hi,im having a strange problem.before 2 days my pc crashed with no reason and i couldnt boot with my ssd saying that a file is corrupted or something(i got 1 ssd and 1 hdd having my files).then i opened the case and i cleaned up everything inside.then i thought a format could help me but my i couldnt install windows in my ssd.i installed windows in my hdd and this is happening.my ssd is like 2 drivers which i cant open them doesnt show how many storage they have.they are just nothing. http://imageshack.us/f/171/72173087.jpg/
my bios reads ssd,i installed programs like ssd-life and lots of others and all saying that my ssd is healthy.so i guess its bios problem.and since i cant spend like 30 euros to fix it im looking for a possible solution.please if anyone could help,i can be here for like 4-5 more hours and i can provide every photo of my bios,plus teamviewer
Booting to the HDD windows, run DISKPART to do a CLEAN function to the SSD, then shutdown the PC, then unplug the HDD, set boot order in BIOS to SSD then DVD, reboot to DVD, and try to install to the SSD.
Let me try to tell you how.
Once booted up in Windows, do these commands:
start\in the search box, enter "cmd", right click on cmd, run as admin;
Input as follows: DISKPART, LIST DISK, SELECT DISK 0 (if 0 is the SSD), CLEAN, EXIT, EXIT.
If you get here, you should be able to shutdown, unlpug the HDD, restart, set boot order, and boot to the install DVD. If Windows install sees the drive, you should be good to go. After WIndows is all installed, shutdown, and plug the HDD back in. Then delete all the Windows stuff from the HDD, that wasn't there before you installed to it. KEEP the files that are yours!
You can do what Foscooter said but I'm going to recommend a better way. SSDs have the ability to completely erase themselves and reset to factory defaults. To do this, I suggest that you use a recovery CD called PartedMagic. PartedMagic contains an erasure program which has the ability to utilize the "Secure Erase" function on SSDs.
I have, and use the same thing on a Boootable USB Linux device, which I "got" from the OCZ Toolbox Guides.
However, the reason I suggested what I did is not everybody has the ability to do this: download, create and use a bootable USB/CD when they have problems like these.
The CLEAN command in DISKPART just "erases" the MBR and all the partions. This makes the drive appear to be blank, when it actually isn't. The CLEAN ALL command wipes the drive with zeros, but this is bad for a SSD.
The main thing about DISKPART is: it is part of the Windows install disk, when trying to do a recovery/diagostics. So most people will have access to it during an install, as well as when Windows is up and useable, as it's a command line tool.
hello everyone and thans for the suggestions,but unfortunately it didnt worked.i used parted magic,burned the iso to one cd,boot from the cd,did the erase thing(i checked 2-3 youtube videos aswell to be sure what i have to do)and still nothing.cant install windows in the ssd.the error is the same again...
'Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occured while preparing the partition selected for installation. Error code: 0x80070057.
If I try and click the format link before going to the next step, I get:
Failed to format the selected partition. [Error: 0x80070057]. '
i dont know whats going on.im uploading a video showing you guys my bios setup and let me know if anything there is not in the way it should be.
What cin19 says is correct. There is no reason to be in IDE mode anymore and this will cause tons of problems for SSDs, use either AHCI or RAID (RAID uses RAID for RAID member disks and AHCI for non-member disks so it will work fine as well)
hello and thanks for the sugestions,BUT still nothing.i changed bios sata configuration to ahci,plus on chip sata2 controll to ahci and still nothing.i booted again with partedmagic and erased the disc.booted back with windows cd and i have a new error... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_A3o0EjLYCNg/SErcJWk1fvI/AAAAA...
this one.so it must be something else,damn it
I watch your video again, and i found that will be the problem: in the Advances Setup window, that only show 1st boot "DVD", 2nd boot "DVD", and 3rd boot "removable Dev". When you move down to the 1st boot DVD and it show up WDC, DVD but not SSD.
Try the SSD in other PC to see it work or dead. Because the ist error code 8004345F is related the HD.
So update the BIOS, unplug the WDC HD, boot into BIOS, set the AHCI, then set 1st boot "DVD", 2nd boot "SSD", try this to install the Win.
hi and thanks for the suggestion,but still nothing.i unplugged hdd,made like 30 restarts playing with bios(like 1 option ahci 2nd ide,1st ide second ahci and so on),and every time says that windows cannot install blablabla..im start thinking that i have to buy a new ssd ;/
Well..... Long story short... The drive was working well enough on the SATA 2 port, but every now and again (maybe every 1-2 hours), it would lapse for like 5 seconds, then go back to working properly... I wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't gaming, and had hardware monitors running on the second screen... There was also 2 times (out of, say, 100) that it failed to initialize on boot even on SATA2 (restarting the computer fixed it though).
Anyways.... I ended up RMA-ing the drive with OCZ (whose customer service, by the way, is surprisingly good [800-459-1816 x411 for a live person]). The new drive came in, and it installed flawlessly, without any problem... And the new drive is running great.
So... If anybody else out there sees this, and has the option, I would call and get your drive replaced.
Otherwise... Try the port switch, or try updating the firmware to 2.22, and see if that helps (note, you will need to do that on a separate PC)