08-19-2011 06:59 AM
Solution for HP nc6320:
F10 in the laptop bios there is an option
"hd translation" or something like that, with two options: "LBA" and "bit shift"
set to "bit shift". Change it to "LBA" and now SSD boots..... Ok?
11-01-2011 01:38 AM
sorry for bumping an old topic but just recently i run into same issue, although in my case SSD stopped working after bios update.
I have a 13" probook 6360b , it came with standard 320GB drive.
just recently i installed OCZ Agility 2 60GB SSD, it fit nicely into the probook harddrive bay, although i couldn't reuse that screw-on frame which comes with a HP drive.
Anyway installation of Windows 7 64bit pro went flawlessly, i even created several partitions. Everything was working fine until i've decided to update the software and BIOS with HP softpaq, after the reboot my SSD is not recognizable as you guys describe, nor i can reinstall my system now.
So in my case SSD was working with an old bios , but unfortunately i can't remember the revision, maybe F03 (?) when i find out i'll post an update.
05-05-2013 06:12 AM
I just got me a used elitebook 8530w, did not want to spend to much money on an only occasionally used backup system.
changed drive to a intel 300 180GB and getting problem over after every hardreset/system reset.
I flashed BIOS to F20 and after flashing I did not get any error, system bootet OPENsuse fast as hell, did run for hour without any issue. Then I did the mistake and turned it off. And all issues are back.
How about another BIOS update, that really fixes the issue.
After every time system is turned off, there a problem. Even S.M.A.R.T telling me about a near drive failure. :-(
I need to start up, as AHCI reboot IDE, reboot AHCI, Reboot AHCI and occasionally it will work again.
05-09-2013 02:16 PM
05-09-2013 10:52 PM
An update to my issue with probook 6360b and OCZ Agility 2 60GB SSD. It turned out it was a SSD disc faulty firmware which caused problem with not recognizing the disc. I returned it to the shop and got a new one with updated firmware, everything is working good so far.
09-14-2013 08:47 PM - edited 09-14-2013 08:48 PM
5 months ago I installed a Samsung 840 series 250GB SSD drive into my HP DV7 notebook along with 8 GB of ram. It turns out this is not simple to do. However the Samsung Clone program worked really well. All the programs, settings, everything works like it did on the old drive. The only issue at this point is that the HP DV7 won't boot from the SSD drive. It will only boot if the System Disc is in the DVD drive. It will find the boot files on the System CD and boot up. For the time being the solution has been to never shut down the notebook and it works great. However it would be good to find a way to make the HP DV7 boot from the SSD drive. The SSD drive is the only drive connected at this time. Once I get to the point where Windows 7 64 Professional will boot from the SSD drive I intend to reconnect the original HDD, erase it and use it as a backup drive.
Does anyone know how to make the HP DV7 boot from a Samsung 840 SSD drive?
There are lots of discussions about this but have not been able to locate a solution.
Thanks in advance!
09-15-2013 11:42 PM
06-08-2014 11:42 PM
I'm having the same exact problem with Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250 GB and Elitebook 8540w.
Did you ever resolve this issue? Perhaps I should retry with Samsung 256 GB SSD?
07-25-2014 10:07 PM
Same problem here. SSD Samsung 840 EVO 500gb, with HP Elitebok8540w. No recovery cd available (also cd drive hasn't functioned since I got the laptop). When attempting to boot with cloned SSD, it states that no system disk is available. Upon booting with recovery usb, within the repair environment I have to select load driver? Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.