Installed Intel 530 SSD in Dimension 8300 and connected via PCI Sata card. Appears as 'unknown device' in BIOS (revision A03). Running Windows 7 the drive is correctly identified in Device Manager but does not appear in Windows Explorer.
Have tried updating BIOS to A07 but the installation programme is not compatible with Windows 7.
I want to install Windows 7 on the new SSD and keep my data on the old hard disk drive.
Hi Rumpel Stiltskin,
I would suggest you to update the BIOS to A04 version first and then try updating to A07 version on your system.
Also, please reply us with snapshot of the ‘Disk Management’ and the operating system currently installed on the system.
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not sure what you mean by disk management. is this it below? Also OS details below. Cannot update BIOS at all because i get error message 'flash access denied' even though I am logged on as administrator. Compatability troubleshooter does not work and XP mode download for Windows 7 no longer available.
Hope you can help.
Type "disk management" into search, then select create and format hard disk partitions.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Thanks, here it is. The new solid state drive is F:
I don't understand why it is recognised by Windows but not BIOS. Is there a way I can use it to boot Windows 7 from?
As the drive is connected through the PCI Sata card its not recognizing as a single drive in the BIOS. But, I would suggest you to perform a Windows installation with only SSD connected to the system to check if you are able to make it as a boot drive.
The RAW file system indicates the drive is not formatted. It needs to be formatted to be recognized.