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Windows 7 can't detect SSD on first boot?

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October 13, 2009 10:31:48 PM

I just put my computer together with the following SSD and motherboard:

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - OEM

It detects my SSD in my bios with Raid 1 but when I boot up into windows 7 installation CD (I got it from the college bookstore) it would only show my other two harddrives but not my SSD! Do I need to do something in bios first? Or are there specific slots I need to plug my SSD in? Please help!

EDIT: I tried plugging the SATA into SATA_E1 (Orange, Port 0) but it doesnt seem to help. It shows up the harddrive as an avaiable option to install the OSD (Disk 0, 1, 2) but when i choose it to have my OS to be installed on, it says "Windows is unable to install to the selected locatoin. Error: 0x8007000d)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 13, 2009 10:40:22 PM

Wait... it shows your HDDs but not your SSD? You have the HDDs in RAID correct?

Have you tried with just the SSD?
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October 13, 2009 10:41:51 PM

no, the two HDD's are not set up to be raids. No raids have been set up at all, this is the first boot trying to install the OS
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October 13, 2009 11:01:12 PM

going to try a different cable.. and disconnecting the two HDD's to see if that will help..
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October 13, 2009 11:23:41 PM

Ok it works now.. Somewhat.. When I choose it for installation it says "windows could not assign a drive letter to a partition on disk 0. The specfified disk does not exist. The error occurrs while prepareing the partition for installation. Error code: 0x80300025"
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 14, 2009 2:35:57 PM

1. Try formatting and installing to the drive using a Linux Live CD (Fedora Live CD works well).

2. If Linux works, it's a problem with the Win 7 DVD.

3. If it fails, more likely a SSD or motherboard problem.
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November 4, 2009 12:16:25 AM

Alright I am getting the same error code as bolaber.

I just installed my Intel X-25 M SSD and the BIOS is detecting it, but I have not partitioned or formatted it. When Windows Vista 64 OEM asks me to pick a drive to install on, the SSD shows up but it does not say primary drive next to it. When I select the drive and press next, Windows gives me the error.

I have another copy of vista 64 installed on a different HDD, I don't know if that matters or not...

Thanks
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