Can you describe exactly what you are doing a little better. It sounds to me like you are using advanced options during the install and then setting up the partition using that. The best way is to completely wipe the disk and let Windows 7 Setup install to a clean unpartitioned/unformatted drive. You don't need to create a partition and format it. Windows 7 Setup creates the partition for you and formats it during the install process.
Thanks for the info. The mechanical hard drive I am replacing failed and unfortunately I had no backup, so I am trying to start out with a fresh SSD as my only drive. once I have my comp up and running I am installing a second SSD as a storage drive. I am at the point of returning this SSD and trying another one. My version of Win 7 home premium is new also