So I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my new SSD (Kingston SNVP325-S2/64GB) and I have unplugged my other drives (for the install only).
The SSD is detected by BIOS, I am running the latest Firmware for my motherboard P5N-E SLI (775 socket).
Upon getting the Windows 7 install screen, it gives me a 'no drives detected'. I have tried
Load Driver and downloding nForce drivers (latest for Windows 7 64-bit signed WHQL) results in a message of (something like) "To continue please click Load Driver and load 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers... blah blah"
... basically it does NOT accept my nForce SATA drivers, nor my 2ndary SATA drivers (JMicron? can't recall the exact name now).
I have tried
F8 at loading to 'disable driver signing' in hopes that it was an unsigned driver, however nothing works. The SSD is not detected by the Windos 7 installer.
I wasted 4 hours on this last night, and gave up, and got nowhere. Anyone heard / ran into this issue before? How can I get the drive detected?
Some more details:
Kingston SNVP325-S2/64GB V+ SSD
Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard
8GB RAM A-DATA (memory is checked out and fine)
I have submitted a help ticket with Asus support, as I found that the BIOS does not support any type of AHCI / IDE change. I am not sure what this means, but I found a few other users with a P5N-E SLI board that were unable to get their SSD's working. Very strange.