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Hello OCN,

Just finished building sig rig, seems to work!

When installing windows, it gave me the option to install it either on my Crucial M4, or Samsung F3. I chose to install on the ssd, and now that it's up and running, windows can't seem to find the Samsung.

Any ideas what could be causing this problem? (Windows nub here)

Thanks!
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post #2 of 15
did you remove the hdd before instlling windows, the os creates the bootloader to hdd if its connected even if you select the ssd. learnt the hard way 3 times lol. will have reformat anyway
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No, I didn't.

So I'll have to reinstall windows?

Thanks for reply.
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post #4 of 15
yea wont get the best out ssd and when hdd packs in or you change it windows wont boot.
check out the ssd thread for windows 7 tips and tweaks.
just dissconect the data cable, but format it 1st or will leave bootloader on still and play up later on
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Thanks for your help Rep
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post #6 of 15
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Sorry to be a pain OCN, but I'm not exactly sure how to pull off this maneuver.

So I have Windows 7 installed, but Richie says I need to reinstall. So I need to reformat the hard drive and disconnect the data cable, and then start windows again?

Sorry for confusion
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post #7 of 15
if you look under disk management is it located there?

Ive plugged in different hdds no problem without redoing the os just go to disk management and format the f3 as ntfs

E- Forgot to say if you right click on the drive it should be a way to format it and name it and give it a drive letter "F" or something
Edited by ryanbob1234 - 8/14/11 at 11:27am
post #8 of 15
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if you look under disk management is it located there?

Ive plugged in different hdds no problem without redoing the os just go to disk management and format the f3 as ntfs
he not putting it in after he already had it connected when installing windows so installed bootloader to hdd.

op: install windows disk and boot from it (not in windows)
quick format your hdd and turn off comp
dissconnect data cable.
reboot comp and run disk and install os again, will have quick format ssd aswell
post #9 of 15
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Thanks for your help!

I'm looking at disk management now, and it appears that Windows does see the F3.

It says.. Disk 1..unknown..unalocated

and Not Initialized

Is this odd?

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post #10 of 15
its because its not formatted its partition for you to use.
you can use it as it is with windows 7 bootloader on but when or if the drive fails or you change it windows wont work. your best to reinstall windows now as mentioned above
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