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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
10-22-2009, 02:48 PM
You may want to start over. Once you delete the partitions you have to create a new one and make it active before it will install.
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Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog
Join Date: May 2009
10-22-2009, 02:56 PM
My best guess is either there's something possibly corrupt on the USB install stick or more likely the SSD wasn't completely wiped out to get rid of the OSX partition information maybe. Pretty sure I've seen that error on another machine that went from OSX to Win7/Vista because the drive still had OSX partition info on it.
Just because you don't see any partitions or data on the drive, it may still be set up with OSX style formatting.
You could make another bootable USB stick and put DBan on it and run that on the SSD. If there's anything left from OSX on there, it will get totally blown away and the drive will be minty fresh and ready to use assuming nothing else is wrong.
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