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#1 danielbrown

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:02 AM

I have a new build and I'm adding a pci express ssd. I can't get windows 7x64 to load without the bsod. I have disabled my motherboards raid controller still nothing.
mobo: msi 890FXA-GD70
cpu: AMD 1190t (watercooled)
ram: 16gb g.skill ripjaw ddr3-1333 PC3-10666
graphics: 2 visiontek radeon hd 6850 (watercooled)
psu: corsair hx1000watt

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate the help. Thanks

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:04 PM

You skipped one important detail.
Make and Model of the PCI Express SSD.
Also you do have it running at stock specs not overclocked for the initial install just in case that is the problem.

Some reason to not use a regular 2.5" SSD?

I'm Using Intel 320 Series, Samsung and Kingston SSDs with no Problems. At the time I got interested in SSD as a boot drive these all had good user Reviews. OTOH SSDs with Sandforce SF-2xxx controller equipped drives.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2172173

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/170850-ssd-problems-sandforce-controller.html

If that is the controller your drive is using they have finally released a firmware update that may help.

Edited by rotor123, 23 November 2011 - 01:05 PM.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:21 PM

Setting up something like a REVO drive...............on an AMD chipset................on an MSI board. It's like the perfect storm.

If it were me I would head on over to some specific forums like http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?255-OCZ-Revo-OCZ-Revo-x2-OCZ-Revo3-OCZ-Ibis-HSDL-support-and-discussion, or a forum/techsupport from whatever manufacturer's drive you are using.

As far as I know these drives set up like old SCSI drives...... F6, load drivers etc.

How far along are you getting on your install? As above, drive specs?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:33 AM

SSD is a OCZ REVO 240 gb
When I load os I get to the point where the message is preparing computer for first use.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

As dpunisher says head over to OCZ forums. I suppose it is to late to return it and get a regular SSD drive??

From here http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?90197-Install-problems-to-Revo-drive-...read-this.-If-you-have-revo3-this-does-not-really-apply-to-you

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Install problems to Revo drive?...read this. If you have revo3 this does not really apply to you

When installing windows it will reach as far as trying to boot but then I get a blue screen error and a reboot loop.
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Later "you need to follow a dedicated install procedure, the boards get confused on boot order and do what you are seeing in some cases."

13 detailed steps later that message says:

"Anyone reading this...this is NOT the only way to install revo, its the way we found during beta test that worked the best. We have installed in ahci mode, we have installed with other drives in the system...this is just a proven safe way that should get you to windows desktop.

Be warned though, many boards have limited PCIE storage support, some may have more issues than others. Some also get VERY confused by all the boot roms for raid controllers etc so this is why you need to disable near everything you can."

If you can return the Revo and get a regular SSD it might be much easier to use. I'm using Intel, Samsung & Kingston in four computers and everything just installed. Three with Intel chipsets and one with AMD.

Good Luck

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