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    Default Re: Installing Windows on SSD problem

    SSD or OS drive should go into SATA 0 (So first SATA6Gb/s port on the board, against the PCB most likely if stacked).

    I'll check your PM in one second about the power down command I sent you, hopefully that works!

    With the SSD connected, what does it show up as in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc in run box)? Can you right click on the very left and choose initialize?

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    Default Re: Installing Windows on SSD problem

    LSD, the SSD is not being recognized. The drive is now empty except for updated firmware and formatting. (reread my last post please) and I no longer have Windows installed on the WD drive either.
    I will go and try again, I just jumpered the CMOS and I will see what it's doing this morning.

    EDIT: my bad loose connection I must have jiggled something last night under the drive cage. Windows installing in RAID mode on SSD.
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    lsd is that what you use to 4k align a disk?(Diskpart > Create Partition Primary Align=1024)
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    Default Re: Installing Windows on SSD problem

    Windows installed on SSD while RAID set.
    Registry edits made.
    Set BIOS to AHCI = Windows won't start (BSOD then reboot)
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    Default Re: Installing Windows on SSD problem

    you might aswell run it in raid for the time being,i still say its bios issue with ahci,it should work fine imo
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    Default Re: Installing Windows on SSD problem

    I guess you're right. I have another SSD coming today, maybe that will fix it, maybe not.

    Still got the shutdown problems. I tried LSD's suggestion and from the run command: shutdown /s/f but nothing happens but a DOS window opens and closes real quick.

    About checking the disk alignment, looks good. I used this:
    In windows 7, run msinfo32 by typing it into the search box on your start menu and hitting enter.
    click on: components => storage => disks
    Look for your SSD and check the partition starting offset.
    It needs to be divisible by 4096 (ie return a whole number when you divide by this) otherwise the alignment is not correct.


    partition offset = 1,048,576 -So- 1048576/4096 = 256 (no decimal)

    EDIT: Had switches wrong for shutdown. Used shutdown -s -f and Windows shuts down but hardware remains running.
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    thanks for that,i dont think ive aligned mine correctly,ive never had to mess before, i can just do a back up image and re-align ssd and restore to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    thanks for that,i dont think ive aligned mine correctly,ive never had to mess before, i can just do a back up image and re-align ssd and restore to it?
    I would think so. I would definitely check the math first, maybe it doesn't need it.
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    You can runn AS SSD Benchmark and tell you if your 4k align. Upper left box should say 1024k - ok in green.
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    its out slightly lol,ill sort it out later ill plug a blank hdd in and do an image,re align it

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