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He has already stated his aim for the ssd.

OP, double check you have both your sata cable and power cable correctly inserted.

Windows should recognize the drive when you boot from your install disk. Then choose to format drive before you create your partition on it. Windows will optimize it then for correct use.

If windows doesn't see your drive in the installer, cancel the installation and log back into windows to find a solution why.




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from what he says, he can see the drive in windows. so i believe we are correct in saying boot to install disk and install windows on it for the best results
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Yeah, think we all agree without doubt a fresh install is required for trouble free experience and best results.

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i've tried running the windows7 disk but when it gets to selecting which drive to install on it doesn't have my SSD as an option
this is really bugging me now
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i just dont get how i can see it in bios and on device manager. yet i cant use it
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i've tried running the windows7 dick but when it gets to selecting which drive to install on it doesn't have my SSD as an option
this is really bugging me now
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oops sorry about that. meant disk
Changed it now
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I ran into this.Try this-change it back to IDE mode in bios and install windows with a fresh install.Then simply click the Fix it button here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 A microsoft fix to enable your HDD drivers to be changed to AHCI.Then you simply restart-go to bios and change to AHCI mode.I did this on an already installed OS and it worked perfectly,HDD W.E.I score up from 7.2 in IDE to 7.6 in AHCI.Hope this helps.
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if its on disk management then its working i wouldnt worry about initializing it anymore just back up stuff turn achi on in bios and reinstall
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In your bios what settings are editible for your ssd?

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post #20 of 21
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Hey all. thank you all for your help. I have managed to sort it all out now.
in the computer managment i had to create single line, which let me allocate my SSD and format it
Thank you all for your help

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