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Corsair Force LS120 - Windows OS installation and unrecognised drive problem - Need some help please

post #1 of 9
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So I've been trying on and off for a solid month now to install Windows 7 on this SSD.

Got the drive back in November, for my birthday (thanks mum), been trying ever since to get the drive to even show up so i can at least use it. My boot disc got scratched and now doesn't work, got the ISO on a USB though so no problems there.

It just is not recognising the drive.

Yes the cables are all plugged in, SATA and power cable. What's strange is that even when I booted Windows from my old hard drive to access the SSD it did not show up on the list of storage devices as shown here:



However it does show it here:



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Any help would be greatly appreciated as i am completely stumped.
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post #2 of 9
Does it show up in BIOS ? I'm assuming it does.

When you unhook the other drives and use only the new SSD does it show Unallocated Disk on a Windows Installation ? If so you'll have to install Windows fresh onto it.
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Yeah it's showing up in the BIOS.

It doesn't even get to installing windows, it is as if the drive is non-existent because it doesn't think there's any drive there to install to.
    
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Are you using UEFI boot or Legacy in BIOS ?
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UEFI (I think) not too sure. Surely that doesn't make much difference as whether the drive is located?
    
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post #6 of 9
Try going into BIOS and setting the Boot to Legacy OS, CSM Enabled. Lets see if that does anything.
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks for the suggestion, apologies for a late reply. Have returned the SSD now (Had a return warranty on it) and am waiting for my new one to arrive now. If the same problem occurs I will post again.

Until then if anyone has other suggestions as to how this could be solved do let me know. Thanks.
    
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post #8 of 9
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Right so I got a new SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB, turns out the Corsair SSD was dead because this one is working fine. Problem solved!
    
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