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I put an SSD in my Lenovo X60s laptop and the two do not seem to get along. I tried to install Windows 7 and 8 several times and I got several different errors, most often:

windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware

After restart:

Disk Read Failure press ctrl alt del


Page fault in nonpaged area


We couldn't install Windows on the Location you chose. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80300024

Also sometimes I cannot create a partition in Windows installer.

Things I tried so far:

  • Checking if my BIOS is the latest version.

  • Trying to load drivers for an Intel Raid controller. It didn't recognize them.

  • Switching to AHCI (this was the default). I also tried the other option, which is "Compatibility".

  • Removing the SSD after the installation to check what happend (the partitions were created but I could not open them).

  • Formatting the SSD in another computer and then trying to install Windows on an already formatted drive.

I also changed the RAM at the same time.

What could be the problem and how can I fix it?

Update: I also tried Ubuntu. It installed without errors but the first time I tried to shut it down it stuck on the Ubuntu logo. After a manual restart it gave me an error:

error: unknown filesystem

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I have an X61 with an (aftermarket) Intel SSD and it works without complaint. Are you sure your SSD isn't faulty? Stick the SSD into another laptop/desktop and see if you can install an OS on it. – George P. Burdell Feb 20 '13 at 8:14
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Incompatibility between the laptop's chipset and the SSD.

Fixed by firmware update: (you will have to do it from a different PC)

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