So I just put my new computer together and I'm trying to do a clean install of windows 7 from a disk onto an ocz vertex 3 120gb ssd.
I have tried putting the sata mode in ahci, raid, ide modes to no avail.
I have tried disabling both the marvell and jmb storage controllers, but that did nothing.
when the disk starts up, it will nevr get to the installation screen; it either gets stuck on the screen with a loading bar that says microsoft corporation at the bottom, or if i try to start windows in safe mode it loads a bunch of drivers but stops at crcdisk.sys
I have also unplugged everything that is not essential to installation and disabled the lan controller and the via 1394 controller.
my motherboard is the asus p8z68v pro and i have an intel i5 2500k
psu is coolermaster silent pro gold.
So I have 2 questions:
1. Could it be that one or more of my components is incompatible with windows?
2. Is it possible to insert a hard drive with windows 7 already installed and boot from there?