Bios Doesn't recognize new SSD in AHCI mode ONLY

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 Sata III SSD. I set my bios to AHCI mode before attempting the windows installation process. I rebooted, and neither my SSD nor my Cd drive were appearing in the list of integrated peripherals. I swapped back to IDE and decided I'd use the post-installation fix to change over to AHCI. I have been unsuccessful.

Whenever I switch to AHCI and reboot, I'm given the message "No bootable devices found", and I can't locate them within the bios list either. I have no such issue in IDE.

My motherboard is a MSI 760GM-E51. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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  1. the_deku_nutt said:
    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased a SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 Sata III SSD. I set my bios to AHCI mode before attempting the windows installation process. I rebooted, and neither my SSD nor my Cd drive were appearing in the list of integrated peripherals. I swapped back to IDE and decided I'd use the post-installation fix to change over to AHCI. I have been unsuccessful.

    Whenever I switch to AHCI and reboot, I'm given the message "No bootable devices found", and I can't locate them within the bios list either. I have no such issue in IDE.

    My motherboard is a MSI 760GM-E51. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    make sure the mb bios is at the top level lots of bug fixes for your mb
    also On-Chip ATA Devices in the bios..ide busmaster mode..off. sata on and raid mode to achi.
  2. Ok.

    I checked MSI's website and my motherboard was one update behind. I used their Live utility and updated the BIOS version. I also made sure all the settings were as you recommended. Sadly, still no luck. Any other options I can try?
  3. the_deku_nutt said:
    Ok.

    I checked MSI's website and my motherboard was one update behind. I used their Live utility and updated the BIOS version. I also made sure all the settings were as you recommended. Sadly, still no luck. Any other options I can try?


    Try new SATA-cable with latch, experiment connecting different power cords from PSU to you SSD. I had such an issue with Crucial M4 and it solved my problems
    Remove all other HDD's physically before istallaton of Windows7.
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