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07-19-2019 05:51 PM
PLEASE HELP I purchased the new ssd bx500 thr 2.5 inch one and got a sata cable inserted into the sata port 0 .
first i got my windows 10 on my HDD;got the ssd initiated and formatted everything is fine till i wanted to get it the new operating system to boot yhe hp z420 . any usb flash disk i attach does not want to get me the space IT DOES NOT SHOW THE SSD SPACE AT installation screen . and even countless tries like getting the sas controller driver from windows 10 then reboot it does not want to create on the space. i tried ahci only ;,ahci +raid'ide.nothing is working. i tried cloning from my hdd to ssd again got me into blinking cursor black windows screen . what do i suppose to do ?? i can get into the ssd from the hdd at inside windows of hdd but i cant do windows inside ssd . and there was times when i got the ssd and got the windows inside it but says something like controller in the bios ?????i did all the 3 ahci ahci+raid and ide. how do ppl get windows inside that ssd to boot up ?????
07-24-2019 06:45 AM
First, try the drive again without any other drive connected. Boot to BIOS and check the status in Storage and record the boot order.
It's possible that: the new SSD is not properly formatted, does not have the volumes set as partitions, and/or more likely is set to MBR instead of GPT. GPT is required to run in an UEFI system as a boot drive.
Consider starting over to ensure each step:
1. Run the system on the previous OS drive and with the new drive installed as the only other drive. Install a disk manager (I use EaseUs Partition Master) and that should provide a view of the settings of the new drive. With that utility,doing one task at a time:
2. delete any partitions, which will be designated as unallocated space,
3. create a partition,
4. set the partition GPT, format NTSF, set as active, and
5. change the label to OS.
These are quite easy to do in EaseUs PM thanks to the GUI.
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