I spent the last 3 hrs looking for a solution to this, but nothing has worked. I have already installed Windows 7 on a very similar system but never encountered any problems...
I have built a new system (everything new):
- Gigabyte E350N with CPU on board - Kingston 2 GB DDR3 RAM - Verbatim 64 GB SSD
The SSD is OK in the BIOS. I then install Windows 7 (Pro x64) using a USB drive (which has worked before for 3 other installs). Windows 7 installer finds the SSD and installs without error. Then it comes to the first restart:
"Disk read error" after the BIOS screen.
No matter what I do, I can't get rid of it. I tried the following:
- Windows 7 recovery (also performing it 3 x in a row) finds no problems - Deleted all partitions on the SSD and reinstalled - Formating the SSD again - 3 different SATA cables - All 4 SATA ports on the motherboard (shown as Master and Slave in BIOS) - Optimized settings in BIOS - Fail safe settings in BIOS - IDE vs. AHCI in BIOS
Windows was always installed on D: with the 100 MB C: partition, so I also tried the "get rid of the 100 MB" trick. It works (Win 7 installed on C: without the 100 MB partition) but the same problem.
I am lost. I don't know what else to try. It is just possible that my brand-new SSD is broken? Then why is Windows 7 installed without error until the first restart?
Thanks for your help!
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Are there any other HDD's in this computer?
This is the only HDD in the system. No DVD/CD drives either.
Just MoBo with integrated CPU and graphics, RAM, SSD, USB keyboard, USB mouse.