I searched around a bit and couldnt find an answer, and its really frustrating me right now, please help
My current build:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard
Intel i5-3570k w/ stock cooler
8gb (2x 4gb) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 ram
1 Linksys WMP600N Wireless-N PCI Adapter w/Dual Band
1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3160318AS 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3Gb IHD
2 case fans
1 dvd/rw drive
I recently bought a Samsung 830 128gb SSD, a new power supply (to power a GTX 275), and a copy of windows 7.
I intended to use the SSD as the OS disk, and to remove windows XP on the IHD and use it for storage.
I put in the new powersupply and unplugged everything but the new graphics card, SSD, and dvd drive, made sure bios was in AHCI mode, and went for it.
Everything seemed to be working, it saw my SSD and installed windows 7 to it, and I was in... windows!... but my mouse still wasnt working (it only has usb 3.0 ports.... and I only have usb mouse with me...)
So then i went to try to put in my motherboard drivers disk and install the missing pieces, but it couldn't proceed through without a mouse.. tabbing through never got me to the box i wanted
i restarted hoping i could install the chipset drivers from boot somehow, and now i am stuck. Not sure whats wrong or how to fix it.. Dont understand how it was able to see my SSD before and install w7 to it, and now wont load w7 or see it in the w7 install(it still sees it in bios menu), not sure what to do from here...
I still have my other hdd with windows xp on it, do i need to do it the long way and upgrade the IHD to w7 and then mirror that to the SSD?
Would my flash drive SSD firmware update go ahead and install the needed drivers with it?
sorry if that is rambly im wanting to play with my new toys and stressed please help!
main problem is, i cant even get into windows/reinstall it now anymore, and not sure what couldve changed. It still sees it in BIOS but wont boot the w7 i thought id installed, or let me see it as a drive to reinstall to.
One last thing, try clearing CMOS. See if that helps anything. Then my advice is to see if the SSD is recognized by another computer. If not then you have a dead SSD. It happens even with high quality parts.