locked
Windows 7 64 bit installer does not detect ssd RRS feed

  • Question

  • As the title states, I have a ASROCK 890gx pro3 MB, GSkill Phoenix Pro 120 gb ssd. I disconnected my HDD, changed the BIOS boot set up to AHCI and Windows installer would not show the ssd. Changed the boot set up to IDE and still no luck. I have already installed a copy of the OS to my samsung 2 tb HDD but will like to have it on the SSD as the primary boot option. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    Monday, June 27, 2011 8:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Could this SSD HD recognized in BIOS?

     

    If you have run a new install to the SSD, it will automatically create a boot menu for all installed copies on a system. You'll have two options at boot.

    In addition, the optional thing to do is get EasyBCD

    http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

    and give the menu items different names like "Windows 7 HDD" and "Windows 7 SSD" and set the SSD as default..

    Furthermore, this link may helpful to you:

    How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

     

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Hope that helps.

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, July 8, 2011 1:30 AM
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:42 AM
  • Since it is not detected when the SATA mode is set to IDE mode, the most likely causes will be as following.

    1. The SSD is defect, could be a DOA if it's brand new. Try connecting it to a different machine, or if possible connect it to a external hdd case, and see if it is detected in windows when connected through usb or e-sata.

    2. SATA cable can be faulty, if it's bent to much or there's too much force/strain on the connector side of the SSD, try loosening it up or replace the cable.

    3. Power cable might not be connected correctly.

    It's not a software issue if it's not showing up in IDE mode, since using that mode you wouldn't need to load a driver for it to be detected within Windows PE, pretty sure the AHCI mode will also not require drivers for it to be detected, you'll usually need drivers when the HBA chipset differs from AMD/Intel.

    Kind regards,

    Stephan Schwarz.


    If you one of these posts answered your question or issue, please click on "Mark as answer". If a post contained helpfull information, please be so kind to click on the "Vote as helpful" button :)
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, July 8, 2011 1:30 AM
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:00 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Could this SSD HD recognized in BIOS?

     

    If you have run a new install to the SSD, it will automatically create a boot menu for all installed copies on a system. You'll have two options at boot.

    In addition, the optional thing to do is get EasyBCD

    http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

    and give the menu items different names like "Windows 7 HDD" and "Windows 7 SSD" and set the SSD as default..

    Furthermore, this link may helpful to you:

    How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

     

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Hope that helps.

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, July 8, 2011 1:30 AM
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:42 AM
  • Since it is not detected when the SATA mode is set to IDE mode, the most likely causes will be as following.

    1. The SSD is defect, could be a DOA if it's brand new. Try connecting it to a different machine, or if possible connect it to a external hdd case, and see if it is detected in windows when connected through usb or e-sata.

    2. SATA cable can be faulty, if it's bent to much or there's too much force/strain on the connector side of the SSD, try loosening it up or replace the cable.

    3. Power cable might not be connected correctly.

    It's not a software issue if it's not showing up in IDE mode, since using that mode you wouldn't need to load a driver for it to be detected within Windows PE, pretty sure the AHCI mode will also not require drivers for it to be detected, you'll usually need drivers when the HBA chipset differs from AMD/Intel.

    Kind regards,

    Stephan Schwarz.


    If you one of these posts answered your question or issue, please click on "Mark as answer". If a post contained helpfull information, please be so kind to click on the "Vote as helpful" button :)
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, July 8, 2011 1:30 AM
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:00 AM
  • If the BIOS recognises the drive. A partition manager will usually recognise it as well. Use the partition manager to format the drive.

    I used Easus Partition Master on my OCZ 240GB SSD and after formatting, windows 7 recognised the drive

    The OCZ instructions say format the drive but they don't tell you how when the OS can't recognise the drive!
    Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:55 PM