Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Adelaide, S.A.
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Problems starting Windows-7 using SSD Hard Disk

    Hi,
    I purchased a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB Hard Drive to try to speed up my desktop computer...it's a few years old now, anyhow I cloned my original C drive onto the SSD using their migration wizard software which copied alright. the problem I'm having is windows 7 wont start up using the SSD drive. The Award bios is detecting the drive up as 0 and auto detected the drive ok, but when I save and reboot it still will not start.

    If I connect the original Seagate sata C drive back up windows starts no problems!

    The mainboard is a Gigabyte GA-8S648FX-775-C with the latest F3 bios upgrade, 2Mb DDR400 SDRAM, P4 800 3.6Mhz CPU, Windows-7 Ultimate 32 bit.

    Does anyone know what the problem might be? any help would be much appreciated.

    cheers, Keith.

  2. #2
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    332
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    See if this helps: http://youtu.be/qMo8krAJd5Q

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Adelaide, S.A.
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi, Yes have been through that procedure...but still wont boot from SSD.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator satrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Cardiff, UK
    Posts
    4,486
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked 574 Times in 478 Posts
    Check Disk Management from within the old install, is the SSD marked as Active?

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    I had a similar problem when I upgraded from HDD to SSD, though using different software. My notes from that time are that the solution was to disconnect the old drive and boot the system from the Windows [7] start-up/install DVD, then run the repair option - had to do this several times until the repair that was carried out related to the boot manager.

    I think the cause was that my copy program had not copied over the boot manager i.e. it had copied only the partition and not the 'whole disk'? HTH.

  6. #6
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Adelaide, S.A.
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi, Yes disk management states healthy, active primary partition.

  7. #7
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Adelaide, S.A.
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi, I tried your solution a few times "startup repair" from my original DVD and kept getting the message from the report "Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully!" But it didn't...go figure?

    I'll try reformatting the SSD with boot partition again and try a fresh Windows-7 install to see it that works.

  8. #8
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,335
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 267 Times in 260 Posts
    Aye, migration wizards for SSDs will align the partition if need be and that will often times cause it not to boot so ya need to run start up repair from an install DVD or repair Win 7 repair disc as post 5 suggests.

  9. #9
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Adelaide, S.A.
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi,

    I connected a brand new Samsung 500GB SSD to my computer and had Windows-7 DVD disk in my dvd-rom drive, changed boot sequence to boot from cd-rom.

    went to do a fresh install of windows on the new drive and after about half an hour windows stopped copying files and came up with a error message....

    Windows could not install required files...the files may me corrupt or missing, make sure all files for installation are available, and restart the instillation.

    error code: 0x80070017.

    Any ideas why this is happening, i'm using a genuine windows DVD, can't figure this one out!!!.

  10. #10
    Super Moderator bbearren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Polk County, Florida
    Posts
    3,760
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 424 Times in 338 Posts
    Is the DVD clean (fingerprints, smudges, scratches, etc.)?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
    Unleash Windows

  11. #11
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    As suggested by bbearren, it sounds like you have problems with your DVD or possibly with the drive. I think gentle radial wiping of the DVD is the best way to try to clean it.

    I suggest you use something like WinToFlash (here) to try to create a bootable USB stick from your DVD and then run install from USB. It will be much faster - and once you have successfully made the bootable USB stick you can be pretty confident that the data on there is okay.

    I still don't think you should need to go with a completely new install of Win7, it should be possible to repair the SSD and get your old version working on the new drive, but it's your choice...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •