Boot into Setup (Bios) look for Hard Drive Mode
. Make sure it is set to AHCI
and not IDE
. If you are dual booting from the HDD and it was set to IDE, the HDD may not boot Windows, but there is a simple registry hack to fix that.
If you want to boot the SSD first, then in the Bios, go to the Boot
the SSD to First Boot Device.
Have you tried doing a Clean
install on the SSD? Boot off of the Windows installer, choose your language , then Custom Install.
In Where to install Windows
, Delete ALL
partitions so the drive is all Unallocated Space
then go Next
. Windows will create partitions and format them during the install. If the SSD is set to First Boot Device, after Windows installs it should boot.
Use Crystal Disk Info
to see the Bad Sector count and more detailed health of the drive