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Well, and if you don't want i know the solution, well, the solution for me when i had problems with it. Take the cd that comes with the mobo and copy the drivers in a flash driver, and in the boot order set it the second and when you are in the windows installation screen load the drivers from the flash drive and it should read it.
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Is SATA set to AHCI or Raid in bios?
as it's an older motherboard you might still need the AHCI/RAID driver at install, grab that driver from the ASUS website page for your motherboard
pop the driver on a usb stick and select that to addin a driver at install

It's set to AHCI. I'll try to install the driver.
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Well, and if you don't want i know the solution, well, the solution for me when i had problems with it. Take the cd that comes with the mobo and copy the drivers in a flash driver, and in the boot order set it the second and when you are in the windows installation screen load the drivers from the flash drive and it should read it.
Wish It works for U thumb.gif

I'll try installing the drivers and will report back soon.
    
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So I'm trying to install the Intel 7 series/c216 chipset family SATA AHCI Controller driver from the Asus website. I can click on load driver then select the driver from usb, it appears to be loading something for a few seconds and then this message comes up: To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation.

So is it telling me I have unsigned drivers or something? thinking.gif
    
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post #14 of 48
Could be unsigned but probably ok.
Not sure about Intel boards, but a bunch of ASUS boards for AMD chips were not completely windows 7 + compatible back in 2009/10
    
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My motherboard starting acting strange after a BIOS flash which wouldn't recognize my SSD (Crucial M4). It was fixed by updating the SSD Firmware.
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So this motherboard isn't compatible with windows 8 then? That doesn't bother me too much but the thing is that I can't even get windows 7 to install, doesn't recognize the ssd either.
    
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post #17 of 48
It probably is compatible if you can get the drivers to work
the issue on the AMD systems was the onboard sound chip that was unsupported in Win 7, caused BSOD's.

even with windows 7 the addin driver is probably needed, depending on the chipset. sometimes on the website there is an AHCI app/driver that runs in windows, but also a "floppy" installation for use with F6íng windows XP, that also works from a USB stick, and may be the correct .inf file the system is looking for.
    
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Hmm ok thanks, I'll keep trying to get it to install somehow. There's only 1 driver listed for SATA on the Asus website. What if I turned off windows signature verification? I'm not sure if I can do this without having a OS installed tho?
    
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post #19 of 48
does the lack of a signed driver stop the install?
Haven't seen that message myself before at install.
    
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Well, since you could use the SSD on your brother's PC, you could flash the SSD Firmware on his computer.
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