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Can't install windows 8 on a Samsung MZ-7TE120BW SSD drive

It starts the installation, but then tells, it's missing some drivers and doesn't continue. I tried the disk supplied with the SSD and tried downloading the latest drivers from the internet. It didn't help =(

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When you are starting the new install, Windows asks for drivers, point to where the drivers are located.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Testimonial: "That's what I tried to do. And I used both drivers from the disk, supplied and the ones that I downloaded from the internet."

  •  Mike M
    Mike M Apr 22, 2014

    What does the BIOS say about the drive?

  • Alexei Maslakov
    Alexei Maslakov Apr 23, 2014

    I tried again today, installed the drivers from the CD that came with the SSD and everything worked okay. Don't know what was the problem. Anyway, thanks for your help!



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The drive you installed is formatted (wiped clean). It has no operating system to boot from... tthat's the NTLDR error.Power off the machine with the Win98 CD in the CD drive. Power up the machine and while the machine is POSTing (starting up showing you what's in it) watch for something saying to hit any key to boot from CD and at that point press any key . The machine should then boot from the Win98 CD and start the install

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You need to prepare the drive for Windows. This unfortunately usually means reformatting. You should be able to tell it to reformat and prepare the drive from the disk management console if you right click on the disc.

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