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BSOD while trying to install Win7 on SSD

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Last response: in Storage
August 22, 2012 5:15:53 AM

Hello everyone,

I just put together a new build.


Gigabyte Z77X UD5H (has 2 faulty RAM slots right now, so I'm running one 4 gig stick instead of the intended 8 gig)

Intel i5 3570K

4GB DDR3 Patriot Viper Xtreme 1866 MHz (one stick)

750W Corsair HX750 PSU

A very, very old Seagate HDD

Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD

I first did a fresh Win7 install on my old HDD (just to test out the system) and everything worked fine. Next, I ignored the HDD completely and tried a fresh Win7 install on my brand new Sandisk SSD, but it BSOD'd on me every time, rarely getting me through the Welcome screen.

I went into my BIOS, changed the SATA operation from AHCI to IDE and RAID. No luck. I get BSOD ~5 seconds into the installation.

I can rule out:
1) The SATA cable 2) The SATA ports 3) PSU/power cable
I am not sure what my firmware version is and not sure how to check that out. I hope that's enough info.

Please, any help will be greatly appreciated. I need to get this fixed ASAP because the mobo is getting RMA' d soon.


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a b G Storage
August 22, 2012 6:24:02 AM

Can you try the SSD on another machine? It sounds like a incompability or your SSD has a fault too.
August 22, 2012 6:46:38 AM

- Disconnect ur HDD completely when you are installing the Win 7 on the SSD.
- Make sure u connect the SSD to the Intel chipset controlled SATA port ( check in your motherboard manual )