I switched out the HDD in my laptop for a brand new Kingston M500 240gb SSD. I expected to be able to just stick in my Windows 7 pen drive and install to the SSD. When booting from the pen drive I'm presented with a menu offering me the ability to install Windows 7, along with a live boot off the pen drive and 32 and 64 bit recovery options. When I select the install option I am immediately presented with:
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible
Here's what I've tried:
- Switching back to the HDD to make sure everything else is working
- Booting into the live environment and running various combinations of DISKPART and BOOTREC commands - sorry, I didn't document everything I tried.
In the live boot I can see the SSD fine and it appears to be working. I've been able to move files around on it and manage its partitions and everything fine.
None of these seem to have done anything. The repair option on the pen drive fails to run giving a fairly generic error.
Am I right in thinking that this isn't entirely my fault and that it should have just worked out of the bag? Am I just being an idiot here? What now?