Originally Posted by MotherFo
Ok, sounds good, because you didn't answer a few of my questions.
What bios version are you using?
Are you overclocking?
Does your SSD have a firmware update?
Have you got anything else plugged into the unit? (externals, sound cards, usb headset, DVDRW, blu-ray drive)
Do you have fast boot enabled? Are you running Windows 7 or Windows 8
If you have boot image off, you won't see anything.
Try it without UEFI flash install, I use ultraiso to load windows 7 onto bootable usbs. What tool are you using?
Check that SSD for firmware update
You want ACHI
Are you using the ASMEDIA or Intel USB 3 ports?
How many passes did u get with memtest86+ ?
Have you formatted the SSD?
No overclocking until windows is installed for me
My SSD I believe does have a firmware update, but I'm not sure if I will be able to update it before getting windows on it. I'll see if I can get a solution to this if it's the only thing left to try.
Everything is disconnected except for mouse, keyboard, and monitor. I did try it with and without the dvd drive because I've tried using a dvd and thumb drive to load windows.
Fast Boot is enabled and this is a fresh install of Windows 7.
I could try without UEFI but I wanna use it!
...boot times are much faster and data integrity is better preserved as well.
I made my USB stick bootable via command line and copied the contents of the win7 dvd to the drive. I had to add the boot folder with the bootx64.efi of course.
I had ACHI on, but since I was told some people had initial problems getting the drivers recognized for their drive, I tried IDE as well. Neither worked.
I'm using the Intel USB3 ports.
3 passes of memtest.
SSD formatted with GPT.
I've also cleared the CMOS via jumper.
Originally Posted by MADworld
Are you trying to install Windows in the EFI/UEFI/GPT or whatever the format is called? In that case I suggest you take a look here http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_30
If that is not the problem and you are using the normal install, the more common MBR mode, in that case I suspect there could be a ram or install media problem. Try running memtest to make sure your ram is ok. Also make sure that your thumb drive is configured correctly and that the install files are not corrupt, you can find the instructions in the same guide.
Yes, I've set everything up as it is in that guide, although I didn't use that guide to set it up. I'm installing a UEFI windows 7 install on a GPT partition. I've tried two different win7 install sources and neither worked, but I haven't downloaded his yet. I might try that as well, although I don't think it's the media.