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Both drives are giving the following error -

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

I have only one controller, the motherboard and it can be set to IDE, ACHI, and RAID.

Update - I used another computer with ACHI already enabled to attempt to initialize the SSDs again, now the new (RMA replacement) is recognized every time and the other (original order) is recognized most of the time (say ~75%). And that is with it currently set to ACHI. I made sure to "Load Driver" for the controller before attempting anything and still get the same results.

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I've enabled IDE mode in the BIOS since it appears to be the first time either drive showed up there. I plan to install via the IDE mode and see if I can get a satisfactory result. I will keep this post updated as to whether this works or not and if I can switch over to ACHI successfully or not.thinking.gif
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Can you try this to install?
  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 clean, press Enter
  7. Type convert mbr, press Enter
  8. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
  9. Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  10. Type act, press Enter
  11. Type exi, press Enter
  12. Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
  13. 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.
post #14 of 15
I got that error when I had the wrong ACHI setting in my MB.

So the drives show fine in your buddies system...at least one of them does.

Sounds like something is going on with your MB.
In BIOS, "on board SATA" is enabled and all other SATA's set to ACHI...
Is your MB recognizing your old HDD in ACHI mode?
Have you tried different SATA cables, and power plugs?
Do you see a red light inside the SSD when powered on? My Mushkin Calisto DX(which died and is being RMAed), had a red LED inside that came on when powered. Maybe yours does too.

Sorry if I'm rambling, just listing things I checked before I called Mush for RMA.
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@ Sean - I tried that with the original and got the following error: 0x8007054d, looks like that one is bad. Two bad SSDs in the same shipment, what are the odds. I'll send this one back for a refund since I'm not going with my original RAID 0 plan anymore.

I switched back to ACHI and tried to install Win7 to the new drive (RMA'd), sitting at 'Completing installation' right now biggrin.gif

@ DartBaiter - Afraid that there is only one ACHI mode available in my BIOS, sorry man, good idea to check though. Switched SATA cables as well, some reason the ones I was using (3 foot round) aren't seating properly. More junk for the pile.

UPDATE - IDK why it decided to do it this time (had the key for 2 years and numerous installs) but it won't let me use my valid key to do a clean install, must do an update. Not the point of this thread though, the install worked and that's what matters at now. Now to do an upgrade install, ugh. frown.gif
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