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A friend purchased a Intel 320 80gb Solid State Drive yesterday and we have been trying to install windows on it for over a day now.

We are not sure why but the windows installation will not detect the SSD, yet the bios and diskpart do.

We have tried numerous things however nothing has worked.


Hes using the Asus p8p67 Pro with the latest bios. Any help is appreciated.
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Have you tried my guide?
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654-seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization.html

Since it is detectable in disk part all you need to do is make a partition.


Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7:
  1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD/USB
  2. After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
  4. Type lis dis, press Enter
  5. Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  6. Type cle, press Enter
  7. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
  8. Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  9. Type act, press Enter
  10. Type exi, press Enter
  11. Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
  12. 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.

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Make sure it's on the intel controller. The marvell controller is very finicky about what ssds windows installs on.
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Thanks for the replies.

@Sean, yes we have tried doing pretty much what you described before, but to no avail. It created the partition but still does not show up as a drive to select when installing windows.

@Bigm, We have it connected to the intel sata 3gb port, not the marvel ones. We have made sure. We also have sata 6gb ports on the mobo, but i dont think those would help.

After i align and create the partition, when i click install windows it immediatly takes me to a screen that says:

"To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.

Note: the installation media can be a floppy disc, CD, DVD, or usb flash drive"
Edited by Chunderface - 2/14/12 at 12:47am
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Thanks for the replies.
@Bigm, We have it connected to the intel sata 3gb port, not the marvel ones. We have made sure. We also have sata 6gb ports on the mobo, but i dont think those would help.

Only thing I can think of but is it set to AHCI in BIOS? I've honestly only had this problem on the marvell controller and that was fixed by going to the intel
post #6 of 11
Try switching to another Intel SATA 6Gb/s port, it may work. Actually if it is an original rev. 1 P67 board the SATA 3Gb/s ports have an issue which causes them to stop working and you need to RMA.

If that doesn't work try installing in IDE mode or AHCI mode depending what SATA mode you are set to now.
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I edited my above post with the message i get,

I have tried All this in both AHCI and IDE mode, Both don't work. =[
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I edited my above post with the message i get,

I have tried All this in both AHCI and IDE mode, Both don't work. =[

But did you try the SATA 6Gb/s port?

If that won't work try the Marvell port too.
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Strange...that's basically what you have to do if it's on the Marvell controller. I did manage to get it working by putting the driver on a flash drive and installing it. Is the DVD drive on the Marvell controller?
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Were trying the 6GB now.

@Bigm, I don't even know what driver its talking about, usually windows just shows a list of connected hard drives/partitions you choose from to install the OS, Mine has none and that message pop up.
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