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Ahh I see. That would make more sense.

To avoid further confusion, set only (1) Boot Priority drive when upgrading you firmware. Set the Boot Priority #1 to the Optical Drive where you put the writable CD with the upgraded firmware so when you boot up your PC it will only read the optical drive instead of other Boot Priority drives.
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Not trying to hijack topic, did you get it to work?

What I plan on:
Disconnecting all drives but cd and new ssd. Booting from cd to install firmware. Then installing windows.
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Not trying to hijack topic, did you get it to work?

What I plan on:
Disconnecting all drives but cd and new ssd. Booting from cd to install firmware. Then installing windows.
If he already installed the Windows, he doesn't need to reinstall it again if he only need a firmware upgrade for his SSD.
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Yea, that's just what I'm going to do when I get my M4 this week.
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I have one of the ssd's connected to drive 0 and had the other one connected to drive 1. I've burned the boot cd a couple of times, I'll try again after this post. I am booting from the the disk, I get the crucial logo and the program starts up. I am getting stuck where the firmware upgrade is searching for the ssd. The screen reads "Finding drives..." and just gets stuck there. I have one ssd connected to the drive 0 sata connection and the bios is in IDE-Compatible, I have formatted both of my drives, and believe that I burned the CD correctly. I will try again. Thanks for the help.
post #16 of 35
Try one SSD at a time if you still can't get it.
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I have one of the ssd's connected to drive 0 and had the other one connected to drive 1. I've burned the boot cd a couple of times, I'll try again after this post. I am booting from the the disk, I get the crucial logo and the program starts up. I am getting stuck where the firmware upgrade is searching for the ssd. The screen reads "Finding drives..." and just gets stuck there. I have one ssd connected to the drive 0 sata connection and the bios is in IDE-Compatible, I have formatted both of my drives, and believe that I burned the CD correctly. I will try again. Thanks for the help.

The fact that you're seeing the Crucial firmware upgrade program running seems like you burn the upgraded firmware properly to the writable CD. After getting the screen that reads "Finding Drives" & getting stuck somehow is the problem. Your PC can't find the M4 SSD that you connected to the SATA port O. Try pressing the clear CMOS button to reset your BIOS then set the BIOS again for SSD firmware upgrade.
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I have one of the ssd's connected to drive 0 and had the other one connected to drive 1. I've burned the boot cd a couple of times, I'll try again after this post. I am booting from the the disk, I get the crucial logo and the program starts up. I am getting stuck where the firmware upgrade is searching for the ssd. The screen reads "Finding drives..." and just gets stuck there. I have one ssd connected to the drive 0 sata connection and the bios is in IDE-Compatible, I have formatted both of my drives, and believe that I burned the CD correctly. I will try again. Thanks for the help.
When I updated my firmware for my SSD it couldnt locate the drive until I ran the program as administrator, might want to try that if you havent already.
right click, run as adminstrator
Didnt read the whole thread but if your upgrading firmware in windows this might help.
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I believed you made either 2 mistakes.
1) You did not properly burn the firmware .iso file in the writable CD
2) Your boot drive (Priority #1) is the M4 SSd, instead of the optical drive that you put the writable CD on

What exactly is going on in the screen right after you boot up? Does it show that it's reading the optical drive & it sees the firmware file yet unable to upgrade it?
I just downloaded firmware upgrade again. To burn the CD I double clicked on the .ISO file. A burning program that came with my MOBO called Power2Go started up and burned the CD. Leaving the boot CD in the drive, I disconnected the ssd in drive 1 and left the ssd in drive 0 connected. I rebooted my computer, went into the EFI/BIOS set to IDE-Compatibility, set my boot option #1 to the optical drive (was already there), and disabled the boot option #2. I then saved and reset. The computer booted up from the CD I got he crucial splash logo then quite a few lines of information went flying by. The screen changed to across the top reading please read all documentaion accompanied with this program (or something similar) and that was surrounded by asterisks (*). Beneath that it reads "Finding drives..." I let it stay like that for about 10 mins and nothing happened. I then disconnected drive 0 and reconnected drive 1 then rebooted and got the same result for 10 mins. What am I doing wrong?
Edited by bpscan - 10/16/11 at 9:21am
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When I updated my firmware for my SSD it couldnt locate the drive until I ran the program as administrator, might want to try that if you havent already.
right click, run as adminstrator
Didnt read the whole thread but if your upgrading firmware in windows this might help.
No I'm making a boot CD in windows that updates the firmware on boot up. I am the only user on my computer and therefore the admin. Thanks
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