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Windows 7 won't install to SSD

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September 14, 2012 1:31:27 PM

Hi there!

I hope one of you can help me. After extensive googling I still haven't found a solution.

I'm currently running Win7 on an internal HDD with an USB drive connected as additional storage. I've recently bought an OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB and wanted to install Win7 there to migrate and take full advantage of the SSDs properties.
Mainboard is a MSI 760GM P23FX.

BIOS recognizes the SSD.
Windows 7 also recognizes the SSD and it can be filled with data.

It is properly formatted, the alignment is correct, it has a primary, active partition.

However, Win7 setup tells me that "Windows cannot be installed onto this Disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the Computer's BIOS menu".

I have...
- set BIOS to AHCI (and RAID and back to IDE)
- unplugged all other SATA devices, except the DVD drive of course
- checked whether the firmware of my BIOS was up to date (it is)
- checked the correct alignment of the disk with diskpart
- inserted the driver disk from MSI at the disk selection screen from the installation to see whether additional drivers might be needed

The installation DVD from Win7 is fine.

So far all ways to solve the problems from what I've found through google failed..any other ideas would be appreciated!

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September 14, 2012 1:33:56 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Storage by Area51reopened
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September 14, 2012 2:44:18 PM

When you install the win7, you need disconnect the HDD and USB, after that try again and only connect the DVD (1st boot) and SSD.
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