I just built a new computer for rendering video editing and effects, and can't get a SSD to boot at all.
I install windows, it restarts the computer as a part of the installation process before finalising, and each time a different file is missing or corrupt when windows boot recovery pops up.
The motherboard is set to ACHI, memtest was fine, CPU working fine, I can even manage to install windows successfully to a HDD and boot. But if I try to migrate the OS over, I get the same error message.
Specs are as follows:
Asus P9X79 deluxe
Coolermaster Silent pro gold 1000w
Gigabyte GTX580 Ultra durable 3GB
Corsair 120GB force series 3 SSD
G.Skill ripjaws F3- 14900CL9Q-16GBZL 4X4GB
I did, successfully installed windows by installing the Ssd into an older machine, so I don't know what the deal is. I then generalized the install and installed the Ssd into the new machine, is working fine now.
I've tried booting from a win7+sp1 dvd, and win7 dvd, and a win7 bootable SD.
I've tried both an SSD and a normal drive. These were both plugged into SATA 1 (6gb) and if I was booting from the SSD they were the only sata drive connected, if I was booting from the dvd, the dvd was plugged into sata6 (the last 3gb slot).
I've tried both sata in AHCI and in RAID with the Intel Raid driver loaded from the SD.
In all cases, I get the same issue: after the first reboot it fails to restart with a Windows boot Manager message saying a particular file is missing (the specific file changes).
The only thing I haven't tried is plugging the target drive into sata 3 (3gb).
I figured out a way to get the install to work. MAke sure that you only have the DVD and the drive you're installing to plugged in. Then, make sure that the HD is in a *higher* numbered sata slot than then DVD. It seems like the board assigned the drives letters in reverse.
I put the HD into SATA 6 (the last blue slot) and the DVD into SATA 3 (the first blue slot).
I don't know what will happen when I rearrange things later to get my HD into the 6g slots.
The link I provided has the latest Intel RST Enterprise and otherwise use the lat(er) drivers from the ASUS's website.
You can use the ASUS's listed Intel RST drivers - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/P9X7...
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Driver Software V18.104.22.1683 then unzip, place the decompressed drivers into a folder called 'RAID' (you can name it anything but the folders taken by Windows).