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Join Date: Jul 2009
02-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Hm. Ok, but I've heard that the SSD doesn't really get formated when you click format in the windows installation, and that seems to be the problem. When I install win 7, I usually get the error message "can't partition the harddrive...." Maybe win 7 is a bit more "sensitive" than Windows Vista?
Maybe I should use a third-party application to format before the installation? Or maybe this won't help cause windows has to do it as well.
The sata mode could also be a problem. Maybe win 7 doesn't support idepci-mode + ssd?
I've seen someone has mentioned a "partial install?" and I tried that. I booted up from the Vista dvd and just made an empty partition and then start the windows 7 installation on that partition. But this appeared when it tried to copy files: "Windows could not do a format on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected installation. Error code: 0x80070057"
That gives us one more answer. The windows 7 installation has to make a partition on itself.
Looks like this guy had the same problem as me. Not a good conclusion though...
I can get past the partition step. Now i'm stuck at expanding windows files.
"Windows cannot install required files. The file does not exist. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070002"
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
02-02-2010, 12:27 AM
You might ask for help here: Solid State Drives
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Jan 2010
02-02-2010, 02:56 AM
Okay, cloned the drive to the SSD and it got to the starting windows screen where it sat for about 6 minutes, the machine rebooted and hung on the DELL screen so I went into setup where it says "NONE" for the Fixed HDD exactly like it did after trying to install on an existing partition or when repartitioning the drive with Windows 7. It comes back after a full shut down.
Time to head over to the Intel forums.
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Windows 7 and Mini 10 with X25-V
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Join Date: Jul 2009
02-02-2010, 02:49 PM
Here you can see the difference between achi @ windows 7 and windows vista @ pciide.
There is really no point of having a SSD without Win 7 and TRIM.
Just noticed that my SSD had firmware 02HB and the newest firmware is 02HD. I updated and tried to install windows again, but didn't get passed the expanding files.
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