I'm having a hard time installing Windows 10 on two different ssds i purchased for two different laptops respectively. The model name/no. of the laptops and ssds are as follows :-
Laptop model : HP pavillion G4 1010tu (http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02818541)
SSD(refurbished) : Intel SSD pro 1500 series 180gb (http://ark.intel.com/products/78068/Intel-SSD-Pro-1500-Series-180GB- 2_5in-SATA-6Gbs-20nm-MLC)
I recently purchased the ssd from ebay.Checked the health of the ssd with speccy.The condition's good.It came with windows 7 preinstalled. I connected the ssd to the laptop using a usb sata cable and using aomei partition assistant , I deleted the partitions and formatted the entire ssd. I tried cloning my larger HDD(500gb WD scorpio blue) running windows 10 to the smaller 180gb ssd.I used aomei backupper professional(http://www.backup-utility.com/clone/clone-large-hdd-to-smaller-ssd-4348.html).Followed the exact procedure and it finished successfully.
I booted from the new ssd(while it was externally connected with the sata cable).The windows 10 logo appeared alongwith the spinning dots.It remained stuck on that screen for about 10 minutes and then restarted.Basically , got stuck in this boot loop.
Removed the internal hdd and replaced it with the ssd.Tried booting again but faced the same problem.
I actually want to clean install windows 10 on these new SSDs.So i formatted the ssd again and tried to clean install using both rufus and windows media creation tool(used a 16gb pen drive) but faced the exact same problem during boot.
Laptop model : Toshiba satellite C655 S5305 (https://www.cnet.com/products/toshiba-satellite-c655-s5305-15-6-core-i3-2330m-4-gb- ram-320-gb-hdd/specs/)
SSD model (new) : ZOTAC 240gb ssd (https://www.zotac.com/us/product/ssd/zotac-240gb-premium-edition-ssd)
Faced the exact same problems as mentioned above.
.I read in a few forums about following changes that should be made in the bios :-
- System Configuration --> SATA Operation = AHCI
- Secure Boot --> Secure Boot = Disabled.
- Boot Sequence --> Boot List Option = Legacy
The toshiba laptop bios settings already had these settings configured but it did not help.
All I want is a clean install of windows 10 on these SSDs.Any help would be highly appreciated