IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Disk Drive KINGSTON SV200S3128G SCSI Disk Device (128 GB, SATA-III)
Disk Drive ST350064 1AS SCSI Disk Device (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive WD My Book 1110 USB Device (930 GB, USB)
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
FireWire Controller VIA VT6308 Fire IIM IEEE1394 Host Controller (PHY: VIA VT6307)
USB1 Controller nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI (MCP55P) - OHCI USB 1.1 Controller
USB2 Controller nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI (MCP55P) - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
DMI BIOS Version ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS ACPI BIOS Revision 0302
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
DMI Motherboard Product P5N32-E SLI PLUS
The Problem :
I have recently acquired a new "Kingston SSDNOW V 128gb" SSD drive. Model : E120506a
As you can see, the Drive can be seen in BIOS and when PC is booted.
My intention was to reinstall windows 7 onto the SSD etc & use existing 500gb drive for storage. However, when i try to install windows 7 onto the SSD drive, the installation process just "hangs" at various stages, including....
Expanding files (36% etc)
NOTE: System never reboots during installation process
I CAN install windows 7 onto my existing drive with no issues, thus ruling out damaged disc.
I CAN install Windows XP onto the SSD drive (not much use of course, but rules out incapability with Motherboard etc?
I CAN transfer files to & from the SSD once booted from other HDD. However, the drive becomes very unstable & crashes explorer quite frequently.
What have i tried?
Altering bios settings including reset cmos etc
Updating SSD Firmware
Removing other HDD drive
Disabling Network cards & Lan
Any further questions, please ask & i'll do my best to understand & follow your advice
Disclaimer : Im not the most savy with Bios/hardware/technical side of PCs, so please bare with me
Just letting you know that i managed to sort the issue above. So SOLVE my thread hehe
It seems that the nVidia Controller has issues with some SSDs. So to combat this, i changed drivers to standard PCI IDE drivers.
For anybody with any similar issues, heres what i did.
1) Boot up Old standard HDD, then : Right click MY Computer > Properties > Device Manager
2) At Bottom of window is Storage Controllers,
Right Click on nVidia Controller > Driver Tab > Update Drivers > Browse > LET ME CHOOSE
3) Untick "show only compatable hardware" (if required) Then choose the Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller.
4) Reboot when prompted. Then reboot a second time when prompted.
5) If you havent already, Plug in your SSD drive. then boot up windows & Install / Run Seagate Disc Wizard.
(or use any software that lets you CLONE your hard drive from one disc to another.
6) CLONE your current Windows installation onto your new SSD drive. Once completed, all should be good to go.
Simply reboot, Change your BIOS settings to boot from the SSD as priority & hey presto. Working SSD