Hi,Yes im a newbie but have a weird problem with my mini 9, i have read all the posts i could and still cannot find a solution,please help.
The story is the mini 9 was working perfectly then i got the dreaded "no operating system found".No problem i thought it was only a 8gb s-tec ssd
and i wanted to upgrade it anyway.
I purchased 2 kingspec 32gb ssd
's both brand new and i have a spare working 8gb s-tec also.
I have bios A07.My external cd-drive is plugged into the usb port nearest the power supply,the cd drive has its own power supply.When i boot the original dell cd that came with it i get "windows cannot be installed to this disk.The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk,Ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu".
Now i have read up on this about turning the card reader off,still the same .
All 3 ssds show up fine in the bios with the correct storage amount,i have now also repaired the faulty ssd
with much ease thanks to a guide on this site.
I have tried everything i can,windows xp-win 7-win-8 all do the same windows cannot install blah blah blah.I have formatted the disks using diskpart all ok.
I have also tried to install via usb flash drive but still the same,i have also purchased a brand new 2gb memory card still no joy,the drives are seated ok also.
Im just pulling my hair out,i know its something really silly om not doing but HELP...
Ive even tried to install snow leapard etc with the boot disks(on cd and usb) but no joy.
The mini was working perfectly until this happened,its in really good condition and the battery holds charge for along time.
Please any help would be most gratefull.