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I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an OCZ SSD Agility 3 60GB, and the drive isn't recognized in the disk management utility of Windows instalation.

I just bought an Intel Motherboard DH67CL, and an Intel Core i3 processor. My BIOS was just updated...

If i run Windows on a normal HDD, it recognizes my SSD drive, no problem. Does anyone know what the problem is?

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Are you using an SP0 or SP1 disc? – Breakthrough Aug 19 '11 at 19:41
windows? Service Pack 1 – André Alçada Padez Aug 19 '11 at 19:44
Any DVD driver needed? Try to change BIOS boot order. – Nime Cloud Aug 19 '11 at 20:19
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This seems to be about a similar issue so it might be worth a look. It describes an issue with installing Windows onto a disk with an invalid MBR/boot sector where Windows won't install.

This is the suggested resolution:

  1. Boot up Windows 7 disc.

  2. When the welcome screen comes up on Windows Setup, press Shift + F10, which will display a command prompt.

  3. Type diskpart and press enter.

  4. Type list disk and press enter.

  5. Hopefully you can see your SSD in the list. You should see a number identifying it. Now type select disk X (where X is the number identifying your SSD) and press enter.

  6. Type clean and press enter. This will write a blank MBR, YOU WILL LOSE ANY DATA ON THE SSD if you did have anything on it.

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Could you summarise the answer here? It's useful if that link ever changes or the site dies. (Plus, Microsoft Answers is horrific to use...) – sblair Aug 19 '11 at 19:52
The linked answer is exactly what I needed for my SSD. For the record, I also installed Window 7 on a SSD with an already existing install on a hard drive. It would not see my SSD, so I booted into the hard drive, then partitioned/formatted the SSD as a single partition. Once I did this, everything worked fine for the install. – apathos Aug 19 '11 at 19:54
That's what we like to hear, I have to admit it's not something I would have expected to be a problem any more than an unformatted hard drive. – Col Aug 19 '11 at 20:03
IMHO; Win 7 Setup should see the SSD, it's no matter SSD is formatted or not. If not, Setup can create partition & format as you want. But first it should recognize the disk. – Nime Cloud Aug 19 '11 at 20:16
It certainly seems weird – Col Aug 19 '11 at 20:24

I updated firmware for intel ssd disk by maiking bootable flash with firmware iso. It takes 30 seconds. Then windows was successfully installed on ssd disk.

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