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Old 06-10-2009, 07:59 PM
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Question Installing Windows 7 to S128

I'm having an issue installing Windows 7 to the SSD installed in my Toshiba laptop. I swapped it out for a brand new S128 so i wouldn't have any space issues and still have the issue:

The install reaches the disk setup portion, when i try to select the SSD the install displays a warning saying "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition" and done. I even used diskpart to partition the drive and then bootsect to update the partition so it showed up as a system partition...and got the same message. This is the second SSD I have had this isssue with and have not been able to install WIndows 7 to ANY SSD so far. Is there a storage driver available for the S128 for Windows 7? I have checked quite extensivley, but am unable to find one on this site or on some of the more well known driver sites.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:02 PM
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How are you setting the SSD in the BIOS? It needs to be set to emulate an IDE drive!
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Its a pretty simplistic Phoenix BIOS and does not allow for setting emulation of the drives in that fashion - i was inferring from the ease at which Vista could be installed that this would be no issue for Windows 7. So you are saying this is a BIOS issue then??

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I've installed Windows 7 RC1 32Bit on 2 different netbooks with the S128 without any issues. What is the model of your Toshiba? Have you successfully installed any OS on this laptop with any SSD(you had mentioned 2 SSD's)?
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