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My SSD drive isn't detected in Windows, I entered the bios and added to the list of hard drives, but when I click on My Computer, it isn't there despite being in the device manager.

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  • thejzone May 02, 2010

    I have a Intel X25-v Sata Solid State Drive,

    and I am using Windows 7.

    The tool that intel provides says the drive needs to be partitioned, something which I do not know how to do.

  • thejzone May 02, 2010

    Okay I did it! well you did.

    Thank you very much!


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If you install wrong device driver or not compatible driver, it may cause such problems.

- Uninstall the current drive from windows.

- Install the original drive give with CD. If the installed (given) driver is not compatible with your operating system you should find the right device driver fo your windows operatig system's version.

- Then restart the computer.

What is your SDD name and model?
What is your operating system? (Windows XP, Windows 7, Vista etc.)

Waiting your comments.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 02, 2010

  • Ibrahim OKTAY
    Ibrahim OKTAY May 02, 2010

    Hi again,

    Yes, you should format it for the first use.

    To format the SSD drive do followings: ( Do not make mistake while writing the commands because you may format your hard drive by mistake !!! Be careful.)

    1. From the start menu write "command prompt" and enter to open the command prompt.

    A black small window opens. See picture below:

    2. In that command prompt, Type:

    cd c:\windows\system32

    3. Type:


    4. Type:

    List Disk

    to determine the name of your SSD.

    5. Type:

    Select Disk #

    where #Disk Number# is the name of your SSD.

    6. Type:

    Create partition primary align=4

    7. Type:

    Assign Letter=E

    to assign this new partition the letter E.

    8. Type:


    9. In windows, click start, right-click My Computer, and select Manage.

    10. Click Disk Management.

    11. Right click the SSD partition (E), and select Format.

    12. Name the partition according to what kind of drives you are using, and format the drives as NTFS.

    After the commands you will press the enter as you know in the command prompt.

    Hope this helps.

    Be careful not to select wrong disk to format.

    First read all the writtens and ask me if you have any question before begin formatting.

    Hope this helps.


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