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I started installing windows 7 to a micron c300 ssd. I chose the whole ssd as the install target, The install cycle started and then i realized i forgot to save some raw space for a linux install. so i just shut off the computer.

reboot into win 7 installer now shows the ssd has zero bytes available.
bring up a cmd terminal with shift +f10 and start disk part.
list the disks -> the ssd is disk 0
select disk 0
'clean'
it says 'cleaned'

reboot-> still only zero bytes on the ssd.

plug the ssd into another windows 7 box-> ssd doesnt show up in explorer.
however, I do see it in device manager.
bring up administrative tools->computer management->disk management , NO SSD!
uninstall the ssd in device manager. reinstall the diver by selecting 'scan fr hardware changes'
no improvement-ssd still invisible in disk management


boot into ubuntu linux-> gparted doesnt see the ssd.

ok, so what do i do now? ref lash with new firmware? I'll let you k now if it works but somehow, i dont think that will do the trick.
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Why would you shut off the PC when you're writing files to the disk? Is this even a real post or are you bored and trolling?

You might have interrupted (and of course corrupted) the install when the MBR was being written, resulting in an unreadable disk. You can try doing a Secure Erase, or flash the firmware. Choose your firmware carefully though, as some revisions don't wipe the disk.
 
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No this a real post. I was installing windows to an amd dual core 2.4 ghz pc. The windows install process takes a while and I just wanted to cancel the install quickly. I am old enough to remember win 98 installs taking an hour.

As for secure erase, how do I do that if the drive is not even seen by windows?

Tnx.

Ps: why does suspicion of trolling seem to be a common response by people these days? Is troll fishing a new sport that I am missing out on? Know of any good troll fishing guides so I can spot a troll when I see one? In my day we would interpret inane remarks as sarcasm or stupidity and ridicule the owner as such. I guess we live in a kinder and gentler world. In fact this board even censored my mildly vulgar exclamation in my first post. I vented my frustration by typing the three letters representing the initials of "what the &&$@" . The last word rhymes with duck. My anger was directed at myself yet I was not allowed to say it. So it goes...
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you shut down a computer while writing OS files.................. i think thats why he asked if troll and you really should have expected it. Most computer folks know that you never just shut down while disc is writing especially during windows install.

Anyway onto the problem - have you checked the health of your SSD through crystal disc or some similar program? also what make ssd do you have - does it include any software you can use to check the health.

is the ssd seen in your bios? if so get a little app called delpart and boot into that via a floppy/usb to delete the partitions.
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You probably corrupted it this was obvious i guess, check it using CrystalDiskInfo and you should be able to determine it yourself
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Are you able to create a partition and format it in diskpart as you are able to see it in device manager?

If you can run the clean command again try the convert GPT, then convert MBR command after in diskpart.
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Why would you shut off the PC when you're writing files to the disk? Is this even a real post or are you bored and trolling?
Why would the OP be trolling?
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you shut down a computer while writing OS files.................. i think thats why he asked if troll and you really should have expected it. Most computer folks know that you never just shut down while disc is writing especially during windows install.
I was really not aware of that myself, I have shut down the PC numerous times during re-installs b/c I wanted to change something one way or another and never had an issue.
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tnx for ur interest and replies.

1)delpart doesnt see the ssd
2) convert gpt gives:
Diskpart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. convert mbr gives the same error.

However, I did download the firmware update,C400 mSATA Rev. 01MG Bootable Media Firmware Update, from here
http://www.micron.com/products/solid-state-storage/client-ssd
This did recognize the disk and successfully flashed the firmware! However the disk is still seen by the windows startup disk as having zero bytes. diskpart still gives the same errors.
interestingly, trying to change the drive letter in the dos window that shift+f10 brings up in windows setup with 'a:' gives this:
The drive is not ready for use.; its door may be open. Please check drive A: and make sure that a disk is inserted and that the drive door is closed.

so i rebooted with the firmware update disk. this is a linux based iso. by holding f8, it traces the boot process.
the following erros are reported:
InitiDiskBIOS reported 0 sectors/track, assuming 63!
Error reading partition table drive sector 0 BIOS reported 0 sectors/track, assuming 63!

The disk continues to boot properly and this time recognizes that the firmware does not need updating, it is already at version 01MG, the most recent.

Curious that the disk is seen by the bios and some parts of windows but not resettable.
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tnx for ur interest and replies.
1)delpart doesnt see the ssd
2) convert gpt gives:
Diskpart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. convert mbr gives the same error.
However, I did download the firmware update,C400 mSATA Rev. 01MG Bootable Media Firmware Update, from here
http://www.micron.com/products/solid-state-storage/client-ssd
This did recognize the disk and successfully flashed the firmware! However the disk is still seen by the windows startup disk as having zero bytes. diskpart still gives the same errors.
interestingly, trying to change the drive letter in the dos window that shift+f10 brings up in windows setup with 'a:' gives this:
The drive is not ready for use.; its door may be open. Please check drive A: and make sure that a disk is inserted and that the drive door is closed.
so i rebooted with the firmware update disk. this is a linux based iso. by holding f8, it traces the boot process.
the following erros are reported:
InitiDiskBIOS reported 0 sectors/track, assuming 63!
Error reading partition table drive sector 0 BIOS reported 0 sectors/track, assuming 63!
The disk continues to boot properly and this time recognizes that the firmware does not need updating, it is already at version 01MG, the most recent.
Curious that the disk is seen by the bios and some parts of windows but not resettable.

I hear Micron C300's make great paperweights... Let us know...
    
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actually, i discovered that diskpart does not see the ssd either. it was seeing the cd rom drive which i mistakenly thought was the ssd.

crystal disk info does however see the ssd. it sees it as 2199 gb in size! how can i fix this.aaargh!!
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