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I tried installing Windows 7 64 on my new vertex 3 and everything goes fine up until the first reboot during instillation. Towards the end of the windows boot screen a crash blue screen flashes quickly and the system reboots. The only drives that I have plugged in are the vertex 3 and my sata dvd drive. Any ideas for the cause of this would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I have verified that the bios is running in AHCI MODE
Edited by Thingol - 4/5/11 at 12:58pm
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I got it installed under IDE,I am trying to download AHCI drivers but im having a problem finding correct ones
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What motherboard do you have, and what ports are you using for the drives?
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May be reflective of some sort of a hardware problem.
 
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Hi Thingol, I have the exact same problem as you.

My setup:
Windows 7 x64
8GB G Skill RAM
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R
Intel i7 2600

Plugged in the SSD with BIOS AHCI mode, insert Windows installation disc. After installation and first boot, blue screen. Tried it many times. Then I turned AHCI off and IDE on. Installation works and all good.

I don't know what is wrong. Perhaps it's the motherboard.
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I have the same problem with my Corsair F60,W7x64 AMD system-set AHCI,boots then blue screens.
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post #7 of 15
That truly is weird. I just got the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD two days ago and popped it in, set AHCI mode in the BIOS for all my SATA ports, installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and I'm up and running. Have you updated your motherboard BIOS, perhaps!?

By the way, if you got it installed on IDE mode, why not now switch to AHCI mode in the BIOS and see what Windows does?
Perhaps it'll re-detect the drives and reinstall some drivers asking for a reboot. Perhaps this works out?
    
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Gib, what motherboard brand/model are you using?

Switching from IDE to AHCI doesn't work. We will get blue screen when loading Windows 7 x64
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Gib, what motherboard brand/model are you using?

Switching from IDE to AHCI doesn't work. We will get blue screen when loading Windows 7 x64

Hmmm, that truly is strange. Have you checked Google to see whether this issue has been reported before here on OCN?
You can of course contact your motherboard manufacturer and ask to see what they say/suggest. Have you tried flashing to the latest BIOS version for your motherboard?

My motherboard is an Asus Crosshair IV Formula with the latest stable BIOS version.
    
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I just figured something that might be useful. You've got Windows 7 installed on the SSD using IDE mode in your BIOS. So, boot into Windows 7 as normal but now in the registry, enable AHCI. Run "regedit" and navigate to this folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci

Right click on the "Start" key, and go to Modify. The value you'll have is probably "3". Change it to "0". Close it all and reboot. Now in the BIOS, change to AHCI mode. After changing the registry key, Windows 7 will want to boot as AHCI mode - perhaps this circumvents a conflict and avoids the blue screen!?
    
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