my HDD doesn't have an operating system as it's only a small hard drive
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April 8, 2014 1:38:24 PM

iarcherz said:
@brarboy Yes still nothing and no my HDD doesn't have an operating system as it's only a small hard drive


check your ssd on some other system just to make sure it is working not DOA.
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June 1, 2014 8:03:54 AM

The same problem happend to me, you have to turn off the computer, unplug your harddrive and turn your computer on again. Then you turn your computer off again and plug in your harddrive again. Then turn on the computer again, when the computer is turning on press "DELETE" key or "f10/f11" before the windows screen appears. Then you will get in to your bios. When you are in the bios change the boot order so the harddrive you have windows installed on gets to be booted first. Then windows should see
your harddrive and the harddrive is booted properly.

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June 1, 2014 8:06:46 AM

When i say that you need to unplug your harddive i mean the SSD
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