Installing now on new SSD and getting "We couldn't find any drives..."

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    Installing now on new SSD and getting "We couldn't find any drives..."


    Why is this SSD not showing in the "Where do you want to install Windows" area of setup?
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    Is the drive seen in Explorer?

    Is it seen with diskpart and was it formatted there?
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    How is the SSD connected to the motherboard? Does it show up in BIOS/UEFI? Some motherboards require a driver for certain drive interfaces and you would have to download the driver from the manufacturers website and load that driver during the clean install process. I've never had to load a driver during install, so I am completely ignorant in that process.
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    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    Is the drive seen in Explorer?

    Is it seen with diskpart and was it formatted there?
    Windows is not installed on this drive (it's brand new out of the box) so I don't see how to run Explorer.

    Is there something I need to do in the bios? I'm using the Windows 10 USB installer.
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    How is the SSD connected to the motherboard? Does it show up in BIOS/UEFI? Some motherboards require a driver for certain drive interfaces and you would have to download the driver from the manufacturers website and load that driver during the clean install process. I've never had to load a driver during install, so I am completely ignorant in that process.
    I just unplugged the hard drive that came with it and plugged in the SSD.

    And no, I'm not seeing it in bios. If I can find a driver (it's an HP SSD -120gb), should I just place it on the USB drive alongside the windows files?
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    AshleyQuick said: View Post
    I just unplugged the hard drive that came with it and plugged in the SSD.

    And no, I'm not seeing it in bios. If I can find a driver (it's an HP SSD -120gb), should I just place it on the USB drive alongside the windows files?
    If you unplugged the HHD and put an SSD in it's place, there should be no drivers required. Since it is not detected in BIOS then something is wrong. Are both power and data cables securely connected? Is the data cable securely connected on the mother board end? If all the connections are securely in place, then you might have a bad SSD.
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    If you can recognize it in the BIOS, you should be able to get at it with diskpart from the installer. I think with F10? At least that was true in Win 7.
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    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    If you can recognize it in the BIOS, you should be able to get at it with diskpart from the installer. I think with F10? At least that was true in Win 7.
    They stated in post #5 it is not recognized in BIOS. It's hopefully a data or power cable not seated all the way and not a bad SSD.
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    At a complete loss as to why this machine won't recognize the SSD. It's an ASUS desktop that had Win 8:1 (I upgraded to Windows 10 on the existing hard drive). It's not showing up in the Bios or Disk Manager in Windows. The connections are solid. Wondering if there's something else I'm missing or can try?
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    AshleyQuick said: View Post
    At a complete loss as to why this machine won't recognize the SSD. It's an ASUS desktop that had Win 8:1 (I upgraded to Windows 10 on the existing hard drive). It's not showing up in the Bios or Disk Manager in Windows. The connections are solid. Wondering if there's something else I'm missing or can try?
    Bad SSD? Have you tried it in another computer?
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