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Installing a New SSD drive on a Win 7 64x Pro System.

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April 27, 2012 12:33:34 AM


Currently I am using 1 500GB SATA on a Win7 64 Pro system.

I am attempting to install/add a SSD. The BIOS does see the drive. But after the BIOS gets done with its check, Windows never loads.

Attempting to use F8 or F5 does not seem to do anything. Disconnected the SSD, and reboot, and Windows boots fine. H

ow do I get Windows to load while having the SSD connected?
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April 27, 2012 1:37:03 AM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

Well the first thing you need to do is unplug ALL SATA ports from the MOBO expect the ODD (DVD/BR) and the SSD. Next you need to make certain the SATA port you are using for the SSD 'is' bootable and not simply for data drives. Often non-native SATA ports are not bootable ports.
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