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Old 01-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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I have just completed a new build sans DVD writer internal drive, when I try to install windows 7 pro 64 bit it only proceeds to a certain point and asks for drivers, I have tried adding the AHCI 64 drivers to a flash drive and still Windows doesn't recognise my SSD drives.


Also When building the system everything else works apart from Internal DVD writers there is power to the cable etc but nothing happens to them.

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Your MB comes with excellent instructions for installing :

First you have to set the correct BIOS setting On page 71

5-1-1 Configuring SATA Controllers

Then on page 77 are the instructions for installing the drivers. Have you read them and followed them??? If so what step is giving you a problem???

5-1-2 Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System
With the correct BIOS settings, you are ready to install Windows 7/Vista/XP.

A. Installing Windows 7/Vista
(The following instructions use Windows 7 as the example operating system.)

Step 1:
You need to install the SATA RAID/AHCI driver during the OS installation. Use an alternative system to copy the SATA RAID/AHCI driver from the motherboard driver disk to a USB flash drive. Copy the Hw7 folder under BootDrv in the driver disk.

Step 2:
Boot from the Windows 7/Vista setup disk and perform standard OS installation steps. When the screen requesting you to load the driver appears, select Browse.

Step 3:
Then browse to the USB flash drive and select the location of the driver. The locations of the drivers are as follows:
RAID driver for Windows 7 32-bit: Hw7\RAID\x86
RAID driver for Windows 7 64-bit: Hw7\RAID\x64
AHCI driver for Windows 7 32-bit: Hw7\AHCI\W7
AHCI driver for Windows 7 64-bit: Hw7\AHCI\W764A

Step 4:
When a screen as shown in Figure 1 appears, select AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller and click Next to load the driver and continue the OS installation.



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I tried to follow your instructions but to no avail, I couldn't find the driver files on the disk under boot.

I installed another Internal DVD which worked immediately, so I put the W764 disc in to that drive and it came up with a list of all my SSD's all ticked and went ahead and installed the OS, trouble is now I can only see 1 ssd in windows, can you help please, sorry if i sound dumb i am new to this
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I tried to follow your instructions but to no avail, I couldn't find the driver files on the disk under boot.

I installed another Internal DVD which worked immediately, so I put the W764 disc in to that drive and it came up with a list of all my SSD's all ticked and went ahead and installed the OS, trouble is now I can only see 1 ssd in windows, can you help please, sorry if i sound dumb i am new to this
First, don't feel dumb you are not dumb by any means.

1. Did you format the second drive when installing the operating system???

2. Does it show up in the BIOS???
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First, don't feel dumb you are not dumb by any means.

1. Did you format the second drive when installing the operating system???

2. Does it show up in the BIOS???
1. no, I did not format them

2. Yes they do show up in BIOS
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Go to

Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools\

Choose computer management. Then storage and then disk managment

This will give you windows' informantion about all your drives.

Click on help and search for Disk Managment. List all the topics, choose
Troubleshooting Disk Managment an display.

This should give you all the information you need.

Ask for advice before doing anything if you are note sure what you are doing.

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Go to

Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools\

Choose computer management. Then storage and then disk managment

This will give you windows' informantion about all your drives.

Click on help and search for Disk Managment. List all the topics, choose
Troubleshooting Disk Managment an display.

This should give you all the information you need.

Ask for advice before doing anything if you are note sure what you are doing.
Thank you I will try tonight after work, they also appear in samsungs ssd magic software that comes with that drive though they have red crossed circles against them.
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Thank you I will try tonight after work, they also appear in samsungs ssd magic software that comes with that drive though they have red crossed circles against them.

Maybe you should start at, Disk Managment, first insteadf of Troubleshooting Disk Managment.

Let us know.
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Maybe you should start at, Disk Managment, first insteadf of Troubleshooting Disk Managment.

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took a look shows

Disc 01 480gb 110 MB allocated ntfs remainder unallocated
Disc 02 118gb allocated ntfs (windows on this disc
Disc 03 480 unallocated
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I don't know how many discs you have or how you wanted to set them up but I'm guessing that's not what you wanted???

At least now you are headed in the right direction of learning and understanding what you need to know.
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