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Installing New SSD on Older Gateway PC - Looping Issue


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#1 chuckymatrix

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

I have a gateway Desktop GT5448ESN

 

SN ALP7411002742

 

Connected new Solid State Drive

 

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Internal Serial ATA Solid State Drive for Laptops
Model: MZ-75E500B     SATA III 6GB
 
Bios See the drive as connected - Default drive in bios is Raid configuration
 
Using Windows 10 64 Bit installation CD - the installation starts by asking for Boot drive Selection. then I'm  Prompted that Windows Files are   Loading - then prompted that windows is starting then the problem - the system  loops back to Select Boot Drive. This is as far as I can get - If i boot in Raid Services using Control + I during post, I see a message that Windows is using EMS - not sure if that means anything. I have tried changing BIOS configurations from Raid to Achi, etc and no matter what I do the same things happens - the original OS is Windows Vista 10 Home Edition 64 Bit. the configuration for the system is listed here. Could it b e that this board does not support Sata III and I must use sata II 3Gb? I'm leaning in that direction - can someone confirm this for me? Thanks
Appreciate any advice I can get
 

Manufacturer

Gateway

PROCESSOR / CHIPSET

CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 / 1.86 GHz

Number of Cores

Dual-Core

64-bit Computing

Yes

Data Bus Speed

1066 MHz

Chipset Type

Intel P965 Express

Processor Socket

LGA775 Socket

 

Interface Type

Serial ATA-300

Type

 

HDD

Capacity

1 x 320 GB

Interface Type

SATA 3Gb/s

Spindle Speed

7200 rpm

Type

HDD

Interface Class

Serial ATA

Installed Qty

1

Capacity

320 GB

 

STORAGE CONTROLLER

Type

SATA - integrated

Interface Type

Serial ATA-300

Type

Serial ATA

STORAGE CONTROLLER (2ND)

 

Type

IDE - integrated

 

 

Technology

DDR2 SDRAM

Memory Speed

533 MHz

Memory Specification Compliance

PC2-4200

Configuration Features

2 x 1 GB

Technology

DDR2 SDRAM

Installed Size

8 GB

Rated Memory Speed

533 MHz

MEMORY

 

Max Supported Size

8 GB

Form Factor

DIMM 240-pin

Slots Qty

4

Empty Slots

0

 

 

Installed Qty

1

Max Supported Qty

1

Type

Core 2 Duo

Processor Number

E6300

Manufacturer

Intel

Clock Speed

1.86 GHz

 

 



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:13 PM

Since you do not have a RAID...why is your BIOS setting reflecting such?  I would change that setting to AHCI.

 

2GB RAM...may be the MS standard for getting a system to boot...but it hardly seems to me like a sufficient amount of RAM.for a Win 10 install that will be useful.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:23 PM

Raid is the default setting for this board - I did try AHCI -also I have 8 gig of ram installed






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