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Win 10 install freezes on SSD but not on HDD...

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by sampo, 7 Aug 2015.

  1. sampo


    Joined: 15 Oct 2006

    Posts: 268

    Hi all,

    I went out and bought a Samsung 850 evo SSD to install a fresh copy of windows 10 on. I created the USB media, booted from it, installed and can get to the point at which the first stage of the installation is complete and it restarts to boot from the SSD. It does this, but then crashes pretty quickly around the 'preparing devices' screen.

    The other drives on my machine are 2 x 500 GB old fashioned HDD set to RAID 1. It's a freshly formatted partition, and out of interest I tried installing win 10 onto them, rather than the SSD, and it has worked :confused:

    The motherboard is a fairly old but trusty Asus P6T SE

    If the SSD were itself faulty then I don't think the installation would get anywhere on it. Therefore, I'm wondering if I require any pre-install drivers for it? Intel AHCI or something like that? Or am I missing something more obvious here?

    Thanks for any assistance!
  2. sampo


    Joined: 15 Oct 2006

    Posts: 268

    Disconnecting the HDD drives and switching the BIOS from RAID to AHCI does not help...
  3. Destination


    Joined: 31 May 2009

    Posts: 20,751

    Have you a dvd rom drive attached as well, on one of my boxes, doing the same thing, i had to disconnect the dvd rom for reasons i do not quite understand in order to get it to behave.
    Simply the ssd and the bios set to achi
  4. AthlonXP1800


    Joined: 28 Sep 2014

    Posts: 2,849

    Location: Scotland

    Try switch from RAID to IDE in BIOS?
  5. SamuearlJackson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,238

    Location: London

    Can't you clone the Win10 installation onto the SSD from the HDDs now (using Samsung data migration software)?