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Hi i'm writing this on my bro's rig. I have just formatted my main rig with Win7 SP1 dvd and left it for installation. When i came to check the process it was automatically restarted during setup and froze at Intel's AHCI screen which appears at startup...

I changed the SATA cables but still not fixed. I plug out my SSD and try to boot with HDDs only then it boots fine but when detects SSD the system freezes.

Removed bios battery and disabled AHCI in the bios and it recognizes my SSD fine. But in AHCI freeze happens.

I also tried removing SSD before turning the PC on and plugged it in Windows setup. Setup recognized my SSD drive but there was a note below "Windows may not start using this drive. Make sure you set proper settings BIOS and enable this drive bootable" or something like that. I don't remember it well...

So what to do? I really don't know...

It was boothing fine with AHCI 15 minutes ago,before attempted installing new Windows...
Edited by Nautilus - 1/27/11 at 4:54pm
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Double check your motherboard can support SSDs
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Double check your motherboard can support SSDs
What??? Are you serious?
post #4 of 10
Did you slipstream the sp1 into the dvd? If so, try without it. Also try sanitary erasing the drive here--> http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...W7-Install-DVD

EDIT: also remove all OC's before install.
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I was trying to see if I could get the model my work MOBO but no luck (I'm at home). It's a Gigabyte and no matter what I do it won't boot in AHCI. Yours is a different problem tho because it did boot at some stage.

If it were me, like above, I'd do a secure erase and try again. If you need some tips on that, post back (I've done a few)
post #6 of 10
I don't know too much about em, but is it a "bootable" SSD? There are some being marketed as bootable, which i guess it means that there are some that are just for storage, and not usable as a boot drive. Confirm that, and you have found the problem.

Hope i helped!

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I don't know too much about em, but is it a "bootable" SSD? There are some being marketed as bootable, which i guess it means that there are some that are just for storage, and not usable as a boot drive. Confirm that, and you have found the problem.

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They are all "bootable" Sometimes I think people just make stuff up
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They are all "bootable" Sometimes I think people just make stuff up
Quick research looks like the older pcie ssd's weren't bootable. http://hothardware.com/News/OCZ-Anno...-SSD-Solution/ - from 2009

I think its safe to say all sata connected ssd's are bootable unless otherwise stated in their specs.
    
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lol...2009
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ok people thanks for all the replies.

i fixed it and now writing on my main rig. i did reformat the ssd in windows setup and changed the sata cables. one of the combinations worked and Intel AHCI Rom recognized my ssd, didn't freeze.

i guess the problem was related to unproper formatting of ssd or beta bios version i flashed (FJ8). Overclock is another possibility.
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