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Remove the hard drive for the mean time and try booting again. Also make sure the sata mode is set to AHCI.
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Remove the hard drive for the mean time and try booting again. Also make sure the sata mode is set to AHCI.

So I just tried a couple of different boot methods.

I Tried SMART, it still would not boot.

Then I tried SMART+AHCI, it boots then goes to load windows and blue screens real quick and reboots.

Then I tried just AHCI, with the same results.

So the question is, if I reformat with AHCI enabled will it not blue screen?
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Remove the hard drive for the mean time and try booting again. Also make sure the sata mode is set to AHCI.

So the question is, if I reformat with AHCI enabled will it not blue screen?

Once you reformat there is no OS, thus no BSOD to be had lol


So, you still can't boot the PC after a BIOS update?
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Once you reformat there is no OS, thus no BSOD to be had lol
So, you still can't boot the PC after a BIOS update?

You think I don't know what reformat means?

What I was saying is if I reformat and reinstall windows will the BSOD go away?

I have not tried the BIOS update cause of the little hope I got when I enabled the AHCI.
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Once you reformat there is no OS, thus no BSOD to be had lol
So, you still can't boot the PC after a BIOS update?

You think I don't know what reformat means?

What I was saying is if I reformat and reinstall windows will the BSOD go away?

I have not tried the BIOS update cause of the little hope I got when I enabled the AHCI.

Woah, Woah, I just woke up; calm down. tongue.gif

I didn't even see this part, sorry I told you I just got up lol
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Then I tried SMART+AHCI, it boots then goes to load windows and blue screens real quick and reboots.

Then I tried just AHCI, with the same results.

Are you installing via disc or usb?

Can you disconnect all the other drives but the SSD then try? Leave SMART and AHCI enabled upon boot.

I recommend that if you can update the BIOS

And if you you want try using a disc with SP1 already, download and burn that to a DVD or see if that will work better or a USB. (if you need a link i have them in my install guide.)
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You think I don't know what reformat means?
What I was saying is if I reformat and reinstall windows will the BSOD go away?
I have not tried the BIOS update cause of the little hope I got when I enabled the AHCI.

It should. During the installation Windows will detect that you have AHCI enabled and install the driver for it. At this point I would try installing Windows, and see if it's working now. thumb.gif

Use S.M.A.R.T + AHCI.

Also, what SSD do you have?
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It should. During the installation Windows will detect that you have AHCI enabled and install the driver for it. At this point I would try installing Windows, and see if it's working now. thumb.gif
Use S.M.A.R.T + AHCI.

Thanks I will reformat and install windows tomorrow. The day has seemed to slip away from me. Luckily I have wed/thur's off of work. So I have all day to try that.
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Did you try it in IDE mode just to see if that will work?
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post #29 of 33
You might get away with setting it to AHCI in bios, boot to DVD and run a repair on the windows partition. Or without the dvd disc, press F8 and select "repair this computer" (should be the first option if available).

If you don't see the "repair this computer" then use the dvd disc to boot. If not, then you're out of luck and just do a reformat.

I would not recommend IDE mode on SSDs because of the bandwidth limitation.
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SSD is up and running
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