Windows installs 1/2 on one drive and 1/2 on another?
Posted on 2016-07-31
I've got a Samsung NP700Z5B that we wiped the hard drive, and are re-installing a volume license version of Windows 7 Enterprise. The first phase goes fine. But, during disk selection, it shows me disk 0 as an 8GB disk. Disk 1 is a 1TB disk. I've selected disk 1 as the disk to install Windows, but after it reboots for the first time, it just gets stuck in a reboot loop. My theory is that it is booting the boot partition on disk 0, and the rest of the OS on disk 1, so it boots, can't find the OS, then reboots, can't find the OS, then reboots, ad nauseum...
How do we configure / tell the windows installer to IGNORE that drive?
Normally, I would just disconnect the device, but I can't find anything to remove, so I think this might be a hybrid drive.
How do I get Windows to install?