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Default New ssd windows 7 install help - 09-22-2011, 11:50 PM

Im pretty new to the mini computers. I have a dell mini 9 and i just bought a brand new runcore 32gb 50mm ssd. I put it in the computer and go to install a fresh copy of windows 7 which i have done hundreds of time to other computers. I go to delete all the partitions and after i attempt to the drive disapears and says no installed hdd drivers. So i pull it out and try it again. It does the same thing. I also tried it with a windows vista disk and does the same thing. It is visable in the bios before i try to delete the partitions. So after messing with it for a while i decide to try and just install windows 7 on the already partitioned ssd. And it gets to about the 10% mark of extracting data and it says Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available. I have tried multiple copies of burned dvd's from iso's. I havent tried putting the iso on a usb drive yet but i guess ill try that next.
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Default 09-23-2011, 12:54 AM

I have installed Win7 on my Mini 9 several times. Very odd behavior you are seeing - I would guess that the SSD is bad.


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Default 09-23-2011, 01:33 AM

I bought it brand new from amazon

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I redownloaded and burned a new iso image of win 7 sp1 to a dvd and keep getting stop codes right b4 it enters setup.

stop: 0x0000007e (0xc0000420, 0x840c743f, 0x85ec8690)

acpi.sys address 840c743f base at 840a8000, datestamp 4ce78f21

I retried my other disk and it didnt blue screen so obv their was a prob with the win 7 sp1 copy


So basically the only problem i have now is that at 33% or so of extracting win 7 installation it errors.
Maybe dvd reader is the problem?

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Default 09-23-2011, 08:03 PM

Maybe. Make sure the DVD reader is powered independently and not relying on the Mini 9's USB port. If you must use the Mini 9 port, pick the one closest to the power jack.


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Default 09-23-2011, 10:58 PM

I downloaded a brand new iso and put it on a usb drive same thing. I then tried to clone the drive using the drive that already works and it said bad disk. So i am gonna return it. TYVM for all ur help.
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