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Good afternoon,

I am getting this error message with a new SSD that I formatted.  I can access the drive & save files to it.  When I put it in the computer and try to load windows, I get that error message.  If I pull out the drive and change boot order to cd drive, windows loads.  guessing for some reason it became a non-bootable drive.  

Please help
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It looks to me that you did not load a working operating system when you formatted the drive. So then it cannot boot - that is normal when you do not load an OS.
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How do I fix this?
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You have to load a working licensed operating system on the SSD. Put an OS on a DVD or on a USB key and boot from the DVD or USB to install the operating system
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I have a licensed copy and tried to do that and got that error
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Try setting AHCI in BIOS to Compatibility Mode. You are probably missing the SATA driver for the SSD drive.
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Formatting simply marks your drive so it can be written to -- it does not copy the needed files to boot.  

The Setup program for Windows also gives you an option to format.

You also need to make sure the SSD is on your BIOS boot drive list.
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I booted from disk and looks like the disk finally saw the ssd.  Not sure what I was doing wrong before.  Sorry to waste your time
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You did not waste our time .:) I was happy to work with you and help you resolve the problem. Ask away :)
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