Originally Posted by battleaxe231
Yeah, I have the red light and the green light appearing at the same time, but I've had that before. What I did was, I zero'd the drive with Low-Level-Formatting in Active@KillDisk and it worked again, but since zero'ing is no option for a SSD, what should I do?
It's a little late now, so I'll kick back on this topic tommorow! (Thanks for the help, for now!)
I know why it wasn't detected in Windows,. that was because there was no partition information on the disk and it needed a to be formatted after the secure erase.
You are still adding wear to it lol. You could have just formatted the drive in disk part if you can see it in the BIOS, geez, no more low level formatting if the SSD is detectable!
LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN, IF YOU CAN SEE THE SSD IN THE BIOS THEN DO NOT USE LOW LEVEL FORMATTING FOR IT.
From the windows installer just use diskpart if detectable in the BIOS.Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7:
- Boot from the Windows 7 DVD/USB
- After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
- At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
- Type lis dis, press Enter
- Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
- Type cle, press Enter
- Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
- Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
- Type act, press Enter
- Type exi, press Enter
- Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
- Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. Do not format it the partitions again during the installation.
That is in my install guide. Follow it if you like.