Installing Windows 10 but unable to find SSD

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 home
       #1

    Installing Windows 10 but unable to find SSD


    Hello.

    I知 trying to reinstall windows 10 but when I知 told to choose disk in the installing wizard there痴 no SSD. Only my hard drive and a couple of partitions. I can see my SSD in BIOS.

    Forgive my ignorance while this is not my excellence. Will provide with photos.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 7,998
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. Never install with more than 1 drive connected as windows tends to put files on the wrong drive.
    Try with just that drive connected. Is it the latest windows 10? Are you running uefi or mbr
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  3. Posts : 869
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #3

    Follow these steps for a Clean Install Of Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. Never install with more than 1 drive connected as windows tends to put files on the wrong drive.
    Try with just that drive connected. Is it the latest windows 10? Are you running uefi or mbr
    Be careful about saying to only have 1 drive connected when installing windows, you may get a rather rude comment from one of our other members.

    But yes, if it`s not a laptop and you can easily pull the power plug from your hard drive, do that so it won`t show up as a install choice. Just the Sata power plug, no need to remove the data cable.

    You can also just disable your hard drive in the Bios, whatever you do, just make sure it does not show up as a possible install drive, as shown in step 14 of the Clean Install tutorial, posted by Lance.

    What are you using as a installer and how did you create it ?

    This is important for us to know to help you out.

    But most important we need to find out why your SSD is not showing up as a install drive.

    Is this the 1st time you`ve attempted to install/reinstall W10 yourself, on the SSD in this particular PC ?

    Did you disable Secure Boot ?
    Last edited by AddRAM; 07 Mar 2021 at 19:40.
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  5. Posts : 18,407
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    I'm sorry that stating facts is considered rude - but that seems to be the way our society is heading these days.
    @Catsanddogs123,

    We need some more information please. Make a model of computer and the SSD you are trying to install to would help.
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  6. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #6

    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you.
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
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  7. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #7

    RE: Installing Windows 10 but unable to find SSD


    Hello everyone and thanks so much for the replies.
    I updated my profile with computer specs. I will also post pictures below that hopefully will be of use.

    So currently I have Win10 home installed on my hard drive.
    I used Windows Media Creation tool, installed it on my USB and then ran it.
    This is about the first time I've ever installed windows.
    I dont think i disabled secure boot.

    What should I do next?

    Sorry for being a pain. Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 18,407
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    Your 2.5 inch SATA SSD is not showing up in Windows at all. Are you sure the SATA data cable is connected securely to both the SSD and a SATA port on the motherboard? Is the SATA power connector from the power supply unit securely connected to the SSD? Is the SATA port the SSD is connected to enabled in BIOS?
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  9. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Well the thing is my friend built me this computer a while back and I haven稚 touched any hardware since then and my SSD was working fine before I decided to reinstall but I guess I can take a look.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Obviously I知 clueless on this but it feels like this is more of a software issue. Maybe I have to configure something in BIOS.
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  10. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #10

    If you have a SSD, why do you have Windows installed on the HDD?

    The only BIOS settings to disable the SSD is the SATA port connected to it.
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