neXib Posted November 16, 2010 Share Posted November 16, 2010 Hi guys, I'll try to make this short but it probably won't be :) I have been working with pc's and hardware privately and professionally for 15 years so I thought this would be a piece of cake. I saw a guide for migrating your OS to an SSD, researched a bit and bought a Corsair 60GB Force type. Got the drive yesterday, started migrating and thus started a number of troubleshootings and problems. 1. If I use Paragon OS to SSD, I get Windows 7 migrated to the SSD filewise (I can see the space is used if I start up the software again) I get to the last step, which is reboot and set SSD as boot device. This never works, it always boots on my old drive. If I disconnect all drives but the SSD I get a Windows boot manager error saying a required device is missing (the device being the old boot HD). (could this be related to Windows 7 being OEM? I have seen MS say it's ok to install to new HD on same comp) 2. If I try to run the 1.1a or 2.0 force firmware updater it doesn't find my drive. It didn't when I had the intel software installed for the acpi drivers, and not for the ones Windows uses either, I tried both. 3. I tried just formatting the drive and I get it to show up as a normal drive then with a drive letter and all. It doesn't do that if I migrate to it, but that could be normal?! I really don't want to reinstall Windows 7 fresh to use the SSD. 4. The fact that the updater doesn't find it makes me unsure if it's faulty in some way. But I can see in the info on the drive that it has firmware 1.1 if that matters. Any ideas how to solve this and/or find out if the SSD is faulty? It always shows up in BIOS, it always shows up as a device in Windows (just isn't accessible there if I don't format it there). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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