OS Error Message

I have recently formatted my SSD from MBR to GPT, so I can install Windows Professional 64-bit rather than 32-bit. I am on the installation screen and it says something like this "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting. Check BIOS" I have checked the BIOS and these are my settings:

SATA Controller(s) - Enabled
SATA Mode Selection - AHCI

Anything else I have to do to get rid of the error as this isn't working. The SSD is Intel 330 Series 60GB, I have another HDD for storage which is connected as well, or will that not effect it.

Motherboard - GB-Z77-D3H
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  1. When installing Win 7 to a SSD, you should remove the HDD (just disconnect it) until the OS is installed. Also, why GPT vice MBR? You really only need GPT for larger than 2TB partitions.

    Still your system will boot via MBR and GPT partitions.

    Go here yo learn about GPT:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx
  2. there's absolutely no need to use GPT - Especially on an SSD

    let windows reformat during reinstallation

    GPT is for drives larger than 3TB 2TB
  3. COLGeek said:
    When installing Win 7 to a SSD, you should remove the HDD (just disconnect it) until the OS is installed. Also, why GPT vice MBR? You really only need GPT for larger than 2TB partitions.

    Still your system will boot via MBR and GPT partitions.


    If i didn't have GPT I had an error about being incompatible with the OS, so I changed to GPT, as it seems MBR doesn't want to support Windows 7 64-bit, but it'll support 32-bit.
  4. is your BIOS up to date? the latest version for your motherboard?
  5. kangy said:
    If i didn't have GPT I had an error about being incompatible with the OS, so I changed to GPT, as it seems MBR doesn't want to support Windows 7 64-bit, but it'll support 32-bit.

    The error is not one associated with MBR vice GPT. I doesn't matter which you use.

    Have you tried a clean install with only the SSD attached (and allowed Windows to format the SSD)?
  6. dingo07 said:
    is your BIOS up to date? the latest version for your motherboard?


    I'm on F17, and also what are BETA BIOS because in F19g looks like a fix to my problem.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/download-center.aspx?kw=Z77-D3H&ck=

    Also the "Next" Box now appears even with the error still there?
  7. Windows 7 does not use Secure Boot (that is a Win 8 feature). What are you actually installing?
  8. COLGeek said:
    Windows 7 does not use Secure Boot (that is a Win 8 feature). What are you actually installing?


    Windows Professional 64-bit, 32-bit just worked like a charm with no problems, but 64-bit has many issues have encountered.
  9. Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro?
  10. Also, are you using downloaded media or retail media?
  11. COLGeek said:
    Also, are you using downloaded media or retail media?


    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

    I have a retail 32-bit version, but a 64-bit verison didn't come with it so I downloaded a clean install of one.
  12. Any other suggestions
  13. Reburn your install DVD at the slowest possible speed.
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