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I installed a new ssd won't boot windows help

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February 16, 2011 11:16:36 PM

I installed a new A data 64gb ssd, when I install windows It go's through the complete install but when it boots up it says the windows setup experienced an unexpected error and to reinstall windows. I have installed four times and I keep getting the error message please help!
a c 143 G Storage
February 16, 2011 11:21:53 PM

What Windows are you installing?

Do you have another copy of the disk to verify the disk isn't defective?

Have you checked the cables are "good"?
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February 16, 2011 11:36:20 PM

Windows 7 disk is cool I think I have to update something in my bios but not sure. AHCI don't know need help
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a c 143 G Storage
February 16, 2011 11:42:05 PM

Can you provide more details on your system... Motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU? What SATA port are you using?

You can install a SSD on IDE or AHCI, without issues. It is recommended to use AHCI though.
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February 16, 2011 11:48:05 PM

i7 920 8gb adata ddr3, asrock x58 exterme raedon 6870 don't know which sata port i have six on hard drive have not ever updated bios
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a c 143 G Storage
February 17, 2011 12:27:12 AM

Have you tried updating the firmware of the SSD?

Your previous hard drive worked fine with the Win7 install?? correct??
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February 17, 2011 12:30:35 AM

how do i do that without booting into windows?
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a c 143 G Storage
February 17, 2011 12:39:29 AM

You update the firmware, just like you would flash your BIOS... meaning you don't need to boot into Windows to update. All you need to do is download the required updated firmware and complete the steps required in the "readme" file.

When you install Windows 7, just make sure you don't have any other hard drive attached during the install. This is helpful to eliminate possible boot / install errors.
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February 17, 2011 2:54:58 AM

Updated the drive firmware, same problems.
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February 17, 2011 8:09:03 PM

Best answer selected by residentdean.
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a c 143 G Storage
February 17, 2011 8:12:02 PM

Did your issue get resolved??
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February 25, 2011 9:54:49 PM

Yea I had to flash my bios to newer bios and it worked perfectly.
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